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Paul D Friedman

Brain injury Attorney at Phoenix, AZ

4.8   13 reviews

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About Paul

Learn Paul’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Birth injury
    20%
    Significant Traumatic Birth or Adolescent Injury Cases

    34 years, 10 cases

  2. Brain injury
    20%
    Significant Traumatic Head Injury Cases

    32 years, 15 cases

  3. Ethics and professional responsibility
    20%
    Conference Speaker, Case Review, Forensic Testimony, Board Expert Testimony and/or Representation

    22 years, 50 cases

  4. Medical malpractice
    20%
    Significant Medical Malpractice Cases on behalf of Claimants and Conferences Regarding Professionals

    34 years, 100 cases

  5. Personal injury
    20%
    Automobile Accidents, Civil Assault, Premises Liability, Defective Products

    33 years, 2,000 cases

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, is a Diplomate with the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys in Medical Malpractice, 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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Licensed for 33 years
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2004
Updated 06/08/2022
State AZ
Status Active
Acquired 1989
Updated 12/21/2022
State CO
Status Inactive
Acquired 1992
Updated 01/13/2023

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

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Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh Jardine, PC
2390 E. Camelback
Suite 403
Phoenix, AZ, 85016
Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh Jardine, PC
40 Inverness Dr
Englewood, CO, 80112
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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by Jill | April 1, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Medical Malpractice Attorney!
his was the most difficult thing I have ever been through in my entire life. Paul and Ronda ensured that I felt comfortable the entire way. I felt as though I had a say the entire way. He asked my opinion and what I wanted to do along the way. When we ended up in court for a two week trial. I had a team that left me feeling that I could take on the best in the business. Paul was never rattled or shook at what they presented. He was honest and truthful. He discredited the opinion of slimy lawyers at least on my side. Ronda remained professional and composed at all times. In the end the jury returned with a unanimous decision in my favor. Having never going through this before this before I felt comfortable and confident at all times. I was informed and never misguided. I highly recommend Paul and his team to anyone looking for a medical malpractice attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | June 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
10 STARS
This was not an easy decision and it was important for me to know that the person I chose to work with would take my case for all the right reasons. Paul was always empathetic and sensitive to my own and my family's grief. There are no words to describe my gratitude to Paul and his staff. I don't make it a practice to refer my friends and family to just anyone BUT I would have no hesitation in recommending Paul.
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Posted by Dylan | April 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best service I have ever received from a lawyer
I had a class action lawsuit against myself and my former company. Paul Friedman could not have been more professional and steadfast when dealing with my case. Paul kept me up-to-date on a regular basis and answered every question I had. He was straight to the point and allowed me to feel absolutely comfortable that he was handing my lawsuit. I cannot recommend Paul Friedman and BSEH&J enough for the great service I received. Thank you so much!
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Posted by Kathi | December 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Advocate
Dr. Friedman represented us in a medical malpractice action years ago and has maintained communication with us since that time. He was a trusted advocate and handled the case ethically and with precision.
Posted by anonymous | May 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very impressed and highly recommended
We have never been involved in a lawsuit. We absolutely had no idea what to expect when hiring an attorney for our toddler’s medical malpractice case. When our son was seriously injured sustaining from negligent surgeries performed by a surgeon who allegedly concocted lies about our son’s medical records to substantiate for unnecessary surgeries and excessive billing, we cautiously browsed the web and then the Arizona State Bar for information. We interviewed several so-called “personal injury specialists” from renown law firms but none was interested in taking our son’s case. All suggested we should find a different lawyer before the statue of limitations runs out, hinting not because our son’s case was complex; it simply was frivolous that there was no merit to it. One law firm actually had us waited over 2 months then figuratively told us to go pound sand since their paralegal nurses found no merit to the case. Paul Friedman, JD, PhD with an additional degree in ethics was quite different. He saw our son's case thru different lenses. He patiently listened to our side of the story. He took time review our son’s 2000 plus-page medical records and our photographic documents. When Paul finally agreed to consider our son’s case we felt much relieved. It actually was leaps and bounds for us. From the get go Paul was professional and accessible. He remained so throughout. He took his time to educate and inform us what transpired in the case. No phone calls went unanswered. No emails were un-replied. Paul was very knowledgeable and had the resources to make the right connections to successfully fight against one the renown pioneers who originally wrote the malpractice laws in Arizona. Paul hired the best expert witnesses. He’s well versed and could easily navigate the legal landscape with his savant legal mind. After a lengthy legal course Paul successfully resolved our son’s case. He even generously reduced 20% of his fees. We were astounded at Paul’s service and generosity. They far exceeded our expectations. We owe a deep gratitude to his involvement and his staff, Ms. Anita who never once made us feel insignificant. All and all we highly recommend Paul. We wholeheartedly believe you are in good hands if Paul agrees to take your case.
