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


I have a master's degree in bioethics which inlcudes medical and research ethics. In addition to a law degree, I have a doctorate of philosophy in comparative ethics involving medicine, law and business. I also am an Adjunct Professor at a medical school.

I can answer questions related to the ethics of withholding, instituting or withdrawal of life support.

For more information, you can view my website at WWW.EXPERTETHICS.COM

Experience in the area

I have been 'a practicing trial attorney since 1989 and I have a masters degree in bioethics and a doctorate of philosophy regarding comparative ethics.


State Bar of Arizona
State Bar of Colorado (inactive)
District of Columbia Bar (inactive)
Federal Bar
Licensed in Arizona District Court
Licensed in Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Licensed in the United States Supreme Court
American Bar Association
National Board of Trial Advocacy
American Association for Justice
Arizona Trial Lawyers Association
American Society for Bioethics and Humanities
Kennedy Institute of Ethics
National Association of Realtors


A list of my copyrighted publications and presentations is contained at WWW.EXPERTETHICS.COM


Bachelor of Arts 1985
Juris Doctorate 1989
Master of Arts in Bioethics 2004
Doctorate of Philosphy 2006

Awards and Honors

Phi Beta Kappa
Multiple Who's Who

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Recent Answers from Paul D. Friedman, M.A., Ph.D., J.D.

2011-06-04 life support:

Jenna,    I would be very careful in your discussion with your physician since physician-assisted suicide is illegal in Texas.  I suggest you let your doctor know that you do not wish to be put on life

2008-08-23 Euthanasia (short and urgent.. please help):

Ahmad,    There are so many disease processes which could lead to suicide, assisted suicide or euthanasia.  You focus on painful terminal diseases such as cancers.  You could focus on mind altering diseases

2008-08-23 Euthanasia (short and urgent.. please help):

Ahmad,    Thank you for such an interesting question.  My response is conjecture since every person has their own reasons based on their own religious views, upbringing and philosophy.    Euthanasia is

2008-05-29 termination of life/alzheimer's:

Wendy,    Probably not.  From a health standpoint, there is very little practical difference between Alzheimer and Dementia.  There may be different types of medications to slow down each process, however

2008-03-21 what's the difference?:

Kayla,    Physician Assisted Suicide is an act of omission while euthanasia is an act of commission.  Generally, acts of omission seem morally and ethically better than acts of commission, however, there


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