Bradley Friesen

100 N Cherry St
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
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Bradley Friesen

Brad’s practice consists of trial and appellate litigation of complex business, commercial and banking disputes, environmental claims, and a broad spectrum of real estate issues.

Brad moved to Winston-Salem and joined Bell, Davis & Pitt in 2002. Brad’s practice includes many kinds of complex litigation in federal and state trial and appellate courts. His litigation experience includes:

  • Litigating business and commercial disputes involving claims for breach of contract, business torts, unfair or deceptive trade practices, and claims governed by the UCC
  • Multi-employer pension fund withdrawal liability litigation and other ERISA claims
  • Complex collection matters for banks 
  • Environmental clean-up litigation under CERCLA
  • Real estate issues such as lease and transaction disputes, evicting problem tenants (including commercial tenants), adverse possession and boundary line disputes, title insurance litigation, restrictive covenant disputes, eminent domain, surface and storm water damage claims, timber transactions, and many other types of issues

Brad is a member of the technology committee of the North Carolina Bar Association and the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys. He previously served as a board member and treasurer of the Forsyth County Young Lawyers Association. Brad also serves on the board of the Winston-Salem Symphony and volunteers time at his children’s school.

Brad is from Overland Park, Kansas. He attended Wheaton College in Illinois and the University of Kansas School of Law. Brad loves all sorts of outdoor activities, including running, gardening and backyard astronomy. Brad met his wife, Carrie, when they both played cello in the Wheaton College Symphony. Brad and Carrie, a pediatrician, have three daughters.


Wheaton College, B.A., cum laude, 1999

University of Kansas, J.D. 2002

Bar & Court Admittance

2002, North Carolina

United States District Courts for the Western, Middle, and Eastern Districts of North Carolina 

Professional & Community Activities

North Carolina Bar Association (Technology Committee)

North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys

Past YLD board member and treasurer, Forsyth County Bar Association

Board of directors, Winston-Salem Symphony 


Best Lawyers in America® - Litigation - Land Use and Zoning (2021)

Best Lawyers in America® - Litigation - Real Estate (2021)

Best Lawyers in America® (2020)

Business North Carolina Legal Elite in Litigation, 2019

Superlawyers, Rising Star (multiple years)

Representative Experience

Defense of real estate developer against claims for fraud, negligent misrepresentation and other tort and contract claims related to the sale of twelve office buildings. The case was designated as “exceptional” under Rule 2.1 of the General Rules of Practice. Summary judgment obtained on all claims

Defense of trucking company and shareholders against claims for multi-employer pension fund withdrawal liability

Numerous cases involving defense of large banks against borrower claims for unfair lending practices, fraud, negligent misrepresentation, and other lender liability claims

Defense of communication tower company against claims that a tower encroached on neighboring property