Austin E. Friedrich

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Austin E. Friedrich
Austin Friedrich

Austin E. Friedrich


Austin E. Friedrich is an attorney in our Chicago office.

Austin protects, defends, and litigates on behalf of insurance companies and employers in workplace accident claims including workers' compensation and related civil litigation claims.

He is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association, for which he serves as a member of the organization’s board of directors. Austin has presented on various workers’ compensation topics at seminars, and he has authored case law summaries for the Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association’s membership.
He graduated from Ripon College with a bachelor’s degree in Politics and Government and was also a four-year letter winner in football. After graduation, he moved to Washington, D.C. and worked on Capitol Hill for two different members of Congress. During his time on the Hill, he handled many different issues and areas of legislation, including those impacting small businesses, veterans, trade, appropriations, and defense matters.

Seeking a new challenge, Austin attended UIC John Marshall Law School, where he was a regional finalist in the ABA Negotiation Competition, served as a teaching assistant, and was a member of the Veterans Law moot court competition team. Since passing the bar, Austin has dedicated his career to workers’ compensation defense and related civil ligation claims.
Austin is an avid sports fan, enjoys golfing as much as possible and most of all loves spending time with his wife and three sons whether at the lake, traveling or just trying to keep them safe.







  • UIC John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois (J.D., 2012) 
  • Ripon College, Ripon, Wisconsin (B.A., 2006) 

Admitted To Practice:

  • Supreme Court of Illinois, 2012


  • Partner, Ganan & Shapiro, P.C., Chicago, Illinois, 2022
  • Owner & Managing Partner, Friedrich Law, LLC, Chicago, Illinois, 2019-2022
  • Partner, Roddy Law, Ltd., Chicago, Illinois, 2017-2019
  • Associate, Roddy Law, Ltd., Chicago, Illinois, 2012-2016

Professional Affiliation:

  • Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association