Full Service Law Firm

Representing clients in the
tri-state area for over 40 years

Friedman Schuman is a Pennsylvania-based law firm bringing a wealth of experience to a diverse range of legal disciplines, including personal injury, medical malpractice, real estate, corporate and business law, employment law, financial services, and wills, trusts & estates. For more than 40 years, we have proudly served clients in the tri-state area.

Our goal is to provide clients with the big-city legal services they need and the small-town personal attention they deserve. With a group of some of the most effective legal professionals in the country, our firm offers every client the same dedicated and skilled legal representation. No matter is insignificant. No client is too small.

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Litigation Matters

Our medical malpractice attorneys are committed to aggressively fighting for the rights and futures of clients who've suffered injuries, harm, or loss at the hands of negligent medical professionals. The complex nature of these cases demands both legal and medical knowledge and expertise. Our medical malpractice lawyers have extensive experience handling cases involving birth injuries, diagnosis errors, nursing home negligence, medication errors, wrongful death, brain injuries, doctor errors & misconduct, stroke errors, and medical device injuries. Our team effort provides our clients with the high-caliber legal services and results they deserve.

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Medical Malpractice
Personal Injury
Commercial Litigation
Employment Law

Individual & Business Matters

Corporate & Business Law
Financial Services
Real Estate
Wills, Trusts & Estates

Friedman Schuman provides effective representation to a vast array of business clients, including entrepreneurs, small business owners, professionals, real estate developers, mid-size regional companies, and multinational corporations. Friedman Schuman attorneys possess the experience, knowledge, and expertise that enables our clients to achieve and surpass their business goals in a cost-effective manner.

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A History of

Friedman Schuman's winning reputation stems from a history of results. Our firm celebrates years of successful verdicts and settlements across a wide range of disciplines. Our success stories prove that is it paramount to pick the right firm for your legal needs.


$5 million settlement and a court-ordered receivership in a partnership dispute concerning a real estate development and management company.

$9.4 million for a mother and three children catastrophically injured in a motor vehicle accident as they exited an Exxon gas station.

$9.2 million in Philadelphia for union plasterers on a construction site during the conversion of The Sterling at 18th and JFK Boulevard.

$4.154 million verdict in Montgomery County for an automobile accident in which a young woman nursery school teacher sustained a broken back.

$3.4 million in Philadelphia for a union laborer who was injured on a construction site during the conversion of the City Hall Annex to the Marriott Courtyard Hotel.

$3 million settlement after the first day of trial for an automobile accident resulting in catastrophic injuries.

$4 million: failure to prevent hypoxic brain injury to baby (Philadelphia County).

$3.5 million: failure to diagnose bowel ischemia leading to multiple surgeries (Middle District of PA).

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"Our experience with you and your firm was exactly as I hoped."

"David was the most professional, caring attorney that I interviewed. I would highly recommend him for your estate planning or transactional issues."

"Mr. Nemeroff has represented me on two occasions. In both cases my best interests were always at the forefront and I was always completely confident and comfortable during the entire process. I must also mention the same tidings, as mentioned above for Mrs. Sciola. She and Mr. Nemeroff are the BEST TEAM ever, and I…

"If you need someone to help you through the stresses and craziness of the law, look no further. Robert was great from start to finish. He went through my case with a fine tooth comb and always explained every step of the way. I will always recommend Robert to anyone who is in need of…

"Bob Nemeroff is a lawyer that has all the qualities you want in a lawyer. He is professional, knowledgeable, understanding, caring, and very accessible to his clients. Bob answered all of our questions thoroughly and explained all the legal steps, rights, and laws completely which allowed us to make well informed decisions. I have and…

"We had the pleasure of using Robert Nemoroff for a personal injury case. His professionalism and knowledge and time he spent with us during the entire process of our case was extraordinary. Robert Nemeroff also has a great friendly demeanor and helped us with making decisions and we would definitely refer him to others."

"There will be only one person that I will call in the need of an attorney and his name is Robert Nemeroff. I thank him so much for all his work and help that he had provided for me. I would not be where I am at today without him and his great team. He…

"Ratings speak for themself. Mr. Nemeroff is very professional in his approach to matters, offering his experience in advising the best course of action, while cognizant of reputational risk and costs. He is very communicative with regard to the status of cases."

