Mr. Friedman has deep experience in every stage of the criminal process. With his long and successful record in municipal, state and federal cases, as well as his reputation as a fierce defender of legal rights, he is sought by clients across the United States as well as internationally.
Mr. Friedman founded the firm on the belief in the constitutional protection afforded all individuals accused of a crime, and that every citizen deserves nothing less than zealous advocacy by a dedicated lawyer. Ian N. Friedman & Associates, L.L.C. fights just as aggressively for a case that warrants no public recognition as it does for a high-profile case covered by the media. Indeed, Mr. Friedman recognizes that any conviction—even one for a relatively minor offense—can be devastating to someone’s personal life, career and emotional well-being.
Mr. Friedman represents clients in need of consultation, under investigation, or faced with a variety of criminal offenses. Due to the increase in prosecutions of computer and internet sex crimes, he and his team have also devoted considerable resource to the defense of these offenses. In this relatively new area of law, case precedent changes regularly. Mr. Friedman continually researches the latest developments, so that along with thorough case analysis and innovative constitutional interpretation, he and his staff can always construct the legal approach best suited to address the case in hand. This approach and team effort are practiced in all cases handled by this law firm.
In addition to the practice, Mr. Friedman serves as President of the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is also an adjunct professor of law, teaching Computer & Criminal Law. He has lectured to lawyers all over the United States of America, has been published in countless mediums, and has appeared on several national television programs.
February 26, 2013 The News-Herald "Accused Chardon High School shooter T.J. Lane slated for competency hearing Tuesday"
February 17, 2013 AP "Lawyer: Ohio school shooting suspect in plea talks"
November 15, 2011 cleveland.com "Lawyer for bus driver wants actor Matthew Fox's countersuit thrown out of court"
May 15, 2011 Fox 8 "Ian Friedman Rumors of Dienes’s Involvement in the Mehaljevic Case"
August 3, 2011 CNN "Feds Arrest 52 in Global Child Porn Ring"