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Jeffrey Friedman focuses his practice on personal injury, automobile accident, defective product claims and workplace injuries. Jeffrey continues to battle the always changing laws governing intentional tort claims and challenges these laws with several claims currently pending before the Supreme Court of Ohio.

Fighting unreasonable and unfair insurance company exclusions is a priority for Jeffrey. He battles for victims’ rights under these insurance policies through the courts as well as through Ohio State legislature.

Jeffrey has volunteered his time to review clients’ insurance policies at no charge, just to help teach them about their coverage. 40+ years of experience makes Jeffrey Friedman one of the most knowledgeable attorneys in Northeast Ohio, and enables him to successfully handle even the most serious and complex cases.


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 30%
    42 years
  2. Employment & Labor: 20%
    42 years
  3. Discrimination: 20%
    42 years
  4. Wrongful Death: 20%
    42 years
  5. Birth Injury: 10%
    40 years, 31 cases



Contingent (33%), Free consultation (120 minutes)

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  • Stephen Scott Vanek

    Mr. Friedman is very well qualified in the areas of law in which he practices and he exhibits genuine concern and empathy for his clients throughout the resolution of their legal issues.


    Stephen Vanek Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Friedman, Domiano & Smith Co., L.P.A.

55 Public Square
Cleveland, OH, 44113


FLMember in Good Standing198709/08/2015
DCInactive 198805/24/2015

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Publicly Reprimanded
    issued in OH, 1990


    Public reprimand means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State gives the lawyer a public reprimand in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior. Details of the infraction are made part of the public record.

    Jeffrey’s comment: “In 1989, Jeffrey H. Friedman failed to mark the outside of an envelope he mailed as "Advertisement” and unknowingly broke a Florida rule, which resulted in a public reprimand. Ohio has a policy to not remove any reprimands despite the age of the complaint.”

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial Lawyers of 2007-2011American Association of Trial Lawyers2007
HonoreeCitizen of Distinction2002
Scholastic and Political Achievement AwardJohn Carroll University1969
Civil Trial AdvocateNational Board of Trial AdvocacyN/A
One of Cleveland's Top Rated LawyersThe Cleveland Press and Wall Street JournalN/A
Certificate of Special Recognition1st Annual Disability Awareness DayN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentFriedman, Domiano & Smith Co., L.P.A.1973 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Civil Justice FoundationFounding SponsorN/A
National College of AdvocacyAdvocateN/A
Cleveland Academy of Trial LawyersMemberN/A
Ohio Academy of Trial LawyersMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Ohio Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Highest Paid Salesman Pursued Age-Discrimination Claim and WonDamages Recovered
Damages Recovered by 45-year-old When Employer Fails to ReinstateDamages Recovered
$1.1 Million Settlement Made on Behalf of a Head Chef$1.1 Million Recovered
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Case Western Reserve University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1972
John Carroll UniversityPolitical ScienceAB - Applied Baccalaureate1969