Eric M. Friedman



Eric Friedman is a scientist dressed in lawyers’ clothing. He has experience defending companies accused of a wide variety of torts, but brings special skill to the scientific and expert witness issues that present themselves during product liability litigation. As a biochemist-turned-attorney, Eric is equally comfortable reviewing medical literature and researching case law. He blends those endeavors seamlessly when defending the science behind a company’s products, whether helping to develop and present defense theories or identifying and attacking the weaknesses in an opposing expert’s opinion.

Before joining the firm, Eric worked with a well-respected defense firm in the San Francisco Bay Area. During that time, he assisted clients on hundreds of cases, navigating the ins and outs of California state courts while defending tort claims from pre-litigation through settlement/trial.

Eric serves as co-chair of the firm’s Product Liability and Mass Torts Science & Experts Team and writes frequently on developments in expert witness discovery and admissibility. When he is not defending companies from tort claims, you’ll likely find him working pro bono to help veterans obtain disability benefits, or spending time with his wife and three young children.


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California


University of California, Berkeley
M.A. in Molecular and Cell Biology (2007)

University of California, Hastings College of the Law
J.D. magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Hastings Law Journal (senior articles editor) (2011)

University of Wisconsin - Madison
B.S. in Biochemistry (2003)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives

Firm Blog Contributions

  • Faegre Drinker on Products – a blog addressing all things product liability that covers legal issues and developments of interest to product manufacturers and their employers

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute


  • Best Lawyers® — "Ones to Watch," Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, 2022-23
  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2020-22
Awards Methodology
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