David Fried is a trial lawyer who represents injured individuals and businesses. David spends most of his time helping catastrophically injured clients and their families recover full compensation resulting from negligent and intentional harms including medical malpractice, auto and trucking wrecks, motorcycle and bicycle wrecks, road defects and defective premises, inadequate security, sexual assault, police excessive force and deliberate indifference cases for prison detainees.
The remainder of David’s practice is devoted to helping resolve workplace and business disputes including contract breaches, theft of intellectual property and all types of work-place discrimination. David has particular expertise handling large complex wage and hour class claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Mr. Fried earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in business from Binghamton University in New York. In 1995, Mr. Fried graduated from Emory University Law School in Atlanta, Georgia. Following graduation, Mr. Fried took and passed both the Georgia and New York bar exams. His first position following law school was with the Georgia Superior Courts as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Tom Pope, the Honorable Jefferson Davis, and the Honorable Shepherd Howell.
Prior to forming Fried Bonder White, David worked on the other side – defending injury cases with the Atlanta insurance defense firm, Fain, Major & Brennan. He later joined the Atlanta office of Jackson Lewis, a national employment and labor firm, where he concentrated his practice primarily on Fair Labor Standards Act Wage and Overtime claims and employment discrimination defense litigation. David continued his management side employment practice with the Atlanta office of Hunton Andrews Kurth, focusing on Fair Labor Standards Act litigation, employment discrimination claims and client counseling.
David left the “big firm” environment with the goal of representing injured individuals and businesses. Fried Bonder White is the successful result of David, Scott and Joe’s combined experience, passion, work-ethic and vision. As lead counsel, co-counsel, and partner, David and the firm have recovered millions of dollars for their clients through trials, settlements, and mediations, in both state and federal courts throughout the county.
Since 2005, David has been Identified by Law & Politics and the publishers of Atlanta Magazine as Georgia’s Legal Elite and consistently named among Georgia’s Super Lawyers. He is a regular invited guest speaker for legal seminars, web and podcasts. David lives in Atlanta with his wife Della Deaton, his two children Benjamin Davis and Joscelin-James, their black lab Zelda and their cat, Panther.
Areas of Practice
Defective and Dangerous Premises
Police Misconduct – Eighth Amendment
Deliberate Indifference Cases for Prison Detainees
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Individual and Class Wage and Overtime Disputes
Intellectual Property and Contract Disputes
Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia – 1995
Binghamton University, Binghamton, New York - 1989
· B.A. Political Science with a Minor in Business
Professional Associations and Memberships
State Bar of Georgia Member
Atlanta Bar Member
American Association for Justice Member
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Member
Lawyers Club of Atlanta Member
|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||1996||07/02/2020|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2011|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2010|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2009|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2008|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2007|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2006|
|Super Lawyers||Super Lawyers||2005|
|Partner||Fried & Bonder, LLC||2001 - Present|
|Associate||Hunton & Williams||1999 - 2001|
|Associate||Jackson Lewis||1997 - 1999|
|Associate||Fain, Major, Wiley & Brennan||1996 - 1997|
|Judicial Law Clerk||Superior Courts Of Georgia - Bartow County||1995 - 1996|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of Georgia||Member||N/A|
|Atlanta Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Trial Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Georgia Trial Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|The Lawyers Club||Member||N/A|
|Emory University||JD - Juris Doctor||1995|
|Binghamton University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1989|