About the Attorney

Richard F. Fried has been licensed to practice law for more than thirty years.

Richard F. Fried grew up in the foothills of rural Staten Island, New York, where he was a Boy Scout, delivering the New York Post on bicycle and happily flipping burgers at national chain restaurants.  His budding amateur musical career landed him a gig at Carnegie Hall with the Staten Island Borough-wide Band and a key position with the Wagner High School Marching Band.  Fried organized annual backyard carnivals to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (“MDA”) and ran a small but sophisticated publication known as Mastermind Magazine with his best buddies Glen, Eric and Mark.  Fried topped it all off serving as president of his high school fraternity.

But Fried wanted more!  Next he found himself an undergrad at the truly amazing Rutgers University and took to the field as a proud member of Rank A in the Rutgers Marching Band, also balancing gigs with the RU Orchestra and RU Jazz Ensemble.  Taking some time to focus on his academics, Fried completed his B.A. in Journalism and Urban Communications.  After interesting careers as a radio announcer and commercial copywriter, and advertising sales representative for a chain of weekly newspapers, while continuing to perform with the Rutgers Band Alumni Wind Symphony, Fried eventually found his way back to the family business–the practice of law.  After a fruitful stretch as a paralegal with a fine Staten Island law firm, and obtaining a real estate paralegal credit from St. John’s University, Fried decided to continue his studies at Western New England University in Massachusetts.  Fried married shortly after that and obtained his Juris Doctor in Law in 1991.

Fried initially clerked for Judges in the Civil Division of the Superior Court of Connecticut, and started a small law practice and title agency in New England.  Music was never left out of the picture, as Fried spent time singing as a bass in the Springfield Symphony Chorus where he served a stint as president.

Fried and his wife and three children next decided to seek out new challenges in the green hills of the Garden State (yes–New Jersey!).  After spending time at several busy law firms handling divorce, real estate, bankruptcy, municipal court and estate matters, Fried opened his own practice in 2001.  Fried, who has been singing with Middlesex County’s Philomusica Choir, attending Torah Links, and proudly representing clients from all walks of life in the firm that bears his name (Richard F. Fried, Counselors at Law) for the past 20 years, recently was proud to accept the role of grandfather.

Following in the footsteps of lawyers Uncle Mike H. Deutsch of Philadelphia, Uncle Milton Deutsch of New York, Uncle Herb Ginsburg of Staten Island, Cousins Alan Gaines and Spencer Gaines of New York, Cousin Andrea Deutsch of Philadelphia and Brother Stuart J. Fried of New York, Fried stands at the ready to help you with all your legal challenges large and small.

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Our office is conveniently located at 61 Pearl Street in Metuchen.  We have a ramp for ease of accessibility as well.