Fredric Bellamy focuses his practice in three areas: (1) intellectual property litigation; (2) data privacy and cybersecurity law; and (3) complex business litigation involving scientific, technological, and other highly technical disputes such as environmental litigation. Fredric was honored by U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Lawyers in America” as “2018 Lawyer of the Year” in Technology Law in Phoenix. Fredric was also the first lawyer in Arizona named by that publication in the field of Information Technology Law.
In addition to technology law, Fredric is a seasoned litigator with over 30 years’ experience, including “bet-the-company” cases. In the 2007 edition of Chambers USA, clients noted that Fredric’s “litigation practice has seen him involved in some very sizable cases. He is widely perceived as a ‘substantive lawyer’ with a quick grasp of scientific issues and a creative approach.” Consistent with his facility with litigating scientific and technical disputes, Chambers USA’s 2012 edition wrote: “Fredric Bellamy shines in complex matters of environmental litigation, and has extensive experience in handling intricate, lengthy cases in the mining, aviation, and waste management sectors.”
Fredric’s experience provides clients with the confidence that comes with having a trusted advisor who provides practical and cost-effective legal risk management, while also having the chops to represent his clients effectively in the courtroom and through a trial, when necessary. Fredric’s litigation philosophy is inspired by an historical sea captain also named Bellamy, who lived by the motto, “Fight smart, hurt few, score big.” Fredric believes in fighting smart to achieve successful results for his clients to improve their bottom lines.
Fredric’s skills, service, and dedication to his clients have been honed in multiple fields, as reflected in his recognition for a decade in Southwest Superlawyers in Intellectual Property Litigation, as well as in Chambers USA with a high ranking for several years in Environmental Law (including Water Rights). Fredric has also received a “10” rating (out of 10) in the Avvo legal directory.
Fredric works hard to communicate complicated legal and technical matters in clear and practical terms. Fredric’s writing earned him the prestigious Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Achievement from the Burton Foundation and the Library of Congress for outstanding writing on complex legal subjects in plain English.
Fredric is a long-serving member of the Board of Directors of the Arizona Technology Council, and serves as chairman of its Law & Technology Committee. Fredric grew up as an Air Force brat and was born on a U.S. Air Force base in Japan, where his military career father met his Japanese mother.