Dr. Paul D. Friedman, M.A., Ph.D., J.D.

Dr. Paul D. Friedman, M.A., Ph.D., J.D.: Attorney with Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C.

Biography

Paul practices in the areas of significant personal injury, wrongful death, ethics and professional malpractice. He previously served as an Adjunct Professor of Medical and Research Ethics at Midwestern University and the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine where he instructed health care providers and students in the medical field. Additionally, he authored the manual and taught attorneys and forensic experts in the Certified Forensic Consultant® program with the American College of Forensic Examiners Institute. Paul is a nationally recognized expert and speaker in the area of bioethics and legal ethics.

He graduated from the University of Arizona in 1985 (Bachelor of Arts with High Distinction), where he was admitted to the academic honorary society Phi Beta Kappa. He graduated from California Western School of Law in 1989 (Juris Doctorate Cum Laude). He served as an editor of the California Western Law Review-International Law Journal and was the chief editor of the California Western Directory. He received a post-doctoral master’s degree in bioethics in 2004 (Master of Arts in Bioethics), where he graduated with the Outstanding Achievement Award from the College of Health Sciences at Midwestern University and Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. Paul received a doctorate in philosophy involving business, legal and medical ethics at LaCrosse University (2006).

Paul was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1989, the State Bar of Colorado in 1992, the District of Columbia and the Federal Bar in 2004. He is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Arizona, the United States District Court of Arizona, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.

Paul is a Board Certified Pre-Trial and Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy/National Board of Legal Specialty Certification and is Certified by the State Bar of Arizona Board of Legal Specialization in the area of Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation. Paul is also an Associate with the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Paul is rated AV® Preeminent™ (the highest rating) by the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory and is rated Superb 10.0/10.0 (the highest rating) by AVVO.

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Ethics and Professional Malpractice

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
303-792-5595  Phone
303-708-0527  Fax
www.burgsimpson.com/attorney/paul-d-friedman
University Attended:
LaCrosse University, Ph.D., Philosophy/Business, Legal and Medical Ethics, magna cum laude, 2006; University of Arizona, B.A., with High Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa, 1985; College of Health Sciences at Midwestern University and Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, M.A., 2004
Law School Attended:
California Western School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1989
Year of First Admission:
1989
Admission:
2004, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; 2003, United States Supreme Court; 1993, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; 1992, Colorado (inactive); 1989, Arizona; 2004, District of Columbia (inactive)
Memberships:
American Bar Association; American Association for Justice; The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Attorneys; Arizona's Finest Lawyers; North American Brain Injury Society; The American College of Forensic Examiners; Forensic Expert Witness Association; National Board of Trial Advocacy; National Citizen's Coalition for Nursing Home Reform; Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University; American Society for Law, Medicine & Ethics; American Society for Bioethics & Humanity; National Association of Realtors.
Birth Information:
Denver, Colorado, December 16, 1963
Certifications:
( Certified Specialist, Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation, Arizona Board of Legal Specialization, Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy )
ISLN:
907251161
Hobbies & interests:
Racquetball; Exercising.
Payment Information:

    Peer Reviews

    • 4.3/5.0 (12 reviews)
    • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
    • Legal Knowledge

      4.3/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

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    • Judgment

      4.3/5.0
    • Communication

      4.3/5.0
    • Legal Experience

      4.4/5.0
    • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Judge on 05/25/12 in General Practice

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    • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Government Counsel on 05/14/12 in Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility

      Paul is an exemplary lawyer. I know him both as a practicing attorney and as a Judge Pro Term. He excels in both capacities.

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    • Communication

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    • Responsiveness

      5.0/5.0
    • Quality of Service

      5.0/5.0
    • Value for Money

      5.0/5.0
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