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Philip Freidin
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Philip Freidin

Firm Founder Philip Freidin has been practicing law for 50 years and has devoted his life to representing clients who have been seriously injured by the wrongful acts of others. Phil has represented plaintiffs in some of the most significant personal injury and medical malpractice cases in Florida’s history and has earned his status as a pillar in the South Florida legal community. As one federal judge recently wrote, “he is unquestionably among the upper echelons of lawyers in our district.”

Phil has been Board Certified in Civil Trial Law since 1989 and recertified three times. Board certification recognizes lawyers’ special knowledge, skills, and proficiency in various areas of law, along with professionalism and ethics in practice, and is only awarded to the most experienced and capable lawyers in their practice area. Over the course of his career, Phil has conducted more than 200 jury trials and around 100 non-jury trials, all involving personal injury and medical negligence issues.

Since 1984, Phil has also been an active leader in the Florida Justice Association, the largest organization for plaintiffs’ lawyers in Florida. After joining, he was elected Secretary, Treasurer, and then President of the statewide organization, which had 3,500 members at the time.

Phil’s stature in the legal community has been recognized by Florida Governors, U.S. Senators, and Florida Supreme Court Justices. He has been appointed to serve on multiple Judicial Nominating Commissions—both at the state and federal levels—over the years, and over 60 judges have been appointed as a result of his 17 years of membership and participation in JNCs.

Some of Phil’s notable cases include:

  • $38 million jury verdict against for two boys who were rendered blind after their doctor failed to treat their retinopathy of prematurity (ROP).
  • $15.5 million jury verdict against a hospital for negligently misreading a MRI scan, resulting in paralysis to an auto accident victim.
  • $14.5 million jury verdict on behalf of a smoker against Philip Morris USA.
  • $12.7 million jury verdict against Nicklaus Children’s Hospital for negligence resulting in a brain injury for a 5-year-old child.
  • $9.75 million settlement against a Miami hospital for negligence resulting in a stroke to a mother who had just given birth.
  • $8 million settlement against a Miami hospital for negligence resulting in an ischemic brain injury to a child.
  • $7 million jury verdict against the rapper “50 Cent” for the intentional dissemination of a personal sex tape.

What would your past clients say about you? – Philip Freidin

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I think, on the whole, our past clients are all very, very satisfied that we treated them fairly, that we treated them with respect, that we listened to their concerns, and we got them excellent results. I think they would also say that we were always honest with them and we never mislead, and we always took their calls.

Why should I choose Freidin Brown, P.A.? – Philip Freidin

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We’re a small but highly effective firm. We’re well connected in the community, but we have a huge amount of experience with trial work. We also are small enough to take care of our clients in a very intimate way and pay attention to their needs and pick up their calls and speak to them whenever they need to speak to us, but we’re big enough and strong enough to have an impact in the courthouse and in the community.

That’s a first reason. The second reason is that we have vast experience. We have over 300 jury trials in our experience, over 100 years of collective experience, and finally I think most importantly, we’re very, very straightforward with people. We’re known for our integrity and we’re very, very client conscious in terms of their needs. We’ll be looking out for them for you.

Awards and Recognition:
  • Best Lawyers in America 2021- Personal Injury Litigation & Medical Malpractice Law
  • 2020 Florida Super Lawyers Recognition- Personal Injury: Celebrating 15 Consecutive Years
  • Distinguished Leader, Daily Business Review, 2019
  • Super Lawyers (Top 100: Miami – 2011), 2006 – 2019
  • Best Lawyers – Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, 2007 – 2019
  • Leaders In The Law, South Florida’s Leading Lawyers, 2018
  • Finalist, Dade County Bar Association’s Legal Luminaries 2017 – Personal Injury
  • Florida Trend’s Legal Elite — Top 2 of Attorneys in Florida – 2016 – 2017
  • Best Lawyer in America — Medical Malpractice – 2016
  • Judicial Edition AV Preeminent – 2016
  • South Florida Legal Guide Top Lawyer: Personal Injury & Wrongful Death — Plaintiff, 2001 – 2015
  • Daily Business Review’s 2008 Most Effective Lawyers in South Florida- Personal Injury
  • Florida Super Lawyers — Top 5 of Lawyers in Florida
  • Martindale Hubbell’s — AV Rating
  • Miami Metro’s Top Lawyers
  • Avvo rating of 10 — Superb
Associations and Memberships
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Member
  • Dade County Judicial Nominating Commission, Member
  • Florida Justice Association, Member
  • Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice's Task Force on Complex Litigation, Member
  • Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission, Member
  • Miami-Dade Justice Association, Former Board of Directors
  • Florida Bar Judicial, Former Chairman, Nominating Procedures Committee
  • Florida Justice Association, Former President
  • Florida Justice Association, Vice President
  • Florida Justice Association, Treasurer
  • Florida Justice Association, Secretary
  • Supreme Court of Florida Task Force on Management of Complex Cases, Appointed Member, 2007
  • Dade County's MADD Chapter, Member
  • Governor Chiles' Task Force on Preventing Elderly Abuse, Member
  • Chief Justice Barkett's 21st Century Planning Committee, Former Member
  • State of Florida Legislature Elderly Long Term Care, Former Task Force Member
  • Dade County Judicial Nominating Commission, Chairman
  • Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission, Vice Chairman
  • The Florida Bar, Chairman, Grievance Committee
  • Florida Justice Association, Board of Director
  • Dade County's MADD Chapter, Board of Directors
  • JNC – Southern District, Member
Lectures & Seminars:
  • Panelist: “Flying Solo: Forging Ahead in Non-Intervened Cases”, Florida Justice Association’s Qui Tam Webinar (November 2020)
  • Presenter: “Evidence in a Nutshell: Rules You Need to Know”, West LegalEdcenter (November 2020)
  • Panelist: “The Opening Gambit: Learn Opening Statements through Actual Courtroom Video”, National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) (August 2020)
  • “Voir Dire: A View from the Bench & Bar”, American Inns of Court's View from the Bench & Bar Conference, March 2019
  • Panelist: “Engle Firing Squad”, Florida Conference of Circuit Court Judges, August 2018
  • “Members of the Federal JNC”, Dade County Bar Association Grand Judicial Luncheon, November 2017
  • Lecturer: How to Handle the Tricky Situations – Juror Misconduct, Florida Justice Association Workhorse Seminar, 2007
  • Lecturer: The Difficult Judge, Florida Justice Association Workhorse Seminar, 2007
  • Lecturer: Motions for Mistrial, Florida Justice Association Workhorse Seminar, 2007
  • Lecturer: Improper Conduct By Counsel, Florida Justice Association Workhorse Seminar, 2007
  • Lecturer: Improper Conduct By Witnesses, and Much More, Florida Justice Association Workhorse Seminar, 2007
  • Lecturer: Opening Statements, Florida Justice Association Fall Convention Advanced Trial Skills, 2006
  • Lecturer: Proof and Argument of Damages for Mental Pain and Anguish, Florida Justice Association Workhorse Seminar, 2006
  • Lecturer: The Latest Approaches to Medical Malpractice, Florida Justice Association Fall Convention Advanced Trial Seminar, 2006
  • Lecturer: Deposing Defense Medical Experts, Florida Justice Association Workhorse Seminar, 2005
  • Lecturer: Opening Statements, Opening Statements and Closing Arguments Series, Florida Justice Association, 2005
  • Lecturer: Deposing Defense Medical Experts (on Liability) in Medical Malpractice Cases, Florida Justice Association, 2005
  • Instructor: Legal Writing, Nova School of Law, 1978
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