After graduating from Franklin and Marshall College with a Bachelor’s degree, Ms. Friedman attended law school at the University of Baltimore School of Law where she obtained her Juris Doctorate (J.D.). During law school, Ms. Friedman participated in the Appellate Practice Clinic where she argued before the Maryland Court of Special Appeals. Also during law school, Ms. Friedman held several impressive internships. First, she interned in the Circuit Court of Maryland for Baltimore County for Judge Robert E. Cahill. Then she worked for two different prestigious criminal defense law firms: Warnken, LLC and The Law Offices of Richard M. Karceski.
After graduating from law school in 2008, Ms. Friedman was admitted to the Maryland Bar. The year following her graduation from law school, Ms. Friedman served as a Judicial Law Clerk on Maryland’s highest court, the Court of Appeals, for The Honorable Joseph F. Murphy, Jr. Upon completion of her clerkship with the Court of Appeals, Ms. Friedman practiced as an attorney at the Social Security Administration. There she served as an Attorney Adviser to the Appeals Council, reviewing Administrative Law Judge’s decisions in Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) cases and preparing orders and decisions for Administrative Appeals Judges.
Ms. Friedman joined Zirkin & Schmerling Law in 2014. Ms. Friedman’s areas of practice are primarily criminal defense and serious traffic cases all across the State of Maryland. Since joining the firm, Ms. Friedman has also handled cases in various other areas of law including protective orders and peace orders, car accidents, dog bites and other injury related civil litigation, and contract disputes.
Ms. Friedman is currently a member of the Maryland Association for Justice and is also member of their Criminal Law Section.