Matthew A. Friedman joined the Cohen Defense Group in February, 2018. He graduated from the University of California, Hastings College of Law and became a member of the California bar in 2017. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Friedman was a misdemeanor attorney at the Solano County Public Defender’s Office. Currently, he defends a wide variety of misdemeanor cases, such as drug possession, driving under the influence, petty theft and assault.
During law school, Mr. Friedman gained experience in the practice of criminal defense, working as a legal intern in both the Marin County and San Francisco Public Defender’s Office. He was also an accomplished member of the UC Hastings Moot Court Team and an editor for the Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, where he wrote an article on the criminalization of homelessness in San Francisco. Mr. Friedman received a Witkin Award for Academic Excellence, receiving the highest grade in the course, “Criminal Procedure: Adjudicative Process” which analyzed the criminal justice system from the perspectives of the prosecution and the defense.
Mr. Friedman was born on July 13, 1991 in San Rafael, CA. Education: UC Davis, Davis, CA (B.A. Political Science, Minors in History and War & Peace Studies 2013); University of California, Hastings College of Law, San Francisco, CA (J.D., 2017). Member: State Bar of California, Place County Bar Association.