The Wall Street Journal calls Avery Friedman a “walking reference source” on civil rights law. He has been recognized in TIME, The New York Times and USA Today as a nationally distinguished civil rights lawyer and law professor. Called a “true freedom fighter,” the late NAACP Board Chairman and legendary civil rights champion Julian Bond called Avery “an artist in the courtroom.”
Since 2001, Mr. Friedman has been weekend legal analyst for CNN, reaching over 3,000,000 viewers every week. Mr. Friedman has lectured on federal civil rights law at over three dozen major law schools including Stanford, Duke, Berkeley, Michigan, Tulane and the University of Texas and has been invited to appear by both the U.S. Senate and House as an expert on civil and constitutional rights. Former Special Counsel to the Texas Commission on Human Rights for his anti-Klan prosecutions and presently Visiting Professor in Constitutional Law at Ursuline College, Mr. Friedman is recipient of the Legendary Champion of Civil Rights Award by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the Freedom Award by the NAACP and the Dr. Martin Luther King Memorial Human Rights Award.