Loren Freestone, a partner at the San Diego-based law firm of Higgs Fletcher & Mack, has been appointed as a San Diego Superior Court Judge by Gov. Jerry Brown. Freestone is the ninth attorney from the firm to be named to the bench.

“It is an honor to have one of our attorneys appointed as a judge and this speaks to the depth of talent we have here at Higgs Fletcher & Mack,” Managing Partner Steve Cologne said.

Freestone is the immediate past president of the San Diego County Bar Association, and before that served as its secretary and president-elect. In 2016, Freestone made San Diego Business Journal’s “Best of the Bar” list. At Higgs Fletcher & Mack, Freestone works with employers, corporations and healthcare practitioners in employment disputes, litigation and trial.