CDF Founding Partner Recognized by Best Lawyers® for Outstanding Class Action Defense Practice
May 8, 2017

Tim Freudenberger receives esteemed accolade

IRVINE, Calif., May 8, 2017Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP (CDF), with over 20 years of experience representing California employers, is proud to announce that Founding Partner Tim Freudenberger was named the Best Lawyers® Class Action Defense “Lawyer of the Year” in Orange County.  Freudenberger is well respected in the legal community for his pioneering defense of class action lawsuits, stellar client service and excellence in labor and employment law representation.

Freudenberger is the Chair of the firm’s class action defense litigation practice group.  Leveraging nearly 29 years of experience representing employers statewide, his successful track record in complex litigation matters has earned him notoriety among his peers.  Well-known for his role as lead counsel for US Bank in the landmark decision from the California Supreme Court in Duran v. U.S. Bank Nat. Assn., 59 Cal. 4th 1 (2014), his work on the closely followed trial and subsequent appellate proceedings has significantly influenced class certification and trial principles in exemption cases.

“Since the onset of wage and hour class actions in California, my team and I have developed cutting edge strategies to aggressively defend our clients against these types of claims,” said Freudenberger.  “So it is truly an honor to be named among this esteemed group of attorneys, and I am grateful to my colleagues and peers for the recognition.”

The prestigious The Best Lawyers in America© accolade recognizes attorneys who have displayed exemplary professional excellence with impressive ratings exclusively from clients and peers.

CDF’s over 45 labor and employment attorneys have helped shape labor and employment law in California.  The attorneys have represented and counseled national and regional employers with California employees and workforces, as well as startups, midsize ventures, privately and publicly held companies and Fortune 500 companies.

About Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP

For nearly 23 years, Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP has distinguished itself as one of the top employment and labor firms in California, representing employers in single-plaintiff and class action lawsuits and advising employers on related legal compliance and risk avoidance.  The firm has five offices throughout California – in Sacramento, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego.  For more information, visit: and find CDF on LinkedIn or Twitter to learn more about how the firm protects California employers.

About Best Lawyers®

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.  Best Lawyers® lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer review evaluation.  Over 83,000 leading attorneys globally are eligible to vote, and they have received more than 13 million votes to date on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world.  For the 2017 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, 7.3 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in almost 55,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. 

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