Bruce E. Friedman

 

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Practice Areas: Debt Collection; Personal Injury; Criminal Law, Traffic Law, and DUI/DWI
Admitted: 1985, Maryland
1985, United States District Court for District of Maryland
1991, United States Supreme Court
Law School: University of Maryland School of Law
Contact: Office: 410-581-0600
Fax: 410-581-0455
Email: bfriedman@whfl-law.com
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Bruce E. Friedman has been providing legal services to businesses and individuals for over 29 years. He focuses his practice on debt collection where he uses a wealth of experience to advise and represent clients in how to be both proactive and reactive to the reality of overdue accounts, in the most efficient and proficient methods with which to protect their rights in the event collection efforts are necessary, and in the intricacies and pitfalls of federal and state legislation concerning the collection of debt, both directly and through third-parties. Bruce and his staff use state-of–the-art software and services to locate debtors and their assets, secure judgments and obtain satisfaction of those judgments. Bruce’s clientele is diverse, and he considers himself very fortunate to include amongst his collection clients many doctors and dentists, other healthcare providers, lawyers and law firms, fitness organizations, newspaper publishers, real estate management companies, day-care companies, an automobile dealership, a sign company, a country club, a software company, retail establishments and individuals. When other members of the bar confront uncommon issues facing their own clients, it is not unusual for them to consult with Bruce.

Bruce also represents people who have sustained personal injuries, and continues to obtain fair and reasonable settlements or judgments for valued clients who have suffered such injuries, property damage and/or lost wages as the result of the negligence of others. For those charged with a crime or facing serious traffic court problems such as DUI, Bruce uses his vast experience to aggressively, zealously and relentlessly represent them throughout Maryland’s court system and before its administrative agencies; and prides himself on obtaining the best possible outcome. Bruce successfully had a client’s DNA sample expunged from the State’s database despite strong opposition from the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office and a reluctant Circuit Court trial judge.

Born and raised in Baltimore City, Bruce graduated from the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute’s Advanced College Preparatory Program, the University of Maryland, College Park with a degree in Psychology, and from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1984. He was admitted to the Maryland bar in January of 1985 and followed his father of blessed memory, The Honorable Sol J. Friedman, into the practice of law. After working as an associate in two downtown law firms, primarily involved in asbestos litigation and the general practice of law, respectively, and practicing on his own in Owings Mills for ten (10) years, Bruce brought his clients and experience to Winegrad, Hess, Friedman & Levitt, LLC in 1999. Bruce is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts, and was admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States in 1991.

Bruce is a member of the Maryland State and Baltimore County Bar Associations, where he proudly serves on the Bench/Bar and Memorial Committees, and actively participates in the pro bono Lawyer in the Lobby Clinic.  He spends countless hours as a lay leader of his synagogue and is a past president of the Alumni Association of the University of Maryland School of Law.  He has been active in youth sports in Baltimore County as both a coach and assistant coach in soccer, basketball and baseball. Nothing gives Bruce more pleasure than spending time with his wife of 25 years and their two (2) children.