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Matthew H. Friedman

Divorce and separation Attorney at Henderson, NV

4.8   18 reviews

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About Matthew

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Matthew Friedman is a founding partner of the law firm of Ford & Friedman where he focuses primarily in the areas of complex divorce, family law litigation and appellate practice before both the State and Federal Courts. Matthew's wealth of legal, professional and political experience enables him to bring a unique perspective to the practice of law. Matthew is a licensed member of the Nevada State Bar and is admitted to practice before the United States District Court, District of Nevada and the United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit. 

 

As a member of Nevada’s Family Law Bar, Matthew has been widely recognized for his skilled advocacy and legal acumen. Matthew holds an AV - Preminent Rating from Martindale Hubble and has been recognized as a Mountain States "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers from 2014 - 2018. He  has been selected as a member of Nevada's “Legal Elite” each year commencing in 2013 by Nevada Business Magazine. The National Academy of Family Law Attorneys has named Mr. Friedman one of Nevada's Top 10 Family Law Attorney's Under age  40. Matthew has also been honored as an Avvo Rated Attorney, receiving an overall rating of “Superb” from peers and former clients. Through years of practice before Clark County’s Family Courts, Matthew has cultivated a distinguished reputation and is respected by the members of Nevada’s Judiciary as well as fellow members of the Nevada Bar. He has amassed extensive litigation and trial experience and developed refined court rooms skills which enable him to assist his clients in navigating the rigors of the family court system. Prior to founding Ford & Friedman, Matthew was a partner at Dawson, Ford & Friedman, a Las Vegas Family Law and Civil Litigation Boutique. 

 

Matthew was raised in Southern Nevada and is a proud product of Nevada’s System of Higher Education. Matthew graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with degrees in Political Public Relations and Philosophy, and received his Juris Doctorate from the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Prior to attending law school, Matthew proudly served former Nevada Governor, Kenny C. Guinn, as a speechwriter and public affairs liaison. Upon the conclusion of the Governor's term of office, Mr. Friedman joined the private sector, where he worked in finance before transitioning into the practice of law.  Matthew is a member of the Nevada State Bar – Family Law Section, the Clark County Bar Association, the American Bar Association the Cardozo Society of Southern Nevada and the Anti Defamation League (ADL). Matthew frequently lends his time to Southern Nevada’s underprivileged families, working closely with the Clark County Pro Bono Project and Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada. 

 

Matthew, his wife Jennifer, and their two sons, Dylan and Jacob, are proud to call Las Vegas their home. When not zealously representing his clients, Mr. Friedman enjoys spending time with family and friends, exercising, snowboarding, camping, and attending concerts and sporting events.

