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L. Richard Fried Jr. - Honolulu, HI

841 Bishop Street, Suite 600 Honolulu, HI 96813- 3962

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Updated: 08/04/2022

Honolulu Aviation Lawyer


L. Richard Fried, Jr. is one of the founding members of the firm and has practiced law for over 55 years. Mr. Fried has a national reputation in the fields of personal injury, medical malpractice (having obtained more than 50 verdicts and settlements in excess of $1 million) and aviation law. He is listed and received the highest ratings in a number of lawyers' directories including the Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Fried was in 1984 and 2001 the President of the Consumer Lawyers of Hawaii...

About L. Richard Fried Jr.

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Founding Member

Practice Areas

  • Aviation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Motor Vehicle
  • Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices

Representative Cases

  • State of Hawaii v. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., et al., 1CC 141000708 (Plavix Litigation) (First Circuit Court, State of Hawaii) ($834,000,000 judgment) (2019)
  • Campano v. U.S., 15-00439 (USDC Hawaii 2018)
  • McKenzie v. Hawaii Permanente Med. Group, 98 Hawaii 296, 47 P.3d 1209, (2002)
  • Abramson v. Aetna Ins. Co., 75 F.3d 304, (9th Cir. 1996)
  • Lum v. Queen's Medical Center, 69 Haw. 419, 744 P.2d 1205, (1987)
  • Fernandez v. U.S., 673 F.2d 269, (9th Cir. 1982)
  • Survivors of Cariaga v. Del Monte Corp., 2 Haw.App. 672, 642 P.2d 537, (1982)
  • Peters v. Peters, 63 Haw. 653, 634 P.2d 586, (1981)
  • Seibel v. Kemble, 63 Haw. 516, 631 P.2d 173, (1981)
  • Siebel v. City and County of Honolulu, 61 Haw. 253, 602 P.2d 532, (1979)
  • Gregg Kendall & Associates, Inc. v. Kauhi, 53 Haw. 88, 486 P.2d 136, (1971)
  • Evanson v. University of Hawaii, 52 Haw. 595, 483 P.2d 187, (1971)
  • McIntosh v. Murphy, 52 Haw. 29, 469 P.2d 177, 52 Haw. 112, (1970)


Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, 1966
  • Hawaii, 1968
  • U.S. District Court District of the Northern Mariana Islands, 1978
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1969
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1978
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1977
  • U.S. Court of International Trade, 1977
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1977

Other Affiliations

  • Hawaii State Bar Association, (Board of Directors, 1995 to 1997)
  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Lawyer Pilot's Bar Association
  • Consumer Lawyers of Hawaii, (Member, Board of Governors, 1993 to 2000)
  • Consumer Lawyers of Hawaii, (President, 2001 to 2002)
  • American Association for Justice, (National Committeeman, 1980 to 1982)
  • American Association for Justice Birth Trauma Litigation Group
  • American Association for Justice Aviation Law Section
  • American Association for Justice Federal Tort Liability and Military Advocacy Law Section
  • American Board of Trial Advocates

Pro Bono Activities

  • Hawaii Theater Center (Board of Directors 2010 -; Vice-Chair)
  • American Civil Liberties Union (1977 - present) (Campaign Chair Lawyers’ Division 2016 - present)
  • Hawaii Innocence Project (Executive Director 2017 - present)
  • Hawaii Make-a-Wish Foundation (Board of Directors 2017 - present; Executive Committee 2020 - present)
  • Hawaii Tourism Authority (Board of Directors 2014-2021; Chair 2016-2021)
  • United States Tennis Association (Ranked No. 1 in Age Group in United States, 2021)


  • University of Arizona College of Law, Tucson, Arizona, 1966
  • University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, 1963
    Honors: With Honors

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Phi Delta Phi

Office Information


841 Bishop Street, Suite 600 Honolulu, HI 96813- 3962


Other Sources of Feedback About L. Richard Fried Jr.

Included on the 2023 Hawaii list

Past Lists

  • 2022 Hawaii Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Hawaii Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Hawaii Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Hawaii Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Hawaii Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Hawaii Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Hawaii Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Hawaii Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Hawaii Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Hawaii Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Hawaii Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Hawaii Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Hawaii Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Hawaii Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Hawaii Super Lawyers list

View the profile for L. Richard Fried Jr. on Super Lawyers


  • Best Lawyers in Hawaii (Lawyer of the Year, 2021)
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Top Ten Court Awards in the U.S. (Campano v. U.S., 2018) ($24.7M)
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • International Biographical Centre Advisory Council

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