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.
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|AK||Active Out of State||1979||08/28/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Steven A. Sharp Public Service Award||American Association for Justice||2004|
|Invited Member||Inner Circle of Advocates||N/A|
|Partner||Friedman Rubin||1982 - 2016|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|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|
|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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|Trial Tactics||Trial Tactics||2014|
|The Elements of Trial||The Elements of Trial||2013|
|Stop Your Whining and Go To Trial||Stop Your Whining and Go To Trial||2011|
|Moral Core Advocacy||Moral Core Advocacy||2010|
|Polarizing the Case||Polarizing the Case||2008|
|Rick Friedman on Becoming a Trial Lawyer||Rick Friedman on Becoming a Trial Lawyer||2008|
|Rules of the Road||Rules of the Road:A Plantiff Lawyer's Guide To Proving Liability||2005|
|Harvard University Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1979|
|Antioch College||N/A||BS - Bachelor of Science||1976|