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
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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.

  • 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 Bar Association
  • Orange County Hispanic Bar Association
  • Legal Advisory Committee, Associated General Contractors of California
  • Board of Directors, Veterans Legal Institute, 2015 to present; Secretary, Board of Directorsy 2017 to present
  • Vice-Chair, Construction Law Section, Orange County Bar Association
  • 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
  • Certificate of Congressional Recognition from Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, 2015
  • Wiley W. Manuel Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Services, 2015. 2016 and 2017
  • Orange County Women Lawyers Association “Everyday Hero Award,” 2016
  • Diversity Scholarship Recipient, ABA Forum on Construction Law, Fall Meeting 2016
Rosanna E. Fristed
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