Richard M. Freeman: Lawyer with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Richard M. Freeman


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Practice Areas

  • Labor and Employment
  • Employee Benefits/ERISA
  • Labor and Employment Counseling
  • Health and Safety Regulations/OSHA
  • Labor and Employment Litigation
  • Public Works and Prevailing Wage Law
  • Labor Union Management Relations
  • Construction and Infrastructure
  • Wage and Hour Class Actions
  • Litigation
  • Construction & Infrastructure
  • Real Estate
  • Land Use
  • and Environmental
  • Tribal and Indian Law
University Claremont Men's College, B.A., with honors, 1970
Law SchoolDuke University, J.D., with distinction, 1974
Admitted1974, California


•Member, Board of Directors, San Diego Association of Business Trial Lawyers


Richard M. Freeman is a partner in the Real Estate, Construction and Land Use Litigation Practice Group and the Labor and Employment Practice Group in the firm's Del Mar Heights office.

Areas of Practice

Mr. Freeman specializes in Native American issues, including but not limited to sovereign immunity, Tribal sovereignty, Indian water rights, the Indian Gaming and Regulatory Act, Tribal Compacts, Tribal contracts and leases, Indian Tax issues, Indian environmental regulatory and compliance issues and labor and employment issues on tribal lands.

Mr. Freeman specializes in Business Disputes, Real Estate and Construction litigation and labor and employment matters. Mr. Freeman's litigation experience includes numerous state and federal court jury trials, injunctions, arbitrations, class actions, and administrative trials. Mr. Freeman has argued cases before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on a number of occasions, the California Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court.

Mr. Freeman has been litigating real estate and construction disputes for over 30 years. This litigation has taken the form as first chair of more than 10 jury trials of over two weeks in length (with more than a 90% success rate); dozens of judge trials; and dozens of arbitrations. Mr. Freeman has represented large landowners, landlords against corporate tenants and has represented corporate tenants against landlords. He has also represented numerous owners, developers, contractors and subcontractors in construction disputes.

Mr. Freeman has been named as one of the top Southern California Super Lawyers. He has been a member of the Board of Governors of the San Diego Association of Business Trial Lawyers. He is listed in Who's Who in American Lawyers. He has spoken before national attorney groups on a variety of subjects including trial issues and employment issues.


•Southern California Super Lawyer, 2007-2011, 2013-2014

•Martindale Hubbell AV rating ‡


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Richard M. Freeman

12275 El Camino Real, Suite 200 (Del Mar Heights)
San DiegoCA 92130


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