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
    • 20%Bankruptcy: Consumer
    • 20%Creditor Debtor Rights: Consumer
    • 20%Social Security Disability
    • 20%Real Estate: Business
    • 20%Real Estate: Consumer
    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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