Born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Maryland, Jonathan Friedman’s strong family ties to New Orleans enticed him to pursue his college education at Tulane University. While at Tulane, Jonathan studied American history, with a focus on Louisiana. Following college, Jonathan received his law degree from Tulane University where he received honors in trial advocacy. While in school, Jonathan interned at the Anti-Trust Division in the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., and also worked at the Department of Veteran’s Affairs in New Orleans. In 1997, Jonathan became a law clerk at the New Orleans District Attorney’s Office.

In 1998, Jonathan began practicing law as an Assistant District Attorney in Orleans Parish. During his four and one-half years, he tried over 70 jury trials and 100 judge trials. In October of 2002, Jonathan received an award from the True Democrats of Jefferson Parish for outstanding service to the community. Jonathan was the Senior Homicide Screener and Grand Jury Coordinator at the District Attorney’s office before coming to Silbert & Garon in January of 2003. Since joining Silbert & Garon, he has utilized his extensive trial and investigative experience in the handling of personal injury cases.

Since 2003, Jonathan has worked with the law firm of Silbert & Garon, LLP, primarily practicing personal injury law. In October 2010, Jonathan was appointed as a Criminal Court Magistrate Commissioner, Section M5 in Orleans Parish.

Jonathan is married to the former Holly Richard of Houma, Louisiana. Holly and Jonathan have two daughters, Lindsey Raye and Grace Sophia.

Birth Date: May 24, 1971; Washington, D.C.


  • Tulane University School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 1998
  • Tulane University, Bachelor of Arts, 1993

Practice Areas:

  • Personal Injury
  • Auto & Trucking Collisions
  • Premises Liability
  • Wrongful Death
  • Medical and Hospital Negligence
  • Defective Products
  • Highway Defects
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Injured Tourists

Court Admissions:

  • Louisiana State Courts, 1998
  • Louisiana Federal District Courts (Eastern, Middle, Western)

Professional Memberships:

  • Louisiana Association for Justice (Automobile Torts Section)
  • Louisiana Bar Association
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