Joe Fried is considered by many to be the preeminent truck accident attorney in the country. His office is in Atlanta, Georgia, but he has handled cases in over 40 states recovering more than $1 billion for his clients. In addition to monetary recoveries, he has also required trucking companies to make improvements to their safety practices (including improved training and implementation of safety technologies such as dash cams, electronic driver monitoring and collision mitigation) as part of resolving cases. He is the Co-Founder of the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys, past Chair of the American Association of Justice Truck Litigation Group, past President of the National Trial Lawyers Association Trucking Trial Lawyers and founding Chair of the National Board of Truck Accident Lawyers. He co-led the effort that resulted in the American Bar Association recognizing Truck Accident Law as a unique legal specialty and is among the first lawyers to be Board Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in Truck Accident Law. In addition to his expertise in trucking, Joe is a former police officer with advanced training in crash investigation and reconstruction, human factors, psychodrama, storytelling and neurolinguistic programming. He is widely known for his creative and unique approaches to preparing and presenting cases and for his ability to craft and present the compelling human story in each of his cases. Joe handles a small number of catastrophic truck crash cases at a time so he can focus his resources on achieving the best possible results for his clients. He spends the rest of his time working as a trucking safety advocate, author and educator. Joe has authored books, DVDs and articles on trucking and litigation best practices, and has Joe given over 1000 presentations on these subjects to lawyers, judges, and trucking industry stakeholders.