Todd G. Friedland

Attorney / Shareholder

Todd Friedland combines skill, strategy and business judgment to achieve success for clients in commercial litigation.  With more than 25 years of complex commercial litigation experience, Todd Friedland is a lauded attorney well known for his legal leadership in Orange County and for implementing strategies designed to meet client’s goals and business needs. His practice focuses on commercial litigation and strategic counseling including matters related to corporate governance and fiduciary duty, complex contract and manufacturing disputes, trade secrets, unlawful business practices, business torts, and real estate issues.

Todd served as the previous President of the Orange County Bar Association (2016), President of the Orange County Bar Association Charitable Fund (2017) and President of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers – Orange County (2020) and has also been named i Top 50 Attorneys in Orange County ranking (Orange Coast Magazine 2018 – 2023), Best Lawyers in America (2015-2023), and Southern California Super Lawyers (2011 – 2023). Todd is rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell.

Prior to joining FBFK, Todd co-founded business litigation boutique Stephens Friedland LLP, and practiced with the multi-national law firm of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman.

Select Published Decisions And Articles

  • Apple Computer, Inc. v. Superior Court (Cagney),
    126 Cal. App. 4th 1253 (2005)
  • U.S. Cellular Inv. Co.& v. GTE Mobilenet, Inc.,,
    281 F.3d 929 (9th Cir. 2002)
  • Gift Certificates in California: The Gift That Keeps On Giving,
    Orange County Lawyer, March 2003, Vol. 45, No. 3
  • The changing face of the UCL: where does it stand on standing?
    Orange County Lawyer, August 2009, Vol. 51, No. 8
  • Civic Center: Center of Justice, Center of Homelessness.
    Orange County Lawyer, September 2016, Vol. 58, No. 9

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

Admitted to Practice

State Bar of California
United States District Courts:
Central District of California
Eastern District of California
United States Courts of Appeals:
Ninth Circuit


University of Southern California Gould School of Law, J.D.
University of Southern California M.A., Communications Management
California State University, Long Beach B.A., Radio/TV/Film

Recognition, Honors, and Achievements

Best Lawyers in America 2015 - 2023
U.S. News & World Report Best Law Firm 2016 - 2023
Top 50 Attorneys in Orange County (Orange Coast Magazine) 2018 - 2023
AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review
Southern California Super Lawyer 2011 - 2023
Avvo Rated 10.0 "Superb"

Professional Associations & Memberships

Orange County Bar Association:
President (2016)
President-Elect (2015)
Treasurer (2014)
Secretary (2013)
Board of Directors (2011 - 2017)
Orange County Bar Association Charitable Fund: President (2017)
Board (2012 - 2014, 2017 - 2020)
Association of Business Trial Lawyers - Orange County:
Board of Governors (2013 - 2021)
Treasurer (2018)
Vice-President (2019)
President (2020)
Constitutional Rights Foundation of Orange County, Past-President:
Board Member (2001 - 2020)
President Emeritus (2021 - present)
Project Youth OCBF, Board of Directors
President 2021
Executive Committee 2020 - 2023