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Paul D Friedman

Paul D Friedman

Practice areas:

Medical Malpractice, Brain Injury, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Birth Injury, Personal Injury, Defective and Dangerous Products

About Me

Paul D. Friedman is a nationally recognized speaker in the area of ethics. In addition to his law degree, he has a master's degree in bioethics and a doctorate of philosophy involving comparative ethics. Dr. Friedman is Certified as a Civil Trial Specialist and a Civil Pre-Trial Specialist by the National Board Legal Specialty Certification and is Certified as an Injury and Wrongful Death Specialist by the State Bar of Arizona Board of Legal Specializations.  He is also an Associate with the American Board of Trial Advocates.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1989

  1. Medical Malpractice: 30%
    26 years, 50 cases
  2. Brain Injury: 25%
    24 years, 15 cases
  3. Ethics & Professional Responsibility: 20%
    14 years, 50 cases
  4. Birth Injury: 15%
  5. Other: 10%
  6. More 



Hourly ($350-450/hour), Contingent (29-40%), Free Consultation (120 minutes)

Attorney Endorsements

16 total 

  • Garvey M Biggers

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Contact Info

O'Steen & Harrison, PLC

300 W. Clarendon
Suite 400
Phoenix, AZ, 85013-3424

O'Steen & Harrison, PLC

1757 E. Baseline Rd.
Building 3, Suite 111
Gilbert, AZ, 85233-1533

O'Steen & Harrison, PLC

17235 N. 75th Avenue
Suite E-10
Glendale, AZ, 85308-0831

Van O'Steen, Attorneys at Law

2033 E. Speedway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ, 85719-4743




AZActive 198905/25/2015
DCInactive 200405/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top Attorneys in ArizonaSouthwest Superlawyers2015
10 Best Attorneys for the State of ArizonaAmerican Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys2014
Top Attorneys in ArizonaSouthwest Super Lawyers2014
Top Attorneys in ArizonaArizona Magazine2013
Top Attorneys in ArizonaPhoenix Magazine2013
To Attorneys in ArizonaSouthwest Superlawyers2013
Nationally Ranked Top 10 AttorneyNational Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys2013
The Valley's Top LawyersNorth Valley Magazine2012
Top Attorneys in ArizonaAZ Magazine2012
Top 100 Trial AttorneysThe National Trial Lawyers2012
Top Attorneys in ArizonaSouthwest Superlawyers2012
Top Attorneys in ArizonaSouthwest Superlawyers2011
Top Attorneys in ArizonaAZ Magazine2011
Top 100 Trial AttorneysThe National Trial Lawyers2011
Top 100 Trial AttorneysThe American Trial Lawyers Assoc.2010
Top Attorneys in ArizonaAZ Magazine2010
Top Attorneys in ArizonaSouthwest Superlawyers2010
Top Attorneys in ArizonaSouthwest Super Lawyers2007
Leading Plaitniff's Attorneys in AmericaLawdragon2007
Certified Civil Trial SpecialistNational Board of Trial Advocacy2005
Who's Who in American LawMarquis Who's Who in American Law2001
Certified in Injury and Wrongful Death LitigationState Bar of Arizona1997
International Who's Who Of ProfessionalsGibralter Publishing1996
Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and CollegesCenter for Student Development and Programs1985
Phi Beta KappaAlpha Omega Chapter1985

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Designated BrokerAttorney's Realty, LLC2005 - 2013
Judge Pro TemporeSuperior Court for the State of Arizona2005 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorMidwestern University/Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine2004 - 2012
MemberO'Steen & Harrison, PLC1996 - Present
AttorneyGoldman & Kaplan, Ltd.1995 - 1996
AttorneyLaw Offices of James F. Brooks1991 - 1994
AttorneyTeilborg, Sanders & Parks1989 - 1991


Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Board of Trial AdvocatesAssociate2012 - Present
National Board of Legal Specialty CertificationBoard Certified Civil Pretrial Practice Advocate2012 - Present
American College of Forensic Examiners InstituteCFC, CI, DABFE2009 - Present
Arizona Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2007 - 2012
National Board of Trial AdvocacyBoard Certified Civil Trial Advocate2005 - Present
American Society for Law, Medicine and EthicsMember2004 - Present
Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown UniversityMember2004 - Present
American Society for Bioethics and HumanitiesMember2004 - Present
American Society of Human GeneticsMember2004 - Present
National Association of RealtorsRealtor2004 - 2013
American Association for JusticeAdvocate1998 - Present
State Bar of Arizona Board of Legal SpecializationCertified in Injury & Wrongful Death Litigation1997 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1997 - 2015

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
State of Arizona v. Brown & Williamson Tobacco Co., et al.Settlement-Tobacco Industry for 3 Billion Dollars
Camblin v. City of PhoenixJudgment for $1,700,000
Bakke v. Kingman Regional Medical CenterResolution Against Multiple Defendants and Trial

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
LaCrosse UniversityPhilosophyPhD - Doctorate2006
College of Health Sciences at Midwestern University/Arizona College of Osteopathic MedicineBioethicsMA - Masters2004
California Western School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
University of ArizonaN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1985

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
SATAI 2014 ConferenceWitness Statements and Expert Testimony at Trial2014
West Valley Bar Association CLEStaying Off The State Bar's Disciplinary Screen2012
Arizona State University School of Graduate NursingPreparing To Testify2008
Arizona College of Osteopathic MedicineMedical Malpractice: A View From The Trenches2008
Medical School/Practitioners CourseMedical Ethics and the Law2007
Arizona State UniversityHow to Prevent Bad Medicine2007
Medical School/Practitioners CourseBioethics and the Law2006
Glendale Community CollegeEtiology of Bioethics2006
Employees Assistance Professionals AssociationLegal and Ethical Issues in Behavioral Health2006
Arizona State UniversityRules and Regulations for Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners2006
Western States Osteopathic ConferenceEthical Issues of Tort Reform2005
Medical School/Practitioners CourseContemporary Readings in Bioethics2005
Medical Schoo/Practitioners CourseFoundations of Bioethics2005
Death and Dying IssuesInterpretation of the Law Regarding Medical Issues2005
Medical School/Practitioners CourseResearch Ethics2004
Medical School/Practitioners CourseMedical Ethics & The Law2003
Psychology SymposiumBioethics - How to Keep Your Practice Out Of Court2001
Ethics ConferenceEthics Issues for Civil Trial Attorneys1998