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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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Litigation is the broad term used to encompass any process of dispute resolution between two parties. Friedman attorneys confidently navigate their clients through any dispute process and have done so in numerous courts, arbitrations, venues and locales. We believes 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.

Insurance Coverage

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 world. 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.

Complex Commercial, Transactions And Litigations

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.

Employment Law

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.

Professional Liability

Friedman attorneys travel nationally defending professional liability claims. Our attorneys have an extensive practice consisting of the defense of medical malpractice claims brought against hospitals, doctors, and other health care providers and facilities. Friedman, Dazzio, Zulanas & Bowling has defended such claims in at least nine different states.

In addition to medical claims, Friedman specializes in claims made against other professionals including architects, engineers and attorneys. The architects and engineers liability section lists among our clients some of the largest and most prominent firms in the State of Alabama. Friedman is also panel counsel for several professional liability insurance carriers.


Friedman attorneys represent commercial carriers in matters arising out of catastrophic accidents, freight and contract disputes, employment and regulatory compliance matters. Friedman, Dazzio, Zulanas & Bowling lists among its clients regional and national commercial carriers and its attorneys participate actively in the American Bar Association's Trucking Law Committee and the Trucking Industry Defense Association. Our attorneys counsel commercial carriers in all aspects of their businesses, provide risk management and defend our clients vigorously in state and federal courts throughout Alabama should litigation arise.

Mediation and Arbitration

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 offers attorneys trained in conducting mediations and arbitrations. Our 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.