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Richard A. Friedlander, Mediator & Arbitrator, Scottsdale, Arizona.

Richard A. Friedlander

Lang-Klain P.C.
6730 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 101
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
Tel: 480-534-4900
Fax: 480-970-5034
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Recognized to Arizona Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration

Regularly travels out of state to: Nevada, Utah

Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME, Discovery Referee, Early Neutral Evaluation, Fact Finding, Med-Arb, Special Master
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  • Practice Commenced: 1992
  • Total Mediations (as of May 2021): 1000
  • Total Arbitrations (as of May 2021): 50
Practice Percentages
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Richard A. Friedlander is a member of Dickinson Wright PLLC, where his practice areas include construction, real estate, complex commercial litigation, and title and escrow disputes, as well as an active ADR practice. He is an experienced mediator and arbitrator handling matters in Arizona and throughout the Southwest. Mr. Friedlander, identified in Best Lawyers in America and Southwest Lawyers for his Alternative Dispute Resolution work, has mediated and arbitrated over 1000 disputes involving construction, real property, title, contract, bankruptcy, insurance, escrow, lending, foreclosure, partnerships and other complex civil cases.

He frequently is selected as an arbitrator (including acting as a panel chair in large multi-party disputes) for construction and commercial disputes. Mr. Friedlanders construction practice generally involves large, complex, multi-party construction matters and the representation of owners (including public owners), design professionals, general contractors and subcontractors, and consultants in both court and ADR proceedings. His construction experience includes a broad spectrum of commercial projects, including disputes involving highways, sewer/wastewater facilities, schools and universities, hospitals, shopping centers, hotels, office buildings (public and private), jails, commercial/manufacturing buildings and airport projects.

He has a broad background and experience in drafting and negotiation of construction contracts for all types of private, public and commercial projects. Mr. Friedlander is also listed in Best Lawyers in America for his construction experience and in Southwest Super Lawyers for his alternative dispute resolution experience.

Case Experience

  • Agricultural
  • Appellate
  • Bankruptcy/Creditors
  • Business Dissolution
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Debt Collections
  • Divorce (High Asset)
  • Employment
  • Engineering
  • Family Businesses
  • Franchise
  • Insurance
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Real Estate
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Unfair Competition
  • Utilities


  • University of California at Berkeley (B.A.-1966)
  • Northwestern School of Law (J.D.-1969)
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America (Construction, ADR)
  • Member of the American Arbitration Association's panels for Construction, Mediation, Commercial, Joint Venture, and Master Mediation-Construction for AZ, NM, OK and Tx.
  • Selected by and profiled in AZBusiness Leaders 2016, 2017 and 2018 for Alternate Dispute Resolution.  
  • Selected by and profiled in AZBusiness Leaders 2019 for Construction Law.
  • Named "Lawyer of the Year in Construction Litigation" for 2015, 2017 in Phoenix, AZ by Best Lawyers in America.
  • Named "Lawyer of the Year in Arbitration" for 2013 in Phoenix, AZ by Best Lawyers in America.
  • Named "Construction Lawyer of the Year" for 2011 in Phoenix, AZ by Best Lawyers in America
  • Listed in Southwest Super Lawyers (ADR)
  • Admitted to Illinois Bar (1969), Arizona Bar (1973), U.S. District Court: Northern District of Illinois, 1969 and District of Arizona, 1973; U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1992; and U.S. Supreme Court, 1977.

Memberships & Affiliations

    • Served as Judge Pro Tempore for both the Maricopa County Superior Court and Arizona Court of Appeals.
    • Chairman of the Arizona State Bar Disciplinary Committee for over 8 years.

Rates Information

Fees (including study time) range from $525/Hr for two-party mediations to possibly higher hourly rates for complex, multi-party mediations, and $525/Hr for arbitrations. Additional charges for travel time and costs and other reasonable expenses for handling matters outside the Phoenix metropolitan area. Arbitration Cancellation Policy: If an arbitration is cancelled within 30 days before the hearing, the cancellation fee is 50% of the per diem rate. Per diem rate is based upon an 8 hour day. In the event of a cancellation, and no replacement matter is found for the cancelled time slot, the cancellation fee may be charged. However, if another matter can be scheduled within that time slot, there will be no cancellation fee.

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