OUR ATTORNEYS
Managing Partner
Debra Freid

Debra Freid is a trial attorney. She’ll be your champion.

For the last 35 years Debra has fought for those injured by others– whether because they’ve been fired unlawfully by an employer, hurt by someone’s carelessness, or cast aside by an insurance company. She’s in your corner from day one and often opposes powerful employers, insurance companies and other institutions.

Truth and justice mean something here– they drive Debra, and her passion to help those fired wrongfully or injured negligently has only grown over the years. She works tirelessly to right the wrongs practiced by employers and insurance companies and, for Debra, every case is her most important case because each case represents a person whose life has been unfairly changed. Debra takes the time to get to know her clients and their families– to really appreciate what has happened to them. She’ll be your champion, too.

Partner
Matthew Taylor

Matthew F. Taylor graduated from Wayne State University School of Business with honors in 1980 and from Wayne State University Law School in 1983. He is admitted to practice in state and federal courts, including the Social Security Courts, U.S. District Courts, and the U.S. Court of Appeals. Mr. Taylor specializes in Social Security Disability claims, Unemployment claims, and other Personal Injury claims. He is currently a member of the State Bar Social Security Law Section (2008 Section President), the National Association of Social Security Representatives, Michigan Association for Justice, Saginaw County Bar Association, and the Wayne State University Alumni Association.

OUR PRACTICE AREAS

DEBRA FREID

Employment Retaliation and Discrimination
Gender, Age, Race, Religion, National Origin, Weight

Sexual Harassment and Gender Identity

Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Disability Discrimination

Civil Rights

Whistleblowers’ Protection

Wrongful Discharge/Severance/Non-Compete Agreement

Police Misconduct

Very Serious Personal Injuries
Automobile, Motorcycle and Truck Crashes and Animal attacks

MATTHEW TAYLOR

Social Security Disability/SSI

Unemployment claims

David, 2014

“I was extremely happy with the knowledge and persistence you showed while dealing with a very tough adversary. (My former employer) is a determined opponent with unlimited resources to pursue their agenda…. Finding you, Debra, to try my case was a blessing. Your legal acumen, while maintaining a calm disposition but with a pit bull-like determination, was a joy to be part of. You were always available to answer my questions and never made me feel that my case was secondary to any of your other workload.”

J. Hall, 2004

“I am writing this letter to formally thank you (Debra Freid) for representing Bonita and me with your straightforward tact and sympathetic understanding. ..We felt 100% comfortable working with you, knowing that you wanted justice for my son… We know that we made it thru the legal procedures of this horrific heartbreak killing…because of your deft skill, warm style and experienced perspective. You organized a professional terrific team of attorneys [Buck and Cynthia]….[we] are forever thankful for all of your love, effort, expertise, poise, kindness, patience and knowledge of the law.”

Patrick, 2007

“Counselor Freid—I just realized that I never officially thanked you for all the work you did to help me put the case with my employer behind me. I have no more worries about the place anymore and it is wonderful. Thank you once again and I plan to let people who need legal assistance know about your firm.”

B. Booker, 2014

“Particularly helpful was the fact that you [Debra Freid] were always available. If you were tied up in a meeting or court, you always got back to me. …. I consider you a friend because of your honesty and duty to serve your clients. I will continue to direct any of my contacts to you for legal advice.”

Rebecca, 2014

“I was so pleased with the whole staff experience. Everyone was so wonderful, empathetic and courteous. Debra (Freid) was compassionate and really listened to my concerns and questions. For the bad experience I was going through, Debra made it bearable and approachable. I will recommend this office to anyone..”

Pamela, 2014

“I felt you (Debra Freid) handled my case with professionalism and care… I was definitely impressed.”

Cliff, 2014

“What was most helpful to me was your straightforward approach to my case. I knew right where I stood at all times. The case was not taken without some investigation on your part and that, made me comfortable. I did not think, I had called ‘Sam.’ With your advice, I felt I was able to make decisions with the best interest for me and my family. I think of you often and I am so thankful that I was able to work with you.”

Ryan, 2014

“[Debra Freid’s] professionalism was truly impressive and made the defendants’ attorneys look like newbies. [Ms. Freid’s staff] also took the time to explain the process… Thank you again!”

Gaylynn, 2014

“You were brilliant! You were always prepared and thorough. During the depositions, you were prepared, thorough, organized, professional, tough­-minded, very direct and appropriately intimidating. It was impressive. During the pre-conference settlement hearing…I was very impressed with how you took charge of the proceedings and quickly moved the other side to a reasonable conclusion. You… kept me well­-informed about the progress of my case. I also felt that you cared about me as not just a client, but as a person.”

Mike

“What impressed me the most was the prompt response to either a phone call or a question I had. Thank you very much. I will recommend this Firm always.”

Beth

Ms. Freid handled my case against a large retail chain with superb skill and efficiency. She kept me in the loop and was responsive to me at all times. Her personal care, sense of humor and skill made the process painless and worry-free. The settlement I received was as much as we could have expected, given all the factors of my injury. I highly recommend Ms. Freid.

Wayne

Attorney Freid is a lawyer who will truly go to battle for you and will fight to the end to get the justice you deserve. There were moments when my case looked like we were going to lose but Attorney Freid didn’t quit and we ended up winning the case. Sometimes in the the collection stage of the awarded judgement a client can feel left out of the loop and not know what’s going on but be be assured that she is 100% committed to your case and to her client.

Val

Debra was amazing. She always took the time to listen no matter what. If I had a surgery she always called me to see if I was ok and if I needed anything

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