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Joseph Friedman

Of Counsel
fax +1 412.394.2555

Joseph Friedman represents business organizations, including clients in the health insurance industry, professional and institutional healthcare providers and durable medical equipment organizations.

Through his extensive trial and litigation experience in state and federal trial and appellate courts, Joseph defends his clients in the health insurance industry, professional and institutional healthcare providers and durable medical equipment organizations in antitrust, ERISA, intellectual property, and trade secret cases.

Joseph has also represented clients in RICO, class action, patent infringement and public finance-related matters. Many of the cases in which he served as lead counsel are reported decisions.

In addition, Joseph serves as a mediator and arbitrator in alternate dispute resolution mechanisms including mini-trials. He is neutral on both the American Arbitration Association’s Commercial Panel of Neutrals and the American Health Lawyers Association’s panel of Arbitrators and has arbitrated numerous disputes in state court statutory arbitration proceedings.


J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1972
B.A., Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania, 1968, Political Science
Germany, Exchange student


Joseph was selected to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list from 2006-2007 and 2011-2018.


American Arbitration Association Commercial Panel of Neutrals

American Health Lawyers Association Dispute Resolution Panel of Neutrals

State Bar Licenses

Pennsylvania, Arizona

Court Admissions

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
U.S. District Ct., W.D. of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Ct., M.D. of Pennsylvania
Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
U.S. District Ct., N.D. of West Virginia
U.S. District Ct., S.D. of West Virginia
U.S. District Ct., District of Arizona
  • Lecturer, Anti-Defamation League Diversity training seminars
  • Presenter, “Managing the Class Action Minefield: Developing Strategies to Combat the Explosion of Medical Necessity, Mental Health Parity and Eating Disorder Lawsuits,” ACI’s 5th Advanced Forum on Managed Care Disputes & Litigation, May 2014
  • Presenter, “Preparing for an Uptick in Litigation in Light of Healthcare Reform Implementation,” American Health Lawyers Association Institute for Health Plan Counsel, April 2014
  • Presenter, “Managed Care Disputes and Litigation,” American Conference Institute, May 2012