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Fred A. Fenster
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Los Angeles Attorney
Fred A. Fenster

Phone: 310.553.3610


Languages: English

Fred A. Fenster resolves complex business disputes for a diverse cross-section of clients, ranging from multinational corporations to private individuals. Although litigation has been the cornerstone of Fred’s practice for three decades, he also represents clients in arbitration, mediation and other alternative dispute resolution proceedings.

Fred has successfully tried over 100 cases involving business contracts, unfair competition, trade disparagement, misappropriation of trade secrets and interference with advantageous business relationships. He also has significant expertise in business torts, fraud, partnership and corporate dissolutions, defamation, injunctive relief and various employment matters such as wrongful termination and non-competition covenants.

Fred is an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Southern California and a Member of the Board of Editors of California Pretrial Practice & Forms which gives him a unique perspective on the law and timely insight on issues that may pivotally impact the manner in which a case should be handled from pretrial through trial.


  • JD, University of Southern California, Order of the Coif
  • BS, Political Science, University of Southern California, Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude

Practice Areas

  • General Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Restaurant, Food & Beverage Law Group

Published Articles

  • Author, “When Corporate Officers Are Personally Liable,” Smart Business Los Angeles, April 2012
  • Author, “Pickup Styx,” Los Angeles Daily Journal, March 2, 2007
  • Author, “Parental Control,” Los Angeles Daily Journal, January 1, 2007
  • Author, “Medical Consent for the Elderly,” Westside Chronicle
  • Author, “Stamping Out Smoking,” Westside Chronicle
  • Author, “Hollywood Free-For-All,” Westside Chronicle
  • Author, “Escaping Liability,” Westside Chronicle
  • Author, “Litigating Minor Monetary Disputes,” Westside Chronicle
  • Author, “Obligation of a Commercial Tenant,” Westside Chronicle
  • Author, “Drawbacks of Divorcing a Professional,” Westside Chronicle
  • Author, “Scams on the Internet,” Westside Chronicle
  • Author, “Impact of Gifts,” Westside Chronicle
  • Author, “Lawyers’ Demands Can Be Costly,” Westside Chronicle
  • Author, “Defamation on the Web,” Westside Chronicle
  • Author, “The Limits of Automobile Warranties,” Westside Chronicle
  • Author, “Police Use of Excessive Force,” Westside Chronicle
  • Author, “Liability of Property Owners,” Westside Chronicle
  • Author, “The Right of Publicity,” Westside Chronicle
  • Author, “Enforceable Premarital Agreements,” Westside Chronicle
  • Author, “The Perils of Paternity,” Westside Chronicle
  • Author, “Abusing The Elderly,” Westside Chronicle
  • Author, “Dog Owners Beware,” Westside Chronicle
  • Author, “Disclosure Requirements by a Residential Seller,” Westside Chronicle
  • Author, “Big Brother May Be Watching,” Westside Chronicle
  • Author, “Prison or Not,” Westside Chronicle
  • Author, “An Affair With Unintended Consequences,” Westside Chronicle
  • Author, “Stamping Out Internet Gambling,” Westside Chronicle
  • Author, “Harassment In The Workplace,” Westside Chronicle
  • Author, “School Censorship,” Westside Chronicle
  • Author, “The Emancipation of Employees,” Westside Chronicle
  • Author, “Dealing With Identity Theft,” Westside Chronicle
  • Author, “Downloading is Risky Business,” Westside Chronicle
  • Author, “Remedying Neighborhood Nuisances,” Westside Chronicle
  • Author, “E-Mail Privacy in the Workplace,” Westside Chronicle
  • Author, “Keeping Secrets Secret,” Westside Chronicle
  • Author, “Property Owners Beware!” Westside Chronicle
  • Author, “The Myth of Original Intent,” Westside Chronicle
  • Author, “Taking Control of Juries,” Westside Chronicle
  • Author, “Liability for Sex In The Work Place,” Westside Chronicle
  • Author, “Legal Briefs,” Westside Chronicles
  • Los Angeles Times - Guest Columnist
  • Century City View - Guest Columnist


  • Rated, “AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5,” Martindale Hubbell
  • Listed, “Southern California Super Lawyers” in Business Litigation, 2006-2009, 2011
  • Member of the Board and participant in the Moot Court Honors Program, University of Southern California Law Center: Order of the Coif; Receipt of the Best Brief Award
  • Honored, one of the top 40 graduating seniors, University of Southern California: Phi Beta KappaPhi Kappa Phi, Magna Cum LaudePi Sigma Alpha and Blue Key
  • Named, Who’s Who In The Law

Professional Affiliations

  • Board of Editors, California Pretrial Practice & Forms
  • Former Member, Board of Directors, Temple of the Arts
  • Member, Beverly Hills Citizens Oversight Committee
  • Legal Counsel, The Hawn Foundation, Goldie Hawn’s charity dedicated to finding alternate approaches to treat children’s mental disorders
  • Former Member of the Board, Summa Kids, an organization that raises funds to donate to charitable organizations assisting disadvantaged youth in Los Angeles

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Greenberg Glusker

1900 Avenue of the Stars
21st Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067
United States

Law Firm Contact: Brian L. Davidoff

Tel: 310.553.3610

Fax: 310.553.0687



Member Since: 2005

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