Welcome to Friedman In 1982, Rick Friedman and Jeff Rubin started a firm dedicated to mastering the art and science of winning jury trials. Over the years, they put together a team of talented attorneys and staff similarly devoted to excellence in representing individuals and small businesses at trial. Today, lawyers from all parts of the country hire FR to take their important cases to trial. These lawyers place their confidence in FR's trial experience and proven ability to get outstanding results. They trust that FR will honor our relationship with them and represent our common client in accordance with the highest standards of our profession. As detailed in other parts of this website, FR's long track record of obtaining full and fair recoveries for our clients dovetails with our mission to serve the public interest and achieve, through individual victories, a greater good for the society we all share. The people at FR believe trial lawyers have a crucial part to play in policing Corporate America - making sure that big business follows the same rules the rest of us live by. No one can put a corporation in jail. But, an educated, motivated jury can take the profit out of breaking the rules. In that way, corporate practices can be changed, corporations can be reformed, and the economic playing field can be kept level and fair. Punitive damages take the profit out of corporate rule-breaking. Punitive damages, which the law allows only in cases of egregiously bad behavior, accomplish important societal goals. They punish and deter rule-breakers. They serve as an example to others that rule-breaking is not cost-effective. They reassure the corporations who do play by the rules that the cheaters will ultimately have to pay. FR's punitive damage verdicts have changed the way some of this country's largest corporations do business. Ultimately, this results in fewer victims and fewer lawsuits. Rick Friedman, a nationally acclaimed trial lawyer and author, serves as FR's chief and mentor. The firm has offices located in Anchorage, Alaska and in Seattle and Bremerton, Washington, but the firm's lawyers are available to try cases nationwide. Upon request, FR can provide references from nearly any part of the country as to the skill and professionalism of our lawyers and staff. Whether your case involves insurance bad faith, catastrophic medical, legal, or other professional liability cases, personal injury ( auto accidents, product liability and design defects ), wrongful death or complex commercial litigation, anywhere in the United States, FR may be able to help. While we only accept a small number of cases each year, we screen many cases and we bring a strong commitment to each case we accept. Please take time to read about our successes and review our credentials. Our legal fees are usually contingent. This means that there is no charge for our firm's time until the case is successfully concluded.