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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.


Practice areas


  1. Governmental Liability: 75%
  2. Employment & Labor: 25%

Attorney endorsements

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  • Kenneth Peter Crosson

    I endorse Phil because he's a mensch. I have never opposed him in a case and only worked with him in the sense that we've each bounced questions off the other about cases we were handling, but there is no way an attorney can have Phil's intelligence, integrity, generosity, and reputation without being a hell of a lawyer. I would refer clients to him without hesitation.


    Kenneth Crosson Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Andrew H.P. Norton

    Attorney Friduss is a superb lawyer with high ethical standards. I would highly recommend him to others.


    Andrew Norton Family Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact info

Hall Booth Smith P.C.

191 Peachtree Street
Suite 2900
Atlanta, GA, 30303-1775


GAActive Member in Good Standing 198911/07/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Georgia SuperlawyerAtlanta Magazine2013
Georgia SuperlawyerAtlanta Magazine2012
Georgia SuperlawyerAtlanta Magazine2011
Georgia SuperlawyerAtlanta Magazine2010
Legal EliteGeorgia Trend magazine2009
Georgia SuperlawyerAtlanta Magazine2009
Georgia SuperlawyerAtlanta Magazine2008
Georgia SuperlawyerAtlanta Magazine2007
Georgia SuperlawyerAtlanta Magazine2006
Georgia SuperlawyerAtlanta Magazine2005
Georgia SuperlawyerAtlanta Magazine2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Partner/Founding PartnerLandrum, Friduss & Ash, LLC2007 - Present
Of CounselHall Booth Smith P.C.2015 - 2015
PartnerHall Booth Smith & Slover P.C.1996 - 2007
AssociateDrew Eckl & Farnham1990 - 1996
AssociateWilson, Stickland, & Benson1989 - 1990
Association namePosition nameDuration
Defense Research Institute, Government Liability CommitteeChairman2012 - Present
Defense Research Institute, Government Liability CommitteeMember2000 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
For The Defense (DRI, Defense Research Institute)A Legal Fight for Freedom: The Dred Scott Decision2011
For The Defense (DRI, Defense Research Institute)Unanticipated Consequences: The Telecommunications Act of 19962008
The King Can Do No Wrong! State Law Tort Claims Against Georgia Counties, Cities and their Public OfficialsThe King Can Do No Wrong! State Law Tort Claims Against Georgia Counties, Cities and their Public Officials2007
For The Defense (DRI, Defense Research Institute)Racial Profiling Hits the Courts2000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Mercer University - Walter F. George School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
Belmont CollegeN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Tennesse Valley Public Power Association 31st Annual Legal ConferencePublic Entities and Public Officials' Liability Under 42 U.S.C. section 1981 and 19852009
Litigation Under § 42 U.S.C. 1983Common Mistakes of Plaintiff's Lawyers2009
DRI Civil Rights and Government Tort LiabilityPublic Entities and Public Officials' Liability Under 42 U.S.C. section 1981 and 19852009
56th Annual Institute for City and County AttorneysPublic Entities and Public Officials’ Liability Under 42 U.S.C. §§ 1981 and 19852009