Experience and Practice

Ms. Fredrickson joined Palmer Biezup & Henderson as an associate in 2016 after graduating magna cum laude from Drexel University’s Thomas R. Kline School of Law. While in law school, Ms. Fredrickson gained experience in matters involving marine insurance, admiralty procedural issues, maritime contract disputes, seamen and longshoremen personal injury claims, environmental regulatory compliance, environmental litigation, and the law of the sea through clerkships with admiralty and environmental law firms and an externship at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Office of General Counsel’s International Section.

Prior to earning her J.D., Ms. Fredrickson worked in the areas of seaport management, transportation planning, and environmental planning at two of the largest ports in the United States–the Port of Long Beach, California, and the Port of Seattle, Washington. During her time at the port authorities, Ms. Fredrickson was actively involved in several professional associations, including the American Association of Port Authorities’ Harbors & Navigation Committee, and the Transportation Research Board’s Marine Environment Committee and Ports & Channels Committee. Ms. Fredrickson is the author of The California Coastal Act and Ports: the Unintended Environmental Justice Implications of Preserving California’s Coastline, published in Coastal Management Journal, Volume 41, Issue 3.

During law school, Ms. Fredrickson served on the Board of the Drexel Law Review, where she published her student note, The Ice-Free Arctic is Coming: Why a Circumpolar Network of Marine Protected Areas is Needed to Protect Arctic Fisheries From Climate Change, for which she won the Emalee G. Welsh Award for Excellence in Legal Scholarship. Ms. Fredrickson was a Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Law Fellow, the recipient of three CALI Awards for Best Student Performance and upon graduation she received the Faculty Award for Outstanding Achievements in Experiential Education.


  • Columbia University, Barnard College, B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 2000
  • University of Washington, School of Marine Affairs, M.M.A., 2009
  • Global Trade, Transportation, and Logistics Studies Certificate, 2008
  • Washington Sea Grant Marc Hershman Marine Policy Fellow, 2008-09
  • Drexel University, Thomas R. Kline School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2016