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Richard Henry Friedman

Insurance Attorney at Bremerton, WA

5.0   1 review

also known as Rick Friedman

  • Licensed for 6 years
    State KY
    Acquired 2016
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State NV
    Acquired 2012
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2002
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2000
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 43 years
    State AK
    Acquired 1979
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Richard

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Rick Friedman is one of the nation's top civil trial attorneys representing individuals and small businesses injured by large corporate and government interests. He has established a reputation for obtaining large verdicts in cases other law firms have been unable or unwilling to take on in the fields of personal injury, defamation, insurance bad faith and business torts.

Rick Friedman's successful career has been distinguished by multi-million dollar verdicts and precedent-setting case law. Among many of his landmark cases are the $150 million awarded to a State Farm agent in Bellott v. State Farm, $84 million awarded to a disabled doctor in Ceimo v. Paul Revere, $17.3 million awarded for improper denial of disability benefits in McKendry v. General American, $16.5 million awarded to a disabled worker in Ace v. Aetna Life Insurance Company, and $61.7 million awarded to a disabled businessman in - Merrick v. Paul Revere. Click on the Verdicts & Settlements and News links for additional cases and information.

Rick handles all types of cases, including personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, insurance bad faith and business torts. Rick is a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates, an invitation-only group that limits its membership to 100 of the leading trial lawyers in the country. He is also a member of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers.

A native of New York, Rick received his B.S. from Antioch College in 1976 and his J.D. from Harvard University in 1979. He is licensed to practice in Alaska, Washington and California, but also regularly appears pro hac vice in other state and federal courts around the country.

Contact Richard

Friedman | Rubin
1126 Highland Avenue
Bremerton, WA, 98337-1828
Friedman | Rubin
51 University Suite 201
Seattle, WA, 98101
Friedman | Rubin
P.O. Box 201217
Anchorage, AK, 99501
Friedman | Rubin
81 Vine Street Suite 202
Seattle, WA, 98121
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Posted by Brad | May 4, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Rick and his team were dedicated to prosecuting the truth on our behalf..
“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” Edmund Burke As I put pen to paper I realize I have no words to do justice to the battle waged on my behalf by Rick and his dedicated team of justice fighters. I am simply not capable of putting into words the gratitude and respect I have for them as professionals, people and warriors. Warriors must rise to the top to defend those incapable of defending themselves. Not all battles are fought on the battle field. Some are fought in the court of law before a judge and jury, fought with the sword of truth and the rule of law. As we all know there is good and evil in the world. Evil comes in all shapes, colors and sizes and often disguises itself as good. As long as we go forward with the truth and there are honorable warriors to fight on our behalf, as you and your team have proven to be, the truth will prevail no matter how powerful and deceptive the opponent may be. The team of men and women led by Rick Friedman are dedicated to doing the right thing. Why? Because that’s what men and women of honor do. As Rick and his team prosecuted the truth on our behalf, the financial resources afforded my wife and I by the jury’s verdict has allowed us to better focus on adapting and living with the struggles of long term care associated with my traumatic brain injury. I want to thank Rick for taking the time to remove his attorney hat and speak to me as a friend about how to best move forward in rebuilding my life with a brain injury. Rick said “That if I only focus on what I can no longer do I would become a bitter and miserable human being. Instead figure out and focus on what you can still do and you will have the ability to live a fulfilling life.” As I continue to figure out and focus on what I can do to contribute I feel it’s important to anyone with a brain injury to hear this as I truly believe I would not be here today had I not taken and implemented Rick’s advice. Thank you again for all you and your team have done for my wife and I. God bless you all, Brad
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-45%


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Friedman Rubin
  • 1982 - 2016


  • Harvard Univ Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1979
  • Antioch Coll
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1976

Legal Cases

  • Washington v. Endoscopy Center of Southern Nevada LLC
  • $104 Million Verdict
  • Doe v. Martin
  • $5.86 Million for Brain Injury
  • Lutes v. Rotchy
  • $700,000 jury verdict
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  • Washington Association for Justice
  • Eagle Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Inner Circle of Advocates
  • President
  • 1999 - Present
  • Alaska Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1982 - Present
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Steven A. Sharp Public Service Award
  • American Association for Justice
  • 2004
  • Invited Member
  • Inner Circle of Advocates
  • N/A


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Attorney endorsements

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Endorse Richard
Brain injury Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Rick does an amazing job of developing the evidence to support his client's claims and presenting that evidence to a jury. Truly a master at his craft."
Personal injury Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Richard. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Other
"I endorse Rick. He is a great lawyer who has obtained great results for his clients. His practice covers a wide range of areas of the law, which range from personal injury to insurance disputes, and he excels at all of them. He is a "David" that has taken down many "Goliaths.""
Litigation Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rick Friedman, is simply a great man. Although he is a gifted trial lawyer with a long list of victories, an author, and a mentor to many lawyers, he demonstrates a generosity of spirit and a rare sense of wisdom by giving back. I only hope that those of us who have been lucky enough to have interacted with him pay forward these gifts and make a positive difference. He is deserving of my highest endorsement."
Brain injury Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Friend
"Don't be put off by the Bremerton Washington address. Rick Friedman is one of the best lawyers in the country in a wide variety of cases from insurance disputes, to catastrophic injury cases. He is also one of the leading trial strategy authors of his generation, with two best selling legal texts to his credit. His practice is national, and he's the lawyer to bring in as co-counsel when the rest of the client's life is at stake."
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Bremerton Insurance Lawyer Richard Henry Friedman
Richard Henry Friedman
Insurance Attorney
Bremerton, WA
Licensed for 43 years
Free Consultation