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John W. Fried is a member of the firm’s Insurance Coverage Counseling and Litigation for Policyholders Practice Group and serves as head of the White Collar Criminal Defense Practice Group.


His civil practice is devoted primarily to representing policyholders whose insurance claims have been denied. He currently represents many nationally known corporations seeking insurance coverage for pollution, asbestos, toxic tort, products, property, medical stop-loss, and business interruption claims. He also represents individuals seeking insurance coverage covered by directors and officers insurance, errors and omissions insurance, and disability income insurance.


Mr. Fried’s white collar criminal defense practice involves representing business organizations and individuals who may be or who are the subjects of criminal investigations and/or prosecutions.


Before joining Flaster/Greenberg on January 1, 2013, Mr. Fried was a partner at Fried & Epstein LLP with Lee M. Epstein, also now a Flaster/Greenberg shareholder. From 1999 to 2012, their law firm successfully recovered settlements and judgments of hundreds of million dollars for their policyholder-clients. The firm achieved significant trial and appellate victories in federal and state courts, including New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Illinois, Louisiana, Colorado, Missouri, Florida, Ohio, Delaware, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.


From 1990 to 1999, Mr. Fried was a partner at Anderson Kill & Olick PC.


From 1972 to 1990, Mr. Fried was an assistant district attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney's Office. As an Assistant DA, he prosecuted crimes such as murder, bribery and narcotics trafficking. He also served as chief of the Rackets Bureau, where he supervised and tried complex fraud, larceny and public corrpution cases. In addition, he was appointed as a Special Assistant United States Attorney for purposes of prosecuting a RICO case against public officials. Thereafter, Mr. Fried became chief of the District Attorney's Trial Division, where he supervised more than 250 assistant district attorneys in a broad range of cases, ranging from disorderly conduct to murder.


Admitted to practice before the state and federal courts of New Jersey and New York, Mr. Fried is an active member of the American Bar Association and the New York City Bar Association. 


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
  2. Insurance: 50%

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Flaster/Greenberg PC

295 Madison Avenue
12th Floor
New York, NY, 10017

Flaster/Greenberg PC

141 Tompkins Avenue
141 Tompkins Avenue
Pleasantville, NY, 10570



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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Named a New York - Metro "Super Lawyer"New York Super Lawyers2015
Named a New York - Metro "Super Lawyer"New York Super Lawyers2014
Named a New York - Metro "Super Lawyer"New York Super Lawyers2013
Named a New York - Metro "Super Lawyer"New York Super Lawyers2012
Named a New York - Metro "Super Lawyer"New York Super Lawyers2011
Named a New York - Metro "Super Lawyer"New York Super Lawyers2010
Named a New York - Metro "Super Lawyer"New York Super Lawyers2009
Named a New York - Metro "Super Lawyer"New York Super Lawyers2008
Pro Bono AwardHudson Valley Legal Services2006
Rated AV® Preeminent™Martindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderFlaster Greenberg PC2013 - Present
PartnerFried & Epstein, LLP1999 - 2012
PartnerAnderson Kill & Olick PC1990 - 1999
Assistant District AttorneyManhattan District Attorney's Office1972 - 1990
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
New York City Bar AssociationMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Fordham University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1971
Rutgers UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1968