Jonathan Eric Friesen

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Bankruptcy Attorney in New Bern, NC

Gillespie & Murphy, P.A.
 | 320 Middle Street, New Bern, NC 28563
Phone: 252-558-1374
Fax: 252-636-0625
Selected to Rising Stars: 2012 - 2013
Licensed Since: 2003
Practice Areas:
  • Bankruptcy: Consumer (20%),
  • Creditor Debtor Rights: Consumer (20%),
  • Social Security Disability (20%),
  • Real Estate: Business (20%),
  • Real Estate: Consumer (20%)
Attorney Profile

Jonathan Eric Friesen is an attorney at Gillespie & Murphy, P.A., in New Bern, North Carolina. Mr. Friesen focuses his practice on bankruptcy, business, and corporate law, commercial and residential real estate, and social security disability, serving a diverse client base throughout the New Bern area.

Mr. Friesen earned a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and went on to earn a law degree from the Nebraska College of Law. Before embarking on his legal education, he was employed by an agri-business organization in a role that saw him managing farms.

Mr. Friesen has assisted both individuals and businesses with Chapter 7, 11, 12 and 13 bankruptcies. His experience also includes helping clients with workouts and alternatives to bankruptcy. He has been licensed as an attorney in the state of North Carolina since 2003 and is also licensed in the state of Nebraska as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina.

Active in his legal community, Mr. Friesen is a member of the Craven County Bar Association and the Nebraska State Bar Association. He is also active in the North Carolina State Bar, serving as part of the organization’s real estate section.

In addition to his law practice and participation in the legal community, Mr. Friesen sits on the board of directors for the Carolina Chamber Music Festival and previously served as chairman of the organization. Throughout his career, he has been active in additional groups, including the American Red Cross – Coastal Carolina Chapter and The New Bern Preservation Foundation, Inc.

Office Locations:

New Bern Office
320 Middle Street
New Bern, NC 28560
Toll-Free: 877-831-4728
Phone: 252-558-1374
Fax: 252-636-0625

Wilmington Office
321 North Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
Toll-Free: 877-831-4728
Phone: 252-558-1374
Fax: 910-254-3444

Greenville Office
101 W. 14th Street, Suite 101 
Greenville, NC 27834
Toll-Free: 877-831-4728
Phone: 252-558-1374

Jacksonville Office
200 Valencia Drive, Suite 119
Jacksonville, NC 28546
Toll-Free: 877-831-4728
Phone: 252-558-1374

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Bankruptcy (20%): Bankruptcy Law, Credit Repair

Creditor Debtor Rights (20%): Collections, Foreclosure, Loan Modifications

Social Security Disability (20%)

Real Estate (20%): Landlord/Tenant, Mortgage & Refinance, Short Sale

Real Estate (20%): Landlord/Tenant, Mortgage & Refinance, Short Sale

Focus Areas

Bankruptcy Law, Credit Repair, Collections, Foreclosure, Loan Modifications, Landlord/Tenant, Mortgage & Refinance, Short Sale


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Rising Stars: 2012 - 2013

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About Jonathan Friesen

Admitted: 2003, North Carolina

Professional Webpage:


  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2013
  • Outstanding Civil Clinic Student for work with clients of the University of Nebraska College of Law Civil Clinic Program

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Nebraska, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina, 2003
  • North Carolina, 2003
  • North Carolina State Bar, Real Estate Section
  • Craven County Bar Association, Member
  • Nebraska State Bar, Member
  • North Carolina State Bar, Member
  • Member, National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member, Nebraska Bar Association
  • Member, North Carolina Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Coastal Carolina Chapter of the American Red Cross, Former Board Member, 2004 - 2006 
  • Carolina Chamber Music Festival, Inc., Board Member and former Chairman, 2005 - Present
  • New Bern Preservation Foundation, Inc., Board Member and Vice President, 2005 - 2009

Educational Background:

  • University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, B.A., Major: History, 1993
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Office Location for Jonathan Eric Friesen

320 Middle Street
New Bern, NC 28563

Phone: 252-558-1374

Fax: 252-636-0625

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Last Updated: 6/10/2019

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