John Forest Hilbert

John Forest Hilbert


San Diego, California

John Forest Hilbert is a partner of Andersen Hilbert & Parker. He practices in the areas of real estate litigation, business and civil litigation, and title insurance. Mr. Hilbert’s experience includes representation of title insurance companies and their insureds in both litigation and coverage matters, and the representation of commercial landlords and real estate developers.

Mr. Hilbert’s experience includes acting as in-house counsel for title insurers and as private counsel for individuals and entities. He is AV rated by Martindale & Hubbell.

Areas of Practice

  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Title Insurance
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Bankruptcy & Creditor’s Rights

Litigation Percentage

  • 95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1982
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California


  • University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence cum laude – 1982
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, California
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts – 1979
    • Honors: With High Honors

Published Works

  • A Criticism of the Gertz Public Figure/Private Figure Test in the Context of the Corporate Defamation Plaintiff University of San Diego Law Review, Vol. 18, No. 4

Representative Clients

  • Fidelity National Title Insurance Company
  • First American Title Company
  • Deseret Trust Company of California


  • Real Property Remedies
  • Title Examination in California
  • Law of Easements: Legal Issues and Practical Considerations in California
  • Easement & Boundary Disputes

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • State Bar of California
  • American Bar Association
  • California Land Title Association, Associate Member