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Jeremiah Frei-Pearson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Class Action & Mass Torts Attorney in White Plains, NY

Finkelstein, Blankinship, Frei-Pearson & Garber, LLP
1 N Broadway, Suite 900
White Plains, NY 10605
Phone: 866-779-7580
Fax: 914-824-1561
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2014
Licensed in New York Since: 2004
Education: Stanford Law School
Practice Areas: Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff, Employment & Labor: Employee, Environmental Litigation, Consumer Law
Attorney Profile

Jeremiah Frei-Pearson is one of the founding partners of the law firm Finkelstein, Blankinship, Frei-Pearson & Garber, LLP, in White Plains, New York. An accomplished litigator, Mr. Frei-Pearson handles class-action cases focusing on civil rights, consumer protection, consumer privacy, employment law, securities and investor fraud, and whistleblower actions. Representing consumers, employees and other ordinary Americans in actions that take on powerful corporations, he has helped to recover numerous multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements in favor of his clients. He represents a variety of consumers and employees in White Plains, Dutchess County and throughout southeastern New York.

A magna cum laude graduate of Skidmore College, Mr. Frei-Pearson earned his law degree from Stanford Law School. During law school, he served as a senior symposium editor for the Stanford Law & Policy Review and held a prestigious fellowship through the Stanford Public Interest Law Foundation.

His accomplishments on behalf of his clients have earned Mr. Frei-Pearson a number of honors and awards, including being featured on the National Trial Lawyers Association's list of the top 100 trial lawyers. He has also received honors and recognition for his public interest law and community work. For his work on death penalty cases, he received the Association of the Bar of the City of New York's Thurgood Marshall Fellowship. Mr. Frei-Pearson also received a citation from the New York City Council for his child advocacy work.

Mr. Frei-Pearson is chair of the White Plains Mayor's Advisory Committee for People with Disabilities. He also has experience working for the national nonprofit organization Children's Rights, Inc., where he litigated on behalf of foster children.

Practice Areas
  • 30%Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff
  • 30%Employment & Labor: Employee
  • 20%Environmental Litigation
  • 20%Consumer Law
Focus Areas

Class Actions, Employment Law - Employee, Identity Theft


8 Years Super Lawyers
1 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2014

About Jeremiah Frei-Pearson

First Admitted: 2004, New York

Professional Webpage:

Educational Background

  • Skidmore College, Honors: Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Volunteer Attorney with Western Queens Power for the People
  • Chair of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee For People With Disabilities
  • Democratic District Leader
  • Children’s Rights


  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Thurgood Marshall Award, New York City Bar Association
  • 2010 Palomountain Award, Skidmore College


  • Appointed co-class counsel in Al Fata v. Pizza Hut of America, Inc., No. 14-cv-376 (M.D. Fla.).  The Court denied defendant’s motion to compel arbitration.  While Plaintiffs’ class certification motion was sub judice, the parties reached a class settlement on behalf of a Florida class of delivery drivers alleging minimum wage violations.  The Court granted final approval of the settlement, which is valued at $3.1 million, on June 21, 2017., 2017
  • Appointed class counsel in Yoeckel v. Marriott, No. 703387 (Queens Cty. Com. Div.).  Class action alleging that Marriott violated New York wage and hour laws.  On May 3, 2017, the Court certified a class and finally approved a settlement that provided class members with 100% of their maximum compensatory damages alleged., 2017
  • Appointed co-class counsel in Reed v. Friendly’s Ice Cream, LLC, No. 15-cv-00298 (M.D. Pa.).  The Court denied motions to dismiss and ruled for plaintiffs on several other motions in this wage and hour class action.  On January 31, 2017, the Court certified the class, appointed an FBFG lawyer as co-lead class counsel and finally approved a settlement valued at over $4.6 million., 2017
  • Appointed co-class counsel in Bellaspica v. PJPA, LLC, No. 13-3014 (E.D. Pa.).  On June 22, 2016, the Court granted final approval of a FLSA collective action settlement, providing a settlement fund for under-reimbursed Papa John’s franchisee pizza delivery drivers., 2016
  • Appointed co-class counsel in Miller v. Patagonia, No. 14-0888 (Mass. Suffolk Cty.).  State-wide class action alleging that Patagonia unlawfully collected consumers’ personal identification information.  On February 9, 2015 the Court certified a class and granted final approval to a settlement., 2015
  • Appointed co-class counsel in Saint Joseph Health System Medical Information Cases, JCCP No. 4716 (Cal. Sup. Ct.).  The Court denied Saint Joseph’s demurrer and the Court of Appeals upheld that ruling.  After more than two years of litigation, the Court granted Plaintiffs’ motion to certify a class of approximately 31,802 data breach victims.  On January 14, 2015, the Court denied Saint Joseph’s motion for summary judgment.  The Court of Appeals upheld the Court’s summary judgment and class certification decisions.  The case was set for trial on August 24, 2015, but the parties reached a settlement valued at approximately $39 million, which the Court finally approved on February 3, 2016.  This settlement provides the more money per capita to individual class members than any other known data breach settlement on record., 2015
  • Appointed class counsel in Hanna v. CFL Pizza, LLC, No. 05-2011-CA-52949 (Fl. Cir. Court).  On September 3, 2013, the Court granted final approval of a settlement that created a substantial settlement fund for under-reimbursed Pizza Hut franchisee delivery drivers who alleged violations of Florida minimum wage law., 2013
  • Appointed co-class counsel in Miller v. Fresh, No. 14-0880 (Mass. Suffolk Cty.).  State-wide class action alleging that Fresh unlawfully collected consumers’ personal identification information.  On July 15, 2015 the Court certified a class and granted final approval to a settlement., 2015
  • Justin Barkley et al. v. Pizza Hut of America Inc.
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Office Location for Jeremiah Frei-Pearson

1 N Broadway
Suite 900
White Plains, NY 10605

Phone: 866-779-7580

Fax: 914-824-1561

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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