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David J. Frankenberger

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Professional Liability Attorney in Fresno, CA

Ericksen Arbuthnot
2440 West Shaw Avenue Suite 101
Fresno, CA 93711
Phone: 559-449-2600
Fax: 559-449-2603
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2022
Licensed in California Since: 1996
Practice Areas: Professional Liability: Defense, Personal Injury - General: Defense, Appellate, Construction Litigation: Business, Insurance Coverage
Attorney Profile

Based in Fresno, David J. Frankenberger has successfully defended clients across the state of California against products liability, errors and omissions and professional liability claims. As managing partner at Ericksen Arbuthnot, Mr. Frankenberger has guided clients through extensive and complex state and federal court litigation. His caseload includes defending issues such as personal injury, including motor vehicle and trucking accidents; construction defect liability; premises liability; and medical malpractice.  Mr. Frankenberger is a 2016-2020 Super Lawyer and a member of ABOTA.

Every client who works with Mr. Frankenberger notes his tenacity during each phase of a case. He has represented individuals and businesses, including developers, subcontractors, chiropractors, nurses, doctors, dentists, manufacturers, retailers and distributors. In each case, he devotes every resource at his disposal to crafting a solid, comprehensive defense.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Frankenberger has successfully brought many cases to a jury verdict. In one such matter, he defended a crane operator against a defect claim that sought $1.345 million. A jury found the defendant had not acted negligently. Thanks to outcomes like this, Mr. Frankenberger has earned the highest peer review rating* possible of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell.

A published author, Mr. Frankenberger is a member of the Southern California Association for Healthcare Risk Management, the American Bar Association, The State Bar of California, the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance and the Fresno County Bar Association.

In 1993, Mr. Frankenberger earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He then received a Juris Doctor in 1995 from the California Western School of Law. Today, he is admitted to practice before all California state courts, as well as before the U.S. District Courts for the Central, Southern and Eastern Districts of California.

* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 20%Professional Liability: Defense
  • 50%Personal Injury - General: Defense
  • 10%Appellate
  • 10%Construction Litigation: Business
  • 10%Insurance Coverage
Focus Areas

Professional Malpractice - Other, Personal Injury - Defense, Appeals, Construction Defects, Insurance Defense


7 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2022

About David J. Frankenberger

First Admitted: 1996, California

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member, Southern California Association for Healthcare Risk Management (SCAHRM)
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • Member, California State Bar Association
  • Member, Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • Member, Ericksen Arbuthnot's Board of Directors
  • Member, Fresno County Bar Association
  • Former member, American Inns of Court, Santa Barbara County Chapter
  • California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • Member, American Bar Association

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • "Construction Risk Management/Dispute Avoidance"
  • "Construction Defects Seminar"
  • "Non-Engagement Letters"
  • MC2 Conference, San Diego, California, September, 2013
  • West Coast Casualty Conference, Anaheim, California, May, 2014
  • NBI, Human Resource Law from Start to Finish, December, 2014
  • Defense Research Institute’s publication Defense Ethics and Professionalism, “Prevent Costly Misunderstandings: Non-Engagement Letters”

Educational Background

  • B.A., University of California at Santa Barbara, 1993


  • Thompson Reuters as a Super Lawyer, 2016
  • AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, 2013

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • ABOTA, 2018
  • Appeared in the February, 2011, issue of For the Defense, a Defense

Industry Groups

  • Business
  • Insurance
  • Medical
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Office Location for David J. Frankenberger

2440 West Shaw Avenue Suite 101
Fresno, CA 93711

Phone: 559-449-2600

Fax: 559-449-2603

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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