Peter D. Friday

Top rated personal injury attorney in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Friday & Cox LLC
Peter D. Friday
Friday & Cox LLC

Practice Areas: Personal injury, Medical malpractice, Products liability; view more

Licensed in Pennsylvania since: 1987

Education: The University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2023

Friday & Cox LLC

1405 McFarland Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15216 Visit website


Peter D. Friday is a personal injury attorney and managing partner at Friday & Cox in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Having over 35 years of legal experience, he takes on cases involving:

  • Mining accidents
  • Industrial accidents
  • Maritime accidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Products liability
  • Workers’ compensation
  • Medical malpractice
  • Automobile accidents

Mr. Friday’s practice covers occupational safety matters, such as machine guarding, fall hazards, chemical exposure and electrical hazards. With a real concern for his clients, he takes on every case compassionately and empathetically. Well aware of the significant consequences of being injured because of another person’s negligence, he fights zealously for his clients’ rights with a firm commitment to their needs.

With a major in economics and philosophy, Mr. Friday has a bachelor’s degree from Bucknell University, and he obtained his law degree from the University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law. Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and West Virginia, he is also licensed to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Western and Eastern Districts of Pennsylvania, the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd and 4th Circuits.

Mr. Friday is a member of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, Washington County Bar Association, Erie County Bar Association, West Virginia State Bar, and American Association for Justice.

Recognized for the exceptional legal services he provides, Mr. Friday has been peer review-rated as AV Preeminent* by Martindale-Hubbell. Philadelphia Magazine named him to its Top Attorneys in Pennsylvania list and Pittsburgh Magazine added him to its Top 50 Attorneys in Pittsburgh list. In addition, Mr. Friday is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum for having obtained numerous million-dollar and multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for his clients.

*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

Personal injury - general: plaintiff, Personal injury - medical malpractice: plaintiff, Personal injury - products: plaintiff, 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, Dental malpractice, Medical malpractice, Birth injury, Delayed or incorrect diagnosis, Informed consent, Motor vehicle defects, Pharmaceutical

  • 40% Personal injury - general: plaintiff
  • 20% Personal injury - medical malpractice: plaintiff
  • 20% Personal injury - products: plaintiff
  • 20% Workers' compensation: claimant

First Admitted: 1987, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage:

  • Over $16 million in settlements, verdicts, and awards in 2013
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
Educational Background:
  • Antioch School of Law (J.D., 1986)
  • Bucknell University, B.A. in Economics/Philosophy, 1983
  • Recognized by Pittsburgh Magazine as one of the Top 50 Attorneys in Pittsburgh, 2013
  • Visiting Student, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Top 100, 2015
  • Top 50 Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2011
  • AV Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2008, 2010-2015
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, 2007-2013, 2015
  • Top Attorneys In Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Magazine, 2010-2011, 2016
  • 5th Anniversary by Martindale-Hubbell, 2009
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, 2010-2013, 2015
  • Member, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Office location for Peter D. Friday

1405 McFarland Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15216

Phone: 412-557-7881

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