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Lori C. Hershorin

  • Equity Partner

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Practice Areas

  • Real Estate Law
  • Insurance
  • Labor & Employment
  • Court-Certified Arbitration & Mediation
  • Title Curative
  • Interpleader Actions

Biography

Lori Carver Hershorin, a Partner of Hershorin & Henry, LLP, has extensive experience in litigation matters involving lender liability, title, equitable subrogation, lien priority, real estate issues, mortgage fraud, mechanics liens, escrow, negligence and insurance bad faith. She also is a certified Court-Mediator for Orange County, Los Angeles County and Riverside County as well as an Arbitrator for the Orange County and Riverside County Bar Associations for attorney's fee disputes.

Mrs. Hershorin has successfully defended 17 out of 17 Appeals over the last 18 years, and is responsible for the first published decisions in the State of California concerning the definition of "lack of access" under a title insurance policy published decision entitled Magna Enterprises v. Fidelity National Title Insurance Co. (2002) 104 Cal.App.4th 122 and obtained another published opinion on sub-escrow duties in the case of Markowitz v. Fidelity National Title Insurance Company (2006) 142 Cal. App. 4th 508.

Mrs. Hershorin began her legal career in 1991 at the prestigious Law Firm of McDermott, Will & Emery. As an associate, she worked on fraud cases through trial, contract disputes, employment issues and real property matters.

She thereafter joined the Law Firm of Lewis D'Amato, Brisbois & Bisgaard wherein she worked on numerous mortgage fraud cases, real estate disputes and breach of contract cases. In 1995, Mrs. Hershorin became a member of the legal department of Fidelity National Title Insurance Company, a Fortune 300 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange. At that time, she was an Assistant Vice-President and Associate Counsel, and litigated hundreds of cases involving issues of real property (title and escrow), fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, insurance bad faith, business issues, breach of contract, complex business and partnership disputes, and probate issues. She also supervised outside counsel and provided legal advice on a regular basis to the title and escrow operations concerning all topics including labor and employment issues, business concerns, unfair competition claims, and employee theft. Mrs. Hershorin conducted several arbitrations and trials, and prepared for numerous trials that were settled before trial commenced. Mrs. Hershorin has conducted hundreds of depositions and has drafted all forms of pleadings and discovery.

In January 2000, Mrs. Hershorin was promoted by Fidelity to a Vice-President, Senior Litigation Counsel and Litigation Manager for the Southwestern Region. While continuing to litigate in the areas of real estate, title, escrow, insurance bad faith and business disputes, Mrs. Hershorin additionally assumed responsibility for the litigation departments in Southern California and Las Vegas, Nevada. Her management role entailed supervising litigation attorneys and staff, interfacing with claims attorneys, developing budgets, controlling expenses and costs, and interfacing with upper management on pending and potential litigation. During this time period, Ms. Hershorin additionally was appointed the lead at Fidelity's fraud unit and assisted with all fraud investigation and recovery efforts.

Since 2003, Mrs. Hershorin has been the managing partner of Hershorin & Henry, LLP. She represents both corporate and individual clients on litigation, real estate, title and escrow matters. Moreover, Mrs. Hershorin has been retained by several clients to perform transactional work including drafting stock purchase agreements, corporate governance documents, employment handbooks, employment agreements, licensing agreements and severance agreements. During her tenure with Hershorin & Henry, LLP, Mrs. Hershorin has drafted and prevailed on several appeals. Moreover, she has provided coverage opinions on insurance claims and has been retained to investigate issues pertaining to title and escrow claims.

During her career, Mrs. Hershorin has given several lectures on real property issues, developments in California law pertaining to the real estate industry, bad faith insurance litigation, and general civil litigation procedures.

Ms. Hershorin is currently a member of the Orange County Bar Association within the Litigation, Insurance and Labor Sections. She is also a member of the Riverside County Bar Association and CLTA.

Mrs. Hershorin was admitted to practice in California and Indiana in 1991. She was admitted to practice in the U.S. Central and Southern District Courts of California in 1992.

Mrs. Hershorin obtained her Juris Doctor degree from Indiana University School of Law in 1991 where she was honored for her "Note Development Editor" for the Indiana Law Review Order of the Barristers- Moot Court Society.

Education

  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana
    • J.D. - 1991
    • Honors: Order of the Barristers- Moot Court Society

Bar Admission

  • California, 1991
  • Indiana, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1992

Past Positions

  • Law Firm of McDermott, Will & Emery, Associate, 1991
  • Law Firm of Lewis D’Amato, Brisbois & Bisgaard
  • Fidelity National Title Insurance Company, Assistant Vice-President and Associate Counsel, 1995
  • Fidelity National Title Insurance Company, Vice-President, Senior Litigation Counsel and Litigation Manager for the Southwestern Region, 2000
  • Hershorin & Henry, LLP, Managing Partner, 2003

Professional Associations

  • Orange County Superior Court, Settlement Conference Panel, Member
  • Los Angeles Alternative Dispute Resolution Panel, Member, 2003 to Present
  • Riverside County Bar Association Panel, Member, 2006 to Present
  • Orange County Bar Association Mandatory Fee Arbitration Program, Arbitrator, 2006 to Present
  • California State Bar Mandatory Fee Arbitration Program, Arbitrator, 2006 to Present
  • Executive Committee, Orange County Bar Association Banking and Lending Section, Member

Representative Cases

  • Magna Enterprises v. Fidelity National Title Insurance Co., 104 Cal.App.4th 122, 2002