Fred Gordon

Fred Gordon has a distinguished track record handling eminient domain and inverse condemnation cases. Fred Gordon has nearly 40 years of professional experience in handling every aspect of condemnation law from initial contact by a public entity, through relocations, administrative hearings, trial and appeal.

Fred Gordon's representative plaintiff cases have involved national food-borne illness outbreaks where hundreds of people were sickened from eating contaminated food. Gordon has overseen the complex interaction between insurance companies including policy analysis, victimized restaurants, and valuation of personal injury claims.

Gordon has handled a variety of General Civil Litigation matters involving breach of contract cases representing vendor and service providers. As an experienced trial attorney, Gordon approach is to view all cases through intake to completion with an eye toward how will 12 people view their clients’ presentation.

Gordon has extensive experience in Real Estate Litigation involving local, regional and national matters.

Fred Gordon

Trial Lawyer


Gordon's experience emphasizes trial work in Federal and State courts, and arbitration throughout the country, with a particular focus on high stakes, "bet the company" disputes. Gordon has prevailed against some of the largest companies in the United States in such diverse practice areas as partnership disputes, antitrust cases, intellectual property, food borne illness litigation, breach of contracts, fraud and securities violations.

For over 35 years, he has focused on complex business disputes where the ownership of real estate assets are the subject of the litigation.

Gordon has over 25 years experience in Land Use and Zoning issues. He has represented business and property owners against various State and Federal agencies, recovering business goodwill (lost profits) and real property damages.

Admitted to Practice:

United States Supreme Court
All courts in the State of California
U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Central District of California


American Bar Association - Member
Association of Trial Lawyers of America - Member
Lawyers Club of San Diego - Member
San Diego County Bar Association - Member
State Bar of California - Member


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AV Preeminent Award

Judicial Review


Client Champion Award

Client Champion 2020