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


I have been a practicing civil trial attorney since 1989 dealing primarily with malpractice issues. I litigate very select medical malpractice cases on behalf of patients or their families. I am a Certified Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. I am also Certified in Injury and Wrongful Death by the Arizona State Bar Board of Legal Specialization.

In addition to my law degree, I received a Master of Arts in Bioethics and a Doctorate of Philosophy involving Medical Ethics. Because I am also an Adjunct Professor in Research and Medical Ethics at a medical school, I routinely consult with physicians and hospitals regarding medical ethics issues in an effort to improve patient care.

I can answer questions dealing with medical ethics principles. I can also respond to questions regarding potential malpractice issues.

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 Philosophy 2006

Awards and Honors

Phi Beta Kappa
Multiple Who's Who
Southwest Superlawyers
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
AZ Magazine Top Lawyers

What do you like about this subject?

Information is power to patients who are in a vulnerable position in comparison to their medical providers. Patients should be treated compassionately and with respect! You can view some of my copyrighted presentations at WWW.EXPERTETHICS.COM

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

I hope to help patients and family members understand that they are in control of their own health care and can make choices which will be of benefit to their own health.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

Medical mistakes are prevalent and are one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the hospital setting. You can view a copyrighted presentation on this topic at WWW.EXPERTETHICS.COM

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

Healthcare providers sometimes practice defensive medicine. Instead, healthcare practitioners should practice proactive medicine and be honest with their patients when a mistake is committed.

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

2017-01-12 medical negligance/malpractice:

Wayne,    Sorry to hear about your loss.    I would always recommend speaking with a qualified medical malpractice attorney to determine your rights and options.  Most medical malpractice claimant's attorneys

2016-02-27 What should I do about surgery I had that appears to be less than the:

George,    I have two sites for you to go to.  These are both National Trial Attorney websites where we have to become specialized by number of trials. The first is the American Board of Trial Attorneys

2016-02-24 What should I do about surgery I had that appears to be less than the "standard"?:

George,    I am sorry to hear about your continuing problem.  Often times, potential clients come to see me as an attorney because they just want to find out what happened to them and why.    My suggestion

2016-02-16 Question if I have a case:

Crystalyn,    Sorry to hear about your child's treatment and the circumstances regarding your concussion.    While in theory, your child may have a claim for medical malpractice, the reality is that probably

2016-01-27 Bad Drug:

Brad,    I am very sorry to hear about your wife.    There are a few reasons you are not seeing any class actions regarding methotrexate.   The first reason is that most drug product liability cases are


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