A graduate of Harvard Law School, personal injury attorney Theodore H. Friedman has secured several multi-million dollar verdicts for his clients. Among other cases, Mr. Friedman served as lead counsel in Penson v. Rosenberg, representing a 16-year-old plaintiff who was awarded more than $50 million after being injured in a car accident in southern France. He also served the legal needs of clients such as boxing champion Muhammad Ali, the estate of legendary musician Jimi Hendrix, and actor George C. Scott. Some of Mr. Friedman’s first clients were seamen suing their companies after sustaining injuries on the job. Over the years, he also represented several victims of asbestos and tried several crash worthy automobile cases against leading manufacturers.
As a student, Theodore H. Friedman attended the University and Michigan and Harvard Law School. While earning scholarships to cover his tuition, he held a variety of jobs to pay for his room and board. After earning his Juris Doctor and establishing himself as a premier trial lawyer, Mr. Friedman wrote, lectured, and taught around the country for the Practising Law Institute. He has also given lectures on trial practice at Columbia Law School and in 2002 was appointed as Visiting Fellow and Scholor at Wolfson College, part of the University of Oxford.
Outside of the legal field, Mr. Friedman is known for commissioning a Clarinet Concerto by E. Rautavaara with Tamar Lieberman, in memory of their mother, Mary K. Friedman. Performances of the concerto, featuring lead clarinetist Richard Stoltzman and conductor Leonard Slatkin, were given by major orchestras around the world and at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center. Theodore H. Friedman, who came from a family of Jewish immigrants, has also contributed to peace efforts between Israel and Palestine throughout much of his career, holding membership in organizations such as Americans for Peace Now.