David Fried signs with NYC law firm

BY MICHAEL RICONDA

David Fried, who served as a village justice for Spring Valley before running as the Democratic candidate for county executive in 2013, has been keeping busy with his law practice since the election. This week he announced he has also made an agreement with a prominent Manhattan law firm.

Koehler & Isaacs LLP announced on March 17 that it had brought Fried aboard its 24-lawyer firm. The firm primarily represents labor groups which serve law enforcement personnel, including corrections officer benevolent associations in Rockland, Westchester, Nassau and NYC and sheriff’s employees associations in Dutchess and Ulster.

However, the firm’s overall practice area is very broad and encompasses labor, employment, matrimonial, personal injury, criminal and real estate law. According to Partner Steve Isaacs, Fried’s experience in Rockland will be a valuable asset to the county’s legal needs.

“I’ve known and worked with David Fried for over a decade,” Isaacs stated in a Monday press release. “His legal knowledge and dedication to the community makes him a perfect addition to our firm”

Fried also maintains a general practice in Chestnut Ridge which specializes in areas which include governmental advocacy, administrative representation, real estate, contracts, business law and criminal defense.

Fried also is currently mulling a run for County Court justice. Clarkstown Judge Rolf Thorsen is running for the position and previously, Judge Howard Gerber was considered a front-runner until his public rebuke by the chief of police in Clarkstown over alleged interference in the investigation into Peggy Nadell’s murder.