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Philip Freidin

Philip Freidin

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice

Philip Freidin

About Me

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


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1969

  1. Personal Injury: 55%
    45 years, 150 cases
  2. Medical Malpractice: 45%

Attorney Endorsements

9 total 

  • Bradley Winston

    Phil is one of the few truly great lawyers in our community. It has been my pleasure and honor to serve with him as a member of the board of directors of the Florida Justice Association. I heartily endorse him!

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    Bradley Winston Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Barry A. Stein

    Phil is a superb attorney and a preeminent member of the S. Florida legal community. He is a thoroughly competent and highly successful personal injury attorney. He donates time for community organizations and many lawyer related groups and has done this for his entire time in practice. I encourage anyone with a complex personal injury claim or in need of a class action attorney to seek Phil and his firm out.

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    Barry Stein Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Freidin Dobrinsky Brown & Rosenblum

2 S Biscayne Blvd Ste 3100
Miami, FL, 33131

Freidin Dobrinsky Brown & Rosenblum

950 S. Pine Island Road, Suite A-150
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33324

Freidin Dobrinsky Brown & Rosenblum

2245 McGregor Boulevard
Fort Myers, FL, 33901

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing196905/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best Lawyer in America -- Medical MalpracticeBest Laywers2014
Florida Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2014
Martindale Hubbell's -- AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
Florida Trend's Legal Elite -- Top 2% of Attorneys in FloridaFlorida Trend Magazine2007
Board Certified Trial AdvocatesNational Board of Trial Advocates1995
Board Certified Civil Trial LawyerThe Florida Bar Association1989
Miami Metro's Top LawyersMiami Metro MagazineN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerFreidin Dobrinsky Brown & Rosenblum1969 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Supreme Court of Florida Task Force on Management of Complex CasesAppointed Member2007 - Present
Florida Justice AssociationPresident, Board of Directors1991 - 1992
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Florida Bar, Grievance CommitteeFormer Member & ChairN/A
Dade County's MADD ChapterMember & Board of DirectorsN/A
Gov. Chiles' Task Force on Preventing Elderly AbuseMemberN/A
Chief Justice Barkett's 21st Century Planning CommitteeMemberN/A
State of Florida Legislature Elderly Long Term CareFormer Task Force MemberN/A
Florida Justice AssociationVice President, Board of DirectorsN/A
Florida Justice AssociationTreasurer, Board of DirectorsN/A
Florida Bar, Judicial Nominating Procedures CommitteeFormer ChairN/A
Miami-Dade Justice AssociationFormer Board of DirectorsN/A
The Florida BarMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Board of Trial AdvocatesMemberN/A
Dade County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Dade County Judicial Nomination CommissionMember & ChairmanN/A
Florida Justice Association (Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers)MemberN/A
Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice's Task Force on Complex LitigationMemberN/A
Florida Supreme Court, Judicial Nominating CommitteeMember & Vice ChairmanN/A
National Board of Trial AdvocacyMemberN/A
Florida BarMemberN/A
Florida Justice AssociationSecretary, Board of DirectorsN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
West v. CaterpillarEstablished doctrine of Strict Product Liability
Goode v. Walt Disney WorldMulti-million dollar verdict

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, District of ColumbiaLawJD - Juris Doctor1969
University of FloridaN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1966

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Florida Justice Association Workhorse SeminarImproper Conduct By Witnesses, and Much More2007
Florida Justice Association Workhorse SeminarMotions for Mistrial2007
Florida Justice Association Workhorse SeminarHow to Handle the Tricky Situations - Juror Misconduct2007
Florida Justice Association Workhorse SeminarProof and Argument of Damages for Mental Pain and Anguish2006
Florida Justice Association Workhorse SeminarImproper Conduct By Counsel2006
Florida Justice Association Fall Convention Advanced Trial SkillsOpening Statements2006
Florida Justice Association Fall Convention Advanced Trial SeminarThe Latest Approaches to Medical Malpractice2006
Florida Justice Association Workhorse SeminarDeposing Defense Medical Experts2005
Florida Justice AssociationDeposing Defense Medical Experts (on Liability) in Medical Malpractice Cases2005
Florida Justice AssociationOpening Statements, Opening Statements and Closing Arguments Series2005
Florida Justice Association Workhorse SeminarThe Difficult Judge2004