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Recently featured in a front-page article in the New York Law Journal, attorney Theodore H. Friedman has spent his 50-year career as both a trial and appellate lawyer. He holds a Bachelor of Arts with honors in Economics from the University of Michigan and a JD from Harvard Law School. Mr. Friedman worked his way through college and law school, earning scholarships to both schools. As a student, Theodore H. Friedman balanced positions as a waiter, bartender, construction worker, and welding inspector with his schoolwork. He also took a year off to work on a kibbutz in Israel, accelerating his studies on his return to the U.S.
Because of his extraordinary accomplishments in academics and law, Theodore H. Friedman has been featured in Outliers: The Story of Success, a book by Malcolm Gladwell about the circumstances of individuals who become high achievers in their fields. He has also been profiled in The New Yorker, and he was described by a retired Supreme Court Justice quoted in the New York Law Journal as, “one of the best, if not the best, personal injury trial lawyers in New York City.”
Theodore H. Friedman served for 10 years as a partner at the Phillips Nizer LLP law firm, during which time he was featured in The New Yorker. He then founded his own firm, focusing on trial work for plaintiffs in commercial and civil cases. During the course of his career, Theodore H. Friedman tried more than 200 jury cases and was counsel in more than 80 published opinions. He won several multi-million dollar verdicts and worked for a number of famous clients, including Muhammad Ali, the estate of Jimi Hendrix, and several major corporations.
Between 1994 and 2010, Theodore H. Friedman focused on supporting peace efforts in Israel, in accordance with his lifelong interest in the difficult political affairs of the region.
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