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Mia Frieder

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Atlanta, GA

Hilley & Frieder
5855 Sandy Springs Circle, Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30328
Phone: 404-233-6200
Fax: 404-233-3430
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022
Licensed in Georgia Since: 1991
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (20%), Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (70%), Health Care (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Mia Frieder is a partner at Hilley & Frieder, P.C., with a practice focused on fighting for clients who have been injured by or lost loved ones because of medical mistakes and other negligent or careless acts. Ms. Frieder believes that in personal injury cases, justice involves full and fair compensation that covers all of her clients' damages, and that is her goal in each case she takes.

This approach has resulted in six- and seven-figure verdicts and settlements for her clients and has also garnered her many professional awards and honors, such as membership in the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. For her commitment to clients, high ethical standards and strong legal skills, Ms. Frieder has received the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell. She has also been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100.

After earning a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from the University of Florida, Ms. Frieder graduated from Emory University School of Law in 1991 with her Juris Doctor. She then became licensed to practice in all Georgia state courts and before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. 

Ms. Frieder's professional memberships include the State Bar of Georgia, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, the DeKalb Bar Association and the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 20%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 70%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10%Health Care
Focus Areas

Medical Malpractice, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Nursing Home


4 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022

White Papers

  • Assisted in preparation of Jury Selection White Paper for GTLA.

About Mia Frieder

First Admitted: 1991, Georgia

Professional Webpage:

Educational Background

  • University of Florida, Miami, Florida - B.A., Honors: summa cum laude


  • $185,000.00: Retained tube following surgery
  • $175,000.00: Retained sponge following surgery
  • $750,000.00: Failure to diagnose broken ankle
  • $3.1 Million: Failure to diagnose breast cancer
  • $1.7 Million: Failure to diagnose breast cancer
  • $8 Million: Anoxic brain injury
  • $350,000.00: Automobile accident rotator cuff surgery
  • $295,000.00: Slip and fall broken ankle
  • $325,000.00: Slip and fall arthroscopic knee surgery
  • $450,000.00: Slip and fall herniated disks spine surgery
  • $1 Million: Automobile accident
  • $35 Million: Death of young man tried in Gwinnett County

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Judicial Nominations Committee, Northern District of Georgia
  • GAWL, Public Affairs Committee; GTLA
  • Editor In Chief, Verdict, the magazine of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association.  Serves on the Executive Council., 2018
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 1991
  • Communications Committee, State Bar of Georgia
  • Founder and Chairperson, Lawyers In Practice Committee, State Bar of Georgia, 1993
  • GTLA Executive Committee Member, 2014
  • Georgia, 1991
  • Younger Lawyers Division, State Bar of Georgia, Executive Council, 1992-1994
  • Chair, Women Trial Lawyers Caucus, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2014-15
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Champion Member, 2014, 2015
  • Executive Council, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2018
  • Dekalb Bar

