Fred A. Fenster

Fax 310-553-0687


Fred A. Fenster resolves complex business disputes for a diverse cross-section of clients, ranging from multinational corporations to private individuals and such sports luminaries as Pete Rose, Pete Sampras, Keyshawn Johnson, Troy Polamalu, Lindsay Davenport and Lynn Swann.

Although litigation has been the cornerstone of Fred's practice, 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.

Professional Affiliations

  • Board of Governors, Beverly Hills Municipal League
  • Member, Beverly Hills City Counsel/Sunshine Task Force Ad Hoc Liaison Committee
  • Board of Editors, California Pretrial Practice & Forms
  • Adjunct Professor at University of Southern California Law Center

Charitable & Civic Involvement

  • Former Member, Board of Directors, Temple of the Arts
  • Member, Beverly Hills Citizens Oversight Committee
  • Former 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


  • Rated: "AV Preeminent 5 out of 5," Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed, "Southern California Super Lawyers" in Business Litigation, 2006-2009, 2011, 2015
  • 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

Bar Admissions

  • California

Court Admissions

  • United States District Court for the Central and Southern Districts of California


  • University of Southern California Gould School of Law  (J.D., Order of the Coif)
  • University of Southern California  (B.S., magna cum laude)
    • Political Science
    • Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Magna Cum Laude, Pi Sigma Alpha and Blue Key