Brett is an Amazing Medical Malpractice Attorney and Awesome Guy! Brett J. Kaminsky, Esq. from Friedman Schuman successfully settled a very complicated medical malpractice case against a prominent physician for me. He took on my difficult case with a limited time to file. He is honest, patient, kind and extremely knowledgeable. I couldn't have had…

Brett and Derek took on our case and were very responsive and professional the entire time. They worked tirelessly. They answered very promptly to all of our questions and concerns. They went above and beyond in so many ways. We highly recommend Friedman Schuman.

I would recommend Friedman Schuman law firm to anyone and everyone! I first contacted them and talked to attorney Robert Nemeroff. He was very thorough in asking me all the initial questions and information that was needed to start my case. He’s very good about returning phone calls and emails. From that point Gail Sciolla…

We had the pleasure of working with Brett J. Kaminsky, Esq and Gail Sciolla from Friedman & Schuman, who managed to turn a pretty unfortunate situation around. Their level of care for their clients, professionalism, and expertise are unmatched. They were always quick to answer questions and provide thoughtful advice and showed us they truly…

Gail Sciolla has been incredible to work with. She is very passionate, driven, helpful, and has always exhibited a high level of professionalism when working with my husband and our family. In addition, Gail is unlike anyone we have ever met. Her work ethic is fierce and one that is highly respected. She is a…

Couldn't be more pleased with the representation we received from Kerry Schuman in a recent real estate transaction. At the onset of our engagement, Kerry accurately predicted where pitfalls may arise and crafted the contract accordingly. When those problems actually happened, our rights were protected without question. He is extremely knowledgeable and responsive and we…

In January 2020 I was involved in a very bad accident: I was hit by a drunk driver. I am beyond blessed to say that I am friends with Attorney Layser and very thankful for that. He has shown me firsthand what an incredible attorney he is ( I already knew he's an amazing human…

Friedman & Schuman is the best! I was involved in a complicated real estate zoning issue with the township. Peter Friedman did a remarkable job in all aspects of my case. Notable was Peter’s professionalism, knowledge, preparation, and alacrity. Peter’s genius is the right formula to win any case! And yes, we WON! Thank you,…

When I say exceptional, I mean exceptional! I initially contacted Derek Layser, Esq. when I was involved in a motor vehicle accident as he is, in my opinion, one of the top lawyers in the area. He set me up with Robert Nemeroff, Esq. to handle the case and I trusted from the get-go that…

For the past 30+ years, our businesses have engaged Peter Friedman, Esq. to handle a wide variety of legal matters, most notably real estate commercial development, leasing, financing and purchase/sale transactions. We have seen the Firm grow and evolve into a premier law practice serving the Philadelphia community and surrounding Counties. I can unqualifiedly recommend…

I have been using this law firm for more than 30 years throughout my career. They always go above and beyond. Truly they care about the work they perform for their clients. On top of the depth of knowledge they bring to each complex situation. I have always had VERY positive results from their work.

I just recently completed a financial transaction with Friedman Schuman and I couldn't be more pleased with how the matter was handled. The lawyers were very responsive and the fees were very reasonable. I would recommend Friedman Schuman to anyone who needs legal services.

Bob and his team did more than I could ever imagine for me and my family. I went through the roughest time in my life and they were there every step of the way. They helped with anything and everything they could. They treat you like more than just a client. They will always be…

Excellent advice, expertise and service.

My husband had emergency surgery which resulted in paralysis. He was hospitalized for a long period of time, and subsequently developed wounds over parts of his body due to negligence. I was recommended to contact Derek Layser, an attorney, who later introduced me to Melissa Paris Miller another attorney in the firm. This was an…

Melissa Paris Miller helped me navigate the most challenging health crisis of my life, she was understanding, knowledgeable and helpful throughout the very long process. My case was not straightforward, we had to try and collect a settlement in an area of malpractice that can be a major challenge. Melissa did so much research and…

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