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Phillip E. Friduss

191 Peachtree Street NE
Suite 2900
Atlanta, GA 30303-1775 

Phil Friduss is a Partner in the Atlanta office, with strong practice ties to the Firm’s six (6) Georgia regional offices.. His practice focuses on the defense of high exposure cases in the areas of governmental liability, labor and employment, education, and correctional health care. Over a span of 29-plus years, Mr. Friduss has had the pleasure of representing over 200 public entities.

For the success of his team, Phil has been named a Georgia Super Lawyer by Atlanta Magazine all 14 years such designations have been made, and has also been an honored member of Georgia Trend Magazine’s Legal Elite in the area of labor and employment law. For over 15 years, he has been AV ® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Friduss has been a member of the Defense Research Institute’s Governmental Liability Committee for over 15 years, serving as its Chairman 2012-14. Phil is a national level speaker and author.  His legal column, Towns and the Law, appears monthly in Georgia Municipal Association’s flagship print publication, Georgia Cities.

ADMITTED

  • Georgia

EDUCATION

  • J.D., Walter F. George School of Law, Mercer University, 1989
  • B.A., Belmont College, 1983

PUBLICATIONS

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Chairman (2012-14), Defense Research Institute’s Governmental Liability Committee
  • Co-Chairman, ABA’s Committee on Civil Rights Liability, 1998
  • Chairman, ABA Sub-Committee on Civil Rights/First Amendment Liability, 1997
  • Defense Research Institute’s Governmental Liability Committee since 2000
  • Member, Senator Paul Coverdell’s Crime and Law Enforcement Task Force, 1998-2000

Recognitions

  • AV ® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Georgia Trend Magazine’s Legal Elite
  • Super Lawyers 2003-2018

Presentations

  • National and Local Speaking Engagements every year since 1996 (DRI; ABA; Georgia ICLE, ACHSA; USLAW; Texas Bar Association; among others)
Written by: Phillip E. Friduss, Esq. This past Monday, in a per curiam decision (Justice Barrett not participating; Justice Alito concurring to suggest cert should not
Written by: Phillip E. Friduss, Esq. Last week, the Supreme Court agreed to hear Lange v. California, Docket No. 20-18, where the issue has been coined
Written by: Phillip E. Friduss, Esq. Excellent WSJ article below on qualified immunity by Jess Bravin and Brent Kendall. Well-rounded, and evenhanded. Hard to find that
Written by: Phillip E. Friduss, Esq. Thus is the title of Adam Liptak’s New York Times coverage of the Ohio inmate transfer case, Williams v Wilson case
Written by: Phillip E. Friduss, Esq. There have now been any number of COVID-related challenges to the conditions of confinement in jails/prisons nationwide, especially with respect
Written by: Phillip E. Friduss, Esq. The United States Supreme Court has given the State of Texas until Friday to respond to inmate suit over current
Practice Specific Experience

Phil Friduss is a Partner in the Atlanta office, with strong practice ties to the Firm’s six (6) Georgia regional offices.. His practice focuses on the defense of high exposure cases in the areas of governmental liability, labor and employment, education, and correctional health care. Over a span of 29-plus years, Mr. Friduss has had the pleasure of representing over 200 public entities.

For the success of his team, Phil has been named a Georgia Super Lawyer by Atlanta Magazine all 14 years such designations have been made, and has also been an honored member of Georgia Trend Magazine’s Legal Elite in the area of labor and employment law. For over 15 years, he has been AV ® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Friduss has been a member of the Defense Research Institute’s Governmental Liability Committee for over 15 years, serving as its Chairman 2012-14. Phil is a national level speaker and author.  His legal column, Towns and the Law, appears monthly in Georgia Municipal Association’s flagship print publication, Georgia Cities.

ADMITTED

  • Georgia

EDUCATION

  • J.D., Walter F. George School of Law, Mercer University, 1989
  • B.A., Belmont College, 1983

PUBLICATIONS

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Chairman (2012-14), Defense Research Institute’s Governmental Liability Committee
  • Co-Chairman, ABA’s Committee on Civil Rights Liability, 1998
  • Chairman, ABA Sub-Committee on Civil Rights/First Amendment Liability, 1997
  • Defense Research Institute’s Governmental Liability Committee since 2000
  • Member, Senator Paul Coverdell’s Crime and Law Enforcement Task Force, 1998-2000

Recognitions

  • AV ® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Georgia Trend Magazine’s Legal Elite
  • Super Lawyers 2003-2018

Presentations

  • National and Local Speaking Engagements every year since 1996 (DRI; ABA; Georgia ICLE, ACHSA; USLAW; Texas Bar Association; among others)
Written by: Phillip E. Friduss, Esq. This past Monday, in a per curiam decision (Justice Barrett not participating; Justice Alito concurring to suggest cert should not
Written by: Phillip E. Friduss, Esq. Last week, the Supreme Court agreed to hear Lange v. California, Docket No. 20-18, where the issue has been coined
Written by: Phillip E. Friduss, Esq. Excellent WSJ article below on qualified immunity by Jess Bravin and Brent Kendall. Well-rounded, and evenhanded. Hard to find that
Written by: Phillip E. Friduss, Esq. Thus is the title of Adam Liptak’s New York Times coverage of the Ohio inmate transfer case, Williams v Wilson case
Written by: Phillip E. Friduss, Esq. There have now been any number of COVID-related challenges to the conditions of confinement in jails/prisons nationwide, especially with respect
Written by: Phillip E. Friduss, Esq. The United States Supreme Court has given the State of Texas until Friday to respond to inmate suit over current
Practice Specific Experience