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David E. Friedes heads David E. Friedes & Associates. He has extensive practical experience before the U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio Western Division and the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mr. Friedes is passionate about Social Security and family law. He is equally devoted to helping the community, frequently lecturing to the legal community and in support of charitable organizations.

The law firm Mr. Friedes started in 1984 was a private practice devoted to Social Security and family law. His father, a retired Social Security Administrative Law judge, greatly influenced his Social Security law work. David E. Friedes has intimate knowledge of the administrative process and 25 years of experience, and uses it to your benefit.

Practice areas:

  • Social Security law
  • Social Security Disability law
  • Supplemental Security Income/SSI law
  • Workers Compensation law
  • Long Term Disability/LTD law
  • School Employee Retirement System/SERS law
  • Public Employees Retirement System/PERS law
  • State Teachers Retirement System/STRS law
  • Family law
  • Divorce
  • Child custody
  • Child support
  • Visitation rights
  • Juvenile law


  • Current Legal Counsel for Maumee Valley Save-A-Pet

David E. Friedes concentrates his practice on Social Security representation and family law. He addresses cases in Ohio, Michigan, and upstate New York.

Please contact the office to learn more about where David E. Friedes & Associates takes cases. We promptly respond to emails and calls to work with you and develop your case.

  • 1984, Ohio
  • University of Toledo College of Law, Class of 1983, J.D.
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, Class of 1980, B.A., cum laude
  • Toledo Bar Association
  • American Bar Association (Social Security, Worker's Compensation and Domestic Relations Community)
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR)
Lectures & speaking engagements:
  • Lecturer for Toledo Bar Association Social Security Seminar
  • Lecturer for PESI Elder Law seminar on Social Security
  • Lecturer for Scleroderma Support Group
  • Frequent lecturer for Chronic Fatigue Support & Fibromyalgia Support Group-Toledo
  • Lecturer for NBI seminar; handling a social security disability case