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David L. Friedman

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Minneapolis, MN

5.0   29 reviews

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    40%
    100 percent debtor-side consumer bankruptcy attorney. Offers services in Chapter 7, Chapter 13, adversary proceedings, stay violations, discharge violations, student loan cases, and complex bankruptcy cases.

    15 years, 200 cases

  2. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    20%
    Chapter 13 attorney focusing on creative solutions to eliminate as much debt as possible during the bankruptcy process.

    15 years, 60 cases

  3. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    20%
    Chapter 7 attorney focusing on getting you through the process quickly and strategically, helping you retain assets and wipe out as many debts as possible.

    15 years, 140 cases

  4. Lemon law
    20%
    We sue car dealers who rip people off. We specialize in cases where cars are sold that endanger the safety of our clients. We handle auto fraud, rebuilt wrecks, salvage title fraud, used car sales, and lemon law cases.

    13 years, 15 cases

David has handled more than 200 bankruptcy cases since starting the firm. He enjoys more complex cases, including lots of Chapter 13 reorganization. His cases often involve restructuring mortgages to save people’s homes. While many bankruptcy lawyers see bankruptcy as the only thing they do, David is always looking for claims under consumer protection laws to help put more money in his clients’ pockets. 

 

David started practicing law in New York City in 2009. Working the fast-paced courtrooms of New York was an adrenaline rush, but Minnesota was calling. A long summer weekend turned into a house in Northeast Minneapolis, and in December 2009, David co-founded Friedman Iverson.

 

Now that he's a Twin Cities "lifer," he tries his hardest to balance born-and-bred New York grit with Minnesota nice. He might still cut you off on 35W, but at least he's learned to wave. 

 

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Licensed for 14 years
State MN
Status Authorized to Practice
Acquired 2010
Updated 10/29/2022
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2008
Updated 06/11/2022

