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Matthew H. Friedman

Matthew H. Friedman

Practice areas:

Family, Divorce & Separation, Child Custody, Criminal Defense

About Me

Mr. Friedman's wealth of professional, political and legal experience enable him to bring a unique perspective to the practice of law and make him a valuable member of Dawson, Ford & Friedman. Mr. Friedman was born in New York City but relocated with his family to Henderson, Nevada shortly after beginning grade school. After graduating from high school, Mr. Friedman enrolled at the University of Nevada, Reno where he earned a bachelor of arts degree with dual majors in Public Relations and Philosophy. 
While attending the University of Nevada, Mr. Friedman served as an intern to former Governor of Nevada, Kenny C. Guinn. Upon graduation he returned home to Las Vegas and accepted a full time position within Governor Guinn's administration as a public affairs liaison and speechwriter. While serving Governor Guinn, Mr. Friedman enrolled in the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he earned his Juris Doctorate.  Upon the conclusion of the Governor's term in office, Mr. Friedman transitioned into the private sector, working as a commercial and residential mortgage lender. In his final year of law school, Mr. Friedman worked as a law clerk within a local family law firm.

Mr. Friedman is a licensed member of the Nevada Bar and is also admitted to practice before the Federal Court of the Southern District of Nevada. Prior to joining Dawson Ford & Friedman, Mr. Friedman was a member a Las Vegas Family Law and Civil Litigation Boutique, where he was named a Junior Partner within his first year of practice.

Mr. Friedman , his wife Jennifer and son Dylan are proud to call Las Vegas home. When not zealously representing his clients, Mr. Friedman enjoys spending time with family and friends, exercising, camping, listening to live music and watching sporting events.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2010

  1. Child Custody: 30%
  2. Divorce & Separation: 30%
  3. Family: 30%
  4. Criminal Defense: 10%



Hourly ($350-400/hour), Contingent (33-50%), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

20 total 

  • Tracy M. Rau

    I endorse this lawyer. Matt is knowledgeable and articulate. A skilled advocate who works hard and truly cares about his clients.


    Tracy Rau Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jason Naimi

    I endorse Mr. Friedman as a Family Law Attorney he is not only well versed in his field, but always an example of professionalism. I always appreciate the level of advocacy he provides his clients when I have the opportunity to litigate a case with him.


    Jason Naimi Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Ford & Friedman

2520 St. Rose Parkway, Suite 309
Henderson, NV, 89074



NVAttorney Active201002/23/2013

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 40 Under 40The National Trial Lawyers2014
Rising StarSuperLawyers2014
Top 10 Attorneys Under 40National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys2014
Southern Nevada Legal EliteNevada Business Magazine2014
Southern Nevada Top 100 AttorneyNevada Business Magazine2013
Clients' Choice Awardwww.Avvo.com2013
Avvo Rated Attorneywww.Avvo.com2013
Legal EliteNevada Business Magazine2013
Dean's List HonorsWilliam S. Boyd School of Law2007
Excellence for the Future Award - Gaming LawCALI2007
Excellence for the Future Award - Pretrial LitigationCALI2007
Dean's List HonorsWilliam S. Boyd School of Law2006
Excellence for the Future Award - Civil ProcedureCALI2005
Dean's List HonorsWilliam S. Boyd School of Law2005

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerFord & Friedman2012 - Present
PartnerDawson Ford & Friedman2011 - 2012
Junior PartnerFamily Law Firm2009 - 2011


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Anti-Defamation League (ADL)Member2013 - Present
ADL - Glass Leadership InstituteMember2013 - Present
Cardozo Society of Las VegasMember2011 - Present
Clark County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
State Bar of Nevada, Family Law SectionMember2010 - Present


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Nevada Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
University of Nevada-RenoPublic Relations & PhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts2004