Attorney Francisco Loayza’s disciplined and hardworking nature combined with his ability to absorb a deep grasp of several areas of law and industries have allowed him to gain the trust and admiration of employers all over San Diego county.

Mr. Loayza has a thorough understanding of, and insights to, complex business and employment matters. They view his approach as “proactive” and “business-oriented,” and his service, “above and beyond.”

Mr. Loayza is also experienced in construction litigation. Prior to joining HFM, he was involved in defending engineers and architects in high-exposure litigation in both State and Federal courts against claims of, among other things, breach of contract, indemnity, negligence, intentional misrepresentation, conversion, and breach of fiduciary duty. He is well-versed in topics ranging from delay damages to disgorgement of all compensation paid to unlicensed contractors.

Mr. Loayza is originally from the Central Valley of California. He is fluent in Spanish, which is often crucial in various employment and construction disputes. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California at Berkeley. Following his undergrad studies, he worked at the State Capitol for over a year prior to entering law school.  While working at the Capitol, he was able to gain valuable firsthand experience and knowledge of the bicameral state legislature and the formation of public policy.

Mr. Loayza graduated from California Western School of Law and earned his Juris Doctor with a concentration in Business Law. During law school, he was the Editor-in-Chief of Law Review and interned for the Department of Business Oversight for the State of California. His law review article, “The Remote Tippee Dilemma: Resolving Tippee Liability More Than Thirty Years After Dirks v. SEC” secured his induction into the National Order of Scribes for “Outstanding Legal Writing.”

Awards & Honors

  • Outstanding Legal Writing (National Order of Scribes - 2016)
  • The Diane Ethics Award (Cal Western School of Law)
  • The Public Service Honors Society Award (Cal Western School of Law)
  • The Cal Alumni Association Leadership Award (University of California, Berkeley)


  • State Bar of California
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association
  • San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association Scholarship Fund
  • San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association Public Benefit Fund
  • San Diego Chapter of UC Berkeley Chicanx/Latinx Alumni Association
  • Member of the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
  • Member of the San Diego Defense Lawyers
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