New Graduate Profile: Dylan Friedman

Posted 2019-09-18 3:14pm

The Office of Career Strategy and Employment is proud to introduce some of our newest graduates. These are talented new lawyers who are passionate and eager to begin their legal careers. To connect with Dylan or any of our other talented Class of 2019 graduates, please contact the OCSE at

Dylan Friedman graduated magna cum laude in May 2019 and is currently awaiting results of the July 2019 Ohio bar examination. 

What motivated you to attend law school?

My innate curiosity of the world and the opportunity to advocate for others is what motivated me to attend law school. I have always been curious about just about everything.  Law offered me the opportunity to satisfy my want for knowledge while also allowing me to benefit those around me.

Tell us about your legal experience.

During law school I strived for a varied legal experience.  I had five jobs in three years (often overlapping) ranging from the Metroparks Office of General Counsel to a tax controversy firm to an insurance defense and personal injury firm.  Focusing on a varied experience allowed me to understand what this industry has to offer and where I want to be.  During school, I focused on a wide range of business-focused courses and, particularly, tax law. I was also a member of the Thurgood Marshall Moot Court team where I was fortunate enough to win Best Orator at this year’s Midwest Competition and compete at the national level.

What are the best qualities you'll bring to a potential employer?

The best quality I will bring to a potential employer is my eagerness to continue learning.  Many people view getting a JD as the end of one’s education.  I think it is just the beginning.  Complacency makes bad lawyers and willingness to learn and grow makes great lawyers. I want to continue to learn and become a great lawyer.

What are your goals for your legal career?

My goal for my legal career is to become an expert in my area of law. Wherever I end up, regardless of salary or clout, I want to be an expert of the law.

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