Robert A Friedman is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan in 1971 and his law degree from the University of Washington School of Law in 1977, both with honors.
Robert joined The Veterans Law Office as Of Counsel after closing his veterans disability law practice, Robert A. Friedman & Associates, P.S., which he started in 1990. Prior to joining The Veterans Law Office, Robert helped more than 15,000 clients obtain Social Security disability and veterans disability benefits. More specifically, Robert helped more than 1000 veterans suffering from PTSD win more than $100 Million in veterans disability benefits.
From 1977 to 1990 Robert worked as a staff attorney with Evergreen Legal Services, representing clients in matters of Social Security disability, immigration, unemployment, public housing and nursing home quality of care. Between 1990 and 1992 Robert served as the Legal Liaison for the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, training other attorneys in Social Security disability matters.
In 2000 the Washington State Department of Veterans’ Affairs honored Robert for his services representing veterans and their families.
Robert is admitted to practice law in the states of Washington and Alaska including before the United States District Court, Western District of Washington; United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims; United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; and the United States Supreme Court. He is a Sustaining Member of the National Organization of Social Security Representatives and National Organization of Veterans’ Advocates.