Licensed for 13 years
State NV
Status Active
Acquired 2010
Updated 02/23/2013

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

Contact Matthew

Ford & Friedman
2200 Paseo Verde Parkway
Suite 350
Henderson, NV, 89052

Reviews

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Posted by Eric | May 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
100% Recommend
Mr. Friedman was very helpful throughout the whole legal process with my case. Whenever I had a question either Mr. Friedman or one of the members of his team got back to me very promptly and explained everything in detail. While his services are pricey, you get what you pay for.
Posted by Nicholas | March 21, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Divorce/ Custody Lawyer
Matthew was such a great lawyer. I went to Matthew stressed out regarding my divorce and my ex-wife trying to leave state with our children. The moment I began speaking with Mathew I knew this law firm was going to help me. Prior to consulting with Matthew I spoke with another lawyer who gave me no confidence in my situation. Not only did I get everything I requested in my divorce/ child custody, when there was a stressful situation Matthew stood by my side and defended me. Divorce/child custody is not a fun situation but if you want an honest hard working lawyer retain Matthew and his law firm first!
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Posted by M. W | December 11, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
I hired Matt and never looked back
A little costly but worth it . He nails down the legal Manisha and gives each court appearance is fullest attention. Matt straightened out another Lawyer's mess. Matt is on time and well informed, e felt that he was moving mountains with us and for us
Posted by anonymous | July 6, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
I Highly Reccomend Matt!
I would highly recommend Matt! Matt is a phenomenal divorce lawyer and was exceptional throughout my difficult situation. Matt was whole-heartedly concerned, supportive, and accommodating. Mr. Friedman has an extensive amount of law knowledge and continually assisted in deriving a plan of action, communicating, and ultimately achieving success throughout my case. I am extremely thankful for Matt and his wonderful team!
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Posted by Katheryn | January 20, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Best divorce attorney in Las Vegas
I was referred by a friend with my divorce and custody problems and I came into a beautiful and professional office. I met with Matt Friedman and his knowledge and compassion set my mind at ease. He helped me to get what was fair to me and my kids and I couldn't be more thankful to him and his staff for taking the time and consideration and making me feel like I wasn't alone in this battle. Great local law firm. You can count on Mr. Friedman to be in your corner. They made this terrible time in my life so much easier to handle because I wasn't alone.
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Posted by barb | June 10, 2015
Litigation for sale of Real Estate listed in Divorce decree.
I hired Mr. Freeman based on a recommendation from my daughter, who works for Matt's mother. I talked to him over the phone because I do not live in Nevada. We understood each other on that first phone call and he had a plan and new he could win my case. And I lucked out. He took charge, got results, and handled everything for me. It was a post divorce problem and I had 2 lawyers before I hired Matt, that did not resolve the problems. Matt recommended a great Real Estate agent who made his recommendations to expedite the sale of our house. Matt got the judge to court order my ex husband out of the house so it could be listed and sold. He has a great relationship with family court and got that done right away. I did not have to be on hand for any court appearances, he took care of all of that. He was tough, thorough, and professional while dealing with a very difficult person. I just wish I had hired him first and possibly would have saved myself some $ and 4 years of aggravation. He was a very good lawyer in my opinion.
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Posted by anonymous | March 10, 2014
Highly recommended
I hired Matt after a not-so-great experience with a much higher priced, much less aggressive NY lawyer. When my ex abruptly left NY, I moved to Las Vegas and began searching for representation here in hopes I could have the jurisdiction moved. Feeling pretty disillusioned with the whole process, I contacted Matt on a whim and decided to retain him after our consult. Matt worked diligently to address all my issues and concerns. We got the divorce kicked to Nevada. Matt then helped negotiate me parenting time with my daughter. We ended up settling for a number I could live with and I really think it was Matt's aggressiveness and aptitude that pressured my ex to settle. Matt isn't cheap, but he does a great job. My only regret is that I can't have Matt also represent me in obtaining custody of my daughter (which fell to the jurisdiction of state my ex relocated to). I'd highly recommend Matt as he's personable, extremely knowledgable, and very good at what he does.
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Posted by anonymous | January 28, 2014
Professional and caring.
Mr. Friedman gave me the expectations and a plan on how to deal with my case. Everything he said happened and he was always good about calling me back. He even gave me his cell number when I was battling with my ex and answered nights and weekends to help me. He was very knowledgable and was able to give the result he promised the first day of our consult. I would recommend Mr. Friedman to everyone who's going through divorce/custody. If you want an attorney that cares and is on your side he's the attorney you want.
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Posted by Danielle | July 25, 2013
Great lawyer!
Matt has handled two of our custody cases and he has been a breath of fresh air compared to lawyers we hired in the past. He was with us every step of the way and made us feel like we were his top priority. He helped us settle our case without having to go to court which saved us lots of time, money and stress! He was very passionate and understood where we were coming from and really stood up for us and our wants. I would recommend him to anyone and everyone!!
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Posted by anonymous | July 23, 2013
Would HIGHLY Recommend!
I had a friend recommend Matt Friedman and I am very pleased with the level of knowledge, professionalism & sincerity that I received with my case. I was kept informed every step of the way & offered advice & alternatives to my issues. I felt that I was in good hands & he was truly sympathetic & concerned for me. He's honest & a straight shooter. I would recommend Matt for any legal issues you might have.
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Posted by anonymous | July 22, 2013
Phenomenal Divorce Lawyer
I hired Mr. Friedman after months of trying to "work things out" with my ex. Finally a friend suggested I contact Mr. Friedman and it was the best decision I have ever made. He ensured that I got exactly what I wanted and brought clarity and order to the madness. I am so happy to have found him and would recommend him to anyone in need of a good divorce lawyer.
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Posted by Alicia | May 20, 2013
Exceeded expectations !
Matt embodies exactly what I had always expected a lawyer to be. He is honest, trustworthy and experienced. My divorce lasted longer then I had anticipated and Matt was there ever step of the way to kept me up to date on everything that was happening with my case. I would strongly recommend Matt and his team to anyone who is in need of a great Lawyer.
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Posted by Debbie | April 29, 2013
The Best Attorney and I Highly Recommend HIm
I have been fighting an ongoing custody case for the past four years. I had two previous attorneys that were very frustrating and lacked knowledge with the laws and court system. It was brutal. I hired Matt about 2 years ago, and he is amazing. He has a vast knowledge of the laws and courts. He is motivated, understanding and quick to respond. He is always there to answer a question and willing to help. I appreciate Matt and his partner, Chris, for all their help in changing the life of my son. I can't say enough about how grateful I am. I HIGHLY recommend Matt and his firm.
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Posted by Michael | July 28, 2012
Exceptional Attorney
Mathew proved himself to be a superoir litigator. I was impressed by his comprehensive understanding of the law as well as his confidence and skill in the courtroom. At the beginning of my case, I had some concerns about how it would turn out. Matthew took the time to discuss my concerns and assured me that he could help me. The moment we steped inside the courtroom, I knew I had made the right choice in selecting Matthew to represent me. I strongly reccomend Matthew and would never even think about using another attoney.
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Posted by Molly | June 19, 2012
Great Divorce Attorney
Mr. Friedman was very helpful and explained in great detail what I could expect realistically from start to finish. I have been officially divorced for 2 months now and even though it was painful and bitter Mr. Friedman made me feel confident and I was completely satisfied with the end result.
Posted by anonymous | January 17, 2012
Satisfied Client
Mr. Friedman was very professional and took the time to help me understand what happened every step of the way. He got me the result I needed and helped me move on with my life in a timely manner. He cared about my case and my family and our needs during this difficult time.
Posted by anonymous | January 17, 2012
Satisfied Client
Mr. Friedman was very professional and cared about my case. He kept me informed every step of the way and got me the results I needed.
Posted by Art | June 7, 2016
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Extremely Disappointed
I was referred to Friedman and was given a free consultation on a Wednesday. I presented my case and his charge was $7,500 as a retainer fee. I was later advised to obtain another lawyer that I probably would have better results with and asked for a refund of my retainer fee 1 1/2 days later on a Friday morning. The firm charged me $800 to "draft" two forms that were never submitted to the courts and charged 1.7 hours at $400 an hour to "prepare" an outline for his questioning of me for an interview. I feel these charges were strictly to recoup the 2 hours spent on the consultation and absolutely no way he spent 1.7 hours producing an outline. Surprising that everything added up to exactly $800 total.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 400-450 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-50%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Ford & Friedman
  • 2012 - Present
  • Partner
  • Dawson Ford & Friedman
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Junior Partner
  • Family Law Firm
  • 2009 - 2011

