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


In addition to my law degree, I have a master's degree in bioethics and a doctorate of philosophy involving comparative medical, legal and business ethics. I am an adjunct professor at a medical school teaching ethics to healthcare professionals and graduate students.

I can answer questions dealing with general ethics principles, including medical ethics, research ethics and bioethics. I am not a moralist and do not interject subjective values such as what is morally right and wrong. Also, I do not give legal advice over the internet.

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

Experience in the area

I have been a civil trial attorney since 1989 with a masters degree in bioethics and a doctorate of philosophy involving comparative ethics.


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


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 in Philosophy 2006

Awards and Honors

Phi Beta Kappa
Multiple Who's Who
Outstanding Achievement Award in Bioethics from Midwestern University

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

2016-07-27 Ethical question:

Paul,    The answer to your question from an ethics standpoint is somewhat complex.  Patient abandonment is not ethical.  To constitute abandonment, the provider terminates the physician-patient relationship

2015-08-03 DENTAL:

Andrew,    I am not licensed in Oregon so I cannot provide you with legal advice; however, I can provide you with some ethical background.  A healthcare provider is not an indentured servant and can turn

2015-06-27 IME ethical violation?:

Gromit,    I do not know where you live or where the defense medical examination took place.  The physician cannot utilize information retrieved from his patient, your brother, in your lawsuit.  That would

2014-09-03 Doctor Responsibility in Follow-Up?:

Ceci,    Thank you for the positive feedback.    If you are curious, you can always contact your physician to determine if she suspected something out of the ordinary.  I suspect the answer is that it

2014-09-02 Doctor Responsibility in Follow-Up?:

Ceci,    I am sorry to hear about your diagnosis and think you have a positive outlook regarding the situation.  With regards to your questions, it is obviously a physician's fiduciary duty to disclose


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