THREE PLAINTIFFS’ lawyers who’ve been making a name for themselves with some big verdicts have joined forces. Joseph A. Fried, who’s been in solo practice for about a year, united with Brian D. “Buck” Rogers and Michael L. Goldberg of Rogers & Goldberg to form Fried Rogers Goldberg on July 1.
Rogers and Goldberg said their specialty is handling injuries from truck accidents. They also represent plaintiffs in other vehicle accidents, medical malpractice cases and other catastrophic personal injury cases. Fried focused his practice on auto products liability cases until branching out into trucking and other catastrophic injury suits.
Rogers, 41, said that he and Fried, 42, have been close friends for some time. “From a practical standpoint, we’ve been in each other’s practices
for years. We’ve just never been official about it,” he said.
Rogers said he and Goldberg have competed with Fried for commercial vehicle cases since Fried started taking them. “Time and time again [prospective clients] were leaving his office to interview us and vice versa,” said Rogers.