Michael Friedrichs is a partner with the firm and rated AV® Preeminent™ through Martindale-Hubbell. A native of Escondido, Mr. Friedrichs focuses his law practice on real estate and business litigation, as well as on commercial transactions. With a focus on achieving his clients’ goals, he has experience litigating cases through trial, as well as using alternative dispute resolution, such as mediation and arbitration.
Mr. Friedrichs has represented buyers and sellers of real property, contractors, business owners, creditors, landlords and tenants, and victims of personal injuries, in the following matters:
He also handles transactional matters, including drafting and revising commercial leases, buy-sell agreements, and business contracts.
In addition, Mr. Friedrichs has been the featured speaker at various seminars on commercial debt collection practices and enforcement of judgments.
Mr. Friedrichs was admitted to practice law in California in 1995 after graduating cum laude from Thomas Jefferson School of Law. He began work at White and Bright in 1990 as a paralegal and continued in that capacity while attending law school at night. He joined the firm as an associate attorney in 1995 and then as a partner in 2003.
Active in the community, Mr. Friedrichs served as President of the Board of Directors between 2007 and 2011 at Interfaith Community Services, Inc., a social services organization headquartered in Escondido, California. He also serves as a Judge Pro Tem with the San Diego Superior Court where he has participated on the court’s Two-Attorney Settlement Panel as a settlement judge.
Mr. Friedrichs lives in Escondido with his wife, Lynne-Marie, and their two children.