Santa Clara University School of Law, J.D., 2008

Board of Editors, Law Review

UCLA, B.A., Sociology with Minor in Chicano/a Studies, 2002

Practice Areas

Veterans & Military Law

Bar Admissions

State Bar of California

United States District Court, Northern and Central Districts of California
Rosanna E. Fristed
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Rosanna Fristed represents contractors, property owners, developers, real estate investors, and other entities and individuals in a wide variety of construction, business, and real estate disputes. Her experience includes construction defect claims; defense of design errors and omissions claims; contract claims; mechanic's lien and stop payment notices; wrongful termination; and wage-and-hour claims. Broadening her practice and construction-industry knowledge, Rosanna is actively involved with the Legal Advisory Committee for the Associated General Contractors of California, which serves as an educational forum on new cases and proposed legislation and regulations affecting the construction industry and construction attorneys. Rosanna also has extensive experience working with professional property managers, counseling them through a wide variety of legal and business issues, including landlord/tenant disputes. Rosanna’s approach to litigation emphasizes helping clients achieve cost-effective outcomes throughout litigation, including collaboration with adverse parties to resolve their construction and business disputes.

Rosanna's practice also includes Department of Veterans Affairs claims, applications for the review of discharges from the Armed Forces of the United States, and petitions for relief under Penal Code sections 1170.9 and 1203.4. She provides these services on a pro-bono basis to low income veterans in Orange County.  Rosanna also volunteers as an editor for the State Bar's Real Property Journal.

  • California State Bar Association's Business Law, Litigation, and Real Property Sections
  • California Women Lawyers
  • National Association of Women Lawyers
  • Orange County Women Lawyers Association
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Orange County Hispanic Bar Association
  • Legal Advisory Committee, Associated General Contractors of California
  • Board of Directors, Veterans Legal Institute, 2015 to 2019; Secretary, Board of Directorsy 2017 to 2019
  • Chair, Construction Law Section, Orange County Bar Association (2019)
  • Department of Veterans Affairs Accredited Attorney (No. 34300)
  • Volunteer Attorney, Orange County Public Law Center 
  • Volunteer Attorney, Veterans Legal Institute

Representative Experience


Speaking Events
Women in Construction Law: Lessons from Our Leaders; Orange County Bar Association, October 2017

Honors and Awards
  • Certificates of Congressional Recognition
  • Wiley W. Manuel Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Services, 2015. 2016 and 2017
  • Orange County Women Lawyers Association “Everyday Hero Award,” 2016
Rosanna E. Fristed
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