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Joseph Aaron Fried

Trucking accident Attorney at Atlanta, GA

5.0   7 reviews

also known as Joe Fried


Licensed for 29 years

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I focus my practice on major truck crash cases. I have handled cases in over 35 states with recoveries over $1 billion. I am a recognized leader in commercial motor vehicle crash litigation nationally. I am the Co-Founder of the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys, Co-Chair of the National Board of Truck Accident Attorneys, Past Chair of the American Association of Justice Trucking Litigation Group, and Past-President of the National Trial Lawyers Association Trucking Trial Attorneys. I focus on a small number of cases at a time so that I can maximize results for clients. The rest of my time I spend teaching other lawyers around the country how to be better trial lawyers, both in handling trucking cases and other types of cases. I am a former police officer and former judge.

Licensed for 29 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2017
Updated 10/23/2022
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2011
Updated 07/09/2022
State TN
Status Active
Acquired 2011
Updated 11/19/2022
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1995
Updated 11/23/2022
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1993
Updated 11/03/2022
State IN
Status Temporary Admission
Acquired N/A
Updated 12/03/2012

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Posted by anonymous | October 30, 2009
I could not have found a more diligent, knowledgeable and agressive attorney. Far exceeded my expectations!!
Brilliant attorney. Joe Fried blew us away with his compassion, understanding of the law, diligence, perserverance. I could go on and on as to how pleased we were with his and his team's work involving our case. Very personable, sympathetic and got the job done. Always optomistic even during the sometimes long and arduous ordeal a suit can be. Straight forward, no BS from Joe, he tells you like it is. I never could have imagined the judgement Joe and his team were able to obtain. Brilliant, would recommend to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | February 18, 2009
The best plaintiff's attorney, by far!
I never knew an attorney that was so personable as Joe is. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is in need of a plaintiff's attorney. His staff was very professional and always able to help if I called upon them. Not to mention they were all very nice people. Joe and his staff were always concerned how I was doing in everyday life. They were not just concerned with my case they were concerned with how my family was and how I was. Joe is a very caring and knowledgeable attorney and I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking.
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Posted by anonymous | February 18, 2009
A Lawyer and a Friend
After being involved in an accident causing me a horrible personal injury, Joseph Fried was the lawyer for me. He is very trustworthy on all levels, and he provided me with counsel when I asked for it and when I didn't. Throughout the entire legal process, I felt that I could trust Joe as both a lawyer and friend. He provided great guidance the entire time and always kept my best interest at heart. Joseph Fried is a caring and excellent lawyer who I would recommend to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | July 21, 2007
Unbelievable
In 2004 I had an 18 Wheeler hit me. It broke my back in 4 places, among other injuries and the State Patrol wrote it up, as a no-fault accident. I had about $700,000 in medical liens against me and many lawyers told me it was useless to fight the case. Joe worked with me, fought very hard and the insurance company settled in mediation, paying my medical liens off. Yes I may have won, but more importantly, I got a true friend out of the deal and a lawyer that has my utmost respect. Joe to me, is the absolute most top-notch lawyer in the country and there is absolutely nothing that he cannot achieve. I recommend Joseph A. Fried to anyone out there, more than any other lawyer in the nation. Simply put, if you want the best - Joe Fried is the Best!
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Posted by anonymous | June 27, 2007
Lawyer With A Heart
I can without hesitation say that Mr. Fried is not only a superb lawyer but a remarkable person. From the first meeting my family had with Joe until our case settled he worked tirelessly to resolve all issues and to keep us informed in a timely manor. His passion and knowledge for the law is admirable. I was honored to have Joe represent my family and I will continue recommending Joe to family and friends.
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Posted by anonymous | June 27, 2007
ceo
Joe Fried is the very very best at what he does. He is what a lawyer should be and epitomizes this in every sense of the word......FABULOUS. Joe Fried is not only skillful, knowledgable, kind, gentle and a great listener, he does his homework well. Joe Fried surrouds himself with the very best support staff and advisors to insure the facts and understanding of the situation are correct to enable the very best outcome. Joe Fried is not only a superb lawyer, he is a wonderful human being. Would I use him again....DEFINITELY Would I ask his advise again...DEFINITELY Would I recommend him....DEFINITELY Thank you, Joe, for changing our families life forever! The Scott Penley family
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Posted by anonymous | June 27, 2007
Very Good Attorney
Joe helped our family out during a very difficult time. He was extremely knowledgeable and accessible during this time and we feel that we ended up with the best result in an extremely timely manner considering our circumstances. I would recommend Joe to anyone.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 30%-45%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • Fried Goldberg LLC
  • 2008 - Present
  • Founder
  • Law Offices of Joseph A. Fried, P.C.
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Partner
  • Henry, Spiegel, Fried & Milling, L.L.P.
  • 1999 - 2007
  • Partner
  • Williams & Henry
  • 1994 - 1999
  • Judge - Pro Tem
  • Fulton County Magistrate Court
  • 1994 - 2015
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • United States District Court - Southern District of Georgia
  • 1993 - 1994
  • Municipal Court Judge
  • City of Mountain Park Municipal Counrt
  • 1992 - 1994
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Education

