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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.


Practice areas


  1. Insurance: 40%
  2. Personal Injury: 30%
  3. Medical Malpractice: 20%
  4. Wrongful Death: 10%



Contingent (33-60%)

Attorney endorsements

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  • Kenneth R White

    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.


    Kenneth White Appeals Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Richard. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

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



AKActive Out of State197901/16/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Steven A. Sharp Public Service AwardAmerican Association for Justice2004
Invited MemberInner Circle of AdvocatesN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerFriedman Rubin1982 - 2016
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington Association for JusticeEagle Member2002 - Present
Inner Circle of AdvocatesPresident1999 - Present
Alaska Association for JusticeMember1982 - Present
International Academy of Trial LawyersMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
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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Publication nameTitleDate
Trial TacticsTrial Tactics2014
The Elements of TrialThe Elements of Trial2013
Stop Your Whining and Go To TrialStop Your Whining and Go To Trial2011
Moral Core AdvocacyMoral Core Advocacy2010
Polarizing the CasePolarizing the Case2008
Rick Friedman on Becoming a Trial LawyerRick Friedman on Becoming a Trial Lawyer2008
Rules of the RoadRules of the Road:A Plantiff Lawyer's Guide To Proving Liability2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Harvard University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
Antioch CollegeN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1976