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At FriedmanLaw our overriding aim is to help you realize your goals by applying the experience we've gained in over twenty-five years working with New Jersey and New York families. You need a lawyer, but why use our firm? It's a fair question, a decision not to be made lightly. Visit our website for more detailed information and our blog at for up to the minute information.

For over 25 years FriedmanLaw has helped families use the law to realize their goals. Since 2006, attorney Lawrence A. Friedman has been named to New Jersey Super Lawyers published by Thomson Reuters and long has held Martindale Hubbel's highest peer review rating of AV- Preeminent.  We work hard to speak clearly in language non-lawyers understand and strive to provide quality legal work at a fair price. We are very proud that referrals from clients and other lawyers are our largest source of new business.

Because the law is specialized and complex, we practice primarily in several related core areas-- special needs planning and trusts, elder law, Medicaid & Medicare, developmental disabilities, Social Security Administration [including Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability (SSD)], guardianships, wills, trusts, estates, powers of attorney, health care directives, and tax.

FriedmanLaw can help with the following:

  • Preserve savings against nursing home and other long term care cost

  • Avoid impoverishment when a spouse needs nursing home or other long term care

  • Compare options to obtain long term care in a nursing home, assisted living facility, or private home and pay via Medicaid, long term care insurance, or otherwise

  • Evaluate and negotiate nursing home, assisted living facility, continuing care retirement community, and other contracts

  • Draw wills and trusts that minimize taxes, direct assets to desired beneficiaries, and protect children of prior marriages from being disinherited by a surviving spouse

  • Administer a loved one's estate

  • Use special needs trusts to maintain disability benefits when settling a malpractice or other personal injury claim or developing an estate plan

  • Obtain quality special education and transition upon graduation

  • Obtain Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) housing and other benefits

  • Qualify for Medicaid, Global Options, home care, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medicare, Social Security Disability (SSD), housing assistance (Section 8 and other aid), and other programs &

  • Use powers of attorney, health care directives, and guardianships to allow loved ones to make decisions when mental faculties decline and seek Medicaid to fund care



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Practice areas


  1. Elder Law: 50%
    26 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Estate Planning: 40%
    36 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  3. Tax: 10%
    36 years, 500 cases

Attorney endorsements

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  • Moseley Cary Collins III

    I endorse this lawyer. Lawrence has an excellent reputation in the legal community.


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  • Sean Cleary

    I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community.


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Contact info

12 Cushing Drive
Bridgewater, NJ, 08807


NYCurrently registered 197703/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Distinguished Legislative Service AwardNew Jersey State Bar Association2000
Environmental Law Essay ContestAmerican Association for Justice/Association of Trial Lawyers of America1975
ASIL Deak Essay ContestAmerican Society of International Law1975
MemberPhi Beta Kappa1973
Note & Comment EditorNew York University Journal of International Law & Politics1973
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyFriedmanLaw1989 - Present
AttorneyVarious law firms1981 - 1989
AttorneyUnited States Department of Transportation1977 - 1981
Association namePosition nameDuration
New Jersey State Bar Association, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law SectionMember Board of Consultors2009 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysN/A1992 - Present
New Jersey State Bar Association, Elder and Disability Law SectionChair1999 - 2000
Publication nameTitleDate
New Jersey Law Journal, Bar Association & Other publicationsMany articles published2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws1982
New York University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
Binghamton University, Harpur College of Arts and SciencesEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1973
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Sophisticated Elder LawSpecial Needs Developments, Elder Law, including Miller Trusts (QIT)2015
Seniors Law Day ConferenceEstate Planning, Long Term Care Planning2015
Probate SymposiumEstate Planning, Elder Long Term Care Planning2015
Personal Injury, Medical MalpracticeMedicare Set-Aside Trusts, SNTs2015
Tax/Estate PlanningUnderstanding Special Needs Trusts2014
Sophisticated Elder Law ConferenceElder Law Developments2014
Ethics Issues LectureEthics Issues Elder Law, Special Needs2014