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Jon Friedman

Medical malpractice Attorney at Portland, OR

5.0   14 reviews

also known as Jon M. Friedman


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About Jon

Learn Jon’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    25%
    In Oregon we are no strangers to the rainy Northwest weather and the effects it can have on our roadways and environments. Even the most seasoned automobile drivers find themselves in unfortunate situations. Auto accidents can be serious and traumatic events, and can have a lasting impact on your life. As an experienced auto accident law firm, we try to minimize the long term impact of an auto accident by offering you the understanding and know-how to protect your future.

    39 years

  2. Medical malpractice
    25%
    We have all come to rely upon professionals, whether in medicine or law, to provide reliable, accurate help. For the most part, that is what we are given. However, if you feel that an attorney or doctor acted improperly and caused you harm, you might have a malpractice suit.

    39 years

  3. Personal injury
    25%
    As a long-established personal injury firm, we know and are known by, most of the major insurance carriers. Our fast, personal approach allows you to get back to your life and comforts you in the knowledge that an experienced law firm is handling your case.

    39 years

  4. Wrongful death
    25%
    A death is a tragic event that is compounded when it is the result of someone else's negligence. The emotional impact of a wrongful death can distract one from investigating the claim in a timely way. Preserving your wrongful death lawsuit claim requires immediate action. It is our job to act efficiently and professionally and to be responsible for pursuing the claim and allowing you to grieve.

    39 years

I have been a lawyer assisting people who have been injured by bad drivers, doctors and lawyers in state and federal courts since 1984. I pride myself on providing fast and personal attention to resolve cases in a fast, fair and complete way. 

I grew up near Chicago. I graduated from public high school in 1976, and then went to Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, graduating in 1980 with a bachelor of arts majoring in economics. I spent 1980-81 cleaning the undersides of airplanes while becoming a commercial rated pilot and a certified flight instructor, instrument and airplane. I loved teaching and flying in instrument conditions, basically in the clouds or fog, using only the instruments in the airplane to maintain safe flight. In 1981, I decided I didn't want to seek a job with an airline--though I have continued to be a current  flight instructor since 1981.

I enrolled in the Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College in the fall of 1981 and graduated in 1984. I spent several years working for the law school's legal clinic where I primarily assisted low-income people needing help with consumer problems. 

I went in to private practice upon his admission to the Bar in September, 1984. Since then, I have represented thousands of people in getting a fair resolution of their claim against wrongdoers and insurance companies. I pride myself on helping people who have been victimized by an accident or incident in getting a fast and fair result. Most people have never had to bring a claim and can be easily victimized by an insurance company. I provide fast and personal attention to assist you from the first meeting through the end of your claim. I insure that you understand where you stand from the start of the case, and keep you informed throughout the processing of the claim. I am readily available by phone or email should any questions or concerns arise during the course of your case
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Licensed for 38 years
State OR
Status Active
Acquired 1984
Updated 12/11/2022

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

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Jon Friedman
1020 Southwest Taylor Street
#430
Portland, OR, 97205-2509

