Foster S. Friedman

Top rated estate planning & probate attorney in Alexandria, Virginia

Wade, Grimes, Friedman, Meinken & Leischner, PLLC
Foster S. Friedman
Wade, Grimes, Friedman, Meinken & Leischner, PLLC

Practice Areas: Estate planning & probate, Estate & trust litigation; view more

Licensed in Virginia since: 1991

Education: Boston University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2023

Wade, Grimes, Friedman, Meinken & Leischner, PLLC

616 N Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314 Visit website

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Providing sound and knowledgeable counsel to clients, Foster S. Friedman is an attorney at Wade Grimes Friedman Meinken & Leischner PLLC in Alexandria, Virginia. His areas of legal practice include trust and estate planning, trust and estate litigation and probate administration. He has over 30 years’ experience of law practice. 

Mr. Friedman has immense experience providing counsel to clients in regard to wealth and asset transfer from one generation to the next. He has a genuine concern for his clients’ needs and upholds their rights and liberties. He helps them during this difficult and confusing time by communicating well and keeping them informed through the whole process. 

With a major in economics, Mr. Friedman has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Washington & Lee University. He obtained his Juris Doctor from the Boston University School of Law. In addition to his law practice, Mr. Friedman is enthusiastic about giving back to others, and serves as the chair of the Alexandria Bar Foundation Beat the Odds Steering Committee. 

Mr. Friedman is licensed to practice in New York, Virginia and Massachusetts and before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. 

Actively engaged in numerous legal associations, Mr. Friedman served as former president for the Alexandria Bar Association, where he also served in its Judicial Screening Committee and as the chair of Continuing Legal Education. He is a member of the Trusts and Estates Section of the Virginia State Bar. He is also a Bar Council Representative of the Virginia State Bar’s 18th Judicial Circuit. 

Mr. Friedman has been honored for his remarkable legal contributions and has an AV Preeminent* peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell. He was named to the Legal Elite list by the Virginia Business Magazine and was named Top Attorney in trusts and estates by the Northern Virginia Magazine. U.S. News & World Report named him to the Best Lawyers in America list. 

*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

Estate planning & probate, Estate & trust litigation

Focus areas

Estate planning, Probate & estate administration

  • 80% Estate planning & probate
  • 20% Estate & trust litigation

First Admitted: 1991, Virginia

Professional Webpage: https://www.oldtownlawyers.com/attorneys/foster-s-friedman/

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Alexandria Bar Association, Immediate Past President, 2007
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2004
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1991
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia, 1992
  • Massachusetts, 1988
  • Virginia, 1991
  • New York, 1990
  • Bar Council Representative, 18th Judicial Circuit, Virginia State Bar, 2012 – 2018
  • Virginia State Bar, Trusts and Estates Section, Member
  • Alexandria Bar Association, Judicial Screening Committee, 2008 – 2009
  • Alexandria Bar Association, Chair of Continuing Legal Education, 2000 – 2003
  • Alexandria Bar Association, Treasurer and Director, 2003 – 2005
  • Alexandria Bar Foundation, Director, 2007 – Present
  • Beat the Odds Steering Committee, Chair, 2007 - Present
  • Director, Alexandria Law Library, 2015
  • Court Appointed General Receiver for the City of Alexandria, Virginia, 2014
  • Member, Bar Council, Virginia State Bar, 2018
  • Court Appointed Assistant Commissioner of Accounts for the City of Alexandria, Virginia, 2016
  • Alexandria Bar Association, President 2006, 2006
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Beat The Odds, Steering Committee
Educational Background:
  • Washington & Lee University, Lexington, Virginia, B.A., Major: Economics, 1984
Honors/Awards:
  • Highest rating for competence and ethics since 2010, A/V Rating, Martindale Hubbell, 2019
  • 2021 Super Lawyer for Northern Virginia
  • Best Lawyers in America, U.S News & World Report, 2021
  • Top Lawyer by Northern Virginia Magazine, Northern Virginia Magazine, 2020
  • Top Lawyer by Northern Virginia Magazine, Northern Virginia Magazine, 2019
  • Top Lawyer by Northern Virginia Magazine, Northern Virginia Magazine, 2018
  • Top Lawyer by Northern Virginia Magazine, Northern Virginia Magazine, 2017
  • Top Lawyer by Northern Virginia Magazine, Northern Virginia Magazine, 2016
  • Super Lawyer for Northern Virginia, Super Lawyers, 2020
  • Top Attorney – Trusts and Estates – Northern Virginia Magazine, Northern Virginia Magazine, 2017
  • Legal Elite by Virginia Business Magazine, Virginia Business Magazine, 2016
  • Super Lawyer for Northern Virginia, https://www.oldtownlawyers.com/attorneys/foster-s-friedman/, 2019

Office location for Foster S. Friedman

616 N Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Phone: 703-835-9739

Selections

4 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2023

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