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The hallmark of David's practice is the incredible experience he offers his clients.  A graduate of the world-renowned Cardozo School of Law in New York City, David Fried serves as a criminal and civil court judge in New York.  He has worked for government leaders including the President of the United States and was elected to the Legislature in his home county.  David knows that in selecting an attorney to represent you, experience matters most.

Ranked by the Hudson Valley Business Journal as one of New York’s top ten newsmakers, David Fried has a diverse record of experience at the federal, state, and local levels.


David is a former Legislator, the 2013 Democratic Party nominee for County Executive of Rockland County, a candidacy that was endorsed by President Bill Clinton and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, and is a Judge in the Village of Spring Valley, presiding over criminal and civil cases.


Starting at the age of 30, David presided over one of New York's busiest courts.  He also led Drug Court and the specialized Domestic Violence Court, for which he secured over $1 million in federal grants.


As a Legislator, David earned the rank of Deputy Majority Leader and chaired the Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security.  His legislative record includes progressive legislation that enhanced opportunities for local small business owners, made prescription medications affordable for the uninsured, fought discrimination in the workplace and in communities, and combated identity theft.


Prior to serving in elected office, David served as a Presidential Aide to Bill and Hillary Clinton, traveling domestically and internationally with America's First Family.


David Fried attended Manhattanville College where he was graduated with the rank of Magna Cum Laude, earning a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Psychology.  He continued his education at the world-renowned Cardozo School of Law, graduating with a Juris Doctorate in Constitutional Law.  David has also received numerous certifications for training completed in Israel and studied the dynamics of law enforcement from an international perspective with a 2008 visit to London as a guest of New Scotland Yard.


In addition to practicing as an attorney, David Fried has utilized his law degree to teach at local colleges and in the police academy.  He is on the advisory councils of the Police Hispanic Society and the Holocaust Museum and Study Center, a role he holds close to his heart as the grandson of Auschwitz survivors.  He has earned numerous citations for his public service from community-based organizations, labor unions, law enforcement agencies, and all levels of government.

Managing Attorney

David Fried, Esq. 

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Adam Gonzalez 

Director of Administration 

Mr. Gonzalez attended and graduated from the prestigious St. Thomas Aquinas College (STAC) with a dual major in Criminal Justice and Psychology. While attending STAC, Mr. Gonzalez worked for the United States Secret Service, Westchester Field Office, as an intern who assisted federal agents in investigations and other various field work. It is from this unique experience that Adam developed his keen understanding of both the criminal and civil law.  He also is a leader in his surrounding community and volunteered in several programs to benefit the elderly, underprivileged, and general public. Today, Adam works full time at The Law Offices of David Fried, PC as the Director of Administration. In this capacity, Adam is David's lead executive coordinating office policy, logistics, and client services.  His responsibilities are of a supervisory role wherein he oversees financing, marketing, client communications, document drafting, legal research, and several other areas of service.   



  • B.S., St. Thomas Aquinas College – Criminal Justice

  • B.S., St. Thomas Aquinas College – Psychology


Community Work

  • Dowling Gardens – Senior Living Community

  • NYC Midnight Run Program


  • Jiu Jitsu, Hiking, NY/NJ Trail Conference Trail Maintainer and Fishing


Krystina Drasher, Esq.

Associate Attorney

Krystina Drasher graduated from New York Law School in 2017.  She was admitted to practice law in New York State in 2019.  


Prior to joining The Law Offices of David Fried, PC as an Associate Attorney, Krystina handled matters in federal and state courts, representing clients in family, criminal, immigration and civil matters, with particular emphasis on cases involving mental health issues. Additionally, Krystina has worked extensively with young people and their families as they navigate the criminal and juvenile justice systems, school suspensions and special education needs. Krystina has represented the interests of parents and children in child custody and abuse/neglect proceedings and assisted young people in attaining legal status in the United States through SIJS petitions.


At The Law Offices of David Fried, PC, Krystina is prepared to support, advise and represent clients on a variety of legal issues across practice areas, delivering dedicated, mindful advocacy as she handles nuanced legal issues and relational dynamics. 


When she’s not advocating on behalf of clients, Krystina continues to move and empower people through teaching yoga.


Bar Admissions

  • New York



  • B.A., B.S., Ithaca College

  • J.D., New York Law School

  • M.A., John Jay College of Criminal Justice



  • French

"Mr. Fried and his staff were impeccably professional and knowledgeable. They were patient and answered all of my questions, and I received prompt responses to all calls and emails. I also appreciate how well they explained the legal proceedings of my case to me. Thanks to their efforts, my case was resolved with a favorable outcome. Overall, I am very pleased with the quality of service I've received and would absolutely recommend this firm."

—  Y. Chun


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