David Fried is a trial lawyer who represents injured individuals and businesses. Most of David’s practice focuses on helping catastrophically injured clients and their families recover full compensation resulting from negligent and intentional harms including medical malpractice, auto and trucking wrecks, motorcycle and bicycle wrecks, road defects and defective premises, inadequate security, sexual assault, police misconduct and school/student abuse cases.
The remainder of David’s practice is devoted to helping resolve workplace and business disputes including contract breaches, theft of intellectual property and all types of work-place discrimination. David has particular expertise handling large complex wage and hour class claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
David earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in business from Binghamton University in New York. In 1995, David graduated from Emory University Law School in Atlanta, Georgia. Following graduation, Mr. Fried took and passed both the Georgia and New York bar exams. Following law school, David was hired by the Georgia Superior Courts as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Tom Pope, the Honorable Jefferson Davis, and the Honorable Shepherd Howell in Cartersville, Georgia.
Prior to forming Fried Bonder White, David worked on the other side of his current plaintiff’s practice – defending injury cases with the Atlanta insurance defense firm, Fain, Major & Brennan. He later joined the Atlanta office of Jackson Lewis, a national employment and labor firm, where he concentrated his practice on Fair Labor Standards Act Wage and Overtime claims and employment discrimination defense litigation. David continued his management side employment practice with the Atlanta office of Hunton Andrews Kurth, focusing on Fair Labor Standards Act litigation, employment discrimination claims and client counseling.
After years of defense work, David left the “big firm” environment with the goal of representing injured individuals and businesses. Fried Bonder White is the successful result of David, Scott and Joe’s combined experience, passion, work-ethic and vision. As lead counsel, co-counsel, and partner, David and the firm have recovered millions of dollars for their clients through trials, settlements, and mediations, in both state and federal courts throughout the county.
Since 2005, David has been Identified by Law & Politics and the publishers of Atlanta Magazine as Georgia’s Legal Elite and consistently named among Georgia’s Super Lawyers. He is a regularly invited guest speaker for legal seminars, web and podcasts. David lives in Atlanta with his wife Della, his two children Benjamin and Joscelin-James, their black lab Zelda and their cat, Panther.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
· Personal injury
· Medical Malpractice
· Catastrophic Injury
· Auto Wrecks
· Trucking Wrecks
· Motorcycle Injuries
· Bicycle Wrecks
· Road Defects
· Defective and Dangerous Premises
· Inadequate Security
· Sexual Assault
· Police Misconduct – Eighth Amendment
· Deliberate Indifference Cases for Prison Detainees
· Spinal Injuries
· Traumatic Brain Injuries
· School/Student Abuse
· Work-Place Discrimination
· Individual and Class Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA) Wage and Overtime Disputes
· Intellectual Property and Contract Disputes
· Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia – 1995
· Binghamton University, New York
· B.A. Major: Political Science with a Minor in Business
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
· State Bar of Georgia Member
· Atlanta Bar Member
· American Association for Justice Member
· Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Member
· Lawyers Club of Atlanta Member