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • When Time is Running Out - Delayed Diagnosis Breast Cancer, 1991
  • Author of peer review article on handling a claim of negligent credentialing which will appear in the professional negligence issue of TRIAL published by the American Association of Justice in August 2019, Author, Negligent Credentialing, Trial Magazine of American Association of Justice, Plaintiffs' Attorneys Nationally, 2019
  • Personal Injury for the New Lawyer, Georgia State University Division of Continuing Legal Education, 1997
  • Practice Management, Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, 1997
  • Emory University Law Day Seminar, Emory University School of Law, 1997
  • Solo and Small Firm Success, Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 1996
  • Handling a Failure to Diagnose Breast Cancer Case (Article, Trial Magazine, 1993); Update on Handling a Failure to Diagnose Breast Cancer Case (Article, Trial Magazine, 2000); Failure to Diagnose Breast Cancer (Law Review Article, 1993-94); Chairperson, Plaintiff's Medical Malpractice; Speaker, Bridge-the-Gap; Speaker, Update on Medical Malpractice, Medical Malpractice Institute, Chairperson, Nuts and Bolts of Personal Injury, Georgia State University Law School New Lawyer Series, Author and Seminar Chair, Solo and Small Firm Success, The Harrison Publishers
  • Division of Continuing Legal Education, Atlanta Bar Association, 1996
  • Getting you case remanded to state court, Winter 2016, Author, Getting Your Civil Case Asserting State Law Claims Remanded Back to State Court Following Removal, Verdict, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2016
  • Presenter, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Annual Convention, Presenter, Law and Technology, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2016
  • Recent developments in workers' compensation, Fall 2014, Summer 2015, Winter 2016, Author, Workers' Compensation Update, Verdict, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Good Samaritan, Trial Magazine, AAJ, 2010
  • Speaker, GTLA Holiday Seminar, "Mastering Presentations.", Speaker, Mastering Presentations, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2013
  • Recognizing and Handling Third Party Liability Claims, Verdict, Fall 2013, Author, Handling Third Party Claims, Verdict Magazine, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2013
  • Power(point) of Persuasion: Digital Media at Mediation, Verdict, Winter 2014, Author, Power (Point) of Persuasion, Verdict Magazine, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2014
  • Lean In Seminar, Speaker, Speaker, Lean In Seminar, Georgia Trial Lawyers, 2013
  • Article identifies and analyzes important cases which highlight trends in civil litigation., Author, Case Law Updates, The Verdict, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2018
  • Article identifies and analyzes important cases which highlight trends in civil litigation., Author, Case Law Updates, The Verdict, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2018
  • When Time Is Running Out, October, 2001
  • Legally Speaking: Do You Have A Claim Against Your Doctor, Today's Atlanta Woman, Winter, 1997
  • Selecting and Presenting a Failure to Diagnose Breast Cancer Case, American Journal of Trial Advocacy, February, 1997
  • How to Handle a Failure to Diagnose Breast Cancer Case, May, 1996
  • The Truth About Temping, (Cover Feature) Student Lawyer, American Bar Association, December, 1996
  • A Career In Career Placement, Student Lawyer, October, 1996
  • Trial-blazing Winning Campaigns, American Bar Association, Vol. 23, No. 3.
  • Going Solo, Vol. 23, No. 2., Summer, 1996
  • Charting Your Course: Joining Your Family Firm, Barrister, Vol. 23, No. 2., Summer, 1996
  • Whistle While You Work: Understanding Corporate Culture, Barrister, Vol 23, No 1., Spring, 1996
  • Law Degree: Preferred But Not Required, Barrister, Vol. 22, No. 4., Winter, 1996
  • Interview with a Headhunter, Barrister, Vol. 22, No. 4., Winter, 1996
  • Graduated Payments, Student Lawyer, Creighton University Law School, February, 1994
  • Creighton University Law School, Winter, 1992
  • A Matter of Choice: A Bar Review Revue, Student Lawyer, March, 1992
  • Not Ready for Reality, Student Lawyer, May, 1992
  • The Most Powerful Trap, Student Lawyer, November, 1991

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • American Society of Legal Advocates, Member, 2014
  • 10 rating on Avvo, 2013
  • Member Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum Member Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Martindale Hubbell 5.0/5/0 2017 Americas Top 100 2016 Lawyers of Distinction 2016

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Support Shop with a Cop program, 2018
  • Founding member, Advisory Board of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, 2019
  • Law Day - Dekalb Bar Association
  • Perform pro bono work on civil cases for underprivileged individuals who cannot afford to pay attorneys' fees on minor accidents, 2018


  • Co-chaired the Damages portion of the annual convention of Georgia Trial Lawyers Association., Co-Chair of Damages Section, Annual Convention of Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2019
  • Bar Service Award, State Bar of Georgia, 1993
  • 2015, Lawyers of Distinction
  • AV rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Bar Registry of Pre-Eminent Women Attorneys, 2013, 2014, 2015, AV Rated 5.0 out of 5.0, Martindale Hubbell, 2013
  • Top 10 lawyers in Georgia for personal injury, 2015, 2016, 2017, Top 10 Personal Injury Lawyers, National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2014
  • rated by peers as Lead Counsel, Lead Counsel Rated, Lead Counsel, 2017
  • Rue Ratings Best Attorneys, Charter Member, 2014
  • Chair, Women's Trial Lawyer Caucus, Chair Women's Trial Lawyer Caucus, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2014
  • Editorial Board Member 2013, 2014, 2015, GTLA Verdict Editorial Board, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2013
  • Multi Million Dollar Advocates Society
  • Award of Merit, 1992 - 1993
  • 2015, Litigator Award Nominee, 2014
  • Legal Leaders, 2014, 2015
  • Top 100, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2012
  • Elected to Top 25 Medical Malpractice Attorneys by National Trial Lawyers Association, Top 25 Medical Malpractice Attorneys, National Trial Lawyers, 2018
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Office Location for Mia Frieder

5855 Sandy Springs Circle
Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30328

Phone: 404-233-6200

Fax: 404-233-3430

Last Updated: 6/18/2021

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