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Paul Friedman

BURG, SIMPSON, ELDREDGE, HERSH & JARDINE, PC
  • Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home Abuse...
  • Arizona, Colorado, District of Columbia
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Paul practices in the areas of significant personal injury, wrongful death, ethics and professional malpractice. He previously served as an Adjunct Professor of Medical and Research Ethics at Midwestern University and the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine where he instructed health care providers and graduate students in the medical field.
He graduated from the University of Arizona in 1985 (Bachelor of Arts with High Distinction), where he was admitted to the academic honorary society Phi Beta Kappa. He graduated from California Western School of Law in 1989 (Juris Doctorate Cum Laude). He served as an editor of the California Western Law Review-International Law Journal and was the chief editor of the California Western Directory. He received a post-doctoral master’s degree in bioethics in 2004 (Master of Arts in Bioethics), where he graduated with the Outstanding Achievement Award from the College of Health Sciences at Midwestern University and Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. Paul received a doctorate in philosophy involving business, legal and medical ethics at LaCrosse University (2006).
Paul was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1989, the State Bar of Colorado in 1992, the District of Columbia and the Federal Bar in 2004. He is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Arizona, the United States District Court of Arizona, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.
Paul has been a Judge Pro Tempore for the Maricopa County Superior Court since 2005.He has served on various Boards for the Arizona Supreme Court including the Board of Legal Document Preparers andthe Legal Services Task Force.
He is AV rated by Martindale Hubble and is Certified by the State Bar of Arizona in Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation. He is also a Certified Pre-Trial and Trial Practice Advocate by the National Board of Legal Specialization and is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Education
LaCrosse University
Ph.D. (2006) | Comparative Ethics
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Honors: Magna Cum Laude
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Midwestern University
M.A. (2004) | Bioethics
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Honors: Outstanding Achievement Award in Bioethics
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California Western School of Law
J.D. (1989) | Law
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Honors: Cum Laude
Activities: Phi Alpha Delta - President
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University of Arizona
B.A. (1985) | General Studies
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Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Ethical Considerations in Medical Malpractice Cases
National Business Institute
The Proper Way to Conduct Discovery & Physician Depositions
National Business Institute
Ethical Considerations for Trial
National Business Instittute
Ethical Considerations in Jury Selection
National Business Instittute
Social Media Use & Other Complex Jury Issues
National Business Institute
Cross-Examination - Focus on Experts and Evidence
National Business Institute
Calculating Brain Injury Cases
National Business Institute
Certified Forensic Consultant Body of Knowledge
CRC Press
An Expert's Honor is not an Oxymoron
The Forensic Examiner
Certified Forensic Consultant Manual
American College of Forensic Examiners Institute
A New Professionalism for Arizona Attorneys: The Elimination of "Zealous" Representation
Phoenix School of Law
Win-At-All-Costs Litigation: State Reconsider the Damage Done by "Zealous" Representation
LawyersUSA
The Ethics of Witness Preparation
LawyersUSA
Speaking Engagements
Ethical Issues for Civil Trial Attorneys, State Bar of Arizona, Arizona
State Bar of Arizona
Ethical Issues of Tort Reform, Western States Osteopathic Conference, Nevada
Western States Osteopathic Conference
Foundations of Bioethics, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, Arizona
Midwestern University
Interpretation of the Law Regarding Medical Issues, Veterans Administration, Arizona
American Association of Critical Care Nurses
The Etiology of Bioethics, College of Nursing, Arizona
Glendale Community College
Legal and Ethical Issues in Behavioral Health, Employee Assistance, Arizona
Employee Assistances Professionals Association
Rules and Regulations for Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, Graduate School of Nursing, Arizona
Arizona State University
How to Prevent Bad Medicine, Graduate School of Nursing, Arizona
Arizona State University
Evolving Legal Issues, Richmond, New York
Richmond
Proper Techniques for Expert Testimony, Graduate School of Nursing, Arizona
Arizona State University
Medicine and the Law, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, Arizona
Midwestern University
Professionalism: Staying Off the State Bar's Radar Screen, West Valley Bar Association, Arizona
State Bar of Arizona
How to Testify as an Expert, Southwest Association of Technical Accident Investigators, Inc., Nevada
SATAI
Certified Forensic Consultant Course, American College of Forensic Examiners, California
American College of Forensic Examiners
Certified Forensic Consultant Course, National Business Institute, New Jersey
American College of Forensic Examiners Institute
Traumatic Brain Injury Cases, National Business Institute, Phoenix
National Business Instittute
Personal Injury Damages in Personal Injury Lawsuits, National Business Institute, Phoenix
National Business Instittute
Jury Selection, National Business Institute, Wisconsin Webinar
National Business Institute
Civil Trial from Start to Finish, National Business Institute, Phoenix
National Business Institute
Medical Malpractice from Start to Finish, National Business Institute, Phoenix
National Business Institute
Certifications
Certified Forensic Consultant
American College of Forensic Examiners Institute
Certified Instructor
Amercian College of Forensic Examiners Institute
Diplomate
American Board of Forensic Examiners
Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy
Natonal Board of Legal Specialization
Civil Trial Advocacy
National Board of Trial Advocates
Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation
State Bar of Arizona
Awards
Superlawyer
Southwest Superlawyers
Personal Injury Litigation
Best Lawyers in America
Superlawyer
Southwest Superlawyers
Personal Injury Litigation
Best Lawyers in America
Superlawyer
Southwest Superlawyers
Personal Injury Litigation
Best Lawyers in America
Superlawyer
Southwest Superlawyers
Personal Injury Litigation
Best Lawyers in America
Premiere 100 Civil Trial Lawyers
National Academy of Jurisprudence
Superlawyer
Southwest Superlawyers
Premiere 100 Trial Lawyers
American Academy of Trial Attorneys
Superlawyer
Southwest Superlawyers
10 Best Attorneys in Arizona
American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
Superlawyer
Southwest Superlawyers
Top 10 Attorneys in Arizona
National Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys
Superlawyer
Southwest Superlawyers
Superlawyer
Southwest Superlawyers
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
National Trial Lawyers
Superlawyer
Southwest Superlawyers
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America
American Trial Lawyers Association
Superlawyer
Southwest Superlawyers
Professional Associations
Arizona Supreme Court Disciplinary
Settlement Officer
- Current
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Lawyers of Distinction
Board of Advisors
- Current
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American Board of Trial Advocates
Associate
- Current
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Arizona State Supreme Court Commission on Judicial Performance
Board Member
- Current
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Arizona Bioethics Network
Member
- Current
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Arizona State Bar Fee Arbitration Committee
Member & Arbitrator
- Current
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Arizona Supreme Court Discipline Hearing
Panel Member
- Current
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Arizona State Bar # 012716
Member
- Current
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Arizona Supreme Court
Task Force on Legal Services
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City of Tempe Judicial Advisory Board
Chairperson
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Arizona Supreme Court Board of Legal Document Preparers
Board Member
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American College of Forensic Examiners
Certified Forensic Consultant
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American College of Forensic Examiners
Legal Advisory Board Chairperson
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Arizona
State Bar of Arizona
ID Number: 012716
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Colorado
Colorado Supreme Court
ID Number: 021267
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District of Columbia
District of Columbia Bar
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9th Circuit
ID Number: 012716
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Civil Rights
Websites & Blogs
Website
BURG SIMPSON ELDREDGE HERSH JARDINE, PC
Contact & Map
2390 East Camelback Road
Suite 403
Phoenix, AZ 85016
USA
Telephone: (602) 777-7000