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Posted by anonymous | July 8, 2011
I do not like lawyers...
I was uncertain if I required a lawyer or even if I should pursuit legal action in my workplace. I have known Dr. Friedman for many years however never in a client-attorney relationship. I asked him for input mainly because I respect him and trust him. I do not normally like lawyers. Dr. Friedman was very patient and listened to me which was at the time what I needed the most. He validated my concerns and at the same time gave me knowledgeable and practical advice on how to achieve the best results without litigation. I felt at ease that he made my claim resonate louder than if I would have done this on my own. And he helped me achieve the best results in the least amount of time and without me emotionally investing my sanity. And I know, that I can count on him representing me should the need arise. I feel very priviledge to have him as my lawyer.
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Posted by Scott | July 5, 2011
Excellent Attorney for Excellent Results
I have retained Paul Friedman twice in two separate professional breach of contract actions. Dr. Friedman was conservative with his billing practices and the results were better than expected which was much appreciated and the reason I will continue to utilize his services if needed. He was very responsive to my questions or comments and handled my cases with diligence and respect.
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Posted by Marsia | July 2, 2011
Great Healthcare Counsel
Dr. Friedman helped me on a healthcare matter. Not only was he extremely knowledgeable but he was also very caring and empathetic to my needs. I have also been involved with Dr. Friedman's teaching and he is a dynamic and entertaining facilitator. I would highly recommend Dr. Friedman in the healthcare field.
Posted by Kate | March 31, 2008
Birth Injury
Dr. Friedman was interviewed, initially, because of the impression he made on a trusted advisor. Following a meeting in which Dr. Friedman exuded strong personal integrity, professional decorum, and commanding-intelligence, a search was conducted on his academic and career-defining pursuits. At the time, Dr. Friedman was both teaching and studying Ethics. This discipline, which Dr. Friedman appeared to engage in with rigor, was the over-arching reason for the trust I subsequently placed in him. He has since delivered a mounting case to affirm my respect for his legal acumen and above-board professional practices. He carries out his responsibilities with admirable aplomb and applies himself-- in my observation-- constructively, methodically, and deliberately in assuring the protection of his legal charges. Dr. Friedman spurs my enthusiastic recommendation for the full measure of his talent and perspicacity as it relates to the ethical and propitiously-demanding practice of law.
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Posted by anonymous | February 22, 2008
Excellent Ethical Attorney
Dr. Friedman handled my case in an ethical and professional manner. He was friendly and cared about my case. I am glad he was on my side and was a strong advocate. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | February 10, 2008
Wrongful Death Matter
Paul Friedman tried a case on behal of my sister and myself regarding the medical malpractice which caused our father's wrongful death. He was diligent in his preparation and was a strong advocate at trial. We had a nice result in the case and are most appreciative of all of his hard work.
Posted by anonymous | February 10, 2008
Darlene J. Merritt
I used Dr. Friedman for a health insurance issue. He was expedient and resonsive to my questions. He handled the case professionally and we resolved the situation to my satisfaction with minimal expenses.
Posted by Jeffrey Brewer | May 7, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Talk was interesting, challenging
Asked me of goal, connections in case against rude doctors, but would like to consult with him more about on assault on me 2 years, 4.75 months ago from which I have a bad injury, as well as help for 2 under 18 years of age witnesses who even tried to intervene in fight and who I know have trauma from it. Talking to Paul was discouraging and I thought lawyers could do more. Talking to him was challenging and stressful while he was cordial and talkative more than other lawyers. Thank you.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 120 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 600-600 per hour
  • Contingency 29%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • BURG SIMPSON ELDREDGE HERSH JARDINE, PC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Designated Broker
  • All Referrals, LLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Judge Pro Tempore
  • Superior Court for the State of Arizona
  • 2005 - Present
  • Professor - Medical Malpractice
  • Arizona State University College of Law
  • 2021 - 2022
  • Designated Broker
  • Attorney's Realty, LLC
  • 2005 - 2013
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Midwestern University/Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 2004 - 2012
  • Member
  • O'Steen & Harrison, PLC
  • 1996 - 2018
  • Attorney
  • Goldman & Kaplan, Ltd.
  • 1995 - 1996
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of James F. Brooks
  • 1991 - 1994
  • Attorney
  • Teilborg, Sanders & Parks
  • 1989 - 1991
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Education

