Brendan Friedman

Brendan Friedman joined Lasater & Martin in 2019 with five years of insurance defense experience, including automobile, construction accidents, premises liability, products liability, and other general liability issues. Brendan has taken eight jury trials to verdict in various New York State courts, and has achieved great outcomes for his clients, with all verdicts at, or below, policy, including three defense verdicts. Brendan has also taken and defended hundreds of depositions, and he has successfully argued a variety of summary judgment motions. While Brendan believes the litigation process, including trial, is integral to client advocacy, he also has significant experience with alternative dispute resolution. Brendan has successfully participated in dozens of binding arbitrations, with nearly all leading to awards below demand, and has zealously advocated for his clients in hundreds of private and court mediations. Since joining Lasater & Martin, Brendan has handled matters in the areas of construction defect, automobile accident, premises liability, employment discrimination, and other general liability issues.

Work History

During law school, Brendan worked as a law clerk in the motions and appeals department of a major insurance carrier. Immediately after law school, Brendan worked for a mid-size insurance defense firm, specializing in construction accident litigation, primarily defending general contractors working on large, commercial development projects. Prior to joining Lasater & Martin, Brendan worked in-house for a major automobile insurance carrier, where he litigated hundreds of cases to completion.

Education

  • Juris Doctor: Hofstra University School of Law, 2014, Cum Laude
  • A./B.S.: University of Michigan, 2011

Bar Admission

  • Colorado
  • United States District Court, District of Colorado
  • New York
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of New York


Professional Associations

  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association


Awards/Distinctions

  • Editor, Hofstra Law Review, 2012-2014
  • Hofstra Moot Court Board, 2012-2014
  • National Octofinalist and Regional Champion, 2014 National Moot Court Competition
  • The Deborah Sloyer Memorial Scholarship in Trial Advocacy, 2014
  • Published “The Forgotten Amendment and Voter ID: How the New Wave of Voter Identification Laws Violates the Twenty-Fourth Amendment”, Hofstra Law Review, 42 Hofstra L. Rev 343.