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Karen R. Frostrom practices in the areas of business litigation, municipal redevelopment, land use, eminent domain, condemnation/eminent domain, and contracts. She is admitted to practice in all California and Arizona State Courts and in all state and federal courts, both superior courts and appellate courts, in California.

In November 2006 Ms. Frostrom was honored by her peers with an Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award for Mesdaq v. City of San Diego et al, a complex eminent domain case.


Practice areas


  1. Land Use & Zoning: 40%
  2. Class Action: 20%
  3. Contracts & Agreements: 20%
  4. Business: 20%



Hourly ($375/hour), contingent (33-40%), Free consultation (60 minutes)

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  • Daniel Adam Kaplan

    Karen is very organized and well prepared in litigation.


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Contact info

2550 Fifth Ave # 1100
San Diego, CA, 92103-6625

2550 5th Ave #1100
San Diego, CA, 92103



AZActive 200405/23/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Outstanding Trial Lawyer AwardN/A2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior AssociateThorsnes Bartolotta McGuire1999 - Present
Judge Rudy BrewsterUnited States District Court1998 - 1998
Office of General CounselUnited States Navy1998 - 1998
Law ClerkUnited States Attorney1998 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
Association of Business Trial LawyersMember2004 - Present
State Bar of ArizonaMember2003 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaMember2000 - Present
Lawyers Club of San DiegoMember2000 - Present
San Diego County Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2000 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of San DiegoMember2000 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
WebsiteThink You Own Your Land? Think Again.2005
Trial Bar NewsCertification of a Class Action under the UCL2002
Trial Bar NewsIs There a Scope on Expert Discovery?2002
UnknownEmployer or Employee: Who Gets the Customer?2002
Trial Bar NewsThe Napster Ruling: The Internet Model and its Aftermath2001
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Western School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
California State University, San DiegoPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude1996