Todd G.  Friedland | Partner

ph 949-468.3200
fax 949.468.3201

Mr. Friedland's practice focuses on commercial litigation and strategic counseling including matters related to corporate governance and fiduciary duty, complex contract and manufacturing disputes, trade secrets, unlawful business practices, business torts, and real estate issues. Mr. Friedland served as President of the Orange County Bar Association in 2016 and President of the OCBA Charitable Fund in 2017, and President of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers - Orange County in 2020. Prior to forming Stephens Friedland LLP, Mr. Friedland practiced with the multi-national law firm of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman. Mr. Friedland was also a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Paul Boland and the Honorable Alexander H. Williams of the Los Angeles Superior Court, and a Judicial Extern for the Honorable Alicemarie H. Stotler, U.S. District Court, Central District of California.


  • J.D., University of Southern California Gould School of Law
  • M.A., Communications Management, University of Southern California
  • B.A., Radio/TV/Film, California State University, Long Beach


  • Admitted to practice: State of California; United States District Court, Central District and Eastern District of California; Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Select Distinctions

  • Orange County Bar Association: President (2016); President-Elect (2015); Treasurer (2014); Secretary (2013); Board of Directors (2011 - 2017)
  • Orange County Bar Association Charitable Fund: President (2017); Board (2012 - 2014, 2017 - present)
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers - Orange County: Board of Governors (2013 - present); Treasurer (2018); Vice-President (2019); President (2020)
  • Constitutional Rights Foundation of Orange County, Past-President
    (Board Member 2001 - present)
  • Best Lawyers in America (2015 - 2021)
  • U.S. News & World Report Best Law Firm 2016 - 2021
  • Top 50 Attorneys in Orange County (Orange Coast Magazine) (2018 - 2021)
  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review
  • Southern California Super Lawyer (2011 - 2021)
  • Avvo Rated 10.0 "Superb"
  • Project Youth OCBF, Board of Directors, President (2021)

Select Published Decisions and Articles

  • Apple Computer, Inc. v. Superior Court (Cagney),
    126 Cal. App. 4th 1253 (2005)
  • U.S. Cellular Inv. Co.& v. GTE Mobilenet, Inc.,,
    281 F.3d 929 (9th Cir. 2002)
  • Gift Certificates in California: The Gift That Keeps On Giving,
    Orange County Lawyer, March 2003, Vol. 45, No. 3
  • The changing face of the UCL: where does it stand on standing?
    Orange County Lawyer, August 2009, Vol. 51, No. 8
  • Civic Center: Center of Justice, Center of Homelessness.
    Orange County Lawyer, September 2016, Vol. 58, No. 9

On a Personal Note

Mr.  Friedland is a native of Southern California. Mr. Friedland is a terrible golfer, but enjoys surfing, wakeboarding, flowriding, scuba diving, and family beach days.