In Memoriam of Daniel J. Friedman, Partner

1952- 2008

In December, 2008, the AGF&J family was saddened by the untimely passing of founding member, Daniel J. Friedman. Dan was an extraordinary insurance attorney who began his law career at the Kings County District Attorney's office, where he excelled at prosecuting arson and other financial crimes. After joining our predecessor firm, Abrams & Martin, PC, Dan immediately excelled in defending Lloyd's Underwriters and domestic insurance companies in Federal and State Court litigation.

Over the course of his 32-year legal career, Dan's skill and professionalism earned him the respect of both his clients and adversaries, one of whom wrote "A Hole in the Water," a novel that detailed a litigation involving a fraudulent insurance claim. In the book, the insurer's attorney was fashioned after Dan. Dan exemplified what a "partner" in a law firm should be; he was a wise counselor, mentor and teacher. Dan's work ethic and dedication to AGF&J, the law and his clients was revealed in the exhausting schedule he maintained despite his illness, culminating in an oral argument before the New York Court of Appeals, shortly before his passing. He is sorely missed.