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L. Richard Fried Jr.

L. Richard Fried Jr.

Founding Member
Honolulu, Hawaii
L. Richard Fried, Jr. is one of the founding members of the firm and has practiced law for over forty years. Mr. Fried has a national reputation in the fields of medical malpractice (having obtained 50 verdicts and settlements in excess of $1 million) and aviation law. He is listed in a number of lawyers' directories including the Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Fried was in 1984 and 2001 the President of the Consumer Lawyers of Hawaii. He was the recipient of the Consumer Lawyers of Hawaii's first trial lawyer of the year award in 1994. Mr. Fried was appointed by the Chief Justice of the Hawaii State Supreme Court to serve on the Judicial Evaluation Committee for the State of Hawaii and the Chief Judge of the Hawaii Federal District Court to serve as a delegate to the federal district judges conference. During law school, he received several book awards for academic achievement. Mr. Fried has been invited to join a number of trial lawyer associations. He frequently conducts teaching seminars for other attorneys in various aspects of tort law.

Areas of Practice

  • Automobile
  • Aviation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, 1966
  • Hawaii, 1968
  • U.S. District Court District of the Northern Mariana Islands, 1978
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1969
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1978
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1977
  • U.S. Court of International Trade, 1977
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1977


  • University of Arizona College of Law, Tucson, Arizona
    • LL.B. - 1966
  • University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
    • B.S. - 1963
    • Honors: With Honors

Honors and Awards

  • Included in Who's Who in American Law
  • Included in Best Lawyers in America
  • International Biographical Centre Advisory Council

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Hawaii State Bar Association, Member, Board of Directors, 1995 - 1997
  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Lawyer Pilot's Bar Association, 2003
  • Consumer Lawyers of Hawaii, Member, Board of Governors, 1993 - 2000
  • Consumer Lawyers of Hawaii, President, 2001 - 2002
  • American Association for Justice, National Committeeman, 1980 - 1982
  • Birth Trauma Litigation Group, Aviation Law Section
  • Birth Trauma Litigation Group, Federal Tort Liability and Military Advocacy Law Section
  • American Board of Trial Advocates


  • Phi Delta Phi