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Eddie David Friedman

Car accident Attorney at Jericho, NY

4.5   8 reviews

also known as Edward D. Friedman, Edward Friedman

  • State Years
    New York - NY 38 years
    Florida - FL 36 years
  • Licensed for 38 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1985
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1986
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Eddie

Learn Eddie’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Car accident

    38 years, 1,400 cases

  2. Slip and fall accident

    38 years, 1,400 cases

  3. Personal injury
    Advocating for people injured by the negligent and wrongful conduct of others, recovering money for harm done.

    38 years, 800 cases

  4. Motorcycle accident

    38 years, 200 cases

  5. Trucking accident

    38 years, 200 cases

I am blessed to be the husband of a wonderful wife and the father of great children. 

I am a first generation American and I am grateful for the gifts of this great nation !  My parents were survivors of the Holocaust and both my Mother and Father were orphaned and lost many siblings and extended family as a result of the policies of tryannical, hate-based regimes.  The experience of my parents created within me a heightened sensitivity to the importance of a legal system that is founded upon fairness and respect for the rights of individuals.

As an accident-injury lawyer, I am privileged to advocate for people hurt by the negligent and wrongful conduct of others, by recovering money for harm done.  In almost all cases, the people we represent are pitted against Big Money interests, (such as huge insurance companies, etc., ) that see the injured person as a financial liability to be "adjusted," "handled" and forgotten about, rather than as a human being, deserving of treatment in a manner that recognizes their dignity and value.

When someone does a bad thing that hurts someone else, we do what we can to make sure they pay for their bad acts.

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Friedman & Simon, L.L.P.
390 N Broadway
Suite 210
Jericho, NY, 11753-1100


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Posted by Michael | September 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
When only the Best will do. No exceptions.
The driver of a car that ran a red light at high speed crashed into the car that I was driving. The tremendous impact resulted in the death of that other driver and in a terrible, life-changing injury to my spine along with other injuries. I hired Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. to represent me. The other driver had no assets but Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. was able to settle my case for the full limits of that driver’s automobile insurance policy. I received excellent service and the best possible outcome, given the circumstances. I was always kept informed as to the status of the case. Most importantly, I always had the feeling that Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. was fighting for me against an insurance company that did not see me as a badly hurt person who needed to rebuild his life, but saw me instead as a file to be “adjusted” for the lowest possible figure. For anyone looking for a lawyer after an accident I would give my highest recommendation to Friedman & Simon, L.L.P.
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Posted by David | September 14, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Mr. Friedman isnt just a lawyer
Mr. Friedman wasn't just a my lawyer. He (was) or is a very concerned and a very caring person. Mr. Friedman made sure I was in good hands as well. I was injured in 2009. We settled in 2013 and I was astonished how hard he fought for me to get my life back finacially. Through his hard work and corcern I would recommend this man Mr. Friedman to my worst enemy. That being said is meant for anyone to hire Mr. Friedman is in good hands.
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Posted by Donny | June 14, 2016
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Thanks for your help!
Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. helped my wife and I when we were in a car accident. I’m glad we were refered to this firm. They kept us upto date on the status of our case and helped us get compensation for our medical bills and time lost from work. Thank you so much for your help!
Posted by Daniel | June 13, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Firm from start to finish!
I stared at this review for some time before I started writing it. I knew it would be tremendously difficult to put into words how appreciative I am for the years of hard work and dedication the team at Friedman & Simon put into my case. I worked with Friedman & Simon on my extremely complex personal injury case. The team of attorneys at Friedman & Simon are nothing short of amazing; not only in my eyes but my family’s eyes as well. This case went on for several years at a tough time in my life and there were many times where I wanted to give up but they encouraged me not to and continued to fight this case as if I were part of their family. Mr. Friedman could be reached at any time night or day he went above & beyond to make sure I was comfortable from the very beginning of this case to the conclusion. He is the face of this firm with a heart of gold. When this case finally went to trial I remember being particularly nervous, once their trial attorney started to fight my case in the courtroom I immediately knew I was in good hands. At the conclusion of this case the court stenographer stopped me on my way out and let me know that in his several years working in the court system he’s NEVER seen a more charismatic, confident, and organized trial attorney then Friedman & Simon’s trial attorney. It goes without question that I endorse Friedman & Simon; if you choose them to represent them you have made the right decision I promise you that.
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Posted by Debora | September 14, 2014
Knowledgable, compassionate team of spectacular Lawyers
It is with great pleasure that I am recommending the services of Eddie Friedman and his team. Mr. Friedman represented me in a soft tissue injury case for lesions I sustained as a consequence of a fall in a supermarket. Although I was experiencing severe pain that had a considerable impact on my level of function, I knew my court case wasn't simple, as "nothing had broke". Mr. Friedman and his staff were phenomenal at protecting my legal rights. I have only words of praise for his work and a genuine appreciation for his humane, thoughtful approach to his clients.
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Posted by Andrew | August 10, 2014
Excellent Representation and Friendly Staff!
The firm provided me with excellent legal advice. They took the time to answer all my questions, professional staff, were easy to get a hold of, always called me back within a day if not sooner. Most importantly, walked away with my medical bills all paid for and then some. Very happy and strongly recommended.
Posted by Don | February 25, 2012
The Best I've found
I have worked with many people in the legal field over my career and Mr. Friedman was hand picked from many and for good reason: every case he has handled for me has been resolved to MY satisfaction. He has always met my expectations, often exceeding them, and in doing so allows me to refer him to my toughest,and most prized, people: my family.
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Posted by Gary | September 14, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Wasn't happy
My father was killed crossing Sunrise Highway as a pedestrian after being knocked down by one automobile and driven over by another. I was recommended to Roger Simon. I got Ed Friedman who waited two years after I signed the retainer agreement to inform me he wasn't a trial attorney and that his partner Roger Simon, who is a trial attorney, didn't have time to take my case to court. Although I never met him, Simon did conduct the deposition for my case but didn’t depose an individual that was seated in the front passenger seat of the car that drove over my father. After I informed Friedman of this on the phone, after reading the deposition report, he subsequently called the passenger on the phone (as it was now too late to depose her) and Friedman said that she didn’t remember anything. There were thirteen 911 callers of which the police contacted 12. These attorneys made no inquiry about any of them. My father was not in the crosswalk but got over two lanes of road before being hit in the third lane. The drivers had been stopped at the previous light when he started to cross and the driver that hit him was on his way to a dentist appointment. The driver that drove over him left the scene of the accident and contacted the police later. Freidman told us on the first day that we met him that the fact that my father was not in the crosswalk would not be a problem because he didn't just dart out in front of a car. This favorably affected our comfort level with him and we signed the retainer agreement. Two years later he told us that the fact that my father wasn’t in the crosswalk was a big problem and he didn't remember saying anything to the contrary. He also waited two years to tell us he didn't think we had a case. I did not want to accept the settlement offered so Friedman referred us to another law firm that had been associated with his, attorney named David Lewis, by stating in email: “We have assigned the matter to experienced, qualified trial counsel.” I tried to get another attorney but was told by other firms that they would have to first pay Friedman and Simon and this would make taking my case a bad investment because they would have also wanted to spend money to hire expert witnesses, something Freidman, Simon, Lewis never intended to do. Meanwhile, Lewis continually refused to talk to the opposing lawyers about the details of my father's accident, merely saying that the only point he wanted to make was that my father should have been seen by the drivers. He said that if we went to court he would not address any other details because juries have short attention spans. Instead, he tried to get an increase in the insurance company's offer by finding common cause with the adjuster, based on the fact that their “daughters go to college together.” I had to fight bitterly with Lewis until he agreed to discuss the details of the actual accident with the other attorneys, after I wrote them all down and sent them to him by email a couple of days before trial date. I ended up accepting an offer that I thought was way too low because I was stuck with these attorneys and I didn't trust that Lewis would do an adequate job in court based on his own explanation as to how he would handle the case. However, the entire reason given to us by Mr. Friedman as to why we were being referred to Lewis was that he was a trial attorney and Lewis made it clear he did not want to go to court. Attorneys on both sides shared an interest of coming up with a figure that would “make this case go away” as I was told by Lewis and that figure was less than half of the amount originally estimated by Friedman, although Friedman subsequently denied having made any estimate. The Defense tried to delay payment by insisting on a Death Compromise Order which Lewis told me could take months but the court said was not necessary. Lewis insisted we had to follow their demand until I threatened to cancel the agreement and only then did we get paid.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-33%


AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Friedman & Simon, L.L.P.
  • 1991 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Edward D. Friedman, P.C. Attorney at Law
  • 1987 - 1991
  • Associate Attorney
  • Richard Gaba & Associates
  • 1985 - 1987


  • Hofstra University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1984
  • Hofstra University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1981

Legal Cases

  • Aryeh & Siuni vs. Grella
  • Confidential
  • Anonymous vs. Anonymous
  • We have achieved >$1,000,000 results in numerous cases.


  • New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Nassau Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member - Champion of Justice
  • 2010 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Hindi
  • Hebrew
  • Tamil
  • Kannada
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Honors and Awards

  • Official Notice of Gratitude
  • New York Soccer Latin Academy
  • 2012
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Bayville Centre Island Rotary Club
  • 1994

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (11)
Endorse Eddie
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ed Friedman is an excellent attorney. His attention to his clients and his responsiveness are exceptional and noteworthy. Most importantly, time and again, Eddie has obtained results which exceed what I thought possible on matters which I have referred to him."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer for his knowledge in his field. He and his firm zealously advocate for the interests of the firm's clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Friedman is an excellent personal injury lawyer. He is a seasoned litigator. Extremely competent and ethical. Well respected by other lawyers and judges."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Friedman is a consummate professional and a true "lawyer's" lawyer. His litigation skills and ability to communicate with his clients are second to none. I have worked together with him on numerous cases from inception to trial and his tireless efforts and keen insight proved to be invaluable time and time again."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eddie is great attorney and an even better person. I would have no hesitation referring him a matter. The client will be in capable hands."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Friedman has extensive knowledge of laws pertaining to the representation of injury victims and zealously advocates for their compensation."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. E. David Friedman was the first attorney I ever worked for. He is a mentor and a friend. If you need to know anything about a personal injury case or law, he is the "go to" guy. I fully and completely endorse Eddie. Without reservation!"
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eddie Friedman is a highly qualified and experienced attorney. I recommend him and his law firm without reservation."
Medical malpractice Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Eddie is personable, hard working, and easy to work with. It is always a pleasure to speak with him regarding any matter."
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Jericho Car accident Lawyer Eddie David Friedman
Eddie David Friedman
Car accident Attorney
Jericho, NY
Licensed for 38 years
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