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Frederick W. Gaston

Frederick W. Gaston

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Mr. Frederick W. Gaston focuses his work in three primary areas: 1. Domestic and international legal business support to include formation, raises and M&A 2.  International surrogacy and fertility  and 3. Negotiation, dispute avoidance and dispute resolution. Mr. Gaston moved to San Diego after serving his country in the U.S. Navy, where he spent several years working in the intelligence community as a Chinese Linguist. Most recently Mr. Gaston has added author to his resume with the publication of “The Naked Contract: The Business Owners Guide to Disputes.”


  1. McGill-Toolen High School, Mobile AL, 1992
  2. Chaminade University of Honolulu Bachelor of Arts, Economics, July 1999
  3. Delta Mu Delta Honor Society
  4. Delta Epsilon Sigma Honor Society
  5. University of San Diego School of Law 2000 – 2003. Juris Doctor Degree.
  6. Graduated with top honors in trademarks and banking and received the American Jurisprudence Award in Insurance.


  1. United States Navy – Intelligence – 1994 – 2000
  2. National Defense Award 1994, U.S. Navy
  3. Graduate of Defense Language Institute (Mandarin Chinese) 1995
  4. Good Conduct Award 1996, U.S. Navy
  5. Joint Service Achievement Award 1999, U.S. Air Force
  6. Joint Service Achievement Award 2000, U.S. Navy
  7. Honorable Separation 2000
  8. Member, California Bar
  9. Co-Chair, San Diego County Bar Association General Civil Litigation Section 2006, 2007
  10. Co-Chair of the San Diego County Bar Association Law School Relations Committee 2008, 2009
  11. Member of the San Diego County Regional Chamber of Commerce Legal Committee 2010
  12. Member of the San Diego County Regional Chamber of Commerce Legislative and Small Business Advocacy Committee 2010

Philanthropic Efforts

  1. Nice Guys
  2. Princess Project
  3. San Diego Downtown Partnership
  4. Lincoln Club of San Diego County

Intellectual Property Litigation

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Business Disputes

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