Richard M. Freeman is a partner in the Real Estate, Construction and Land Use Litigation Practice Group and the Labor and Employment Practice Group in the firm’s Del Mar Heights office.
Areas of Practice
Mr. Freeman specializes in Business Disputes, Real Estate and Construction litigation and labor and employment matters. Mr. Freeman's litigation experience includes numerous state and federal court jury trials, injunctions, arbitrations, class actions, and administrative trials. Mr. Freeman has argued cases before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on a number of occasions, the California Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court.
Mr. Freeman has been litigating real estate and construction disputes for over 25 years. This litigation has taken the form as first chair of more than 10 jury trials of over two weeks in length (with more than a 90% success rate); dozens of judge trials; and dozens of arbitrations. Mr. Freeman has represented large landowner, landlords against corporate tenants and has represented corporate tenants against landlords. He has also represented numerous contractors and subcontractors in construction disputes.
Mr. Freeman has arbitrated dozens of collective bargaining wrongful discharge claims, NLRB trials and Labor Commissioner claims. He also has an extensive practice in dealing with "prevailing wage" cases relative to state or federally funded construction projects.
Mr. Freeman has been named as one of the top Southern California "Super Lawyers." He has been a member of the Board of Governors of the San Diego Association of Business Trial Lawyers. He is listed in Who's Who in American Lawyers. He has spoken before national attorney groups on a variety of subjects including trial issues and employment issues.
Mr. Freeman has historically represented numerous clients in the real estate, construction, retail, commercial printing, professional sports, manufacturing, aerospace, high tech, restaurant/hotel and entertainment industries. Mr. Freeman also has significant experience representing Native American Indians and tribes relative to land, construction, water and gambling issues.
San Diego Super Lawyer, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
- Tribal and Indian Law
- Real Estate and Land Use
- Labor and Employment
J.D., Duke University, 1974, with distinction
B.A., Claremont Men's College, 1970, with honors