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David L. Friedman

David L. Friedman

Practice areas:

Bankruptcy & Debt, Lemon Law, Debt Collection

David Friedman

About Me

David Friedman came up on the not-so-mean streets of
Queens, New York. As a kid, all he knew about Minnesota was that there
was a guy named Prince who lived there in a purple house.


One day David heard about deep fried food on a stick, which
convinced him to pack his bags and give law school a go at the
University of Minnesota.  That’s where he started a band with future law
partner Blake Iverson, and also where he got involved in consumer law
issues, helping pioneer the law school’s consumer protection clinic to
help Minnesotans victimized by predatory lending.


After law school, David went back East and cut his teeth at
the Financial Clinic, a nonprofit providing free counseling and legal
services for low-income New Yorkers.  Running the Clinic’s legal
department, he focused on bankruptcy, debt collection defense, and a
variety of other consumer law issues.


Working in the fast-paced courtrooms of New York was a rush,
but Minnesota kept calling. A long summer weekend eventually turned into
a lease on an apartment in South Minneapolis, and in December 2009,
David founded Friedman Iverson.  Now that he’s a Twin Cities “lifer,” he
tries his hardest to balance born-and-bred New York grit with Minnesota
nice. He may still cut you off on 35W, but at least he’s finally
learned to wave.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2008

  1. Bankruptcy & Debt: 75%
    7 years, 150 cases
  2. Lemon Law: 15%
    5 years, 10 cases
  3. Debt Collection: 10%
    7 years, 60 cases



Hourly ($300/hour), Contingent (40-45%), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Daniel Mathews Eaton

    David is an excellent attorney and a personable guy. He is not afraid of complicated issues and he is ready and willing to advocate for his bankruptcy clients beyond merely preparing their petition. Any client will be well served by David's representation.


    Daniel Eaton Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Adam William Klotz

    David is an outstanding attorney. The clients I have referred to him have all been very pleased with his work. He is intelligent, personable, creative, and an attorney who I very much trust to have his client's best interests at the forefront. I endorse this attorney.


    Adam Klotz Debt Collection Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Friedman Iverson, PLLC

509 First Avenue NE
Suite 2
Minneapolis, MN, 55413


MNAuthorized to practice201004/19/2015
NYCurrently registered 200803/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 25 Legal BlawgsMinnesota State Bar Association Practice Blawg2011
The Top 25 Minnesota BlawgsMinnesota State Bar Association Practice Blawg2010

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerFriedman Iverson, PLLC2009 - Present
AttorneyThe Financial Clinic2007 - 2009
Public Interest Fellow--Coalition for Debtor EducationFordham Law School2006 - 2007

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Hennepin County Bar Association, Debtor/Creditor Remedies SectionBoard member2013 - Present
Minnesota State Bar Association, Bankruptcy Law SectionMember2010 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2010 - Present
National Association of Consumer AdvocatesMember2007 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Foster v. CTISettled for actual damages and attorney's fees
Sabet v. WaggonerSettled
Forster v. Auto-consultants.comDefault judgment

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Publication NameTitleDate
Twin Cities BusinessLaw for Labors of Love2012
MinnPost.comFriedman Iverson: lawyers in the Twin Cities creative community2012
Friedman IversonFriedman Iverson consumer blogN/A

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Minnesota Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Binghamton UniversityPolitical ScienceBA2002

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Surviving a Collision at the Intersection of Bankruptcy and Consumer LawBankruptcy and consumer rights2015
Debtor Creditor ConferenceReplevin, Repossession and Auto Fraud2013
Guest speaker at monthly meetingChapter 13 bankruptcy and foreclosure defense2012
Boutique Law SeriesLaw For Entrepreneurs: The Basics of Taking Your Passions from Hobby to Career2012
Adult Education IllustratedGet it in Writing // Legal Contracts 1012012
Adult Education IllustratedI Fought the Law // Creative Law Crash Course2012
Minnesota State Bar Association, Art and Entertainment Law SectionBankruptcy and the Arts2010
New York State Assembly Committee on Consumer Affairs and ProtectionTestimony on debt settlement companies2009
New York City Comptroller's Foreclosure ConferenceCredit reports and scores2008
New York City Comptroller's Affordable Housing ForumCredit reports and scores2008
New York City Comptroller's Consumer Banking ConferenceCredit issues, student loans2007