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Howard A. Fried

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Mr. Fried is a shareholder in the New York office of Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney.  Mr. Fried is AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and a substantial portion of his practice involves the representation of manufacturers and distributors in product liability and catastrophic tort lawsuits.  Mr. Fried has over 30 years of extensive experience defending vehicular product liability claims involving restraint systems (seat belts and airbags), fuel systems, suspension/steering systems, throttle control/unintended acceleration, and vehicle handling, stability, rollover and crashworthiness for automotive, truck, motorcycle and off-road/ recreational vehicles, and personal watercraft. 

In addition, Mr. Fried litigates claims involving medical devices, medical instruments, industrial equipment, and consumer products to name just a few.  His practice areas integrate medical and biomechanical sciences with principles of engineering.  In addition, Mr. Fried has represented a firearm manufacturer in litigation concerning negligent marketing and products liability.

Besides his product liability practice, Mr. Fried litigates a full array of general liability matters, including vehicular negligence, premises liability, construction/workplace accidents, as well as claims involving subrogation for property damage, alleged breach of warranty/Lemon Law violations; consumer finance; Fair Credit Reporting, debt collection practices; deceptive trade practices, and other commercial matters.


  • Recognized among "The Best Lawyers in America" (2007-2019)
  • Recognized among "The Best Lawyers in America" in Product Liability Litigation - Defendants (2011-2019)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated
  • Selected for inclusion in the New York Super Lawyers list (no more than 5% of lawyers in the state are selected), nominated and selected by peers in the legal community (2006-2012, 2014-2016)

Professional & Civic Involvement

  • Product Liability Advisory Council
  • Defense Research Institute
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Current Member of New York City Community Board 8
  • Past President of The Jamaica Estates Association (a local civic association)


"Case Notes: Fast and Loose Service of Process and the Grave Impact of Failure to Comply," Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney's New York Advocate, Volume 1, Issue 1(Spring 2007).


Touro College School of Law, J.D. (1983)

State University of New York at Albany, B.A. (1980)


  • New York State, 1984
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 2009
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 1985
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York, 1994
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 1985
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York, 1995