  • LaCrosse University
  • PhD - Doctorate
  • 2006
  • College of Health Sciences at Midwestern University/Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • MA - Masters
  • 2004
  • California Western School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • University of Arizona
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1985
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Legal Cases

  • Dillon v. Pitt
  • Jury Verdict $2,800,000
  • Bonnes v. Biological Resource Center, et al.
  • Trial Verdict - $58,500,000
  • Mannino v. Carriage Industries, LLC
  • Judgement of $2,700,000
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Associations

  • American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys
  • Diplomate - Medical Malpractice
  • 2022 - Present
  • National Board of Legal Specialty Certification
  • Board Certified Civil Pretrial Practice Advocate
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Associate
  • 2012 - Present
  • American College of Forensic Examiners Institute
  • CFC, CI, DABFE
  • 2009 - Present
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate
  • 2005 - Present
  • American Society of Human Genetics
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • American Society for Bioethics and Humanities
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • American Society for Law, Medicine and Ethics
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Advocate
  • 1998 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona Board of Legal Specialization
  • Certified in Injury & Wrongful Death Litigation
  • 1997 - Present
  • Arizona Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2012
  • National Association of Realtors
  • Realtor
  • 2004 - 2013
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top 50 Attorney
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Top 50 Attorney
  • Superlawyers
  • 2021
  • The Valley's Top Personal Injury Attorneys
  • North Valley Magazine
  • 2020
  • Top 50 Attorneys
  • Superlawyers
  • 2020
  • Top 25 Medical Malpractice Attorneys
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2019
  • Top 25 Brain Injury Attorneys
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2019
  • Phoenix Magazine
  • Top Attorneys in Arizona
  • 2017
  • Southwest Superlawyers
  • Top Attorneys in Arizona
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top Attorneys in Arizona
  • Southwest Superlawyers
  • 2016
  • Top Attorneys in Arizona
  • Southwest Superlawyers
  • 2015
  • 10 Best Attorneys for the State of Arizona
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Top Attorneys in Arizona
  • Southwest Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Nationally Ranked Top 10 Attorney
  • National Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2013
  • To Attorneys in Arizona
  • Southwest Superlawyers
  • 2013
  • Top Attorneys in Arizona
  • Phoenix Magazine
  • 2013
  • Top Attorneys in Arizona
  • Arizona Magazine
  • 2013
  • The Valley's Top Lawyers
  • North Valley Magazine
  • 2012
  • Top Attorneys in Arizona
  • AZ Magazine
  • 2012
  • Top 100 Trial Attorneys
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Top Attorneys in Arizona
  • Southwest Superlawyers
  • 2012
  • Top Attorneys in Arizona
  • Southwest Superlawyers
  • 2011
  • Top Attorneys in Arizona
  • AZ Magazine
  • 2011
  • Top 100 Trial Attorneys
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Top Attorneys in Arizona
  • AZ Magazine
  • 2010
  • Top Attorneys in Arizona
  • Southwest Superlawyers
  • 2010
  • Top 100 Trial Attorneys
  • The American Trial Lawyers Assoc.
  • 2010
  • Leading Plaitniff's Attorneys in America
  • Lawdragon
  • 2007
  • Top Attorneys in Arizona
  • Southwest Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Certified Civil Trial Specialist
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • 2005
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law
  • 2001
  • Certified in Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • 1997
  • International Who's Who Of Professionals
  • Gibralter Publishing
  • 1996
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Alpha Omega Chapter
  • 1985
  • Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges
  • Center for Student Development and Programs
  • 1985
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Publications

