Samuel B. Friedman joined the firm as an associate in May 2019. With expertise in condo and planned development matters, business litigation and a diverse background in law, Sam meets, and often exceeds, his client’s goals and expectations through a multi-lens approach to every case.
Before joining the firm, Sam worked as an assistant state attorney with the Fourth Judicial Circuit in Jacksonville, part of State Attorney Melissa Nelson’s inaugural class. For Sam, this was a great opportunity to gain trial experience. He tackled felony cases ranging from drug possession to armed robberies and tried numerous cases to jury verdict. During this time, Sam learned trial advocacy skills, how to investigate, and how to build a case. A highlight for Sam was serving as the third chair for the prosecution in the high-profile second-degree murder trial of State v. Michael Haim.
The skills Sam developed in prosecution translate well into serving associations and developers. He skillfully guides them through the various disputes that may occur within an HOA. His eagerness to learn and grow with other attorneys and his personal mantra, “be the most prepared in the room”, made him the right fit for Jimerson Birr. Whether the client is a Fortune 500 developer or a small associaiton, Sam works to manage the risk and maximize the opportunity.
Sam graduated cum laude from the University of South Carolina, School of Law. While there, he was a Production Editor for the ABA Real Property, Trust, and Estate Law Journal. Additionally, he booked two classes: Criminal Law and Energy Law.
Outside of the office, Sam continues to carry on his high school passion for sports by staying active and regularly working out at the gym. His team interests in sports include the Baltimore Orioles, Baltimore Ravens, Maryland Terrapins, and South Carolina Gamecocks. Sam also enjoys the beach, traveling, going to the movies, and binging a good Netflix series.
Bar and Court Admissions
- The Florida Bar, 2017
- The Middle District of Florida, 2017
- University of South Carolina College of Law, J.D.Cum Laude;
- Order of the Wig and Robe; Pi Delta Phi
- CALI (book) awards in Criminal Law, and Energy Law
- University of Maryland, B.A. in Criminology/Criminal Justice
Jacksonville Bar Association
Chester Bell Inn of Court
Northeast Florida Chapter Community Associations Institute