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | August 19, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The BEST attorney
Jon helped me with an injury to my ankle. Jon treated me with such respect, integrity and complete attention to every detail. With as busy as he is, I am so grateful that he treated me like I was his only client. He stayed on top of everything that came our way. He is so responsive to your emails and phone calls. He is the best attorney I have ever worked with. Jon is a 10!!!!
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Posted by Marsha | July 22, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best PIA
Jon was the best. Never thought I needed an attorney. I did and he came highly recommended. I am glad I had Jon represent me. Never would ever call anyone else, ever
Posted by anonymous | May 14, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Straight shooter
I spoke with John today about a situation I have and he was helpful. He told me the straight story without lengthy verbiage and legal mumbo jumbo. I greatly appreciated his honesty and good humor. It was a pleasure to speak to him. If you don't want to waste your time, call John.
Response from Jon Friedman May 14, 2019
I appreciate your taking the time to write your nice post. Thank you.
Posted by Joanne headrick | August 7, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Ethical
He was very honest about the situation and was very empathetic about everything that was going on. Was blunt in what was legally possible to be done and what it would cost and I appreciated everything that he said.
Response from Jon Friedman August 8, 2017
Thank you for taking the time to make this post. I appreciate it. Best wishes, Jon
Posted by Bonifacio Pascual Ramos | April 1, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A VERY HONEST AND DISCIPLINED LAWYER
Every time a present a question, there is Mr. Friedman with a very good and on point opinion. He is very good at communicating with future clients! OH YES, I RECOMEND THIS GOOD LAWYER.
Response from Jon Friedman April 3, 2017
Thank you very much for your kind words. I appreciate it! best wishes, jon
Posted by Alexa | March 21, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Kindness and integrity
Jon is absolutely excellent. He's direct and responds in timely fashion. if he feels that you've got a case, he'll tell you and he'll be upfront about the fact that cases can be expensive. He got back to me *while out of town*, having assessed the urgency of our matter. and that in and of itself spoke volumes. He cares about his clients even before they become clients. Thank you. Jon, for being a kind man of integrity.
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Posted by Andrew | March 20, 2015
Quick help that got the answer!
Jon was very helpful and successfully steared me in the correct direction to solve my issue. Thanks Jon!
Posted by vincedhere | March 14, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Truly Exceptional
Although I am a NYS resident, and Jon is in Oregon, he took more time to address my questions than all the other attorneys combined. His e-mails clearly revealed a sincere interest in my situation, and he took considerable time to advise me, despite no personal gain. I found Jon Friedman to be an exceptional attorney, and an even more impressive person. I would highly recommend him...I wish I lived in Oregon !
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Posted by vince | March 12, 2015
Exceptional attorney
I am a NYS resident. I submitted a question about Personal Injury liability, and Jon...although from Oregon...wrote me two comprehensive e-mails, esponding to my inquiry. Jon's time and effort were more than all the other attorneys combined. Clearly, he is an exceptional attorney, as well as an exceptional person. I would highly recommend Jon, based upon this extremely positive experience.
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Posted by Jeffrey | February 7, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very knowledgeable, professional and genuine.
Though the legal issues where not in his expertise by bar, this man has very good inside and was key in identifying the most proper attorney and we are grateful. His colleagues in the Portland Oregon area see him the same as well..... Thank you.....
Posted by Robert | January 15, 2015
The Best Lawyer in Portland
This lawyer helped me with a complicated MVA in 2013-14, and hands down is the best lawyer I've ever dealt with. He is very knowledgeable on laws pertaining to motor vehicle accidents and responsive to all my injuries and needs. Jon was very professional and transparent throughout the whole process. He always made time for me and returned my calls and emails in a timely fashion. His explanations and advice were always very clear. His Paralegal is just as awesome. Jon and her work great together. I will hire them every time!! Jon and his assistant are true professionals. They will not misguide you.
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Posted by Jeanne Duncan | May 24, 2014
LIFESAVER!!!!!
A colleague referred me to Jon Friedman. After getting into a car accident, I made a call to Jon and all my worries were taken care of immediately!!! Jon is extremely professional, honest & a straight shooter. He was there to guide me from the Beginning to the End & was Always there for concerns or questions! He never made me second priority. Jon is a Rare Find. Don't hesitate to call Jon Friedman & BE WORRY FREE!!!
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Posted by Dan | April 15, 2014
Great Attorney!
Jon is a very dependable and resourceful attorney. He has the experience where needed and knows just the right people to assist and get the job done right. Whenever I called or emailed Jon he was there in a short time to answer questions even when the task at hand was not urgent. I would highly recommend Jon for any personal injury matters you may have.
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Posted by CAROLINE | March 17, 2011
CAROLINE
HI, My name is Caroline J.L. & I am from Beaverton Oregon. In May of 2009 I was in a car accident & injured badly in my neck & lower back. I needed an Attorney!!! I was referred to Jon Friedman in Portland Oregon with No Hesitation by someone I know very well. I went for the initial meeting and was completely floored by the man!!! He did not throw me off by using terms I did not understand, yet, didn't talk to me as if I were stupid either. He explained to me in detail how my case would be handled & the way payment would occur. I was also told that if I ever had any questions, not to hesitate and call or email right away. I agreed to have Jon Friedman as my Attorney. I came out of my first meeting with him knowing I WAS IN GREAT HANDS!!!! This has not been a short term experience & not a trip to the candy store at all. It will take time. TIME WORTH WHILE! During my 1.5 years working with Jon & Office Manager Nancy, I have been surprised many times by how fast my questions have been answered. I email late in the night & by noon the next day I had a reply. If the answer was not as easy, I would get a call or email back letting me know he was finding out and would get back to me ASAP & he always did. Nancy as well, worked very hard for me in making sure my questions made sense and were not totally stupid. She answered many of my questions right away and would still have Jon call me back to verify what she had said. Nancy always kept my file up to date and accurate. I even received a call from Jon while he was away from Oregon. Even though he was busy, he made time for me and my needs. Jon has been very involved in my doctors visits. He asked that I give him (in my words) reports after I saw each doctor. He wanted to make sure all the lines of communication were open and clear & he wanted to make sure the doctors were not telling me one thing and writing in their report to him a different thing. This accident attorney thing is NOT one sided either!!! You will be asked to keep up your side of the agreement & do some work yourself. He will ask you questions that are extremely important to your case ( things you may have forgotten ). You will be asked to keep all receipts & mailings from doctors & medicine, making sure he receives copies for your file. A periodic informative letter of explaining how you are feeling & how things are going from your view are also added to your file. Having your feelings heard, read and understood is a ton of stress off your shoulders. I am a Very Honest Person. I am writing to let you know, JON FRIEDMAN IS BRUTALLY HONEST !!! He will let you know when things are not going well. He will let you know when things are fabulous. My case has ended as of July 2010. Jon ADVISED ME AS MY ATTORNEY, TO MY 100% SATISFACTION & I COULD NOT ASK FOR ANYTHING MORE!!! I have thanked the person who referred me to Jon many times & I have also referred a new client to Jon as well. Quite Frankly, If this ever happens to me again (I hope not)... I WILL HAVE JON FRIEDMAN ON MY SIDE AGAIN!!!
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Jon Friedman
  • 1984 - Present

