Friedman, Dazzio, Zulanas & Bowling offers a wide array of services to its clients. While our primary focus has always been civil litigation, Friedman also offers business counseling and transactional expertise. Friedman clients are diverse and include large publicly held corporations, insurance companies, small and medium sized local businesses, and individuals. We work in the areas of commercial litigation, products liability, personal injury defense litigation, medical malpractice defense litigation and other professional liability, trucking litigation, insurance coverage litigation, employment litigation and other matters. We work with our business clients and provide day to day counseling to help our clients navigate in today's complex business world. Our members are active in state, local and national professional activities and associations in which its clients are active. Firm members participate as faculty in continuing legal education programs and seminars and participate in and support civic work.
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Friedman attorneys confidently navigate their clients through any dispute process and have done so in numerous courts, arbitrations, venues and locales. We believe in zealous advocacy on behalf of our clients. We are proud of our record of representation of our clients in disputes played out in federal and state courts not just in Alabama, but throughout the country. Further, we have represented clients in practically all alternative dispute resolution forums available.
If you would like to discuss a litigation matter with our firm, please contact Jeffrey E. Friedman.
Friedman is recognized for its expertise in the area of insurance law. It numbers among its clients some of the largest insurance carriers in the country. For these clients, we provide detailed coverage opinions and file declaratory judgment actions for the determination of insurance coverage. Friedman, Dazzio, Zulanas & Bowling has defended numerous breach of contract and bad faith claims against insurance carriers. Its attorneys are equally adept at fighting for its business and corporate clients when insurance coverage becomes an issue.
If you would like to discuss an insurance coverage matter with our firm, please contact James W. Moss.
Friedman has represented clients through the negotiation and closing of large commercial transactions, including sales and purchases of businesses, joint ventures, licensing agreements, franchising agreements, and other transactions. If disputes arise for our clients, we combine our knowledge of complex commercial transactions with our expertise in litigation. Friedman attorneys are equally adept at pressing our clients' contractual claims or defending against such claims.
If you would like to discuss a commercial transaction matter with our firm, please contact H. Spence Morano.
Friedman offers its business clients guidance and support in dealing with employment issues. Our attorneys advise clients on policies and procedures, employee handbooks, how to avoid employment litigation and any other area necessary to prevent employment problems or litigation. If litigation arises, Friedman combines its expertise and employment law with its litigation speciality to provide our clients with an aggressive defense.
If you would like to discuss an employment law matter with our firm, please contact P. Thomas Dazzio, Jr.
Friedman has been involved in prosecuting, defending, filing, securing and licensing intellectual property matters over the past decade. Our attorneys have significant experience prosecuting and defending trademark and copyright infringement cases, misappropriation of trade secrets cases, unfair competition cases, franchise disputes, litigation concerning restrictive covenants and many other claims relating to intellectual property. Our experience includes securing temporary restraining orders, preliminary and permanent injunctions which are commonly sought in intellectual property matters. We also represent clients in proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office's Trademark Trial and Appeal Board ("TTAB").
In addition to litigation, we have filed hundreds of trademarks and copyrights for our clients. We work to identify and secure the proper types of intellectual property for our business clients as well as clients who work in the sports and entertainment industries; including musicians, actors, songwriters, television and radio personalities, producers, comedians, athletes and coaches.
Friedman has been successful in a wide variety of Court, TTAB and business matters. Recent representative matters include:
If you would like to discuss an intellectual property matter with our firm, please contact Michael J. Douglas.
Friedman attorneys have been regularly defending physicians, clinics, hospitals and other professionals for many years, before and after the inception of the firm. This includes a wide ranges of specialties, from family practice, urgent care centers and emergency medicine physicians to surgical specialties including orthopedics, otolaryngology, obstetrics and gynecology, neurology and general surgery.
We have been able to achieve summary judgments or dismissals of the majority of lawsuits filed without the payment of any settlement or reporting to the National Practitioners Data Bank, including claims of wrongful death and paraplegia. Friedman attorneys have also represented physicians facing complaints before the Alabama State Board of Medical Examiners.
Joel Williams heads up this practice area and he has been the guest speaker at multiple CME seminars over the past several years, focusing his message to physicians who face lawsuits alleging medical malpractice.
Friedman attorneys dedicate themselves to learn the medicine and relevant literature in every case. This allows thorough trial preparation, examination of opponents' expert witnesses and preparation of our clients to face intense cross-examination by able counsel for the Plaintiff.
Friedman has been successful in multiple jury trials. In the past six years, we have obtained defense verdicts and favorable outcomes in cases including:
If you would like to discuss a medical claim or regulatory/licensure board matter, please contact Joel Williams.
Friedman has been heavily involved in mining related litigation, regulation and compliance matters for the past 14 years in Alabama and in other states. Our work includes representation of quarries, coal mines and mining related businesses in all phases of licensing, administrative law, labor, environmental regulation, and litigation. Friedman also serves as national counsel for mining and blasting companies.
We have built an impressive resume in mining related litigation
Our Memberships & Affiliations
If you would like to discuss a mining law matter with our firm, please contact J. Michael Bowling.
In addition to medical claims, Friedman specializes in claims made against other professionals including architects, engineers and attorneys. Friedman is also panel counsel for several professional liability insurance carriers.
If you would like to discuss a insurance coverage matter with our firm, please contact James W. Moss.
Commercial trucking carriers may face greater liability exposure than any other industry for injury and wrongful death claims. As the commercial trucking industry is highly regulated, litigation arising out of trucking accidents requires lawyers with experience and knowledge of federal and state regulations. Our firm routinely represents drivers and carriers in wrongful death, personal injury and property damage matters arising from commercial vehicle accidents. Friedman attorneys have compiled a rapid response team available at all hours for scene investigation to assist our clients in gathering and preserving evidence, obtaining witness statements, hiring accident reconstruction experts and managing pre-litigation matters.
Additionally, Friedman attorneys represented a transportation carrier in matters involving fuel rebate fraud.
If you would like to discuss a commercial trucking matter with our firm, please contact Chris Zulanas.
Friedman attorneys have extensive experience in the areas of alternative dispute resolution. Firm members have participated in the mediation process on behalf of clients in hundreds of instances. Friedman, Dazzio, Zulanas & Bowling attorneys have appeared in numerous arbitrations conducted under the auspices of the American Arbitration Association and other national organizations and have obtained significant arbitration awards on behalf of our clients.
If you would like to discuss a mediation or arbitration matter with our firm, please contact Jess. S. Boone.
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