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Rochelle Samuels Friedman

Rochelle Samuels Friedman, American lawyer. Bar: Pennsylvania 1972.


  • Friedman, Rochelle Samuels was born on April 30, 1938 in Pittsburgh. Daughter of Leopold Weiss and Florence (Leipzig) Zimmerman.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Pittsburgh, 1959. Juris Doctor, University Pittsburgh, 1972.


    • Director Governor's Justice Commission Projects, Pittsburgh, 1974-1976. Solicitor, clerk courts Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, 1974-1976. Consultant criminal court technical assistance American University Law School, Washington, 1976.

      Private practice law Pittsburgh, since 1972. Member faculty Graduate School Public Health, University Pittsburgh, 1976—1977. Judicial law clerk Court Common Pleas, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, since 1976.

      Board member Southwest Pennsylvania Pre-Trial Services, Inc., since 1983. Member Executive Women's Council.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Pennsylvania 1972.


    Past chairman legislation committee on juvenile justice National Council Jewish Women, Pittsburgh. Past member board directors C. Howard Marcy Hospital, Big Brothers and Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh, Community Day School, Pittsburgh. Member B'nai B'rith Women, Organization Rehabilitation through Training.

    Representative candidate for clerk of courts Pittsburgh, 1975. For judge, 1977, 1985. Member of National Association Criminal Defense Lawyers, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Allegheny County Bar Association (legal rights of women section).


    • Married Irwin Mark Samuels, August 23, 1959 (deceased 1968). Children: Sharon Beth Samuels, Michele Lauren Samuels. Married Joseph Friedman Friedman, November 25, 1970.
    • father: Leopold Weiss Zimmerman
    • mother: Florence (Leipzig) Zimmerman
    • spouses: Irwin Mark Samuels
    • Joseph Friedman Friedman
    • children: Sharon Beth Samuels Friedman
    • Michele Lauren Samuels Friedman
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    Born April 30, 1938