Friedman, Dazzio, Zulanas & Bowling, P. C. represents business and individual clients in the State of Alabama and in other states in both complex litigation matters and business transactions. Friedman provides our clients with a broad range of legal services while focusing personal attention to each client's individual needs.
The firm has established its reputation by focusing great effort on aggressive and proactive legal advocacy and by taking the time to understand its clients' specific business plans in order to deliver the highest quality litigation and business counseling in Alabama. Our attorneys respond promptly and effectively to each client's needs with the highest level of service available.
Friedman is known for the quality of our legal counsel and for our ability to find the best litigation or business solution because we listen to our clients, take the time to learn about their business needs, and understand their business environment. We are committed to finding the most effective approach to our clients' problems.
Friedman is rated "AV" by Martindale-Hubbell and is listed in Martindale- Hubbell's Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. Friedman is also listed in Best's Directory of Recommended Insurance Attorneys. The attorneys at Friedman practice extensively in all Federal and State Courts throughout Alabama, as well as in other states and in dispute resolution forums and various federal and state regulatory agencies.
We draw upon the broad base of expertise found throughout the firm in order to meet each client's needs. Our attorneys' specializations in various areas of the law, as well as years of experience serving our clients' through litigation and business consulting, fosters effective legal decision making in order to anticipate and minimize legal problems before they arise.
Should litigation ensue, Friedman first analyzes the potential liability facing its clients in order to determine the absolute best course of action given each client's business goals. Clients are then counseled on available options, including early resolution or aggressive defense of the proceeding.
While we recognize that trial is not always the best solution for our clients, our attorneys vigorously litigate cases to conclusion in virtually every county and Federal District in Alabama. While we have the trial skills and experience to negotiate favorable settlements where settlement is desirable, our reputation for aggressive, thorough and effective litigation is well known. When our clients' best interests involve litigation, we do what it takes to win. Our attorneys have records of victories in both trial and appellate courts throughout Alabama and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit..
Our Goal: "To act as both legal counselors and business partners in order to achieve the best solutions possible for the business and litigation needs of our clients by exercising superior legal skills and business judgment."
The attorneys at Friedman follow these guiding principles in achieving the Firm's stated goal:
We are dedicated to our clients' needs.
We endeavor to deliver the highest quality work product and service on every legal assignment requested by our clients.
We put forth uncompromising effort.
Friedman strives to put forth the kind of aggressive effort which distinguishes our lawyers from others in the profession.
We demand integrity.
Our attorneys observe the highest ethical standards by exhibiting honesty and integrity in dealings with courts, our adversaries and most importantly, our clients.
We foster accountability in our attorneys.
Our attorneys stand behind the advice, counsel and judgment made on behalf of our clients.
We strive to understand our clients' litigation and business needs.
A thorough understanding of the business plans of our clients allows us to become more responsive to their needs and thus enables us to deliver more effective legal services.
We are absolutely determined to win.
We teach our attorneys to do absolutely everything in their power, within reason, honesty and decency, to achieve our clients' desired results.
Alabama Homebuilders Self-Insurers Fund
American Claims Service
American Family Care, Inc.
American Interstate Insurance Company
Ameriprise Financial, Inc.
Austin Powder Company
Big Lots Stores, Inc.
Bradford Building Company
Celadon Trucking Services
Central States Indemnity
Central States Life and Health
CIRCOR, International, Inc.
Construction Claims Management
Cotton States Insurance Companies
Country Mutual Insurance Company
CSC Distribution, Inc.
Custom Cable Services, Inc.
Custom Chip Connection
Doctors Express Franchising, LLC
Dixie Drilling Company, Inc.
Express Oil Change, LLC
FARA, A York Risk Services Company
FCCI Insurance Group
Federated Life Insurance Company
Federated Mutual Insurance Company
Federated Service Insurance Company
General Accident Insurance Company
Great West Casualty Company
Guthrie's Franchising, Inc.
Infinity Insurance Company
Iron Tribe Franchise, LLC
J. C. Penney Company, Inc.
Jimmie Hale Mission
Lafarge Aggregates Southeast
Lafarge North America
Lancer Insurance Company
LeHigh Cement Company, Inc.
LeHigh Hanson, Inc.
Leslie Controls, Inc.
Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
Loadmaster Lubricants, LLC
Maxum Specialty Insurance Group
Motor Transport Underwriters
National Coal Corporation
National Semi Trailer Corporation
Nelson Brothers Mining Services, LLC
Nelson Brothers, Inc.
Nelson Brothers, LLC
Nobel Insurance Group
North American Risk Services
Old Castle Glass, Inc.
Orica-Nelson Quarry Services, Inc.
Physicians Life Insurance Company
Physicians Mutual Insurance Company
Prier Construction, Inc.
Retail Management Group, Inc.
Ross Neely Systems
Specialty Foundry Products, Inc.
Spence Engineering Company
State Auto Insurance Companies
State of Alabama
State Volunteer Mutual Insurance Company
Stewart Lubricants & Services Co., Inc.
Superock Block Company, a division of Sherman Industries, LLC
Swimrite Pool Services
Unitrin Business Insurance
USAA Property & Casualty Company
Utica Mutual Insurance Company
Winterthur International Insurance Co.
Yeary & Moore, LLC