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Paul D. Friedman is a nationally recognized speaker in the area of ethics. In addition to his law degree, he has a master's degree in bioethics and a doctorate of philosophy involving comparative ethics. Dr. Friedman is Certified as a Civil Trial Specialist and a Civil Pre-Trial Specialist by the National Board Legal Specialty Certification and is Certified as an Injury and Wrongful Death Specialist by the State Bar of Arizona Board of Legal Specializations.  He is also an Associate with the American Board of Trial Advocates.


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Practice areas


  1. Medical Malpractice: 30%
    27 years, 50 cases
  2. Brain Injury: 25%
    25 years, 15 cases
  3. Ethics: 20%
    15 years, 50 cases
  4. Birth Injury: 15%
  5. Other: 10%
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Hourly ($350-450/hour), contingent (29-40%), Free consultation (120 minutes)

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Contact info

O'Steen & Harrison, PLC

300 W. Clarendon
Suite 400
Phoenix, AZ, 85013-3424

O'Steen & Harrison, PLC

1757 E. Baseline Rd.
Building 3, Suite 111
Gilbert, AZ, 85233-1533

O'Steen & Harrison, PLC

17235 N. 75th Avenue
Suite E-10
Glendale, AZ, 85308-0831

Van O'Steen, Attorneys at Law

2033 E. Speedway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ, 85719-4743



AZActive 198903/31/2016
DCInactive 200407/06/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Attorneys in ArizonaSouthwest Superlawyers2016
Top Attorneys in ArizonaSouthwest Superlawyers2015
10 Best Attorneys for the State of ArizonaAmerican Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys2014
Top Attorneys in ArizonaSouthwest Super Lawyers2014
Top Attorneys in ArizonaArizona Magazine2013
Top Attorneys in ArizonaPhoenix Magazine2013
To Attorneys in ArizonaSouthwest Superlawyers2013
Nationally Ranked Top 10 AttorneyNational Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys2013
The Valley's Top LawyersNorth Valley Magazine2012
Top Attorneys in ArizonaAZ Magazine2012
Top 100 Trial AttorneysThe National Trial Lawyers2012
Top Attorneys in ArizonaSouthwest Superlawyers2012
Top Attorneys in ArizonaSouthwest Superlawyers2011
Top Attorneys in ArizonaAZ Magazine2011
Top 100 Trial AttorneysThe National Trial Lawyers2011
Top 100 Trial AttorneysThe American Trial Lawyers Assoc.2010
Top Attorneys in ArizonaAZ Magazine2010
Top Attorneys in ArizonaSouthwest Superlawyers2010
Leading Plaitniff's Attorneys in AmericaLawdragon2007
Top Attorneys in ArizonaSouthwest Super Lawyers2007
Certified Civil Trial SpecialistNational Board of Trial Advocacy2005
Who's Who in American LawMarquis Who's Who in American Law2001
Certified in Injury and Wrongful Death LitigationState Bar of Arizona1997
International Who's Who Of ProfessionalsGibralter Publishing1996
Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and CollegesCenter for Student Development and Programs1985
Phi Beta KappaAlpha Omega Chapter1985
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Judge Pro TemporeSuperior Court for the State of Arizona2005 - Present
MemberO'Steen & Harrison, PLC1996 - Present
Designated BrokerAttorney's Realty, LLC2005 - 2013
Adjunct ProfessorMidwestern University/Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine2004 - 2012
AttorneyGoldman & Kaplan, Ltd.1995 - 1996
AttorneyLaw Offices of James F. Brooks1991 - 1994
AttorneyTeilborg, Sanders & Parks1989 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Board of Trial AdvocatesAssociate2012 - Present
National Board of Legal Specialty CertificationBoard Certified Civil Pretrial Practice Advocate2012 - Present
American College of Forensic Examiners InstituteCFC, CI, DABFE2009 - Present
National Board of Trial AdvocacyBoard Certified Civil Trial Advocate2005 - Present
American Society for Law, Medicine and EthicsMember2004 - Present
Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown UniversityMember2004 - Present
American Society for Bioethics and HumanitiesMember2004 - Present
American Society of Human GeneticsMember2004 - Present
American Association for JusticeAdvocate1998 - Present
State Bar of Arizona Board of Legal SpecializationCertified in Injury & Wrongful Death Litigation1997 - Present
Arizona Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2007 - 2012
National Association of RealtorsRealtor2004 - 2013
American Bar AssociationMember1997 - 2015
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State of Arizona v. Brown & Williamson Tobacco Co., et al.Settlement-Tobacco Industry for 3 Billion Dollars
Camblin v. City of PhoenixJudgment for $1,700,000
Bakke v. Kingman Regional Medical CenterResolution Against Multiple Defendants and Trial
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Publication nameTitleDate
CRC PressCertified Forensic Consultant Body of Knowledge2016
The Forensic ExaminerAn Expert's Honor Is Not An Oxymoron2014
The American College of Forensic ExaminersCertified Forensic Consulting Manual2014
Phoenix Law ReviewA New Professionalism for Arizona Attorneys: The Elimination of ‘"Zealous" Representation with the Foundation of Civility and Fairness2012
Lawyers USAThe Ethics of Witness Preparation2008
Lawyers USAWin-At-All-Costs Litigation2008
EduKidShould Many Suffer for a Bad Few2007
EdukidLessons for Life2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
LaCrosse UniversityPhilosophyPhD - Doctorate2006
Midwestern UniversityBioethicsMA - Masters2004
California Western School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
University of ArizonaN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1985
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Certified Forensic Consulting CourseCertified Forensic Consulting2015
23rd Executive SummitCertified Forensic Consulting2015
SATAI 2014 ConferenceWitness Statements and Expert Testimony at Trial2014
West Valley Bar Association CLEStaying Off The State Bar's Disciplinary Screen2012
Arizona State University School of Graduate NursingPreparing To Testify2008
Arizona College of Osteopathic MedicineMedical Malpractice: A View From The Trenches2008
Medical School/Practitioners CourseMedical Ethics and the Law2007
Arizona State UniversityHow to Prevent Bad Medicine2007
Medical School/Practitioners CourseBioethics and the Law2006
Glendale Community CollegeEtiology of Bioethics2006
Employees Assistance Professionals AssociationLegal and Ethical Issues in Behavioral Health2006
Arizona State UniversityRules and Regulations for Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners2006
Western States Osteopathic ConferenceEthical Issues of Tort Reform2005
Medical School/Practitioners CourseContemporary Readings in Bioethics2005
Medical Schoo/Practitioners CourseFoundations of Bioethics2005
Death and Dying IssuesInterpretation of the Law Regarding Medical Issues2005
Medical School/Practitioners CourseResearch Ethics2004
Medical School/Practitioners CourseMedical Ethics & The Law2003
Psychology SymposiumBioethics - How to Keep Your Practice Out Of Court2001
Ethics ConferenceEthics Issues for Civil Trial Attorneys1998