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

Contact David

Friedman Iverson, PLLC
509 First Avenue NE
Suite 2
Minneapolis, MN, 55413

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | July 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He did a great job for me
I was desperately humiliated to need a bankruptcy lawyer. David was completely non judgemental and has been very kind as well as competent. Due to my disabilities, I was physically unable to get to the court hearing. David was able to arrange for me to have a telephonic hearing which helped me tremendously. I am very grateful to him and recommend him to anyone needing help with the legal matters he handles.
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Posted by anonymous | December 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
HIGHLY RECOMMEND
David took my case when no lawyer in Duluth, MN (none, zip, zilch) wanted to touch it. That speaks volumes for his ethics. David and his team made an incredibly daunting task easy and comfortable. They kept things on track, are very organized, collected needed information, were always kind to me, always explained things when I needed. I never felt judged. David and team are incredible at their work. Intelligent group of people. Highly recommend!
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Posted by Ed | July 31, 2015
A great lawyer and good person!
Not only is David a great lawyer and works hard on your behalf but he cares about his clients. He goes over and beyond. Seriously! This guy will work harder for you than anyone. I know this personally... he did for my case and its 9 months later and he is still taking my questions. He is always there for me and my family. He is a very honest and stand-up guy. You don't need a lawyer in an expensive office. If you want a good person that will have your best interest at heart then give David a call. I have had other lawyers in the past, but none like David. You will be amazed at what he and his great staff will do for you. That's another thing you should know... This firm as an incredible staff and they are a joy to work with.
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Posted by anonymous | March 12, 2015
Stress reduced with the right attorney/staff
My sister actually found David's website and passed that information on to me knowing that I needed help. I spent hours reading a lot of the information that is on their site and became much more comfortable going into the bankruptcy process. I was greeted by the staff who made me feel very welcome in this trying situation. I'm not good at driving into the City but again, they gave excellent directions and I found their office very quickly. David is extremely knowledgeable and is a calming influence as the process proceeded. They answered my questions sometimes even before I asked them which really impressed me. They know what they are doing and I would highly recommend them to anyone needing this type of assistance. David also let me know that if he didn't have the answer that he would find someone to assist him. Full service Office which I really appreciated. And their website is fantastic as a resource for anyone having to consider going through the bankruptcy process! Thank You! Again, would highly recommend David and the staff!
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Posted by steven | January 12, 2015
a huge help
I found David online to assist me with my bankruptcy. He made the process so easy, and helped me throughout the whole process. He is very easy going and takes a personal interest in his client. I would highly recommend him
Posted by ZD | October 29, 2014
What a wonderful experience!
I've never had a lawyer before, and he made everything very easy to understand. He was there anytime i needed him and he gets the job done! Highly Recommend!
Posted by anonymous | October 28, 2014
Prompt, Professional, and Understanding
David asked appropriate questions regarding my situation and quickly ramped up on the issues that needed to be addressed. He was great at providing the appropriate information and was truly an advocate for me. Very professional and responsive Attorney & Staff.
Posted by Jennifer | October 21, 2014
Excellent choice for Ch. 7 help
David and his staff were knowledgable, efficient and top notch when it came to the whole process. The office was welcoming and even made allowances for my pup when we had our meetings with David. Overall great experience!
Posted by anonymous | July 31, 2014
Chapter 7
David Friedman and his staff were always very helpful with any questions I had or concerns. They always responded quickly. It was very intimidating going to see a lawyer about bankruptcy, but they made me feel at ease and not judged. I would definitely recommend David to anyone that needs help with this.
Posted by larry | March 11, 2014
Hire David
I was very happy with David's services. David and his assistants were very professional, knowledgeable, and responsive to any questions one may have during the BK process. He helped me reach a good result with my BK filing. I would refer David to anyone needing BK legal advice.
Posted by anonymous | March 27, 2013
Good advice/Knowlegable
I e-mailed David and he responded in less than a half hour. I set up an appointment with him in 2 days. Excellent response time. I was looking for advice/information on a strategic foreclosure. David gathered information and explained the pros and cons of the process and made a recommendation based on my situation. He answered all my questions and left me feeling confident with my decision. If i run into snags I would not hesitate to hire David. Thank you.
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Posted by Kate | November 30, 2012
Great advice & response
I called around the Thanksgiving holiday for David and left a voicemail expecting a returned call when David returned to the office a few days later. Instead, I was pleasantly surprised by a returned phone call wihin a few hours from David's partner, Blake Iverson. Blake was very helpful in providing advice on foreclosure and I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone. Thanks again, Blake!
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Posted by Erika | October 8, 2012
Superior Representation in Bankruptcy
I would highly, highly recommend attorney David Friedman. Before finding David, I had meetings with two of the “big box” bankruptcy firms in the twin cities. During those consultations, I met with paralegals- NOT attorneys-and they refused to answer all of my questions until I paid them a retainer. How was I supposed to know if bankruptcy was the right option for me if they didn’t answer my questions?! Needless to say, I was thrilled to find David and his firm. I met with both him and his partner during my initial consultation and they really did make me feel like a person with individual problems as opposed to just another client on a bankruptcy conveyor belt. David took the time to fully explain the entire process. He completely answered all of my questions and really put me at ease. And he did so without pressuring me to hire his firm. Of course after talking to him, I signed on right away. Anytime I would call or email he was very quick to respond, usually within the same day. He made the bankruptcy process easy and with very little stress to me. I also really appreciated the follow up 6 months later. He went over my post-bankruptcy credit reports with me and had prepared letters to send to the credit agencies to ensure my reports were accurate and my debt was shown as discharged. I would not consider it fun to declare bankruptcy, but if you find it’s the best solution for you, believe me, you will want a lawyer like David. I know that I was not his only client, but he always made me feel like I was.
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Posted by anonymous | October 1, 2012
Great service and excellent lawyer!
David Friedman has been very helpful and professional. He took care of my case and made me feel at ease about the entire process. I would highly recommend him to my friends and family.
Posted by Brandon | August 21, 2012
Knowledgeable and Personable
I had the opportunity to talk with David over the phone, regarding my possible foreclosure and refinance. I have been contemplating strategic defaulting on my home, but was worried of the legal ramifications. I finally made the decision to contact a lawyer. I emailed David, and he responded very quick, and set aside time the very next morning, free of charge, to answer all of my questions over the phone. He put me at ease, as he did not judge my situation, and provided answers to all the questions I asked. I did not feel rushed, and he explained everything in detail, over the 15 minutes we talked. David is very personable, and I would not hesitate to hire him, if the situation arises.
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Posted by Rick | April 26, 2012
David Friedman, free advice
David Friedman, took the time to consult with me at no charge. He then followed up by emailing me more information on my case. I feel that David has gone above and beyond my expectations.
Posted by anonymous | January 30, 2012
Knowledgeable, Detailed, Excellent Attorney
The thought of addressing my financial circumstances before going to Friedman Iverson was overwhelming, uncomfortable and extremely stressful. But, at my first meeting with them I knew instantly they could help me. David Friedman and Blake Iverson were not only extremely knowledgeable, but their kind nature put me at ease regarding every step of the process. Everything they told me ahead of time about the filing process was how it occurred. Every email or question I sent to them was answered promptly, thoroughly and with compassion. They were kind, informative and I never felt like any question I asked was not worth asking, no matter how big or little if may have seemed. I have absolutely no doubt that if you work with them they will put you at ease about the entire process. They helped me get back on the right financial course and I will be forever grateful for that. I would highly recommend David and Blake.
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Posted by Sarah | January 30, 2012
Thanks David
Had a meeting with Mr. Friedman last week concerning a debt collection issue and he was very helpful, kind, and patient... Although he did inform me had I met with him sooner than I did that I may no longer have owed this particular debt! Oops! Anyway, thanks for the free consoltation and getting some very needed and helpful information.
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Posted by Dan | August 10, 2011
Very helpful in working though contract issue
Before meeting with David Friedman we contacted several local and federal agencies and lawyers regarding our rights to cancel a contract (which a company was refusing to honor). David Friedman was the most helpful. He listened to our story and gave us a clear understanding of the law with several options in how to act. In the end the situation was settled without legal action, however, we felt confident and reassured with David and we probably wouldn't have been able to come to a positive outcome as quickly without his guidance.
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Posted by Heidi | July 30, 2011
Very Informative
What we most appreciated about David Freidman was the knowledge he had with our situation. He had a thorough answer to every question and he was able to explain things in a way we could fully understand. We were nervous going into the meeting because of our circumstances, but we found him to be both kind and helpful and we walked away feeling some hope. I would highly recommend him!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-300 per hour
  • Contingency 40%-45%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Friedman Murray, PLLC
  • 2009 - Present
  • Attorney
  • The Financial Clinic
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Public Interest Fellow--Coalition for Debtor Education
  • Fordham Law School
  • 2006 - 2007

