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


Bar Admissions

State Bar of California

United States District Court, Northern and Central Districts of California
Rosanna E. Fristed
Partner    |   (949) 870-3301

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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. 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 provides pro bono legal services to low-income veterans in Orange County. Representative matters include Veterans Administration claims, applications for the review of discharges from the Armed Forces of the United States, and petitions for relief under Penal Code section 1170.9 and 1203.4.

  • California State Bar Association's Business Law, Litigation, and Real Property Sections
  • American Bar Association; ABA's Litigation Section and Forum on Construction Law
  • California Women Lawyers
  • National Association of Women Lawyers
  • Orange County Women Lawyers Association
  • Orange County and Santa Clara County Bar Associations
  • Orange County Hispanic Bar Association
  • Legal Advisory Committee, Associated General Contractors of California
  • Board of Directors, Veterans Legal Institute, 2015 to present
  • Department of Veterans Affairs Accredited Attorney (No. 34300)
  • Vice-Chair, Legal/Re-Entry Working Group, Orange County Veterans and Military Families Collaborative
  • Volunteer Attorney, Orange County Public Law Center 
  • Volunteer Attorney, Veterans Legal Institute

Representative Experience


Speaking Events

Honors and Awards
  • Certificate of Congressional Recognition from Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, 2015
  • Wiley W. Manuel Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Services, 2015 (for services rendered in 2014)
  • Wiley W. Manuel Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Services, 2016 (for services rendered in 2015)
  • Orange County Women Lawyers Association “Everyday Hero Award,” 2016
  • Diversity Scholarship Recipient, ABA Forum on Construction Law, Fall Meeting 2016