Paul D. Friedman

Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C. - Arizona
Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C. - Arizona
2390 East Camelback Road, Suite 403, Phoenix, AZ 85016 United States
(602) 777-7000

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 students in the medical field. Additionally, he authored the manual and taught attorneys and forensic experts in the Certified Forensic Consultant® program with the American College of Forensic Examiners Institute. Paul is a nationally recognized expert and speaker in the area of bioethics and legal ethics.

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 is a Board Certified Pre-Trial and Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy/National Board of Legal Specialty Certification and is Certified by the State Bar of Arizona Board of Legal Specialization in the area of Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation. Paul is also an Associate with the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Paul is rated AV® Preeminent™ (the highest rating) by the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory and is rated Superb 10.0/10.0 (the highest rating) by AVVO.


Personal Injury

Wrongful Death

Ethics and Professional Malpractice                                                                                                                       


United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2004

District of Columbia Court of Appeals (Inactive), 2004

United States Supreme Court, 2003

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1993

Colorado State Supreme Court (Inactive), 1992

District Court of Arizona, 1989

Arizona State Supreme Court, 1989

Arizona Department of Real Estate, 1986 and 2004


B.A., 1985, University of Arizona, with High Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa

J.D. 1989, California Western School of Law, Juris Doctorate Cum Laude

M.A. 2004, College of Health Sciences at Midwestern University and Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine

Ph.D. 2006, LaCrosse University, Philosophy/Business, Legal and Medical Ethics, Magna Cum Laude               

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