Philip Freidin is a highly successful civil trial attorney who began practicing in his native hometown of Miami in 1969. He has obtained numerous million-dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients. He has litigated and tried more than 200 personal injury and wrongful death cases, including medical malpractice, and auto accidents. He has tried more than 150 jury trials to conclusion, approximately 50 more which were commenced, then settled.
He specializes in personal injury trial practice, medical malpractice, class actions and insurance bad faith claims. He has obtained scores of multimillion dollar settlements including 13 plaintiff personal injury verdicts in excess of seven figures, including what was believed to be at the time the largest verdict in history against Walt Disney World in Orlando and one of the highest personal injury verdicts ever obtained in the state of Maine.
In 1989, Phil earned Florida Bar Board Certification, the highest level of recognition by The Florida Bar, for the competency and experience of a civil trial attorney. He was designated a Board Certified Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocates in 1995-2008. Phil is profiled in The Best Lawyers in America, included in Martindale-Hubbell's Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers and is consistently recognized in the annual Florida Super Lawyers Magazine, Florida Trend's Legal Elite and the South Florida Legal Guide as one of Florida's top personal injury attorneys.
In the landmark case West v. Caterpillar, Phil helped establish Florida's doctrine of Strict Product Liability which now allows consumers to hold manufacturers and sellers of defective products liable without proof of negligence. This 1975 decision permanently changed Florida Law and is a major case of study in Florida Law Schools.
Phil received national coverage on Goode v. Walt Disney World. This landmark case solidified the responsibility that amusement parks have to their patrons to provide a safe environment. The case resulted in the highest jury award ever entered against any Disney park to that date.
A recognized expert in the law, Phil has lectured before hundreds of professional bar and trial organizations across the United States on personal injury trial tactics and strategy. He has been active in many legal and community organizations holding leadership positions. Most recently he was appointed to the Florida Supreme Court Task Force on Complex Litigation by the Chief Justice.
· Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education, 1989
· Board Certified Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocates, 1995
Licensed since 1969
I endorse this lawyer. Phil is a terrific lawyer. He is very smart, hardworking and gets great results in trial and from settlements. Phil has the rare ability to captivate juries.They can't wait to watch him cross examine the next witness. Phil is one of the best lawyers in Florida.
Robert Rubenstein Car Accidents Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
|FL||Member in Good Standing||1969||08/12/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Best Lawyer in America -- Medical Malpractice||Best Laywers||2014|
|Florida Super Lawyers||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Martindale Hubbell's -- AV Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Florida Trend's Legal Elite -- Top 2% of Attorneys in Florida||Florida Trend Magazine||2007|
|Board Certified Trial Advocates||National Board of Trial Advocates||1995|
|Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer||The Florida Bar Association||1989|
|Miami Metro's Top Lawyers||Miami Metro Magazine||N/A|
|Partner||Freidin Dobrinsky Brown & Rosenblum||1969 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Supreme Court of Florida Task Force on Management of Complex Cases||Appointed Member||2007 - Present|
|Florida Justice Association||President, Board of Directors||1991 - 1992|
|American Association for Justice||Member||N/A|
|Florida Bar, Grievance Committee||Former Member & Chair||N/A|
|Dade County's MADD Chapter||Member & Board of Directors||N/A|
|Gov. Chiles' Task Force on Preventing Elderly Abuse||Member||N/A|
|Chief Justice Barkett's 21st Century Planning Committee||Member||N/A|
|State of Florida Legislature Elderly Long Term Care||Former Task Force Member||N/A|
|Florida Justice Association||Vice President, Board of Directors||N/A|
|Florida Justice Association||Treasurer, Board of Directors||N/A|
|Florida Bar, Judicial Nominating Procedures Committee||Former Chair||N/A|
|Miami-Dade Justice Association||Former Board of Directors||N/A|
|The Florida Bar||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Board of Trial Advocates||Member||N/A|
|Dade County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Dade County Judicial Nomination Commission||Member & Chairman||N/A|
|Florida Justice Association (Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers)||Member||N/A|
|Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice's Task Force on Complex Litigation||Member||N/A|
|Florida Supreme Court, Judicial Nominating Committee||Member & Vice Chairman||N/A|
|National Board of Trial Advocacy||Member||N/A|
|Florida Justice Association||Secretary, Board of Directors||N/A|
|American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, District of Columbia||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1969|
|University of Florida||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1966|
|Florida Justice Association Workhorse Seminar||Improper Conduct By Witnesses, and Much More||2007|
|Florida Justice Association Workhorse Seminar||Motions for Mistrial||2007|
|Florida Justice Association Workhorse Seminar||How to Handle the Tricky Situations - Juror Misconduct||2007|
|Florida Justice Association Workhorse Seminar||Proof and Argument of Damages for Mental Pain and Anguish||2006|
|Florida Justice Association Workhorse Seminar||Improper Conduct By Counsel||2006|
|Florida Justice Association Fall Convention Advanced Trial Skills||Opening Statements||2006|
|Florida Justice Association Fall Convention Advanced Trial Seminar||The Latest Approaches to Medical Malpractice||2006|
|Florida Justice Association Workhorse Seminar||Deposing Defense Medical Experts||2005|
|Florida Justice Association||Deposing Defense Medical Experts (on Liability) in Medical Malpractice Cases||2005|
|Florida Justice Association||Opening Statements, Opening Statements and Closing Arguments Series||2005|
|Florida Justice Association Workhorse Seminar||The Difficult Judge||2004|