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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 was distinguished as a "Rising Star" of the Mountain States by Super Lawyers in 2014 and has been selected as a member of Nevada's “Legal Elite” in 2013 and 2014 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 son Dylan 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.


Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 40%
  2. Child Custody: 30%
  3. Family: 30%



Hourly ($350-400/hour), contingent (33-50%), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Tracy M. Rau

    I endorse this lawyer. Matt is knowledgeable and articulate. A skilled advocate who works hard and truly cares about his clients.


    Tracy Rau Divorce and separation Attorney
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  • Jason Naimi

    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.


    Jason Naimi Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Ford & Friedman

2200 Paseo Verde Parkway
Suite #350
Henderson, NV, 89052


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuperLawyers2015
Top 40 Under 40The National Trial Lawyers2014
Rising StarSuperLawyers2014
Top 10 Attorneys Under 40National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys2014
Southern Nevada Legal EliteNevada Business Magazine2014
Southern Nevada Top 100 AttorneyNevada Business Magazine2013
Clients' Choice Awardwww.Avvo.com2013
Avvo Rated Attorneywww.Avvo.com2013
Legal EliteNevada Business Magazine2013
Dean's List HonorsWilliam S. Boyd School of Law2007
Excellence for the Future Award - Gaming LawCALI2007
Excellence for the Future Award - Pretrial LitigationCALI2007
Dean's List HonorsWilliam S. Boyd School of Law2006
Excellence for the Future Award - Civil ProcedureCALI2005
Dean's List HonorsWilliam S. Boyd School of Law2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerFord & Friedman2012 - Present
PartnerDawson Ford & Friedman2011 - 2012
Junior PartnerFamily Law Firm2009 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
ADLAssociate Board Member2014 - Present
Anti-Defamation League (ADL)Member2013 - Present
ADL - Glass Leadership InstituteMember2013 - Present
Cardozo Society of Las VegasMember2011 - Present
Clark County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
State Bar of Nevada, Family Law SectionMember2010 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Nevada Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
University of Nevada-RenoPublic Relations & PhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts2004