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Michael A. Friedrichs

Michael Friedrichs

Email: mfriedrichs@whiteandbright.com
Phone: 760-747-3200
Fax: 760-747-5574

Michael A. Friedrichs is a partner with the firm and rated AV® Preeminent™ through Martindale-Hubbell.  A native of Escondido, Mr. Friedrichs focuses his law practice on real estate and business litigation, as well as on commercial transactions.  With a focus on achieving his clients’ goals, Mr. Friedrichs has experience litigating cases through trial, as well as using alternative dispute resolution, such as mediation and arbitration.  Mr. Friedrichs has represented buyers and sellers of real property, contractors, business owners, creditors, landlords and tenants, and victims of personal injuries, in the following matters:

  • Purchase and sale of commercial real property, including pre-close of escrow issues and after close of escrow disputes;
  • Construction related issues including claims involving mechanic’s liens;
  • Commercial debt collection, including prosecuting applications for right to attach order;
  • Disputes over ownership and encumbrances to real property, including quiet title and partition claims;
  • Easements and boundary issues;
  • Landlord/Tenant matters;
  • Contract related issues;
  • Enforcement of judgments;
  • Third party personal injury claims; and
  • Uninsured Motorists’ Claims.


Mr. Friedrichs received his B.A. from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1988, and J.D., cum laude, from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law (formerly Western State University) in 1995.   During law school, Mr. Friedrichs served as the Editor-in-Chief of his school’s law review.

Mr. Friedrichs also handles transactional matters, including drafting and revising commercial leases, buy-sell agreements, and business contracts.  Mr. Friedrichs has been the featured speaker at various seminars on commercial debt collection practices and enforcement of judgments.  Michael was admitted to practice law in California in 1995 after graduating cum laude from Thomas Jefferson School of Law.  Mr. Friedrichs is active in the community having served as President of the Board of Directors at Interfaith Community Services, Inc. between 2007 and 2011 which is a social services organization headquartered in Escondido, California.


Mr. Friedrichs began work at White and Bright in 1990 as a Paralegal and continued in that capacity while attending law school at night.  He joined the firm as an Associate Attorney in 1995 and then as a Partner in 2003.


  • State Bar of California
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • North County San Diego Bar Association


Mr. Friedrichs has been a featured speaker at seminars entitled “Collection Law Tips and Strategies” through NBI, Inc., National Business Institute (December 2011); “Collection Law From Start to Finish” through NBI, Inc., National Business Institute (May 2010); and “Advanced Collection Strategies” through NBI, Inc., National Business Institute (December 2009).


Since 1997, Mr. Friedrichs has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Interfaith Community Services in Escondido (www.interfaithservices.org) and has served in various executive capacities at Interfaith including President of the Board of Directors (2007 – 2011).

Mr. Friedrichs also serves as a Judge Pro Tem with the San Diego Superior Court where he has  participated on the court’s Two-Attorney Settlement Panel as a settlement judge.


Mr. Friedrichs lives in Escondido with his wife, Lynne-Marie, and their two children.

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Phone: 760-747-3200
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