Richard A. Friedlander - Dickinson Wright PLLC
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Richard A. Friedlander

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007

Mr.Friedlander is a shareholder in Mariscal, Weeks, etal.-- his practice areas include construction, real estate, complex commercial litigation, title and escrow disputes, as well as an active ADR practice as an experienced mediator and arbitrator handling matters in Arizona and throughout the Southwest. He is list in Best Lawyers in America for both his Construction and ADR work, has mediated hundreds of disputes involving construction, real property, title, contract, bankruptcy, insurance, escrow, lending and other complex civil cases. He frequently is selected as an arbitrator (including acting as a panel chair in large multi-party disputes) for construction and commercial disputes. Mr. Friedlander’s construction practice generally involves large, complex, multi-party construction matters representing owners (including public owners), design professionals, general con¬tractors and subcontractors, and consultants in both court and ADR proceedings. His construction experience includes a broad spectrum of commercial projects, such as disputes involving highways, sewer/wastewater facilities, schools, hospitals, shopping centers, hotels, office buildings (public and private), jails, and airport projects. He has a broad background and experience in drafting and negotiation of construction contracts for all types of private, public and commercial projects. Mr. Friedlander is also listed in Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers of the Southwest for his ADR experience.

University of California BerkeleyBA 1966Northwestern University School of LawJ.D. 1969
JOhn C. Lincoln Health Network

Client Comments

"Rick has represented our interests extremely well, both in connection with construction litigation (as the owner of a project that went bad when the surety had to take over for the general contractor) and in the contracting phase, providing assistance in negotiating significant construction, architectural, and engineering contracts."

"The City of Benson has been very pleased with Mr. Friedlander. The City has retained Mr. Friedlander to handle difficult litigation matters dealing in the areas of construction and breach of contract litigation. His personal style puts you at ease while working on emotional matters. He is always prompt in answering questions and keeping the client informed. The City of Benson would not hesitate to consult and retain Mr. Friedlander for future matters if outside counsel were necessary. "

-Ann Roberts
City Attorney
City of Benson, Arizona

"Mr. Friedlander is one of the few people I know who have been able to combine an abundance of knowledge in their chosen field, common sense, and true caring for the welfare of their clients. "

-Jay Falbo
Eagle Commercial Realty Services, AMO

"I have known Rick Friedlander for over 13 years and have watched his firm grow as a result of his efforts and talents. He is one of the most thorough lawyers I have worked with and has a keen sense of strategy and planning. He works hard at what he does, represents his clients well, and is always thinking and looking ahead for the benefit of his clients. Outside the office, he is personable, warm, humorous, and accommodating."

-Philip Coppola
Philip S. Coppola & Associates, LLC

"Rick is extremely helpful in providing common-sense solutions to difficult problems. His counsel has been and continues to be very beneficial to Courtland Homes."

-John Wittrock
Courtland Homes

"Rick is a premier litigator. He has been extremely helpful and insightful. Rick always provides great legal advice, tempered with real-world business experience. I would not change his firm as our local Arizona counsel on commercial litigation matters."

-Jeffrey Bailey
Associate General Counsel
Del Monte Fresh Produce Company

Office Location

1850 North Central Avenue, Suite 1400
Phoenix, AZ 85004
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Construction of the Phoenix Metro Area2015 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Construction of the Phoenix Metro Area2013 Lawyer of the Year in Arbitration of the Phoenix Metro Area2011 Lawyer of the Year in Construction Law of the Phoenix Metro Area
Richard A. Friedlander has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!Richard A. Friedlander has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!Richard A. Friedlander has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!Richard A. Friedlander has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2011!

Practice Areas

Litigation - Construction

Other Information

Gender: Male