Julie Nord Friedman is a Partner of Rawle & Henderson LLP in the Pittsburgh office. She concentrates her practice in the defense of manufacturers, suppliers, and contractors in mass and toxic tort litigation, with an emphasis on asbestos litigation. Her clients range from Fortune 500 companies to regional contractors and suppliers. She is a National Coordinating Counsel for one client and she also acts as trial counsel in the defense of claims in mass tort and toxic tort litigation. She regularly handles matters for multiple clients in the courts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and in the State of West Virginia. She is also retained as trial counsel in high exposure cases to try cases to verdict in state and federal courts.
Ms. Friedman earned her J.D. in 1995 from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and her B.A. in 1992 from The American University in Washington, D.C. She is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and West Virginia, as well as the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of West Virginia. She has practiced pro hac vice before state and federal courts in Ohio, Maryland, Missouri, Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota, and Arkansas.
Ms. Friedman is active in the American Bar Association. She was appointed as Vice-Chair to the Women Trial Lawyers General Committee for the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 bar years. She has also been appointed as a Vice-Chair to the Litigation and Trial Practice General Committee for the 2020-21 bar year and as a Vice-Chair to the Toxic Torts and Environmental Law General Committee for the 2020-21 bar year. She has been an invited member of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) since 2015. She is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell.
University of Pittsburgh School of Law (J.D., 1995)
The American University, Washington, D.C., (B.A. ,1992)
Defense Research Institute (DRI)
Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)
Allegheny County Bar Association
West Virginia Bar Association
American Bar Association