Experienced | Knowledgeable 

Client Focused | Results Driven.


Friedman Legal represents owners, condominium and homeowners associations, general contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, design professionals and sureties in all aspects of construction law from early on in the contract procurement process through contract negotiation,  dispute resolution and litigation.  Friedman Legal is a preeminent construction law firm here to protect your rights and interests. Friedman Legal’s experience includes payment and performance bond disputes, construction lien foreclosures, bid protests, construction defects, delay claims, and all other construction contract disputes. Friedman Legal  routinely assists clients asserting payment bond claims under Florida Statutes 713.23 and 255.05, as well as the Federal Miller Act, and represents contractors, subcontractors, and sureties in performance bond claims in state and federal court and represents owners and contractors in litigation regarding defective work in mediation, arbitration, and court. 

When you need legal counsel and representation regarding your construction law issues contact experienced trusted and trial tested attorney Michael J. Friedman at Friedman Legal, conveniently located in Palm Beach County (Boca Raton) and serving clients statewide including North Florida, Central Florida, South Florida and the Treasure Coast.

Michael is part of a select fraternity of Board Certified Construction Law Specialists in Florida and is rated  both a SuperLawyer and AV preeminent by Martindale Hubbell-  accolades voted on by attorneys with knowledge of Michael’s superior abilities.

About Michael Friedman

Michael is a Florida Bar Board Certified Construction Lawyer that is experienced in handling  a wide variety of matters in the areas of construction and property law, commercial and business litigation, and insurance litigation. His construction law experience includes complex construction defect claims, contract drafting and negotiation, insurance and bond claims, and most other aspects of construction law. Michael represents both commercial and residential owners, contractors, subcontractors, manufacturers, suppliers, insurers, sureties, and design professionals. Michael routinely successfully litigates complex multimillion dollar first party commercial and residential property insurance claims through jury trial.

  • University of Miami School of Law (J.D., 2002)
  • University of Florida (B.A., with Honors 1998)
Bar Admissions

Florida, 2003   Virginia, 2003

Court Admissions
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • United States District Court, Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida
Organizational Memberships
  • Construction Law Section of the Broward County and Palm Beach County Bar Associations
  • The Florida Bar (Member, Real Property Section)
  • Associated Builders & Contractors, Florida East Coast Chapter
  • Construction Angels, Board of Directors

Michael Friedman

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coverage disputes | unpaid claims|  bad faith insurance practices

Friedman Legal represents homeowners, condominium owners, associations, building owners and business owners in coverage disputes, unpaid claims and bad faith insurance practices.

The law requires that your insurance company act in good faith and deal fairly with you as a policyholder.  When your insurance company does not act fairly, Friedman Legal helps insureds like you throughout Broward, Palm Beach, Port Saint Lucie, and Indian River Counties and throughout Southern and Central Florida hold their insurance carriers accountable for bad faith practices and work to ensure clients like you are compensated for the harm sustained because of improper investigations, misrepresentations of coverage, unsatisfactory settlement offers, unreasonable denials, or undue delay. If you need to hold your insurance company accountable for unreasonable tactics and bad faith insurance practices, contact Friedman Legal.

Friedman Legal will work tirelessly to vigorously advocate on your behalf to recover the amount that you deserve. If your insurer has refused to pay your claim, legal representation may be your only effective option. Whether a claim has been under paid or outright denied, Friedman Legal is here to help get your insurance claim resolved. Has your claim been denied or have you received a low ball settlement offer?

Friedman Legal can help you with any number of claims including:

  • Hurricane damages & loss claims
  • Water damage claims
  • Lightning damage claims
  • Sinkhole damages
  • Roof damage claims
  • Theft claims
  • Fire damage & loss claims

 Insurance Claims

Typical claims include:

Hurricane, Wind, Flood and Hail

Home or commercial property  damaged by a hurricane, wind, flood or hail may entitle you to receive compensation from your insurance company. Friedman Legal will recover for you based on a contingency fee arrangement- you pay nothing out of pocket. 

Burst Pipes

Most homeowners insurance policies cover damage from burst pipes.  Plumbing leaks and accidental discharge claims have been the subject of reduced coverage.  Contact Friedman Legal for a free evaluation of your policy to make sure you have complied with all the necessary terms and conditions. 



Lightning, Fire and Smoke

Did your property get struck by lightning? Ravaged by Fire? Damaged by smoke? The emotional trauma is enough to deal with; when your insurer denies or underpays you for everything from personal property-clothing to appliances-contact Friedman Legal to fight for your rights! 

Vandalism and Theft

The majority of theft and/or vandalism cases are covered under your homeowner’s insurance policy. It is imperative that you notify the authorities, file a police report, and inventory your missing property. If you later discover more theft or vandalism immediately contact the authorities and your insurance provider. 

Michael fought for me on an underpaid claim after a pipe burst and destroyed my baby’s nursery. The insurance company did not want to pay us a fair amount until Michael got involved and aggressively pursued our claim.

Ryan S. 

Michael has been my go to construction lawyer for years. Not only has he gotten us out of jams, he has helped us avoid many issues upfront through sophisticated contract negotiations. He’s my go to guy!

John G.
Pompano beach, fl

Our house burnt down. The insurance company did not want to pay the policy limits. Michael got it for us!

Christine W.
palm beach gardens, fl

A large general contractor refused to pay us on a condominium project in Miami. Then we got sued by the association for construction defects. Michael defeated the claim and got us paid our contract balance!

Rich R.
Lake Worth, FL


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