Biography and C.V.
Robert Friedenberg has been an attorney practicing all types of civil litigation in state and federal courts since 1983. He opened his own practice in February 2000 -- Friedenberg Mediation -- focusing exclusively on alternative dispute resolution. He is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley and UCLA Law School, and was a junior high and high school teacher before entering law school. Robert has taught on the paralegal program at the University of San Diego, and has been a pro tem judge for Small Claims Court in San Diego for the past 20 years.
1988-present -- Mediator and arbitrator in hundreds of cases. Appointed by courts and selected by litigants for private mediations and arbitrations. Wide range of subject matter, including construction defect and claims, insurance and bad faith, homeowner association matters, real estate, personal injury, product liability, professional liability, real property, employment and business disputes. Certified by National Conflict Resolution Center; Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution.
1997-present -- Judge Pro Tem, San Diego County Superior Court.
1983-present -- Private law firms in Oakland (1983-85) and San Diego (1985-present). Current firm is Law Offices of Robert L. Friedenberg. Significant experience in general civil and business litigation, including homeowner and construction defect litigation (representing plaintiff Associations, individual homeowners, developer/general contractors, and wide variety of subcontractors); personal injury (plaintiff and defense); product liability; insurance; premises liability; professional E&O; real estate; employment; civil rights; and municipal liability defense. Numerous successful bench and jury trials.
1993-1996 -- Instructor, University of San Diego Paralegal Program
Taught discovery section of civil litigation course.
1983 -- J.D., UCLA School of Law
ABOTA Award for Trial Practice; UCLA-Alaska Law Review
1978 -- B.A.., U.C. Berkeley
History major/secondary teaching credential; Phi Beta Kappa