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Verrill Dana, LLP

Harold J Friedman

Harold J Friedman

Senior Counsel

Verrill Dana, LLP
Maine, U.S.A.

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Profile
Harold represents corporations and individuals in a variety of complex commercial litigation matters, including director and officer liability, antitrust and construction defects. Harold is often retained by international insurers to "parachute in" as trial counsel in catastrophic loss cases just days or weeks before trial. Likewise, he frequently represents product manufacturers in serious injury matters involving heavy machinery, firearms, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and toys.

Harold successfully represented the Government of Mexico and migrant Mexican farm workers against the leading egg producer in the United States in a landmark class action matter alleging race discrimination and civil rights violations. A former federal prosecutor in Brooklyn, New York, he now defends complex white collar criminal charges, including matters involving the sales of weapons to foreign nations and the importation of biological material.

Prior to joining Verrill Dana, Harold operated his own practice as the founding partner of Friedman Gaythwaite Wolf. Harold has tried over 100 cases to juries throughout the United States. Over three decades later, trying the highest profile and most complex cases is still his passion. He was honored to be one of just 500 lawyers worldwide inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers.

Bar Admissions

Connecticut, 1970
New York, 1972
Maine, 1976
Massachusetts, 2006
U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, 1970
U.S. Court of Appeals (Second Circuit), 1970
U.S. Court of Appeals (First Circuit), 1988
U.S. Supreme Court, 1993

Education

Boston University School of Law (J.D., 1968)
Wayne State University (B.A., 1965)
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Recognized in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business under Litigation: General Commercial
Selected by peers for inclusion in New England Super Lawyers® under Personal Injury Defense: Products, Business Litigation, General Litigation

Professional Associations

International Academy of Trial Lawyers
Product Liability Advisory Counsel
International Association of Defense Counsel
Northern New England Defense Counsel Association
Federal Court Advisory Panel for the Implementation of the Civil Justice Reform Act

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