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


I am a personal injury trial attorney who is licensed in Arizona, Colorado (inactive) and the District of Columbia (inactive). I am also licensed with the Distrcit Court of Arizona, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.

I am a Certified Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and am Certified as a Speciailst in Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation by the Arizona State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. I was the Special Assistant to the Attorney General for the State of Arizona in the national litigation against the tobacco industry. I handle complex civil litigation inlcuding pharmaceutical liability and professional malpractice.

I can answer questions regarding injury law (accidents, malpractice, product liability) and wrongful employment practices.

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

Experience in the area

I have been a civil trial attorney attorney since 1989 with a master's 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
Association of Trial Lawyers of America
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
Southwest Superlawyers
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
AZ Magazine Top Lawyers

What do you like about this subject?

I enjoy helping victims who have been injured in a personal injury incident. For prior experience, you can view my profile at WWW.EXPERTETHICS.COM

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

I am interested in educating and helping victims involved in personal injury incidents.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

Lawyers have various perspectives which is why it is called the "practice" of law.

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

2016-04-10 Accident at Sam's Club:

Kelly,    My experience with Walmart is that they are somewhat difficult to deal with.  You should document everything, including the reason the sign knocked you to the ground.  For instance, it was not

2015-03-03 witness:

Howard,    I don't know where you live but generally a landowner does not have a duty to provide an incident report until litigation.  It is common practice for a landowner to refuse to provide the incident

2015-01-06 What state do I file a Medical Malpractice lawsuit in, if I live in a different state than the doctors/hospital I am filing against?:

Adam,    The state in which the malpractice occurred is the state where the lawsuit needs to be filed.  You need to find a Georgia attorney to handle your claim.  It does not matter where you live during

2012-12-20 Slip and Fall in Target store Peoria AZ:

Steve,    There are a number of personal injury firms in Phoenix/Glendale/Peoria that handle slip and fall cases.  You may want to contact Wattel & York or Goldberg & Osborne.  I believe both of those

2012-07-31 unneccessary fillings:

Emily,    First, let me congratulate you on doing everything right.  You were an advocate for your children and respectfully questioned the diagnosis.  You were not certain and asked for a second opinion


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