Firm Overview


Margaret J. Fried (Peggy) graduated with honors cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1988, and was an editor of the law review. She also received the honor of membership in the Order of the Coif. She also received honors in Moot Court and Legal Writing.
She was admitted to the bar of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, and the U.S. District Court and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in 1988.
Peggy has clerked for judges of the Commonwealth Court and the Superior Court of Pennsylvania. She worked for many years at Neighborhood Legal Services Association in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where she headed up the employment law division, and taught in the employment law clinic at the University of Pittsburgh She co-founded the law firm of Fried & Davis in 2005, where she handled all manner of litigation and concentrated on employment issues.
Margaret Fried has been involved with non-profit groups (musical, educational and sports) and has been on the Boards of Temple Sinai, and Calliope House, the folk music society of Pittsburgh.


  • “Environmental Protection in a Constitutional Setting” 1995 Temple University Law Review
  • “The Limits of Law: Litigation, Lawyers and the Search for Justice in Russell Banks’ The Sweet Hereafter.” 1995 Cardozo Studies in Law and Literature
  • “Common Sense and Commercial Speech” 1987 University of Pittsburgh Law Review