Frederick A. Bechtold has been an attorney for eighteen years, becoming a member of the Florida Bar in 1990 and the Minnesota Bar since 1999. Prior to moving to Minnesota and entering solo practice, Fred was an associate at the firm of Vorbeck & Vorbeck, P.A.. Significant clients represented by Fred Bechtold have included the SunTrust Bank in Arcadia, Florida, the Peace River/Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority, DeSoto and Hardee Counties, Florida.
Fred attended Stetson College of Law, St. Petersburg, Florida, where he graduated (Cum Laude) in 1990. While at Stetson he served on the Law Review and was twice published :
Note, The Admissibility of Scientific Evidence: DNA Print Identification, 19 Stetson L. Rev 245 (1989)
Recent Developments in the Law: County Government and Home Rule Powers, Government Tort and Contract Liability, Highways, Election Law, Public Documents and the Sunshine Law 19 Stetson L. Rev 1029 (1989)
Fred received his undergraduate degree from Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana, in 1986 (Major: Biology; Departmental Honors).
Currently, Fred resides and practices in Taylors Falls, Minnesota, where he and his wife, Susan F. Heaven, enjoy restoring old houses and producing works of fine art, which can be seen at their website www.heavenbechtold.com.