Mr. Frerichs has a successful track record of over 70 trials in both State and Federal Courts, he brings extensive litigation experience to his client’s advantage.


  • J.D., Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law (1989)
    • cum laude
    • Order of the Coif
    • Pedrick Scholar 
  • B.S., Arizona State University (1985)


Bar & Court Admissions

  • Arizona (1989)

Court Admission

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit (1990)
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona (1989)

Honors & Awards

  • Phoenix magazine, “Top Lawyer,” Construction (2022)
  • Arizona Business Leaders Magazine, AzBusiness Leaders, Construction (2020)
  • The Best Lawyers in America©, Commercial Litigation (2021 – 2023); and Construction Law (2020– 2022)

Professional & Industry Memberships

  • State Bar of Arizona 
  • American Bar Association 
    • Co-Chair, ABA Fall Fidelity Conference in Boston, MA (2010)
  • Maricopa County Bar Association 
  • National Bonds Claim Association 
  • Surety Claims Institute 

Community Involvement: Herberger Theater Center

  • Member, Board of Directors (2019 – present)
  • Co-Chair, Fund Development Committee (2021 – present) 
  • Chair, Fall Festival of Arts (2020 – 2021) 



Representative Matters

  • Successfully defended a major insurer in a claim against a fidelity policy in a coverage question.
  • Successfully defended the insured of a major international insurer in a products liability claim against allegations the insured’s product failed and caused a fire, resulting in a seven-figure loss.
  • Successfully defended a surety client against a bad faith claim brought by a bond principal.
  • Successfully defended a surety on a seven-figure performance bond claim while affirmatively recovering seven figures’ damages.
  • Successfully pursued a recovery in subrogation on behalf of a major insurer who had incurred a seven-figure loss based on fraudulent business practices.
  • Successfully defended a locally owned business against charges of gender discrimination.
  • Successfully defended a contractor client against a Registrar of Contractors complaint brought by a subcontractor.