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Member Profile: Richard A. Friedlander

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Dickinson Wright, PLLC
1850 North Central Avenue, Suite 1400
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Email: Click for email

Tel: (602) 285-5004
Fax: (602) 285-5100

AZ Chapter:

Richard A. Friedlander regularly travels out of state to Nevada, Utah

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ADR Services Include:

Mediation; Arbitration; Fact Finding; Discovery Referee; Special Master; ADR Training/CME


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ONLINE SCHEDULING: Richard A. Friedlander
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Calendar Last Updated: 3 Dec 18
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Richard A. Friedlander has substantive case experience in the following areas...

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Richard A. Friedlander is a member of Dickinson Wright PLLC, where his practice areas include construction, real estate, complex commercial litigation, and title and escrow disputes, as well as an active ADR practice. He is an experienced mediator and arbitrator handling matters in Arizona and throughout the Southwest. Mr. Friedlander, identified in Best Lawyers in America for his Alternative Dispute Resolution work, has mediated hundreds of disputes involving construction, real property, title, contract, bankruptcy, insurance, escrow, lending and other complex civil cases.

He frequently is selected as an arbitrator (including acting as a panel chair in large multi-party disputes) for construction and commercial disputes. Mr. Friedlanders construction practice generally involves large, complex, multi-party construction matters and the representation of owners (including public owners), design professionals, general contractors and subcontractors, and consultants in both court and ADR proceedings. His construction experience includes a broad spectrum of commercial projects, including disputes involving highways, sewer/wastewater facilities, schools, hospitals, shopping centers, hotels, office buildings (public and private), jails, and airport projects.

He has a broad background and experience in drafting and negotiation of construction contracts for all types of private, public and commercial projects. Mr. Friedlander is also listed in Best Lawyers in America for his construction experience and in Southwest Super Lawyers for his alternative dispute resolution experience.


  • University of California at Berkeley (B.A.-1966)
  • Northwestern School of Law (J.D.-1969)
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America (Construction, ADR)
  • Member of the American Arbitration Association's Master Panel-Construction for AZ, NM, OK and Tex.
  • Selected by and profiled in AZBusiness Leaders 2016 for legal services (Alternate Dispute Resolution).
  • Named "Lawyer of the Year in Construction Litigation" for 2015 in Phoenix, AZ by Best Lawyers in America.
  • Named "Lawyer of the Year in Arbitration" for 2013 in Phoenix, AZ by Best Lawyers in America.
  • Named "Construction Lawyer of the Year" for 2011 in Phoenix, AZ by Best Lawyers in America
  • Listed in Southwest Super Lawyers (ADR)
  • Admitted to Illinois Bar (1969), Arizona Bar (1973), U.S. District Court: Northern District of Illinois, 1969 and District of Arizona, 1973; U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1992; and U.S. Supreme Court, 1977.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Served as Judge Pro Tempore for both the Maricopa County Superior Court and Arizona Court of Appeals.
  • Chairman of the Arizona State Bar Disciplinary Committee for over 8 years.


Fees (including study time) range from $450/Hr for two-party mediations to higher hourly rates for complex, multi-party mediations, and $450/Hr for arbitrations. Additional charges for travel costs and other reasonable expenses. Arbitration Cancellation Policy: If an arbitration is cancelled within 30 days before the hearing, the cancellation fee is 50% of the per diem rate. Per diem rate is based upon an 8 hour day. In the event of a cancellation, and no replacement matter is found for the cancelled time slot, the cancellation fee may be charged. However, if another matter can be scheduled within that time slot, there will be no cancellation fee.
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