SAN DIEGO, CA John D. Hershberger, a partner at Best Best & Krieger LLP, has been appointed as a master of the Louis M. Welsh Inn of the Court whose members include many of San Diego’s most respected law firm senior partners and judges.

Hershberger is a member of BB&K’s business services and litigation practice groups. His practice emphasizes real property, title insurance, insurance coverage, insurance bad faith and general business litigation.

In addition to Hershberger, Laura Taylor, a bankruptcy judge, was also named a master by the chapter, the oldest Inn of Court in San Diego County and the ninth oldest in the country.

American Inns of Court are designed to improve the skills, professionalism and ethics of the bench and bar. Founded in 1983, the Welsh chapter’s goal is to create a permanent mechanism to enable senior members of the legal community to pass on to younger members the higher standards and technical skills necessary to enhance the practice of law by those in the trial community.

A lawyer for 29 years, Hershberger is a member of the bars of California, Florida, and Washington, D.C.  

He resides in downtown San Diego.

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