Pest Control Specialists

We know the Industry, the People and the Issues

Southern California

James L. Frederick, Esq.

Conveniently located to service Southern California Counties: Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Kern, Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and Imperial. Other counties by special request.


We know the Industry, the People, and the Issues.

GOELTZ & FREDERICK, APC, Attorneys serving the Pest Control Industry since 1992.

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James L. Frederick: A litigator within the Courts of the State of California for 22 years and for the Pest Control Industry for 18 years.

We are tough aggressive litigators who know your business. We have long-term experience, relationships and credibility in the Pest Control Industry. “We know the industry, the people, and the issues”. We are the attorneys of choice for many Pest Control companies.

Address: 504 W. Mission Avenue Suite 103 Escondido, CA 92025
Phone: (760) 432-4395
Fax: (760) 432-4399

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GOELTZ & FREDERICK APC is a Civil Litigation firm practicing with emphasis on: Pest Control Operator's Liability; Toxic Exposure; Small Business Advisement; Employment Law: Operator Defense of Board complaints; Auto and Truck Accidents; Construction Defects; Worker's Compensation Subrogation, Lawn and Plant Care; Heavy Trucking Losses; Errors and Omissions; Personal Injury; Products Liability; and Premises Liability. We appear in all of the Courts in Southern California counties: San Diego, Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside, Imperial, San Bernardino, Ventura, Santa Barbara, Kern, and San Luis Obispo, with other areas by special agreement.


In addition to legal representation, we offer preventive legal service. This includes consultation regarding issues of interest to our special areas of practice. We also make ourselves available at no charge to conduct seminars or to give presentations to and train, individual businesses, business groups, or trade associations regarding basic industry standards and issues, and timely legislative or appellate developments. We are also pleased to work with company loss control or risk management personnel in formulating strategies to improve the management of risks most commonly associated with a given type of operation. We work with our insurance carrier clients to reduce expenses and control loss ratios. We incorporate and advise small businesses in proper business practices and employment issues. We have long-term experience, relationships and credibility in the Pest Control Industry. We know the industry, the people and the issues.


Our commitment to our clients is to provide a superior quality legal service in an expeditious and cost effective manner. We believe in exploring cost effective alternatives to litigation including negotiation, mediation, and arbitration, but will take a case through trial as necessary and prudent. We work with our clients and their insurance representatives to achieve positive responsible resolutions of cases. We do not just roll over and pay or fight to the death. Our approach to cases is reasoned and cost effective as possible.


JAMES L. FREDERICK A litigator within the Courts of the State of California for 22 years and for the Pest Control Industry for 18 years. Mr. Frederick completed his undergraduate work at Bowling Green State University, Ohio and received a BA degree with a major in Sociology and minors in Psychology, Biology and English. He is a graduate of the University of San Diego School of Law, Member of the California State Bar, Los Angeles County Bar Association, San Diego County Bar Association, American Bar Association, Pest Control Operators of California , and The National Pest Management Association. He is the Director of North County Mediation Services Inc.

As a litigator, Mr. Frederick has extensive experience handling pest control cases since1992 including operator's liability, toxic exposure, fumigation, and errors and omissions including poria incrassata and mold. He also has experience in tree destruction, small business advisement, employment law, automobile accident investigation, personal injury, worker's compensation subrogation, construction defects, insurance bad faith, and uninsured/underinsured motorist. He defends Pest control licensees before the Structural Pest Control Board. He is a member of the Arbitration Panel for San Diego County Superior Court, a member of Los Angeles County Labor and Employment law section and the ABA sections on Business and Torts. He is an experienced mediator and arbitrator. He is admitted to practice in the State and the Federal District Courts in California.

Mr. Frederick has given Pest Control Seminars in Branches 1, 2, and 3, bedbugs (Cimex lectularius Linnaeus), lead paint, poria incrassata, and mold to pest control companies, in PCOC District Meetings and at State Conventions. He is the attorney of choice of many Pest Control Operators. He reviews and prepares reports, disclaimers, service contracts, and employment policies for his Pest Control clients and advises them of changes in the law and pest control liabilities on a regular basis. He advises and guides clients in business practices and employment law. He works closely with Pest Control Operators and their insurance carriers in loss prevention, loss control and loss ratio management.