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Jon Friedman

also known as Jon M. Friedman

About me

I have been a lawyer assisting people who have been injured by bad drivers, doctors and lawyers in state and federal courts since 1984. I pride myself on providing fast and personal attention to resolve cases in a fast, fair and complete way. 

I grew up near Chicago. I graduated from public high school in 1976, and then went to Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, graduating in 1980 with a bachelor of arts majoring in economics. I spent 1980-81 cleaning the undersides of airplanes while becoming a commercial rated pilot and a certified flight instructor, instrument and airplane. I loved teaching and flying in instrument conditions, basically in the clouds or fog, using only the instruments in the airplane to maintain safe flight. In 1981, I decided I didn't want to seek a job with an airline--though I have continued to be a current  flight instructor since 1981.

I enrolled in the Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College in the fall of 1981 and graduated in 1984. I spent several years working for the law school's legal clinic where I primarily assisted low-income people needing help with consumer problems. 

I went in to private practice upon his admission to the Bar in September, 1984. Since then, I have represented thousands of people in getting a fair resolution of their claim against wrongdoers and insurance companies. I pride myself on helping people who have been victimized by an accident or incident in getting a fast and fair result. Most people have never had to bring a claim and can be easily victimized by an insurance company. I provide fast and personal attention to assist you from the first meeting through the end of your claim. I insure that you understand where you stand from the start of the case, and keep you informed throughout the processing of the claim. I am readily available by phone or email should any questions or concerns arise during the course of your case


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 25%
    31 years
  2. Wrongful Death: 25%
    31 years
  3. Car Accidents: 25%
    31 years
  4. Medical Malpractice: 25%
    31 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Mark V. Clay

    I highly endorse Mr. Friedman. Very knowledgeable and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact him for help.


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  • Adam A Studnicki

    Mr. Friedman is a very knowledgeable and experienced lawyer who cares about his clients and gets results for them. If you are looking for an injury lawyer in Oregon, do not hesitate to give him a call.


    Adam Studnicki Personal Injury Attorney
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Contact info

1020 Southwest Taylor Street
Portland, OR, 97205-2509


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Guardian of Civil JusticeOregon Trial Lawyers Association2015
10.0 superb-medical malpractice lawyerAvvo2015
10.0 superb-personal injury lawyerAvvo2015
10.0 superb-car accident lawyerAvvo2015
10.0 superb-wrongful death lawyerAvvo2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2015
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2015
10.0 superb-medical malpractice lawyerAvvo2014
10.0 superb-personal injury lawyerAvvo2014
10.0 superb-car accident lawyerAvvo2014
10.0 superb-wrongful death lawyerAvvo2014
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Guardian of Civil JusticeOregon Trial Lawyers Association2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2013
Guardian of Civil JusticeOregon Trial Lawyers Association2013
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2012
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2012
Guardian of Civil JusticeOregon Trial Lawyers Association2012
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Guardian of Civil JusticeOregon Trial Lawyers Association2011
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2011
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2010
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Guardian of Civil JusticeOregon Trial Lawyers Association2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of Jon Friedman1984 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMember1984 - Present
American Association for JusticeParticipating Lawyer1984 - Present
Oregon Trial Lawyers AssociationGuardian of Civil Justice1984 - Present
Multnomah Bar AssociationN/A1984 - Present
Federal Aviation AdministrationCertified Flight Instructor Instrument and Airplane1981 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Mrs. A vs Mr. Asettled
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Publication nameTitleDate
338 Or 19Nibler v Oregon Department of Transportation and Department of State Police2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Lewis & Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
Carleton CollegeEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1980
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Oregon Trial Lawyers Associationevaluating cases2011