P. Michael Freed

Partner

  • location icon Atlanta, GA
    1180 Peachtree Street NE
    Atlanta, GA 30309

Michael Freed is a partner in the Atlanta office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Products Liability and Insurance Coverage Practices. Mr. Freed is an experienced litigator who represents clients in complex civil litigation across the country. Specifically, Mr. Freed has defended manufacturers, distributors, and retailers of various types of products, including automobiles, tires, watercraft, recreational vehicles, bicycles, and others.

Mr. Freed's insurance coverage practice includes handling matters involving coverage under various types of commercial insurance policies, including claims-made policies, commercial general liability policies, commercial auto policies, and commercial property policies. As part of this practice, Mr. Freed provides insurance coverage analysis to insurers, and represents insurers in coverage litigation.

Mr. Freed's practice also includes representing lawyers and law firms in matters involving alleged malpractice and professional misconduct. As part of this practice, Mr. Freed defends lawyers against legal malpractice claims, and provides risk management advice to lawyers and law firms. Mr. Freed has authored several articles and given numerous presentations on issues related to legal malpractice, legal ethics, and professionalism.

Mr. Freed also represents companies of all sizes in commercial litigation, including breach of contract and business tort cases.

Publications

  • “Ethical Issues and Alternative Fee Arrangements,” New York State Bar Association Journal, Vol. 85, No. 4, May 2012
  • “A Roadmap for Determining Coverage for Construction Defect Claims in New York,” LexisNexis, April 23, 2012
  • “GEORGIA LEGAL MALPRACTICE LAW,” First ed. 2011, contributor
  • “GEORGIA GENERAL LIABILITY INSURANCE,” First ed. 2010, contributor
  • “CHAPTER 6: CHOICE OF LAW,” New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition, 2009
  • “Limitations on Punitive Damages Since State Farm v. Campbell: Lessons for Insurers,” Journal on Insurance Issues, Vol. 6, #4, May 2009

Professional Presentations

  • “Cross-Examination of Experts,” Georgia Premises Liability CLE, October 9, 2015
  • "Avoiding Legal Malpractice Claims for New Lawyers,” Georgia Beginning Lawyers Program, February 22, 2016
  • "Use of Experts in Product Liability Cases.” Georgia Product Liability CLE, February 24, 2016 
  • “Avoiding Legal Malpractice Claims for New Lawyers,” Georgia Beginning Lawyers Program, February 23, 2015
  • “Trends in Product Liability Litigation” Charlotte, NC, January 6, 2015
  • “Avoiding Legal Malpractice Claims for New Lawyers,” Georgia Beginning Lawyers Program, February 24, 2014
  • “How to Avoid Legal Malpractice and Legal Malpractice Claims,” Georgia Beginning Lawyers Program, February 25, 2013
  • “Challenges Facing Lawyers,” Georgia Real Estate Closing Attorneys Association, February 13, 2013
  • “10 Steps for Avoiding Legal Malpractice,” Carlson on Evidence CLE, December 20, 2012
  • “Balancing Advocacy and Professionalism in Light of Evanoff v. Evanoff,” Georgia Family Law Institute CLE, May 26, 2012
  • “Legal Malpractice: Making Sure You’re Covered and Mitigating Exposure,” Malpractice, Ethics, and Professionalism CLE, September 2011

Admissions

Georgia

Supreme Court of Georgia

Court of Appeals of Georgia

United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

Associations

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • American Bar Association
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta

Awards & Honors

Georgia Rising Star, 2010

Education

Georgia State University College of Law

Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, 2006
 

Goshen College

Bachelor of Arts, 1998

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