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. 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
Written by: Phillip E. Friduss, Esq. Our Supreme Court Justices are about to sit down to an unprecedented feast of qualified immunity.  That feast will be
Written by: Phillip E. Friduss, Esq. This column originally appeared in the June 2017 issue of the Georgia's Cities newspaper. After suffering from brain freeze and writer’s
This article originally appeared in the September 2016 issue of the Georgia's Cities Magazine. Written by: Phillip E. Friduss, Esq. State v. Newcomb, 359 Or. 756 (2016) Act
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. 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
Written by: Phillip E. Friduss, Esq. Our Supreme Court Justices are about to sit down to an unprecedented feast of qualified immunity.  That feast will be
Written by: Phillip E. Friduss, Esq. This column originally appeared in the June 2017 issue of the Georgia's Cities newspaper. After suffering from brain freeze and writer’s
This article originally appeared in the September 2016 issue of the Georgia's Cities Magazine. Written by: Phillip E. Friduss, Esq. State v. Newcomb, 359 Or. 756 (2016) Act
Practice Specific Experience