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 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1991
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Health Care (10%)
Attorney Profile

A partner at Hilley & Frieder, P.C., Mia Frieder focuses her practice primarily on personal injury and wrongful death litigation. From the firm's offices in Atlanta, Georgia, she provides representation to clients throughout the greater metropolitan area. Ms. Frieder is admitted to practice before all Georgia state courts as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

In her personal injury and wrongful death practice, Ms. Frieder provides assistance to people who have suffered economic and noneconomic losses due to the negligence or recklessness of other persons or entities. She places a particular emphasis on surgical errors, hospital negligence, the failure to diagnose cancer or other diseases, and other forms of medical malpractice. Ms. Frieder has also handled cases involving premises liability and motor vehicle accidents. Throughout her career, she has been able to obtain several high-dollar settlements and jury awards on behalf of her plaintiff clients, and she has accordingly earned the high regard of her fellow professionals both for her successful track record and high degree of ethics. Ms. Frieder has received an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo. In addition, she has been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, and she has been selected for membership in the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Ms. Frieder majored in philosophy at the University of Florida, and she received a Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude in 1987. She then went on to pursue her legal education at Emory University School of Law, where she served on the editorial board of the Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal before being awarded her Juris Doctor in 1991. Her professional affiliations include the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association.

*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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (20%): Medical Malpractice, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis

Personal Injury - General (70%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Health Care (10%): Nursing Home

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

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 2 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020

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White Papers

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

  • About Mia Frieder

    Admitted: 1991, Georgia

    Professional Webpage: https://www.hilleylaw.com/Attorneys/Mia-I-Frieder.shtml

    Honors/Awards:

    • 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

    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

    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

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • When Time is Running Out - Delayed Diagnosis Breast Cancer, 1991
    • Author of peer review article on handling a claim of neglgent credentialing which will appear in the professional negligence issue of TRIAL published by the American Association of Justice in Auguest 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

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • $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

    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

    Educational Background:

    • University of Florida, B.A. with Highest Honors, summa cum laude; Emory University Law School, J.D.; Editorial Board, Bankruptcy Developments Journal, Comment, Substantive Consolidation: When a Husband and Wife File Bankruptcy, selected for publication.
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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

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    Last Updated: 10/31/2019

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