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 product 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.
In the practice areas of personal injury, wrongful death, and product liability, Mr. Freedman has obtained awards for injured persons in excess of a million dollars. Mr. Freedman also has extensive experience in class action litigation, including consumer class actions. In connection with his 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-Hubbell “AV” rating, is included in the Bar Registry of Pre-eminent Lawyers, and is recognized in the legal profession’s publication, “Best Lawyers in America” in three practice areas – commercial litigation, antitrust, and criminal defense and is an American Bar Foundation Fellow. Mr. Freedman is also listed in Superlawyers of the Southwest in many practice areas.