Originally from a small town in southern Norway (where all the towns are small), Fred proudly became a United States citizen in 1995 and has lived up and down the West Coast including Seattle (where he attended University of Washington), San Francisco, Las Vegas, Hawaii (where he received his undergraduate degree), and San Diego, where he attended California Western School of Law and graduated in 2000. After taking and passing the California, Nevada, and Washington Bars, Fred started his legal career with a prominent Nevada firm, focusing on developer and general contractor defense.
After several years, he was lucky enough to meet his wife Jennifer and moved to California to propose marriage. She accepted and his legal profession shifted slightly to the defense of subcontractor and developer entities with a particular focus on the areas of Construction Defect actions, but also includes Insurance Defense Litigation, Personal Injury, and General Litigation Matters from inception to post trial.
Fred travels back to Norway every couple of years to restock on great chocolate and visit his family. He enjoys anything outdoors ranging from water and snow sports to finding the latest hiking spots.
He loves salty black licorice.