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Sheldon E. Friedman, Esq.

T: 303-534-1254


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Sheldon E. Friedman , Esq. has practiced commercial law in Colorado for over 40 years. He has extensive experience in the areas of business litigation, securities, anti-trust, employment, real estate, construction, and probate law. Mr. Friedman headed the litigation department at his former law firm, Isaacson Rosenbaum, from 1964 to 1985. He has significant trial experience in various federal courts and several states’ courts. He has also appeared before many regulatory agencies.

ADR Experience and Qualifications

  • Mr. Friedman has tried over 150 jury trials.
  • During the course of his practice, Mr. Friedman participated in numerous mediations and arbitrations, involving all aspects of commercial and probate law. He knows intimately what it feels like to stand in the shoes of a litigant.
  • Mr. Friedman has served as an arbitrator for both the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations’ Fee Arbitration Committees.

Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities

  • Recognized as Business Leader of the Year, Jewish Family Service, 2002
  • Former Chairman, Colorado Bar Association’s Legislative Committee
  • Board of Governors, Colorado Bar Association for three terms
  • Former Member and Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association
  • Member, American, Colorado, Denver, and Arapahoe Bar Associations
  • Member, American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • Former Board Member and present member, Faculty of Federal Advocates
  • Served as a part-time instructor at the University of Denver Law School and University of Colorado Law School. The University of Colorado asked Mr. Friedman to lead the maiden Federal Practice Clinic in 2006.
  • Written for legal publications in the area of damages and employment law; co-authored a chapter in Law Practice Handbooks, Inc., in the area of Commercial Litigation in Colorado-1995 entitled “Development of Legal Theories and Causes of Action”
  • Author, “The Litigator’s Guide to Electronic Evidence and Technology,” Bradford Publishing, Denver, CO, 2004

Background and Education

  • Shareholder, Isaacson Rosenbaum, 1964-2008
  • LL.B, University of Denver College of Law, 1960
  • BSBA, University of Denver, 1957