Welcome to Blanchard, Merriam, Adel & Kirkland, P.A.

Medical Administrative Defense Attorney and
Medical Professionals Advocate
Dennis A. Fried, M.D., J.D.

Medical Administrative Defense Attorney Dennis A. Fried I am an Ocala, Florida-based medical administrative defense attorney and physician employment contract review and consultation attorney. My area of practice includes professional license defense, professional board hearings, hospital privileges and peer review hearings before the Florida Board of Medicine, the Florida Board of Osteopathy, and several other professional boards in the State of Florida.  I also hold an M.D. degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. As a former surgeon in Charleston for over 25 years, I understand the complexities of the medical profession, and I have the unique ability to combine the law with the realities of medical practice.

As an attorney and a physician, I have a deep-seated interest in medico-legal issues. I graduated magna cum laude from law school after a long and rewarding surgical career. My understanding of medicine and what it is like to really care for patients is what sets my law firm apart from other attorneys in this practice area.

As both a physician and a lawyer, I can help those who are facing licensing or peer review hearings, both of which are very serious matters. Although you may be completely without fault, walking in unfamiliar legal territories without legal representation can jeopardize an otherwise stellar medical career and reputation. Additionally, I represent patients who have been injured by medical malpractice or physicians threatened with a malpractice suit.

I am pleased to be a member of the law firm of Blanchard, Merriam, Adel & Kirkland, P.A. here in Ocala, Florida.  This is the oldest law firm in the city of Ocala and is located on the square in Downtown Ocala, right across from where the old courthouse was located where Thurgood Marshall argued the case of the so-called “Groveland Boys”.  When you hire me, you are also hiring essentially our entire eleven person law firm whose vast experience in legal matters is second to none in this area.

  • Established law firm
  • Extensive experience in all legal matters readily available
  • Representation of clients throughout the state of Florida and by special arrangements in other states
  • Careful, considerate, and courteous representation of all of our clients

Reasonable and fair fees clearly explained, and in line with other law practitioners