Federman Law Firm’s principal attorney, Doug Federman, has been providing high-quality legal services combined with the highest level of client service possible from his office on the Central Coast of California since 1993.

When you work with Federman Law Firm, you deal directly with Doug because he is dedicated to giving your case the personal attention you deserve. Doug has been practicing law since 1990, has litigated cases in state and federal courts throughout the state of California, and continues to serve as National Subrogation counsel to businesses and insurance companies throughout the United States.



  • The state of California, 1990.
  • United States District Courts, Northern, Central, Eastern & Southern Districts of California.


  • California Western School of Law, 1989.
  • California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo, Physical Education, 1982.


  • Lecturer - California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo, Orfalea College of Business – Business Law (General Legal Concepts including Business, Torts, Contracts, and Ethics), 2013 – 2015
  • Judge Pro Tempore San Luis Obispo County.
  • Instructor, California Polytechnic State University of San Luis Obispo - Paralegal Studies.
  • Mediator and Arbitrator - San Luis Obispo County Bar Association Fee disputes and in the legal community.
  • San Luis Obispo County Bar Association, State Bar of California, California Women Lawyers Association, Women Lawyers Association SLO, National Association of Subrogation Professional Organizations (NASP), and Claim Litigation Management (CLM).


  • On-site seminars for clients in the areas of subrogation (worker’s compensation and property and casualty), best practices, claims, and liability.


We have successfully represented self-insured small and large businesses, insurance companies, captives, transportation companies, banks, rental car companies, and individuals in a wide variety of legal matters.

We are skilled at identifying and diffusing issues before they become "problems." If your issue has already escalated to the level of a "problem," we can help with that too. We prefer to emphasize the counseling aspect of the practice of law and keep you out of court, but we are fully prepared to represent you in court if the situation requires it. Whatever your needs, you can expect to receive proactive counseling and planning assistance, strict attention to detail, and superior customer service.

Whether you have a general legal question or a question specific to you, please call or send us an email. We will respond as quickly as possible.

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