  • The American College of Forensic Examiners
  • Certified Forensic Consulting Manual
  • 2014
  • Lawyers USA
  • Win-At-All-Costs Litigation
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • 23rd Executive Summit
  • Certified Forensic Consulting
  • 2015
  • SATAI 2014 Conference
  • Witness Statements and Expert Testimony at Trial
  • 2014
  • West Valley Bar Association CLE
  • Staying Off The State Bar's Disciplinary Screen
  • 2012
  • Arizona State University School of Graduate Nursing
  • Preparing To Testify
  • 2008
  • Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Medical Malpractice: A View From The Trenches
  • 2008
  • Medical School/Practitioners Course
  • Medical Ethics and the Law
  • 2007
  • Arizona State University
  • How to Prevent Bad Medicine
  • 2007
  • Medical School/Practitioners Course
  • Bioethics and the Law
  • 2006
  • Glendale Community College
  • Etiology of Bioethics
  • 2006
  • Employees Assistance Professionals Association
  • Legal and Ethical Issues in Behavioral Health
  • 2006
  • Arizona State University
  • Rules and Regulations for Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners
  • 2006
  • Western States Osteopathic Conference
  • Ethical Issues of Tort Reform
  • 2005
  • Medical School/Practitioners Course
  • Contemporary Readings in Bioethics
  • 2005
  • Medical Schoo/Practitioners Course
  • Foundations of Bioethics
  • 2005
  • Death and Dying Issues
  • Interpretation of the Law Regarding Medical Issues
  • 2005
  • Medical School/Practitioners Course
  • Research Ethics
  • 2004
  • Medical School/Practitioners Course
  • Medical Ethics & The Law
  • 2003
  • Psychology Symposium
  • Bioethics - How to Keep Your Practice Out Of Court
  • 2001
  • Ethics Conference
  • Ethics Issues for Civil Trial Attorneys
  • 1998
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Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (24)
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Personal injury Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 02
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 | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Paul. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Ethics and professional responsibility Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul is an excellent lawyer and anyone he represents should know that they are in good hands."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Paul. He is well respected in the community for his knowledge, experience and integrity."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Mr. Friedman for nearly 20 years. Mr. Friedman is very experienced and great with clients. He is a very ethical and hard working advocate for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am pleased to endorse Paul, a fantastic attorney and tireless advocate."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Brain injury Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"Paul is extremely knowledgable in the area of traumatic brain injuries. Combining that knowledge with superior litigation skills and unquestioned ethics, makes Paul the perfect advocate for clients trying to be compensated for this devastating injury."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul is a gifted trial lawyer who works tirelessly for his clients. He consistently achieves superb results. Above all, he is a true professional."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I utilize the services of Paul Friedman for medical malpractice cases because of his expertise in this area and his ability to pay for the high costs in litigating these types of cases. Dr. Friedman and his staff are highly trained in handling malpractice cases and their communication with the clients and co-counsel are phenomenal. I highly recommend Paul Friedman when considering a referral."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"Dr. Friedman is an exceptional attorney. He is very attentive to his clients and thorough in his case preparation."
Slip and fall accident Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Paul Friedman on a Federal Tort Claim Act case involving serious injuries. With Paul's knowledge of Federal Court Procedure and ability to litigate challenging liability issues, we were able to resolve the matter expediently and beneficially for the client."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Paul professionally for over 12 years, and have found him to be an experienced, thorough and highly skilled trial lawyer, who works hard for his clients and gets excellent results."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul is a highly experienced and ethical attorney, who is extremely committed to and has a long track record of getting outstanding results for his clients."
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