Congratulations to Attorney David Milton for becoming a partner in the Law Offices of Howard Friedman!

The Law Offices of Howard Friedman is pleased to announce that David Milton recently became a partner in the firm.

David joined the firm as an associate attorney in 2007. Along with Howard Friedman and associate attorney Drew Glassroth, he represents people whose constitutional rights have been violated by police officers and other government officials. Cases David has worked on have resulted in positive changes in police and prison practices in addition to compensation for the firm’s clients.

David successfully argued the case of Glik v. Cunniffe, 655 F.3d 78 (1st Cir. 2011), in the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. In a landmark decision that received favorable attention nationwide, the Court affirmed that the First Amendment protects the right to film police officers performing their duties in public.

David was also the lead attorney in a class action lawsuit against the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department challenging the practice of locking prisoners in cells without toilets or sinks, with predictably disgusting consequences. The case was certified as a class action on behalf of several thousand former inmates, Tyler v. Suffolk County, 253 F.R.D. 8 (D. Mass. 2008). It eventually settled for $1.5 million.

David has spoken about civil rights and policing issues to law students, lawyers, activists, youth groups, and other members of the community. He has spoken at continuing legal education programs in Illinois, New York, and Louisiana, and at nationwide webinar sponsored by the American Bar Association.

Before joining the firm in 2007, David lived in New York City, where he practiced police misconduct, First Amendment, and employment discrimination litigation at a small civil rights firm. David earned his J.D., magna cum laude, in 2001 from New York University School of Law, where he was an Arthur Garfield Hays Civil Liberties Fellow. After graduation, he served as a law clerk to the United States District Judge Allyne R. Ross in Brooklyn, and to the United States Magistrate Judge Theodore H. Katz in Manhattan.

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