Raphael A. Friedman

+1 212 300 2441

Raphael joined Sher Tremonte after internships with the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, where he assisted with numerous high-profile criminal cases.

Prior to law school, Raphael worked as a paralegal in a boutique litigation firm concentrating on complex products liability matters. He has authored articles on juvenile sentencing, the First Amendment, and the roles of federal agencies and courts during the COVID-19 pandemic, all of which appeared in prominent law journals.

Read more


Brandeis Association, Judge Moses M. Weinstein Scholarship for academic achievements and community service (2021)

News and Publications

“Parental Rights and Laws Banning Youth Tackle Football,” Virginia Sports and Entertainment Law Journal, Vol. 21:1 (Spring 2022)

“Roper, Graham, Miller & the MS-13 Juvenile Homicide Cases,” NYU Annual Survey of American Law, Vol. 77:1 (2021)

“The COVID-19 Pandemic Is No Time for Referral to Administrative Agencies: The Dangers of the Primary Jurisdiction Doctrine,” NYU Annual Survey of American Law Forum (Forum 1, 2022)

“Kavanaugh May Be Open to Restoring Strict Scrutiny Review in Free Exercise Cases,” Emory University’s Canopy Forum (June 28, 2022) 

“Why This Supreme Court Should Overrule Employment Div. v. Smith,” Emory University’s Canopy Forum (June 9, 2021)