Richard R. Freeland (Ret.)

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EDUCATION

  • University of San Diego, 1974, Doctor of Law
  • University of California, Berkeley, 1963, Bachelor of Science

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

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  • California State Bar Association
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • San Diego Trial Lawyers Association
  • International Right of Way Association
  • California Condemnation Attorneys Group
  • American Society of Engineers
  • American Society of Engineers, San Diego section

PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATIONS AND LICENSES

  • Admitted to Practice Before All Courts in State of California
  • United States District Court, Southern District
  • United States District Court, Central District
  • United States Supreme Court
  • “A-V” Rating by Martindale-Hubble

PROFESSIONAL AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Eminent domain law
  • Real property law
  • Construction defects
  • Professional liability defense
  • Environmental litigation

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Partner: Asaro Keagy Freeland & McKinley LLP
1975-present
Civil Engineer: County of San Diego, Department of Transportation
1971-1975
Civil Engineer: County of Kern, Department of Highways and Bridges
1964-1971
Civil Engineer: State of California, Division of Highways
1963-1964

PUBLISHED DECISIONS

  • Red Mountain, LLC v. Fallbrook Public Utility District
    (2006) 143 Cal.App.4th 333
  • City of Carlsbad v. Rudvalis
    (2003) 109 Cal.App.4th 667
  • Redevelopment Agency v. Rados
    (2001) 95 Cal.App.4th 309
  • Israni v. Superior Court
    (2001) 88 Cal.App.4th 621
  • San Diego Metropolitan Transit Development Board v. Price
    (1995) 37 Cal.App.4th 1541
  • City of San Diego v. Neumann
    (1993) 6 Cal.4th 738
  • Bay Development, Ltd. v. Superior Court
    (1992) 50 Cal.3d 1012
  • Woodward-Gizienski & Associates v. Geotechnical Exploration, Inc.
    (1989) 208 Cal.App.3d 64
  • San Diego Gas & Electric Co. v. Daley
    (1988) 205 Cal.App.3d 1334
  • San Diego Gas & Electric Co. v. 3250 Corp.
    (1988) 205 Cal.App.3d 1075
  • Community Development Commission v. Shuffler
    (1988) 198 Cal.App.3d 450
  • San Diego Gas & Electric Co. v. Moreland Investment Co.
    (1986) 186 Cal.App.3d 1151
  • Youngblood v. Board of Supervisors
    (1978) 22 Cal. 644

BIOGRAPHY

Dick worked for twelve years as a civil engineer with the California Division of Highways, the County of Kern, and the County of San Diego before becoming an attorney. Dick has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and obtained his Doctorate of Law degree from the University of San Diego while working full time as an engineer and helping raise a family.

Dick has practiced law for over 30 years with a recognized expertise in eminent domain, inverse condemnation, real property law, and construction defects litigation. Dick has been the attorney of record in 13 published opinions. He was the lead attorney in City of Carlsbad v. Rudvalis (2003) 109 Cal.App.4th 667, which established precedent throughout California.

Dick was born and raised in Bakersfield, California. He and his wife are avid western horse riders and live in the North County beach area. Dick is actively registered as a civil engineer and utilizes his professional experience on a daily basis in applying the law.

E-Mail: richardf@akfm.com