Distinguished trial attorney
Harold Friedman, beloved father and grandfather, passed away on December 19, 2020 at the age of 86. Harold was a lifelong New Jersey resident, who grew up in Hillside, where he graduated as valedictorian of his High School class. He then went on to attend Yale University graduating as an Economics major in 1956 and followed by attending Yale University Law School, graduating in 1959.
Harold then began a legal career as a highly regarded private practice trial attorney – a career that lasted more than 5 decades, including handling trials in both State and Federal court as well as arguing before the NJ Superior Court, Appellate Division and appearing before the NJ State Supreme Court on several occasions. The consummate professional, Harold was known as a “lawyer’s lawyer”, who in addition to a long-standing career as a litigator also served for a period of time as an Adjunct Professor at Rutgers Law School in Newark.
In addition to his extensive legal career, Harold remained devoted to his Alma Mater, serving for many years in a leadership role with NJ Chapter of the Yale Alumni network. He could also frequently be found heading back to New Haven for football games and school events.
Harold grew up a Giants fan, both football and baseball, but always preferred watching his kids and grandkids playing ball when they were younger. He was a voracious reader throughout his life and was known to frequently be reading several books at a time.
He is survived by his three sons, David, Daniel, and Douglas; their wives, Sylvia, Tina and Dana along with grandchildren, Stephen, Tyler, Sammy, and Michael.
Services will be private due to Covid precautions. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that in honor of Harold to consider supporting your local library in whatever way possible.