School and Education
- School Name: Harvard Law School
- School Location: Cambridge, MA
- About School: J.D.
- About Me: A noted attorney, educator, and humanitarian, Theodore H. Friedman began his career by defending seamen injured aboard ships and progressed to arguing cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. Possessing more than 35 years of experience, Theodore H. Friedman currently maintains a private practice in the New York City area.
For over 20 years, Friedman held membership in the Inner Circle of Advocates, consisting of the top 100 plaintiff civil-trial lawyers in the United States. Theodore H. Friedman received a B.A. with honors in Economics from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Earning scholarships at both institutions, he worked at various jobs to pay for his room, board, and other expenses. Later, he practiced at Phillips Nizer LLP with well-known attorney Louis Nizer for 10 years before opening his own firm in Manhattan, where he served as a “lawyer’s lawyer” and represented plaintiffs in commercial and civil cases.
As a trial and appellate counsel in a number of significant cases, Theodore H. Friedman has garnered several multimillion-dollar verdicts for clients over the years that have earned coverage in The New Yorker, the New York Law Journal, and Malcolm Gladwell’s book “The Outlier.” Friedman has been described in the New York Law Journal as “one of the best, if not the best, personal injury trial lawyers in New York City.” As an educator, Theodore H. Friedman has taught courses across the country on trial preparations and court conduct for the Practising Law Institute. He also lectured at Columbia Law School on ethical issues and conflicts that trial attorneys confront. Friedman also taught U.S. law at Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Law and instructed students at Wolfson College of The University of Oxford, where he served as a Visiting Fellow and Scholar.
Additionally, Theodore H. Friedman has been involved in humanitarian efforts with a focus on making Israel a safer place to live and supporting peace initiatives between Israel and Palestine. As an undergraduate student, he took a break for a year to work on a cooperative farm in Galilee. After practicing law for more than 35 years, Friedman concentrated on activities to foster peace and aid Ethiopian Jews to immigrate to Israel. Dedicated to the arts, Friedman joined his sister in commissioning a clarinet concerto by Einojuhani Rautavaara that was originally performed at the Kennedy Center by the National Symphony Orchestra.
- Interests: Business Networking, Museums and Art, Music and Concerts