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Attorney Jonathan E. Freidin

Jonathan Freidin is a trial lawyer with experience litigating in state and federal courts. He has been involved in several whistleblower cases, and was part of the team that recovered over $7 million on behalf of the United States government in a non-intervened qui tam case alleging Medicare Advantage fraud.

Jonathan started his legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable Donald M. Middlebrooks in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. While clerking, Jonathan worked on various types of federal matters from start to finish, including fraud enforcement actions and whistleblower actions. He also assisted with several cases on the appellate level when Judge Middlebrooks sat by designation on the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

Jonathan earned his college degree summa cum laude from the George Washington University in 2009. During college, Jonathan was awarded the Presidential Merit Scholarship and was appointed as a Student Justice on the University’s disciplinary court. After college, Jonathan returned to Florida and received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 2012. During law school, Jonathan was an editor on the Florida Law Review and worked as a Certified Legal Intern at the Public Defender’s Office, where he represented indigent clients in court. Jonathan also served as a judicial extern for the Judge Alan Gold in the Southern District of Florida. He received book awards for the highest grade in both Appellate Advocacy and Child, Parent, & the State, and held a position as a Teaching Assistant for Legal Research & Writing and Appellate Advocacy.

Practice Areas

  • Whistleblower Claims/Qui Tam
  • Complex Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Consumer Class Actions
  • Wrongful Death


  • University of Florida Levin College of Law
    • J.D., cum laude (2012)
    • Florida Law Review, Notes and Comments Editor
  • The George Washington University
    • B.A., summa cum laude (2009)

Bar Admissions & Certifications:

  • The Florida Bar, 2012
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 2014-Present
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 2018-Present

Awards & Recognition

  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s “40 Under 40 Outstanding Lawyers of South Florida” List (2016)
  • AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell (2016-Present)
  • SuperLawyers Rising Star (2017- 2019)
  • Florida Legal Elite Up and Comer – (2017-2019)

Associations and Memberships

  • The Florida Bar, Member (2012-Present)
  • Trial Lawyers Section, Member (2014-Present)
  • Young Lawyers Section, Member (2012-Present)
  • Dade County Bar Association, Member (2014-Present)
  • Florida Justice Association, Eagle Member (2014-Present)
  • Gay & Lesbian Lawyers Association, Member (2018-Present)
  • SAVE, Guardian (2016-Present)
  • Board of Directors, Chair (2020-Present)
  • Board of Directors, Director (2018-Present)
  • Endorsement Committee, Chair (2018-Present)
  • Mayor’s Panel on Ocean Drive, Member (2019-Present)
  • Subcommittee on Safety, Security, & Infrastructure, Chair (2019-Present)

Lectures & Seminars

  • Panelist: “Engle Firing Squad”, Florida Conference of Circuit Court Judges, (August 2018)
  • Presenter: “Dealing with Daubert and Frye in State Court Actions in Florida in 2018”, Florida Justice Association’s Workhorse Seminar (March 2018)
  • Lecturer: Legal Research & Writing/Appellate Advocacy, University of Florida Levin College of Law (April 2018)
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