Episode 7: Attorney Joe Fried Talks Fighting Ford, Motivations, and Sacrifices of a Trial Lawyer

“I don’t believe in many coincidences. I think things happen and there is something that guides that. Something compelled me and as you fast forward through this story of Joe, just a couple of months in, I was consumed with this matter. I was in this partnership that allowed me to basically lay all these other cases aside. So I started to focus my efforts and my attention on this and I called people. I called parents of people that died years before and I asked them ‘Can I come talk to you’, some said no, and a few said yes. So I flew to places and I talked to them about their loved ones and whether they knew of a problem and if any of them had looked into this.” – Joe Fried 

Today’s podcast is a rebroadcast of Scott Glovsky’s conversation with Joe Fried. Joe is a faculty leader at Trial Lawyers College and they talk in great detail about Joe’s successful fight against Ford Motors, his background as a police officer, the sacrifices he has made as a trial lawyer, and what motivates Joe to do the work he does.

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Interviewing Joe Fried

Joe Fried is one of only a few lawyers in the USA who focuses almost 100% of his practice on handling truck accident cases. Based out of Atlanta Georgia, he has successfully handled cases in more than 25 states with results in excess of $300 million. He has authored a number of books, book chapters, and peer-reviewed articles on handling truck crash cases and advanced trial techniques and has presented on these topics around the country on over 150 occasions. Joe is an officer in the Trucking Litigation Group (TLG) of the American Association of Justice and is a founding member of the Truck Accident Attorneys Roundtable. He has received a number of awards for his work including the American Association of Justice Trucking Trial Lawyer of the Year for 2013 and 2014. Joe is on the faculty of the Trial Lawyers College and is known for his unique approaches to developing and presenting the compelling human story in each of his cases.

Host, Scott Glovsky – Trial Lawyer Talk

Scott graduated from TLC in 2007 and has been a faculty member since 2014. He has been practicing law since 1993 when he graduated from Cornell School of Law. Scott’s practice emphasizes personal injury and is nationally recognized as an advocate for the rights of the injured and insurance policyholders. He has received numerous awards for his work, including the California Lawyer Attorney of the Year Award, Consumer Attorneys Association of California’s “California Street Fighter of the Year” award and the “President’s Award of Merit” from the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles.

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