USD School of Law Alumnus Loren G. Freestone '97 (JD) Appointed to Judgeship

Loren G. Freestone '97 (JD) Appointed to Judgeship

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San Diego (July 24, 2018) – Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. recently announced the appointment of 12 California superior court judges, including University of San Diego (USD) School of Law alumnus Loren Freestone ’97 (JD).

Freestone’s judgeship is in the San Diego County Superior Court.  Freestone has been a partner at Higgs, Fletcher and Mack LLP since 2014, where he was an associate from 2008 to 2014 and from 1999 to 2004. He was an associate at Hurst and Hurst from 2004 to 2008 and at McInnis, Fitzgerald, Rees and Sharkey from 1998 to 1999. He is the Immediate past president of the San Diego County Bar Association (SDCBA) and was president of the SDCBA in 2017.  He fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge David J. Danielsen ’77 (JD). Freestone is a graduate of USD School of Law and University of California, Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Arts. Freestone is a Democrat.

About the University of San Diego School of Law

The University of San Diego (USD) School of Law is recognized for the excellence of its faculty, depth of its curriculum, and strength of its clinical programs. Each year, USD educates approximately 800 Juris Doctor and graduate law students from throughout the United States and around the world. The law school is best known for its offerings in the areas of business and corporate law, constitutional law, intellectual property, international and comparative law, public interest and taxation.

USD School of Law is one of the 84 law schools elected to the Order of the Coif, a national honor society for law school graduates. The law school’s faculty is a strong group of outstanding scholars and teachers with national and international reputations and currently ranks 35th nationally and 6th on the West Coast among U.S. law faculties in scholarly impact and 20th nationally and 4th on the West Coast in past-year faculty downloads on the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN). The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a private, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.


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