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Jonathan E. Freidin

Since joining the firm in 2014, Jonathan Freidin has handled some of the firm’s most complex personal injury cases and represented clients in several jury trials involving catastrophic injuries. Jonathan was part of the trial team that obtained a $7 million jury verdict against the rapper 50 Cent, and was also part of the team that recovered over $7 million on behalf of the United States government in a whistleblower case involving Medicare fraud. Jonathan’s practice focuses on medical malpractice, complex personal injury, and whistleblower/qui tam claims. He takes great pride in representing his clients and is recognized throughout the firm for his attention to detail in every case he handles.

Jonathan earned his college degree summa cum laude from the George Washington University in 2009. During college, Jonathan was awarded the Presidential Merit Scholarship and was appointed as a Student Justice on the University’s disciplinary court. After college, Jonathan returned to Florida and received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 2012. During law school, Jonathan was an editor on the Florida Law Review and worked as a Certified Legal Intern at the Public Defender’s Office, where he represented indigent clients in court. Jonathan also served as a judicial extern for Judge Alan Gold in the Southern District of Florida. He received book awards for the highest grade in both Appellate Advocacy and Child, Parent, & the State, and held a position as a Teaching Assistant for Legal Research & Writing and Appellate Advocacy.

Prior to becoming part of the team at Freidin Brown, P.A., Jonathan served for two years as a federal law clerk to the Honorable Donald M. Middlebrooks in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. While clerking, Jonathan worked on various types of federal matters from start to finish, including actions for patent infringement, tort liability, employment discrimination, civil rights violations, and fraud. He also assisted with several cases on the appellate level when Judge Middlebrooks sat by designation on the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

Being born and raised in Miami, Florida, Jonathan’s love for South Florida has steered him toward several leadership positions in the community. Since January 2020, Jonathan has served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of SAVE, South Florida’s leading organization dedicated to protecting the rights of the LGBTQ community, and has served on the Board since 2018. He also serves on SAVE’s Endorsement Committee, which interviews and endorses political and judicial candidates running for office in South Florida. Recently, Jonathan was appointed by Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber to be the Vice Chair of Art Deco Cultural District Panel. In this role, Jonathan is committed to making Miami Beach safer and more enjoyable for residents and visitors.

Why did you decide to become an attorney? – Jonathan E. Freidin

I grew up in a family of lawyers. My mom’s a lawyer. My dad’s a lawyer. My sister’s a lawyer, but growing up, they made it interesting for me. My dad would always come home with the stories of his cases, and it was always exciting to me. But above all else, I’d say that both of my parents as lawyers taught me how you can use your law degree to help people, and that’s really what drove me to becoming a lawyer.

Awards and Recognition:
  • Daily Business Review’s “On The Rise: Florida’s Most Impressive Young Attorneys” (2021)
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (2021)
  • SuperLawyers Rising Star (2017- 2021)
  • Florida Trend’s Legal Elite Up & Comers (2017-2019)
  • AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell (2016-Present)
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's "40 Under 40 Outstanding Lawyers of South Florida" List (2016)
Associations and Memberships
  • The Florida Bar, Member (2012-Present)
    • Trial Lawyers Section, Member (2014-Present)
    • Young Lawyers Section, Member (2012-Present)
  • Dade County Bar Association, Member (2014-Present)
  • Florida Justice Association, Eagle Member (2014-Present)
  • Gay & Lesbian Lawyers Association, Member (2018-Present)
  • SAVE, Guardian (2016-Present)
    • Board of Directors, Chair (2020-Present)
    • Board of Directors, Director (2018-Present)
    • Endorsement Committee, Chair (2018-2020)
    • Endorsement Committee, Member (2016-Present)
  • Mayor’s Panel on Ocean Drive, Member (2019-2020)
    • Subcommittee on Safety, Security, & Infrastructure, Chair (2019-2020)
  • Mayor’s Art Deco Cultural District Panel, Vice Chair (2021-Present)
Lectures & Seminars:
  • Panelist: “The Relatable Relator: The Right Client, The Right Case”, Florida Justice Association’s Qui Tam Webinar (November 2020)
  • Panelist: “Engle Firing Squad”, Florida Conference of Circuit Court Judges, (August 2018)
  • Presenter: “Dealing with Daubert and Frye in State Court Actions in Florida in 2018”, Florida Justice Association’s Workhorse Seminar (March 2018)
  • Lecturer: Legal Research & Writing/Appellate Advocacy, University of Florida Levin College of Law (April 2018)
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