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.

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, Ninth, and Tenth 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.

Recent Presentations

November 4, 2022, Panelist, Connecticut Bar Foundation, Quinnipiac University School of Law, The 12th John A. Speziale Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Symposium, Is Virtual Justice Just?.

2020, Panelist, Covid, The Court and the Future of the Jury Trial, a seminar provided by the Online Courtroom Project (OCP) and National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA)

2020, Great Trials Podcast Episode 090: Ken Friedman and David Roosa, Margaret Dallo v. Holland America Line N.V. LLC.

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.

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

Selected Published Decisions


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

Antioch College, B.A., 1983

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, 2009-2023

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