Monday, December 3, 2012

Over Three Decades of New York Law

A seasoned legal professional who has risen to the upper echelons of his vocation, Theodore H. Friedman completed his Juris Doctor at Harvard Law School in 1956 and moved on to establish himself as one of New York's most capable trial lawyers through his work at Philips Nizer LLP and later in private practice. Representing a wide range of individual and business clients in lawsuits involving personal injury, fraud, liability, and more, Friedman has taught and lectured extensively in conjunction with his work in the courtroom and commits a significant portion of his time toward promoting social justice initiatives in his community and overseas. A former member of the College of Trial Lawyers and the Inner Circle of Advocates, he has argued before the United States Supreme Court on two occasions, won numerous multi-million dollar settlements for his clients, and tried more than 200 jury cases over the course of his long career.  

Profiled in Malcolm Gladwell's bestselling book Outliers: The Story of Success, Theodore H. Friedman was also the subject of a 1972 article written by Calvin Trillin that appeared in the U.S. Journal. Friedman's victories in court have also been chronicled in The New York Times, New York Magazine, and the New York Law Journal, among other widely read publications. Although the media attention Friedman has received speaks highly to his prominent standing in Manhattan's legal community, he prefers to eschew the limelight and divert his energy toward endeavors aligned with his strong sense of civic responsibility. To this end, Theodore H. Friedman has partnered with Ralph Nader to improve vehicle safety laws and lent his expertise to the Center for Injury Research, (CfIR), a non-profit group that develops tests to gauge how automobiles and passengers would fare in the event of a serious collision.  A longtime supporter of  The North American Conference on Ethiopian Jewry (NACOEJ), Friedman has contributed a great deal towards efforts that benefit Ethiopian Jews living outside of Israel. 

You can learn more about Friedman by visiting his blog 

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