Scott F. Frerichs, Jennings, Strouss & Salmon Attorneys at Law

Scott F. Frerichs Member

P: 602-262-5853
F: 602-495-2784
L: Phoenix

An experienced litigator who has completed approximately 50 trials, Mr. Frerichs' litigation practice includes all aspects of construction law, with a focus on surety cases, as well as bid protests and Registrar of Contractors matters. Mr. Frerichs' vast litigation experience also includes fidelity law claims, products liability defense, professional negligence defense, E&O claims, employment law and appellate practice.

Areas of Focus

  • Construction Litigation
  • Surety Claims and Litigation
  • Fidelity Claims and Litigation
  • General Commercial Litigation
  • Personal Injury, Plaintiff and Defense
  • Products Liability Defense
  • Professional Liability Defense
  • Employment Law Defense
  • Employment Law Plaintiff
  • Appellate Practice

Representative Engagements

  • Successfully defended a major insurer in a claim against a fidelity policy in a coverage question regarding an alleged seven figure loss
  • Successfully defended the insured of a major international insurer in a products liability claim against allegations the insured’s product failed and caused a fire resulting in a seven figure loss
  • Successfully defended a surety client against a bad faith claim brought by a bond principal
  • Successfully defended a surety on a seven figure performance bond claim while also affirmatively recovering damages of seven figures
  • Successfully pursued a recovery in subrogation on behalf of a major insurer who had incurred a seven figure loss based on fraudulent business practices
  • Successfully defended a locally owned business against charges of gender discrimination
  • Successfully defended a contractor client against a Registrar of Contractors complaint brought by a subcontractor

Articles, Publications and Presentations

  • Author, “The Laws of LEED,” Construction Business Owner Magazine (2015)

  • Co-Chair of the ABA Fall Fidelity Conference in Boston, Massachussetts (2010)

  • "Legal Writing for Paralegals," National Business Institute (2008)

  • "When Construction Projects Go Bad," Lorman Educational Services Continuing Legal Education (2006)

  • "Stuck in the Middle with Who?" Surety Claims Institute (2002)

  • "Handling Construction Defect Mold Claims," National Business Institute Continuing Legal Education (2002, 2003)

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Surety Claims Institute
  • Member, National Bonds Claim Association
  • Member, State Bar of Arizona
  • Maricopa County Bar Association

Admitted to Practice

  • Arizona, (1989)

Court Admission

  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, (1989)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, (1990)


  • J.D., Arizona State University, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, 1989
    cum laude
    Order of the Coif
    Pedrick Scholar
  • B.S., Arizona State University, 1985