  • University of Georgia School of Law
  • Juris Doctor-With Honors
  • 1993
  • Oglethorpe University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts - With Highest Honors
  • 1990

Legal Cases

  • Child killed and Mother injure
  • $24 million settlement
  • Child killed and Mother injure
  • $24 million settlement
  • CLIENT SERIOUSLY INJURED HITTING REAR OF DISABLED TRACTOR-TRAILER
  • $37.5 million settlement
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Associations

  • Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys
  • Founding Director
  • 2016 - Present
  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • Faculty
  • 2005 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Chair Trucking Litigation Group
  • 2016 - 2017
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • President - Trucking Trial Lawyers Division
  • 2015 - 2020
  • AAJ Interstate Trucking Litigation Group
  • Board of Directors
  • 2009 - 2019
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • CLE Committee Chair
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Membership Committee Chair
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Attorneys Information Exchange Group
  • Board of Directors
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Attorneys Information Exchange Group (AIEG)
  • Board of Directors
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • Graduate
  • 2002 - 2002
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Founder - Younger Lawyers Section
  • 1994 - 1996
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • State Delegate
  • 1994 - 2005
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Trucking Trial Lawyers Association - Top 10
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Trucking Trial Lawyers Association - Top 10
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Top 100
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Trial lawyer of the year
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Top 100
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • GA Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • GA Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Trucking Trial Lawyer of the Year
  • American Association of Justice
  • 2015
  • Top 100
  • Georgia Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Georgia Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Georgia Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Georgia Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Georgia Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Georgia Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Georgia Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Georgia Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Certified Trucking Lawyer - 1st in Georgia
  • Association of Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America
  • 2008
  • National Advosory Board
  • Association of Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America
  • 2008
  • Faculty-Mentor- Trial Skills Clinic
  • Georgia Insitute of Continuing Legal Education
  • 2007
  • Distinguished Service Award
  • Georgia Institute of Continuing Judicial Education
  • 2007
  • Super Lawyer
  • Georgia Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Faculty-Mentor- Trial Skills Clinic
  • ICLE GA
  • 2006
  • Lawyer of Distinction
  • Jezebel Magazine
  • 2006
  • Rising Star
  • Georgia Super Lawyers
  • 2006
  • Rising Star
  • Georgia Super Lawyers
  • 2005
  • Service Award
  • 1996
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Publications

