Kenneth R. Friedman



Since joining Friedman | Rubin in 1999, Ken has appeared on behalf of plaintiffs in state and federal courts throughout the United States. He has successfully tried cases involving claims of sexual harassment, defamation, personal injury, police misconduct, and insurance bad faith.

Ken earned his B.A. in History from Antioch College and his J.D. from New York University School of Law, where he won the American Jurisprudence Award: Evidence. Ken is a member of the American Association for Justice and the Washington Association for Justice (Eagle Member).

A well-respected attorney, he has been given the highest rating, “AV Pre-eminent,” by the Martindale Hubbell, and he has been designated as a  “Super Lawyer” by his peers in the Washington Law and Politics survey annually since 2009.  Ken also has been rated a “10, Superb” by

Ken is licensed to practice in the following courts:

State Courts

Federal Courts
            United State Supreme Court
            United States Courts of Appeals, Eighth and Ninth Circuits
            United States District Courts
            Eastern District of Washington
            Western District of Washington
            District of Oregon
            District of Alaska
            District of Montana
            Eastern District of Kentucky

Ken has also been rated by peers in the legal community. To view his colleague reviews, please visit here.

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Recent Presentations

2017, Using the Bad MMPI/neuropsychology Report Against the Defense, Cutting Edge Techniques For Helping Your TBI Client

2016, How to Survive and Thrive in First Year of Practice, Effective Use of Lay Witnesses to Prove Damages.

2015, Washington State Association for Justice, Trying an IFCA Case and Enhanced Damages.

2014, Winning your IFCA Battle, Federal Court Removal and Remand Issues.

2012, Trial Revolution: Making the seismic shift TRO trial by talking heats to the big screen, Bringing Exhibits Alive: Plus how to organize and present them seamlessly.

2009, Washington State Association for Justice Annual Insurance Law CLE Spokane and Tacoma, Punitive Damages and the Insurance Fair Conduct Act.

Honors & Memberships

American Association for Justice

Eagle Member
Washington Association for Justice

ABOTA Member
American Board of Trial Advocates

DART Member
Elected to Membership in the Damages Attorneys Round Table (DART) in 2017

AV Peer Review Rated

Super Lawyer
Law and Politics Magazine, 2009-2016

American Jurisprudence Award for Evidence
New York University School of Law

President, 1995-1997
Hemp Industries Association

Board of Trustees 2009-2016
Antioch University Seattle






Selected Published Decisions


New York University School of Law, J.D., 1987

Antioch College, B.A., 1983