Verdicts & Settlements
1.25 million Auto accident, mild traumatic brain injury
1.6 million Auto negligence settlement
800,000 Fire loss subrogation action (published in Lawyers Weekly)
725,000 Police misconduct case (co-counsel); wrongful death (published in Lawyers Weekly)
550,000 Job termination, Whistleblowers’ retaliation (published in Lawyers Weekly)
500,000 Job termination– ethnic discrimination
500,000 Job termination, ethnic discrimination/ retaliation
423,000 Job termination, disability discrimination (arbitration)
375,000 Truck driver injured opening back doors
330,000 Job termination disability discrimination
300,000 Soccer injury (published in Lawyers’ Weekly)
193,000 Job termination gender discrimination retaliation
163,000 Dog bite injuries
155,000 Auto accident soft tissue injuries
175,000 Job Termination- retaliation gender discrimination
150,000 Claim for injuries sustained in school pool (published in Lawyers Weekly)
100,000 Job termination Whistleblower’s retaliation
100,000 Job termination,age discrimination
100,000 Auto accident neck injury
100,000 Auto accident foot fracture
100,000 Auto accident, soft tissue neck injury
“Ms. Freid was recommended to us by friends of ours that know Ms. Freid as a very highly professional, dedicated, and thorough attorney. We hired Ms. Freid to represent us after an auto accident (not our fault) we were involved in. My husband and I both sustained non-life threatening injuries. Going through with a lawsuit as a result of an auto collision involves dealing with auto insurance companies, doctors, specialists, therapists, medical billing, etc. It’s not an easy process and at times we were very frustrated. Ms. Freid would always listen to our concerns and frustratations and explain things and guide us at each step in the process so we understood what to expect next. The independent medical exams ordered by opposing counsel gave us anxiety but Ms. Freid either attended the appointment with us (if applicable) or made sure we were aware of what to expect. We always felt she had our best interests as #1 in any depositions, medical appointments, documentation, evaluations, etc. – even if we were not there with her, we knew we could count on her to speak for us.
We knew that our case wasn’t the only case she would be working on but if we had a meeting with her she would always be prepared to talk about us and our case as if we were her only case.
The amount of paperwork in an auto collision case is daunting but Ms. Freid and her staff would always have the paperwork in order when necessary. We would recommend Ms. Freid to anyone looking for an attorney for representation after an auto accident resulting in an injury. We can both say that it wasn’t all just work – we consider Ms. Freid and her staff as friends now too.” – Kim, April 2019
TESTIMONIALS FROM OUR CLIENTS
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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..”
“I felt you (Debra Freid) handled my case with professionalism and care… I was definitely impressed.”
“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.”
“[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!”
“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.”
“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.”
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.
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.
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
Some of her first words to me were “I believe you”. Those words set the stage for a relationship that was much more than attorney/client.
Debra Freid came into my life over a year and a half ago bringing with her education, experience, wisdom, knowledge, compassion, strength and insight. She helped me believe in myself and supported me throughout a very difficult time in my life. As I watched her handle an especially challenging situation, I asked her “how do you do this?” Her answer…..”I love my job”. It showed.
As my case moved forward, she always made me feel that I was her only client. She made time for my questions and explained the answers clearly. She never hesitated to touch base with me, even giving me her cell phone number so that I might call on the weekends. She was well prepared for and very impressive during our court proceedings. She is tough and fought strongly and diligently for me.
Her firm’s website states “We will be your champions”. She is mine. I cannot recommend her highly enough.