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Ivan Matthew Friedman

also known as Ivan Friedman, Ivan 'Buddy' Friedman

About me

I grew up in Austin and attended public schools there from elementary school to high school, returning to get my law degree from the University of Texas in 1992.  I am an avid Longhorn and Spurs fan, and enjoy outdoor activities in Central and South Texas such as swimming, hiking, biking, and riding waves at Port Aransas and South Padre.  My wife Lesli (from Seguin) and I were married in 2007 after meeting at the Texas Capitol and I have three children.  I attend St. Mark's Episcopal Church in San Marcos and donate time and money to Women's Shelters and Legal Aid.


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Family: 65%
    22 years, 4.5 thousand cases
  2. Divorce & Separation: 25%
    16 years, 300 cases
  3. Child Support: 5%
    22 years, 4 thousand cases
  4. Adoption: 5%
    16 years, 20 cases



Hourly ($300/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Rebecca Janice Carrillo

    Ivan Friedman is a smart attorney who is a good advocate for his clients.I endorse this lawyer.


    Rebecca Carrillo Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • James Morris Balagia

    I endorse Ivan Friedman wholeheartedly. I met Ivan while we both attended law school at UT in 1990. We have been friends since that time. I have watched Ivan in the courtroom and in the legal community for the past twenty years. Ivan has a great reputation as a trial lawyer and his ethics are beyond reproach. I regularly refer family law and administrative law cases to Ivan and would not hesitate to hire Ivan to represent me. Ivan is truthful and has strong character. He is also knowledgeable in a number of legal fields. I highly recommend and endorse my good friend, Ivan Friedman.


    James Balagia DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Offices of Ivan Friedman

118 N. LBJ Dr.
San Marcos, TX, 78666

115 Camaron Street
San Antonio, TX, 78205



TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199310/19/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best of San Antonio Top 12Proactive Resources2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Chief of Staff/General Counsel/Committee ClerkTexas House of Representatives1995 - 2007
Assistant Attorney GeneralOffice of the Attorney General of Texas1993 - 1994
Legislative AideSenate of the State of Texas, Senator Gregory Luna1993 - 1993
Intern/ClerkUnited States Magistrate's Court1992 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
San Antonio Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
San Antonio Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2010 - Present
Texas Renewable Energy Industries AssociationMember2009 - Present
State Bar of Texas, Environmental and Natural Reources SectionMember2008 - Present
Joe E. Moreno Scholarship FundBoard Member, Counsel2005 - Present
State Bar of Texas, Family Law SectionMember2002 - Present
City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation BoardBoard Member2001 - 2002
Hays County Bar AssociationPresident, VP, Exec. Director2000 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember1993 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Comal County divorceAgreed settlement following mediation, depositions, and jury trial setting
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Publication nameTitleDate
Ezine ArticlesRetroactive Child Support in Texas2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Texas Tech UniversityPublic Administration, Renewable Energy Public PolicyMA - Masters (Public Administration)2009
University of Texas School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
University of California - BerkeleyEnglish LiteratureOther - Bachelors1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
2009 Economic SummitRenewable Energy: Wind Energy in South Texas2009