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Richard Bieder, Director of Trial Lawyers Care, Inc., Kenneth Feinberg, Special Master of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund of 2001, Alan Friedman, Honorable Stephen Breyer, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court
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Contact: Alan Friedman 201 656-8500
Jersey City Lawyer Honored By Trial Lawyers
Alan Friedman Helps Victims of September 11th Terrorist Attacks Get Justice
New Jersey, USA - April 2005 - Trial Lawyer Alan Friedman, a , partner in the personal injury law firm of Bagolie Friedman, LLC, with offices in Jersey City, New Jersey, Clifton, New Jersey, Hollywood, Florida and Brisbane, Austrailia, was honored by the Association of Trial Lawyers of America for his pro bono representation of victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks. Among the dignitaries honoring Friedman and other volunteer trial lawyers were The Honorable Stephen Breyer, Associate Justice ot the United States Supreme Court and Kenneth Feinberg, the Special Master of the September 11th Victim's Compensation Fund.
Following the tragic attacks that took place on September 11, 2001, The US government created the September 11th Victim's Compensation Fund to attempt to compensate the victims and their families for their losses during the terrorist attacks. Shortly after the formation of the Fund, the leaders of The Association of Trial lawyers of America (ATLA) created Trial Lawyers Care, Inc. to coordinate the representation of 9/11 victims by qualified trial lawyers pro bono--for no fee. Friedman immediately volunteered. "It was the most rewarding thing I've done in my career," said Friedman, who is a certified civil trial attorney, "the firefighters and police officers, these heroes, ran into those towers on that horrible day without thinking twice. Representing wives, children, and family members of people who were lost in that tragedy for no fee is the least I could have done. Some lawyers charged their clients for representation in the Fund. I couldn't understand that."
Trial Lawyers Care, Inc. represented more than 1700 families before the Victim's Compensation Fund and did approximately $200,000,000 worth of free legal work for their clients. Friedman represented three clients. He had two cases for the surviving relatives of people who died and he represented one client who was injured.
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