David Freedman is a 1966 graduate of Columbia University (Columbia College) and a 1973 graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Law, where he was an editor of the New Mexico Law Review. He was a founding member of the firm in 1974.
Since 1973, Mr. Freedman has been in a full-time litigation practice in both state and federal courts, including complex commercial, securities and antitrust litigation, as well as criminal defense, personal injury, wrongful death and products liability matters. His practice also includes significant class action litigation across the country principally involving antitrust, securities and contract matters, in which he has been appointed lead or liaison counsel or been a principal attorney for the class. Mr. Freedman has also obtained multi-million dollar awards for clients in FINRA securities arbitrations. His civil practice, however, is not restricted to representing plaintiffs, he has represented defendant banks, corporate officers and directors, medical and mental healthcare professionals and various corporations in connection with a wide variety of claims made against them. Mr. Freedman has also served as a mediator and arbitrator in matters involving both commercial disputes and personal injury claims.
In the practice areas of personal injury, wrongful death and products liability, Mr. Freedman has obtained multi-million dollar awards for injured persons. In connection with his white collar criminal defense practice, Mr. Freedman has a wide range of experience, including defense of tax, healthcare, environmental, securities and antitrust crimes. He has also represented claimants in federal civil forfeiture proceedings.
Mr. Freedman has received the highest Martindale-Hubbel “AV” rating, is included in the Bar Registry of Pre-eminent Lawyers, is a Southwest Superlawyer, and is recognized in the legal profession’s publication “Best Lawyers in America” in seven trial practice areas, more than any other lawyer in New Mexico.
Columbia University, B.A. 1966
University of New Mexico School of Law, J.D. 1973
New Mexico State Bar
American Bar Association
American Association for Justice
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association
New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
David Freedman is the best attorney I have known in a more than 40-year career in finance and investment management in which I dealt frequently with prominent attorneys in many parts of the country. I measure “best” not only in terms of his knowledge of the law, his creativity and his experience, but also in the energy he brings to his work and, above all, his obvious and heartfelt concern for his client’s well being. His work on my behalf stands out as one of the great experiences of my life. – J.D.