Phillip E. Friduss has dedicated his career to the efficient, effective, and economically sensitive representation of clients in matters of dispute. While he has an outstanding track record in the courtroom (he has successfully obtained jury verdicts for clients in all of Georgia’s federal districts, and in numerous state and superior courts), he is equally as proud of the results he and his clients have achieved outside of the courtroom.
Mr. Friduss’ practice is primarily devoted to the representation of public entities and public officials, and representation of clients in the area of correctional healthcare, labor and employment, and medical malpractice fields.
Outside of the everyday demands of navigating clients through legal disputes, Mr. Friduss is fiercely devoted to his community, and to the betterment of the law profession. To that end, he has twice served as a city attorney; served on the late Senator Paul Coverdell’s Crime and Law Enforcement Task Force; served as Chairman of the ABA Subcommittee on Civil Rights/First Amendment Liability; and served as Co-Chairman of the American Bar Association’s Committee on Civil Rights Liability. He has served on the Defense Research Institute’s Governmental Liability Committee since 2000, serving as Chairman since 2012.
For his highly successful track record in representing Georgia’s local governments and officials, Mr. Friduss has been named a Georgia Superlawyer all 11 years such designations have been made.
Mr. Friduss also carries an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbel for over a decade.
Licensed since 1989
|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||1989||06/09/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Georgia Superlawyer||Atlanta Magazine||2013|
|Georgia Superlawyer||Atlanta Magazine||2012|
|Georgia Superlawyer||Atlanta Magazine||2011|
|Georgia Superlawyer||Atlanta Magazine||2010|
|Legal Elite||Georgia Trend magazine||2009|
|Georgia Superlawyer||Atlanta Magazine||2009|
|Georgia Superlawyer||Atlanta Magazine||2008|
|Georgia Superlawyer||Atlanta Magazine||2007|
|Georgia Superlawyer||Atlanta Magazine||2006|
|Georgia Superlawyer||Atlanta Magazine||2005|
|Georgia Superlawyer||Atlanta Magazine||2004|
|Partner/Founding Partner||Landrum, Friduss & Ash, LLC||2007 - Present|
|Partner||Hall Booth Smith & Slover P.C.||1996 - 2007|
|Associate||Drew Eckl & Farnham||1990 - 1996|
|Associate||Wilson, Stickland, & Benson||1989 - 1990|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Defense Research Institute, Government Liability Committee||Chairman||2012 - Present|
|Defense Research Institute, Government Liability Committee||Member||2000 - Present|
|For The Defense (DRI, Defense Research Institute)||A Legal Fight for Freedom: The Dred Scott Decision||2011|
|For The Defense (DRI, Defense Research Institute)||Unanticipated Consequences: The Telecommunications Act of 1996||2008|
|The King Can Do No Wrong! State Law Tort Claims Against Georgia Counties, Cities and their Public Officials||The King Can Do No Wrong! State Law Tort Claims Against Georgia Counties, Cities and their Public Officials||2007|
|For The Defense (DRI, Defense Research Institute)||Racial Profiling Hits the Courts||2000|
|Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1989|
|Belmont College||N/A||BS - Bachelor of Science||1983|
|Tennesse Valley Public Power Association 31st Annual Legal Conference||Public Entities and Public Officials' Liability Under 42 U.S.C. section 1981 and 1985||2009|
|Litigation Under § 42 U.S.C. 1983||Common Mistakes of Plaintiff's Lawyers||2009|
|DRI Civil Rights and Government Tort Liability||Public Entities and Public Officials' Liability Under 42 U.S.C. section 1981 and 1985||2009|
|56th Annual Institute for City and County Attorneys||Public Entities and Public Officials’ Liability Under 42 U.S.C. §§ 1981 and 1985||2009|