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Curriculum Vitae

Mr. Friedland’s practice at Stephens Friedland LLP focuses on commercial litigation and strategic counseling including complex contract disputes, class action defense, unlawful business practices, trade secrets, business torts, intellectual property and real estate matters.  Previously, 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.  Prior to practicing law, Mr. Friedland was engaged in the communications, entertainment and marketing industries.


  • 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, Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts); Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Committees, Appointments and Recognitions

  • California “Superlawyers” (2011, 2012)
  • California Bar Association Litigation Section Rules and Legislation Subcommittee (2004 – 2006)
  • Constitutional Rights Foundation of Orange County Board of Directors and Past President
  • Orange County Bar Association Board of Directors and 2013 Secretary
  • Orange County Lawyer Magazine Editorial Advisory Committee
  • AVVO Rated 10.0

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


Partial List of Todd G. Friedland’s Outreach Activities


Orange County Bar Association

  • Orange County Lawyer Magazine Editorial Advisory Committee
  • Board of Directors Nominating Committee
  • Charitable Fund Annual Benefit Committee
  • Small Trials Committee
  • Facilities Task Force
  • Mentoring Committee
  • Board of Directors Appointments Committee
  • Business Litigation Section
  • Intellectual Property Section
  • Solo Practitioner/Small Firm Section

Constitutional Rights Foundation Orange County

  • Current Board Member, Past President
  • Orange County Career Forum Committee (Past Chair, current member)
  • Annual Benefit Committee
  • Constitution Day Committee
  • Board Development Committee
  • Fund Development Committee


  • Orange County Jewish Bar Association (member and Dinner Committee Co-chair)
  • Orange County Law Firm Leaders Roundtable, Member
  • USC Law School Alumni Reunion Committee, Class of 1996 Co-chair
  • USC Law School Orange County Alumni Roundtable, Co-Founder
  • ProVisors (Service professional networking organization), Group Leader
  • Orange County Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America Inaugural Golf Tournament Committee
  • Adventure Guides (Dads & Daughters), Recruiting Co-chair
  • ABTL, Member
  • William P. Gray Legion Lex American Inn of Court, Member