Education

  • University of Nevada Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • University of Nevada-Reno
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004

Associations

  • The Anti Defamation League
  • Regional Board Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • ADL
  • Associate Board Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Anti-Defamation League (ADL)
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • ADL - Glass Leadership Institute
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Cardozo Society of Las Vegas
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of Nevada, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 10 Attorneys Under 40
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Southern Nevada Legal Elite
  • Nevada Business Magazine
  • 2014
  • Southern Nevada Top 100 Attorney
  • Nevada Business Magazine
  • 2013
  • Legal Elite
  • Nevada Business Magazine
  • 2013
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • www.Avvo.com
  • 2013
  • Avvo Rated Attorney
  • www.Avvo.com
  • 2013
  • Dean's List Honors
  • William S. Boyd School of Law
  • 2007
  • Excellence for the Future Award - Gaming Law
  • CALI
  • 2007
  • Excellence for the Future Award - Pretrial Litigation
  • CALI
  • 2007
  • Dean's List Honors
  • William S. Boyd School of Law
  • 2006
  • Excellence for the Future Award - Civil Procedure
  • CALI
  • 2005
  • Dean's List Honors
  • William S. Boyd School of Law
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

Received (21)
Given (27)
Endorse Matthew
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Matt is knowledgeable and articulate. A skilled advocate who works hard and truly cares about his clients."
Family Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Friedman as a Family Law Attorney he is not only well versed in his field, but always an example of professionalism. I always appreciate the level of advocacy he provides his clients when I have the opportunity to litigate a case with him."
Family Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Matt is very knowledgeable in family law and works really hard for his clients. I learned a lot by watching how he handled consults and discussing the law in general."
Family Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt has earned a reputation of being a dedicated advocate for his clients. He is highly respected by his fellow attorneys in Las Vegas."
Family Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matthew's reputation in the legal community is impeccable. His attention to detail and depth of legal knowledge are the characteristics that every client should look for in their attorney. I endorse this lawyer without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Matthew. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Matt and his partner Chris are the best family lawyers in Las Vegas. They know how to handle every aspect of a case from start to finish. I've witnessed their rise to success, and I am proud they are part of the Las Vegas community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Matthew is an excellent attorney. He's got the ability to balance being sympathetic toward his clients and aggressively seeking what they are entitled to from the Court."
Family Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Matt is a solid attorney and a great advocate."
Family Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I would not hesitate to recommend anyone needing an attorney in family law to Matt!"
Family Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Matthew is a competent and aggressive litigator who represents his clients with zeal and compassion."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred clients to Mathew for Family Law matters, and have been extremely pleased with their experiences. My personal interactions with him have been positive, and my clients inform me that they are impressed with his knowledge and ability to understand the unique aspects of their cases. Though he efforts to resolve cases, my clients further describe an attorney that appropriately aggressive when necessary. I endorse Mr. Friedman without reservation."
Family Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Matt is a knowledgeable attorney who takes pride in providing the best representation to his clients."
Family Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Matthew is an engaged attorney who is competent and capable in aggressively representing his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"His superior ability aside, Matt is extremely responsive and accessible to his clients, a trait sorely lacking among many attorneys. I confidently recommend Matt to any client seeking a family law attorney referral."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Matt has shown himself to be a staunch advocate, while maintaining the ability to negotiate effectively for his clients. Matt has always shown the highest level of professional integrity and courtesy."
Family Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matthew has always shown himself to be a very knowledgable and effective attorney. He understands the law and pushes for his clients rights."
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