Bernard D. Friedman is the founding partner in the law firm of Friedman, James & Buchsbaum LLP. For the past 41 years, Mr. Friedman has dedicated his legal career to assisting those whose lives have been changed as a result of injuries sustained in a maritime accident.
Friedman, James & Buchsbaum LLP maintains offices in New York City and Monmouth County, New Jersey. Its reputation is founded upon the aggressive legal representation of those injured in maritime accidents, including blue-water seamen, tug and barge crew, ferryboat passengers and workers (including the Staten Island Ferry), commercial fishermen and those engaged in other maritime activities, such as longshoring, harbor work and marine construction. Bernard Friedman's clients have included many individuals who have sustained serious injuries on cruise ships, pleasure craft and other recreational vessels. Mr. Friedman has substantial experience litigating the unique attributes of maritime law, including Limitation of Shipowners’ Liability, Jones Act, Maintenance and Cure and claims based upon the warranty of seaworthiness.