Ezra H. Friedlander


Ezra H. Friedlander



Ezra H. Friedlander was born in Newark, NJ. He graduated from Weequahic High School (1958) and headed west to enroll at Indiana University. His decision to attend IU was largely based on his uncle who had attend the IU School of Medicine. During his junior year, however, he decided he was more interested in history and government than he was in medicine. He received his A.B. in history from IU in 1962, and enrolled at the University’s law school. While in law school, he served as an Investigator for the Monroe County Prosecutor’s Office, as well as working in the IU Business Law Department.

After graduating with a JD degree in 1965, Friedlander began his legal career as an associate with the Gary, Indiana, firm of Lucas Holcomb & Medrea. He also served as a part-time Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for the Lake County Juvenile Court. In 1970, he became corporate counsel in the office of the Indiana Secretary of State, as well as a partner at the Indianapolis firm Dann Pecar Newman Talesnick & Kleiman. In 1992, Governor Evan Bayh appointed Friedlander to the Indiana Court of Appeals, where he served until his retirement in 2015.

Friedlander has been a long-time member of the IU Foundation Board of Directors, the Indiana University Varsity Club, and the IU College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Advisory Council. He is Past President of the Law Alumni Board and served on the law school’s Board of Visitors from 1984 to 1987. He received the University’s Distinguished Alumni Service Award in 2015 and the Presidents Circle Laurel Pin in 2016. Ezra H. Friedlander was inducted into the Indiana University School of Law Academy of Law Alumni Fellows in 1998.


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