Hon. Jerome B. Friedman (Ret.)

Areas of Experience

Personal injury, medical malpractice, employment discrimination, patents, product liability, contracts, defamation, family law, and intellectual property.

Professional Experience
  • Judge, United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, 1997-2011.
  • Judge, 2nd Circuit Court, 1991-1997; Chief Judge, 1994-1997.
  • Judge, Virginia Beach Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, 1985-1991; Chief Judge, 1988-1991.
  • Former Partner, Pender and Coward.
  • Certified Mediator, Supreme Court of Virginia.
  • Member, Law Board of Visitors, Wake Forest University.
  • Member, Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference.
  • Former Member, Federal Judges Association.
  • Former Member, Second District Ethics Committee, Virginia State Bar.
  • Former Faculty, Virginia State Bar Professionalism Course.
  • Former Vice President, Old Dominion University Alumni Association.
  • Recipient, Joseph L. Lyle Professionalism Award, Virginia Beach Bar Association.
  • Former Director, Virginia Opera Association.
  • Director, Beth Sholom Village.
  • Wake Forest University, J.D.
  • Old Dominion University, B.A.