Peter D. Friday

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Pittsburgh, PA

Friday & Cox LLC
 | 1405 McFarland Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15216
Phone: 412-557-7881
Fax: 412-561-4291
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Peter D. Friday is a member of the Friday & Cox LLC law firm in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Regarded nationally as one of the country's leading trial advocates, Mr. Friday devotes his practice to helping those who have suffered injuries or loss on the job as the result of someone else's negligence. He also provides exceptional representation and support to clients throughout the greater Pittsburgh metro and surrounding areas who have legal needs involving any of the following:

    ·       Industrial and mining accidents

    ·       Construction accidents

    ·       Maritime accidents

    ·       Workers’ compensation

    ·       Products liability

    ·       Medical malpractice

    ·       Automobile accidents

    ·       Other serious personal injury and wrongful death claims

    Throughout the course of his legal career, Mr. Friday has recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for his plaintiff clients, earning him membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Among his other accolades, he holds an AV-Preeminent peer-review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, and he has received many other top rankings from his peers, including designation as among the "Top Attorneys in Pennsylvania" by Philadelphia Magazine and among the "Top Attorneys in Pittsburgh" by Pittsburgh Magazine.

    This success is the direct result of Mr. Friday's extensive legal knowledge and experience coupled with his unwavering commitment to helping his clients protect their rights and interests and achieve the maximum amount of compensation they deserve. Early in his legal career, he worked as an insurance defense lawyer, so he has invaluable insight into the industry, which helps him devise the most effective strategies possible for his plaintiff clients.

    A 1983 graduate of Bucknell University, Mr. Friday obtained his Juris Doctor from the David A. Clarke School of Law at the University of the District of Columbia in 1986. He holds his license to practice in West Virginia as well as Pennsylvania, and he is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Pennsylvania, and the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd and 4th Circuits.

    Active in his legal community, Mr. Friday is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association, the Washington County Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice, among his other professional affiliations.

    *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
    • 40%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 20%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
    • 20%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
    • 20%Workers' Compensation: Claimant
    Focus Areas

    Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Motor Vehicle Defects, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability, Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent


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    Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2021

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    About Peter Friday

    Admitted: 1987, Pennsylvania

    Professional Webpage:


    • Recognized by Pittsburgh Magazine as one of the Top 50 Attorneys in Pittsburgh, 2013
    • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Top 100, 2015
    • Top 50 Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2011
    • AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, 2008, 2010-2015
    • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, 2007-2013, 2015
    • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, 2010-2013, 2015
    • Top Attorneys In Pennsylvania by Philadelphia Magazine, 2010-2011, 2016
    • Recognized by Pittsburgh Magazine as one of the top 50 Attorneys in Pittsburgh, 2013 - 2013
    • AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, 2008 - 2008
    • 5th Anniversary by Martindale-Hubbell, 2009 - 2009
    • PRR AV Preeminent Attorneys by Martindale-Hubbell, 2011 - 2011
    • AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, 2009 - 2009
    • PRR AV Preeminent 2010 by Martindale-Hubbell
    • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 2010
    • Member, Washington County Bar Association
    • Member, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
    • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 1987
    • U.S. District Court Southern District of West Virginia, 1989
    • Member, Allegheny County Bar Association
    • Member, West Virginia State Bar
    • Visiting Student, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
    • West Virginia, 1988
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of West Virginia, 1988
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1992
    • Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association
    • Member, American Association for Justice
    • Pennsylvania, 1987
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2010


    • Over $16 million in settlements, verdicts, and awards in 2013

    Educational Background:

    • Bucknell University, B.A. in Economics/Philosophy, 1983
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    Office Location for Peter D. Friday

    1405 McFarland Road
    Pittsburgh, PA 15216

    Phone: 412-557-7881

    Fax: 412-561-4291

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