  • Multiple PublicAtions
  • Trucking Industry Standards
  • 2020
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ)
  • Trucking 'Black Boxes"
  • 2010
  • N/A
  • Hours of Service - Trucking
  • 2009
  • AAJ Annual Convention
  • There Is No Such Thing as a Low Speed Impact in a Tractor Trailer Case
  • 2009
  • Unknown
  • Maximizing Damages in Trucking Cases
  • N/A
  • Unknown
  • Maximizing Damages in Medical Malpractice Cases
  • N/A
  • Unknown
  • Maximizing Damages
  • N/A
  • Unknown
  • Maximizing Damages in Brain Injury Cases
  • N/A
  • Unknown
  • Maximizing Damages in Car Wreck Cases
  • N/A
  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE Georgia)
  • Maximizing Damages in Trucking Cases
  • N/A
  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE Georgia)
  • Maximizing Damages
  • N/A
  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE Georgia)
  • Punitive Damages in Georgia
  • N/A
  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE Georgia)
  • Voire Dire
  • N/A
  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE Georgia)
  • Maximizing Damages in Product Liaibility Cases
  • N/A
  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE Georgia)
  • Effective Direct Examination
  • N/A
  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE Georgia)
  • Effective Cross Examination
  • N/A
  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE Georgia)
  • Effective Voire Dire
  • N/A
  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE Georgia)
  • Evidentiary Foundations
  • N/A
  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE Georgia)
  • Effective Opening Statements
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • WreckTec 2009
  • Truck Accidents and Commercial Vehicle "Black Boxes"
  • 2009
  • Trucking Seminar
  • PROGRAM CHAIR - MODERATOR
  • 2009
  • Trucking Litigation Seminar
  • Effective use of CDL Manual in Trucking Litigation
  • 2009
  • PESI
  • Finding your client's story
  • 2009
  • Fatigued Trucker Seminar
  • Rules of the Road - Using CDL Manual and other Industry Materials to build your case
  • 2009
  • AAJ Trucking College
  • Depositing the Truck Driver and Faculty
  • 2009
  • AAJ Annual Convention
  • Tractor Trailer Accident Reconstruction - Understanding the Forces
  • 2009
  • Trial Practice
  • Finding your client's story
  • 2008
  • Punitive Damages in Georgia
  • Punitive Damages in Trucking Cases
  • 2008
  • Auto Torts
  • Handling Truck Accident Cases
  • 2008
  • AITLAmerica 2008 Conference
  • Effective use of CDL Manual in Trucking Litigation
  • 2008
  • Trial Skills Clinic
  • Cross Examination
  • N/A
  • Trial Skills Clinic
  • Direct Examination
  • N/A
  • Trial Skills Clinic
  • Opening Statement
  • N/A
  • Trial Skills Clinic
  • Voire Dire
  • N/A
  • Trial Skills Clinic
  • Evidentiary Foundations
  • N/A
  • Trial Skills Clinic
  • Themes and Theories
  • N/A
  • GTLA CLE
  • Maximizing Damages in Trucking Cases
  • N/A
  • Annual Convention
  • Creative Case Development - Use of Psychodramatic Techniques
  • N/A
  • Annual Conference
  • Rear Crashworthiness - Fuel System Integrity
  • N/A
  • Annual Conference
  • Fuel System Integrity Update
  • N/A
  • Annual Conference
  • Handling Fuel System Integrity Cases
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (14)
Trucking accident Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe Fried is the most skilled trucking attorney in the industry."
Trucking accident Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe Fried is one of the most sought after Trucking attorneys in the country. He is known for his incredible knowledge of the law and his great results. I highly recommend him."
Trucking accident Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe is the most skilled trucking attorney I have encountered."
Trucking accident Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe is an extremely knowledgeable trial attorney whose results speak for themselves."
Trucking accident Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Safe to say that Joe Fried has established himself as one of the top truck wreck attorneys not only in Georgia but in states around the country."
Trucking accident Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Trucking accident Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Trucking accident Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"One of the great story tellers!."
Trucking accident Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe is a pioneer in trucking litigation. He handles difficult cases with creativity and tenacity. If there is a more creative and caring lawyer in America, I have not met him or her. For truck wreck victims, particularly those in the southern U.S., I recommend Joe without reservation. Top notch lawyer. Top notch person."
Trucking accident Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe Fried is a brilliant attorney who provides outstanding service to all of his clients. I am continually amazed by the endless positive feedback I hear from numerous attorneys, providers and clients about the high degree of compassion, diligence and determination he provides to all of his clients. His results are a living testament to these attributes. Joe is humbly willing to take time out of his day to help other attorneys in their pursuit of justice, and I have greatly benefited from his advice. I wholeheartedly endorse Joe Fried to the highest extent possible."
Trucking accident Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe Fried consistently obtains outstanding results for his clients. I have attended legal seminars where he has lectured - his knowledge, skill, and expertise are unsurpassed."
Trucking accident Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Fried and his firm literally write the book on trucking accidents. If you are involved in an incident with a tractor trailer definitely call them first."
Trucking accident Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Joe Fried is one of the finest lawyers I know. He is intelligent, kind and caring. He is a champion of the injured and continues to freely give his time for the betterment of all. If you were ever injured in a truck accident, Joe Fried is the attorney that I would recommend that you call."
Trucking accident Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Joe Fried for many years now. As a fellow attorney and a friend, I can confidently say that he is one of the very best truck accident lawyers in America. Joe and I have worked together on several catastrophic truck accident cases. In these cases, his top-notch legal mind, creativity and deep understanding of complex truck accident laws and insurance issues have resulted in multi-million dollar verdicts for people hurt in truck crashes due to the negligence of others (mainly truck companies looking to cut corners). Joe also really cares for his clients. He will go the extra mile to make sure they are taken care of, comfortable and that all of their questions are answered at any time during their cases. Simply put, you can’t go wrong with Joe Fried."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Friend
"You won't find a more caring knowledgable lawyer than Joe Fried. He is well respected far beyond the borders of Georgia. I would be completely comfortable sending my family to Joe if they needed his services. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have had the opportunity to be opposite Joe a couple of times. I know him to be honest, cordial and well versed in his case and the law. When Joe's on the other side, there's none of the bloviating and puffery that dominates today. It's clear that his client's interest are paramount, not his. I would recommend Joe if I had a family member needing an injury lawyer. He's one of the best."
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