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James Earl Friedhofer

James Earl Friedhofer

also known as Jim

Practice areas:

Litigation, Appellate, Ethics & Professional Responsibility

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Certified Specialist, Appellate Law, The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.


Federal Court Admissions:


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


U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas


Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals


Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1989

  1. Litigation: 50%
    25 years, 200 cases
  2. Appellate: 35%
    25 years, 50 cases
  3. Ethics & Professional Responsibility: 15%
    21 years, 40 cases

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($1-1000/hour), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

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Contact Info

Friedhofer PC

11410 Bracken Fern Cove
San Diego, CA, 92131-3753

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199505/24/2015
CAActive198905/20/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Super Lawyers California - San DiegoSuper Lawyers, A Thomson Reuters Service2015
Super Lawyers California - San DiegoSuper Lawyers, A Thomson Reuters Service2014
AV Preeminent Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Super Lawyers California - San DiegoSuper Lawyers, A Thomson Reuters Service2013
AV Preeminent Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV Preeminent Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Super Lawyers California - San DiegoSuper Lawyers, A Thomson Reuters Service2012
Super Lawyers California - San DiegoSuper Lawyers, A Thomson Reuters Service2011
AV Preeminent Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Super Lawyers California - San DiegoSuper Lawyers, A Thomson Reuters Service2010
AV Preeminent Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2009
Super Lawyers California - San DiegoSuper Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters Service2009
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2008
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2007
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2006
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2005
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2004
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2003
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2002
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2001
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2000
The Order of BarristersUniversity of Texas School of Law1989

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerFriedhofer PC2011 - Present
Solo PractitionerLaw Office of James Friedhofer2009 - 2011
ShareholderBrownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP2008 - 2009
PartnerHatch & Parent, A Law Corporation2007 - 2007
Of CounselHatch & Parent, A Law Corporation2004 - 2007
PartnerCorrell Garchie & Edwards, LLP2002 - 2004
Solo PractitionerLaw Office of James E. Friedhofer2001 - 2002
PartnerLewis D'Amato Brisbois & Bisgaard, LLP1996 - 2001
AssociateLewis D'Amato Brisbois & Bisgaard, LLP1989 - 1996

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Commission on Professional Responsibility and Conduct (COPRAC), State Bar of CaliforniaMember2009 - 2012
United States Selective Services SystemLocal Board Member2008 - Present
San Diego Christian FoundationBoard of Directors1995 - 2014
American Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
San Diego County Bar AssociationMember1989 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Brown v. Superior Court (Bengs) (1990) 224 Cal.App.3d 989N/A
Schiernbeck v. Haight (1992) 7 Cal.App.4th 869N/A
Burtscher v. Burtscher (1994) 26 Cal.App.4th 720N/A

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
California State Bar Solo & Small Firm SummitSaving Face: A Social Media Primer for Helping Solo Lawyers and Small Firms Avoid Nasty Things Like Sanctions, Suspension, Disbarment, and a Criminal Record2013
16th Annual Statewide Ethics Symposium (COPRAC)The Revenge of the Nerd: Is California Attorney Competence Now Measured in Bits and Bytes?2012
State Bar of California, Annual Meeting"I Didn't Sign Up for This!" - When Ethical Competency Requires Computer Competency2012
State Bar of California, Annual MeetingWary Plotters and the Order of the Magistrate2010
Santa Barbara LawyerThe "Litigation Hold" Letter: The First Obligation of ESI Discovery2007
California League of Cities, City Attorneys Spring ConferenceTo Writ or Not to Writ? Taking the Drama Out of Deciding to File a Petition for Writ of Mandate2005

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Texas School of LawLawJ.D. - Juris Doctorate1989
University of Texas System, AustinMusic EducationB.Mus. - Bachelor of Music1986

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Robert A. Banyard American Inn of Court Monthly MeetingEthics and Social Media2015
J. Reuben Clark Law Society (San Diego County Chapter) Monthly MeetingCybersleuthing, Predatory Friending, and the New "Face" of Legal Practice - Ethical Implications for Lawyers in Cyberspace and Social Media2015
State Bar of California Solo & Small Firm SummiTrial Publicity: Beyond the Headlines, What Can You Ethically Say About Your Big Case2014
6th Annual Class Action SymposiumThe Dark Side of Social Media2014
40th National Conference on Professional ResponsibilityTo Lecture or Not to Lecture, That is the Question: The Ethics of Witness Preparation2014
2014 Forum for Motor Carrier General CounselRoad to Perdition - Ethics Hypotheticals2014
State Bar of California Solo & Small Firm SummitEthical Implications for Lawyers in Cyberspace and Social Media2013
Orange County Trial Lawyers Association Monthly MeetingEthical Implications for Lawyers in Cyberspace and Social Media2013
San Diego County Bench and BarSex, Drugs, & Social Media: How New Technology Can Make or Break a Case2012
AILA (San Diego) Monthly MeetingAlpha and Omega: From Fee Agreements to Closing a Law Practice2012
85th Annual Meeting of the State Bar of CaliforniaThe Briefcase Lawyer in an Electronic World2012
16th Annual Statewide Ethics SymposiumMaintaining Confidences and Competence in an ESI World2012
84th Annual Meeting of the State Bar of CaliforniaEthical Screens2011
83rd Annual Meeting of the State Bar of CaliforniaElectronic Ethics2010
Santa Barbara County Bar Association Bench and Bar ConferenceCivil Writ Petitions2005
City Attorneys Spring ConferenceCivil Writ Petitions2005
CJER-Cow County Judges InstituteJudicial Ethics2001