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Around 1990, David Fried, a transplant from New York, arrived in SF to begin law school after a ski season in Colorado and Utah. A stranger in the city, with no transportation, and classes to start, he bought himself a used 1985(ish) Honda Hawk NT650, a helmet and a rain jacket. The women in the downstairs apartment allowed him to store his bike with theirs and taught him to ride. The hilly streets were no fun but proved a great training ground. Over the next couple years, aside from studying the law, David spent his time taking long rides over the Golden Gate Bridge, up through the hills and down to the beaches of Santa Cruz. In 1992, David was accepted to Emory Law School and decided to move to Atlanta, Georgia to finish his law degree. He left most of his stuff in SF - except some clothing, that Honda Hawk and his Helmet. And when he arrived in Atlanta, he took to the streets on his bike.   

A couple years in, the Atlanta streets showed themselves to be messy and dangerous. One day, on his way to class, he came around a curve in the rain at the same time two cars were jockeying for pole position at a light. The rear tire began to fishtail…and David was losing control. The bike never went down, but it was close enough. The Hawk was up for sale within days, and can you even believe who bought it?  Scott Bonder, his now law partner.  Go read his bio.  David remains passionate about bikes, bike safety and riding to this day, though he no longer owns a motorcycle.  Instead, keenly aware of the unique joys and challenges faced by riders in the city streets, he now litigates on behalf of catastrophically injured riders, advocates for rider safety and talks with motorcycle clubs about what they can learn through the cases handled at the firm, safety precautions and what to do when a rider is injured in a wreck.

  

Today, 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 motorcycle and bicycle wrecks, medical malpractice, auto and trucking 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 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.


BAR ADMISSIONS

· Georgia, 1996
 

AREAS OF PRACTICE

· Personal Injury

· Motorcycle Injury

· Bicycle wrecks

· Road defects

· Medical Malpractice

· Catastrophic Injury

· Auto Wrecks

· Trucking Wrecks

· 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 


EDUCATION
·  Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia – 1995 
·  Binghamton University, Binghamton, New York, 1989
      ·  B.A. Major: Political Science with a Minor in Business


PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

·  Atlanta Bar Member 
·  American Association for Justice, member 
·  Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, member 
·  Lawyers Club of Atlanta, member

 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

· “Georgia Super Lawyer”, 2005 – 2021

· Named one of “Georgia’s Legal Elite” by Georgia Trend Magazine

· US News Best Lawyers, 2019 – 2021

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