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Mediator Information
Name Lori Carver Hershorin
Law Firm Hershorin & Henry, LLP
Location Riverside County, Los Angeles County, Orange County
Practice Areas
Litigation matters involving: lender liability, title, equitable subrogation, lien priority real estate issues, mortgage fraud, mechanics liens, escrow, negligence and insurance bad faith.
Date of Admission to the California State Bar
  • Juris Doctorate, Indiana University School of Law (1991)
  • Bachelor of Science, Indiana University Bloomington (1986)

ADR-Specific Education

  • "Mediating the Litigated Case,” 40-hour training course, Pepperdine University School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution
  • Court Certification Program, American Arbitration Association
Bar Memberships
  • State of California (1991)
  • State of Indiana (1991)
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California (1992)
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California (1992)
Professional Association Memberships
  • Member, State Bar of California Member, Orange County Bar Association
    • Litigation, Insurance and Labor Sections
  • Member, Riverside County Bar Association
  • Member, California Land Title Association
  • Panelist, RCBA Dispute Resolution Service, Inc.
Additional Information

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 and sub-escrow duties of a title insurance company, found in the published decisions entitled Magna Enterprises v. Fidelity National Title Insurance Co. (2002) 104 Cal.App.4th 122 and 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.

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 and currently advises several corporations.  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.

Mrs. Hershorin also formed Title Resolution Services, a title insurance claims handling/curative title resolution company (“TRS”) in June of 2008 and the company has processed over 3500 title insurance claims. To date, Mrs. Hershorin remains the Chief Executive Officer and TRS continues as a viable title resolution company.

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. 

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 as a “Note Development Editor” for the Indiana Law Review, and was honored with the Order of the Barristers-Moot Court Society.