Education

  • School of Law of Lewis and Clark College
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1984
  • Carleton College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1980

Legal Cases

  • Mrs. A vs Mr. A
  • settled

Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Participating Lawyer
  • 1984 - Present
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • Guardian of Civil Justice
  • 1984 - Present
  • Multnomah Bar Association
  • 1984 - Present
  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • Certified Flight Instructor Instrument and Airplane
  • 1981 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • AV peer review rating
  • Martindale Hubble
  • 2016
  • AV rated
  • Matindale Hubble
  • 2016
  • Guardian of Civil Justice
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2016
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • 10.0 superb-wrongful death lawyer
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • 10.0 superb-car accident lawyer
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • 10.0 superb-personal injury lawyer
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • 10.0 superb-medical malpractice lawyer
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Guardian of Civil Justice
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2015
  • 10.0 superb-wrongful death lawyer
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • 10.0 superb-car accident lawyer
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • 10.0 superb-personal injury lawyer
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • 10.0 superb-medical malpractice lawyer
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Guardian of Civil Justice
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Guardian of Civil Justice
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Guardian of Civil Justice
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2012
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2011
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Guardian of Civil Justice
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2011
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Guardian of Civil Justice
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2010
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
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Publications

  • 338 Or 19
  • Nibler v Oregon Department of Transportation and Department of State Police
  • 2005

Speaking Engagements

  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • evaluating cases
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (64)
Given (40)
Endorse Jon
Car accident Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.Jon has lots of experience. He is a very effective lawyer for his clients. Always willing to help out other lawyers"
Car accident Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this attorney, whose reputation and credentials speak for themselves."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Friedman. Very knowledgeable and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact him for help."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Friedman is a very knowledgeable and experienced lawyer who cares about his clients and gets results for them. If you are looking for an injury lawyer in Oregon, do not hesitate to give him a call."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Medical malpractice Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. According to his very helpful contributions to this forum i believe Attorney Friedman to be an excellent advocate for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"One of the absolute best. Exceptional attention to detail, service next to none. I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Other
"Jon is an experienced professional who focuses on many complex law practice areas. He has an impressive track record of success and is clearly committed to clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Other
"I have been privileged to have observed Mr. Friedman and observe the quality of his contributions to those of us who have a passion for personal injury work. He has a strong work ethic and puts the client's needs above anything else. A great attorney all around who has secured great results for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Friedman has helped alot of people. He knows his craft;clients love him and the legal community respects him.I endorse this lawyer."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Friedman consistently gives analytical answers in this forum. His responses are cogent, concise and practical. He wisely observes, when applicable, if pertinent facts are missing from a question and he notes how such might or might not impact a fuller legal analysis. All in all his responses are helpful, legally accurate, and well-articulated. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Fantastic and committed lawyer who will work tirelessly for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As echoed by my fellow peers, Jon is a top notch attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jon Friedman works and fights hard for his clients. Jon is well respected in the legal community. Most importantly Jon Friedman gets results for his clients! I highly recommend Jon Friedman!"
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