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


I have been a practicing civil trial attorney since 1989 and have a master's degree in bioethics and a doctorate of philosophy in comparative ethics of law, medicine and business.

I am Certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and am Certified as a Specialist in Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation by the State Bar of Arizona Board of Legal Specialization.

I can answer questions dealing with general ethics principles, including legal ethics, medical ethics, bioethics and business ethics. I do not give legal advice over the internet.

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

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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.

Organizations belong to
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

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

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

What do you like about this subject?

The fact that attorneys must follow a code of ethics although some do not understand the code or chose not to follow their code. I do not give legal advice over the internet.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

I hope to help others understand that attorneys must take an ethical responsibility to their clients and society. I do not give legal advice over the internet.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

Every attorney takes an oath and must follow a code of ethics. The American Bar Association has ethical canons and each state has its own code of ethics.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

Sometimes ethical requirements are contrary to other requirements and it is problematic to understand the complexities.

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

2016-08-12 Recording a conversation in a private setting:

Casey,    This is more of a legal question that ethics.  I am not licensed to practice law in Nebraska; however, it is my understanding that Nebraska is a one-party recording state.  This means that someone

2016-02-22 Life insurance:

Nadya,    Your grandfather most like purchased a term life insurance policy which means that there is no equity built into the policy and it is for the term of $10,000.  If it is a term policy and he stops

2015-04-27 Web camera in a office area:

Adam,    I cannot tell you if it is legal for an employer in Missouri to set up a cam to watch employees since I am not licensed to practice law in Missouri.  An employer may want to survey its employees

2015-03-07 Fired after he requested and received copies of notes from doctors office:

Al,    I am not licensed in Oregon so I cannot ethically or legally tell you the law in that state.  I can say that it is unethical and a breach of fiduciary duty for a physician to relay information about

2015-02-04 chain of custduy:

Tanya,    I can only answer your question based upon the Rules of Evidence from the US.  In the US, you do not need to show the Chain of Custody for the needle.  You would need to look through your medical


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