Education

  • University of Minnesota Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Binghamton University
  • BA
  • 2002

Legal Cases

  • Forster v. Auto-consultants.com
  • Default judgment
  • Sabet v. Waggoner
  • Settled
  • Foster v. CTI
  • Settled for actual damages and attorney's fees

Associations

  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Debtor/Creditor Remedies Section
  • Board member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Bankruptcy Law Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • North Star Lawyer
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • 2014
  • Top 25 Legal Blawgs
  • Minnesota State Bar Association Practice Blawg
  • 2011
  • The Top 25 Minnesota Blawgs
  • Minnesota State Bar Association Practice Blawg
  • 2010

Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Bankruptcy Institute
  • Bankruptcy and student loans
  • 2015
  • Debtor Creditor Conference
  • Replevin, Repossession and Auto Fraud
  • 2013
  • Guest speaker at monthly meeting
  • Chapter 13 bankruptcy and foreclosure defense
  • 2012
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Art and Entertainment Law Section
  • Bankruptcy and the Arts
  • 2010
  • New York State Assembly Committee on Consumer Affairs and Protection
  • Testimony on debt settlement companies
  • 2009
  • New York City Comptroller's Affordable Housing Forum
  • Credit reports and scores
  • 2008
  • New York City Comptroller's Foreclosure Conference
  • Credit reports and scores
  • 2008
  • New York City Comptroller's Consumer Banking Conference
  • Credit issues, student loans
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (12)
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is an excellent attorney and a personable guy. He is not afraid of complicated issues and he is ready and willing to advocate for his bankruptcy clients beyond merely preparing their petition. Any client will be well served by David's representation."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dave has experience in a variety of consumer law matters, highlighted by his work in bankruptcy and auto fraud. His personality and ability to make the law easy to understand would make any client feel comfortable and confident in Dave's ability to advocate on their behalf."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've worked in the same office as Dave and have spoken with him often on legal issues. He is an extremely knowledgable attorney. I have viewed his interaction with office staff, and he demonstrates highly masterful case and office management skils. He has a great way of making people feel comfortable and at ease, particularly in stressful situations."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is an outstanding attorney. The clients I have referred to him have all been very pleased with his work. He is intelligent, personable, creative, and an attorney who I very much trust to have his client's best interests at the forefront. I endorse this attorney."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Many bankruptcy lawyers are only focused on filing bankruptcy and overlook potential consumer rights claims that their clients may have. This approach is a huge disservice to their clients because it often leaves significant money on the table—money that their clients could have used to pay for the bankruptcy filing. The thing that sets Dave apart from these other bankruptcy lawyers is his willingness to explore every possible way to help his clients. When I refer people to Dave, I am confident that he will thoroughly review their situations and—in addition to helping them file bankruptcy—identify and pursue any viable consumer rights claims."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known of attorney Friedman's lemon law work for years but it is his extraordinary knowledge of bankruptcy and debt relief law that most people are aware of. He's clearly top notch for both. If you have financial problems and are considering bankruptcy, and his office is anywhere near you, David Friedman is your answer. I highly recommend him."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"David is an exceptional lawyer. He quickly spots issues and turns to solving the problems in front of him. He is a passionate advocate for his clients and will go the extra mile for them."
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