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Ian Nathan Friedman Esq

McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman Co., LPA
Contact: (216) 696-1422
Experience:
Law School: Cleveland State University
Jurisdictions: North Carolina
Ohio

OVERVIEW

About Ian Nathan Friedman Esq
Ian Friedman is a Principal at McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman Co., LPA where he chairs the Criminal, White Collar & Cyber Practice Group. He has earned a fierce reputation for successfully defending individuals and organizations in complex criminal and white collar matters. Based in Cleveland, he has served as counsel across Ohio, the United States and internationally. He is a frequent lecturer, author, commentator, and expert witness called upon to address important legal issues. In addition to his practice, Mr. Friedman is an adjunct professor at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law where he teaches Computers & Criminal Law. Having tried in excess of 250 jury cases to verdict, Mr. Friedman was inducted into the prestigious American Board of Criminal Lawyers in 2010. He was named the first ever “Lawyer of the Year” in 2010 by the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. That same year, the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association bestowed upon him the William K. Thomas Professionalism Award for his ethical contributions and professional conduct in the legal profession. The Cleveland State University Alumni Association honored Mr. Friedman as the 2011 Distinguished Alumnus, Legal. Mr. Friedman is regarded as the driving force and chief architect behind the transformation of the Ohio criminal justice system in what became commonly known as “Open Discovery” reform. As a result of his effort, accused persons in Ohio must now be provided all evidence intended to be introduced by the government against them at trial. Mr. Friedman has been routinely named in the “Best Lawyers in America”, Ohio Super Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, and Inside Business Magazine as a leading criminal defense lawyer.
Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • White Collar Crime
  • Traffic Tickets
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • DUI & DWI
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Domestic Violence
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina 
Ohio
Languages
 SpokenWritten
EnglishYesYes
Professional Experience
Principal/Criminal Division Co-Chair, McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman Co., LPA
-Current
Adjunct Professor, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
-Current
Computers & Criminal Law
Principle, Friedman & Frey, L.L.C.
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Partner, Ian N. Friedman & Associates
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Adjunct Professor, Ursuline College
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Education
Cleveland State UniversityJ.D.Juris Doctorate
Honors: Top Student, Trial Advocacy
Ohio UniversityB.S.Legal Communications
Awards
Top 100 Ohio Lawyer, Super Lawyers
Top 50 Cleveland Lawyer, Super Lawyers
Ohio Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers
Criminal Defense Best Lawyer, Best Lawyers in America
Top 100 Ohio Lawyer, Super Lawyers
Top 50 Cleveland Lawyer, Super Lawyers
Ohio Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers
Significant Sig, Sigma Chi Fraternity
Top 100 Ohio Lawyer, Super Lawyers
Top 50 Cleveland Lawyer, Super Lawyers
Ohio Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers
President's Service Award, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Alumni Association
Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers
Top 100 Ohio Lawyer, Super Lawyers
Top 50 Cleveland Lawyer, Super Lawyers
Ohio Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers
Super Lawyer, Ohio Super Lawyers
Distinguished Alumni, Cleveland State University Alumni Association
Legal
Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers
Resolution of Congratulations for Outstanding Service, Leadership & Career Achievements, City of Cleveland
Lawyer of the Year, Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Certificate of Recognition, The Supreme Court of Ohio
Open Discovery Effort
Champion of Justice Award, Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Northeast Ohio's Leading Lawyers, Inside Business Magazine
Super Lawyer, Ohio Super Lawyers
William K. Thomas Professionalism Award, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
Northeast Ohio's Leading Lawyers, Inside Business Magazine
President's Award, Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Ohio Rising Stars, Ohio Super Lawyers
Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The American Trial Lawyers Association
Leading Criminal Lawyer, Inside Business Magazine
Leading Criminal Lawyer, Inside Business Magazine
President's Award, Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Top 20 Professionals, Cleveland Jewish News
Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The American Trial Lawyers Association
Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The American Trial Lawyers Association
President's Award 2005-2006, Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Outstanding Service, American Civil Liberties Union
Speaking Engagements
  • Toppling the Big Cases: The Lawyer v. Goliath, CLE Program, Cleveland, OH
    Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association
  • Hiring Experts, White-Collar Criminal Defense College, Gulfport, FL
    National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Professionalism in Practice, Annual Meeting, Columbus, OH
    Ohio Prosecuting Attorney's Association
  • Trial Theory & Theme, Advanced Criminal Defense Practice Conference, Traverse City, MI
    Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
  • Tips & Techniques in Jury Selection, Trial Advocacy Seminar, Kirtland, OH
    Lake County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • My Case Stinks or Does It? Confronting "Other Acts" Evidence, and Zealous, Ethical Defense of Date Rape & Other Assaults, Conference, Orange Beach, AL
    Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Hiring Experts & Witness Investigation, White-Collar Criminal Defense College, Gulfport, FL
    National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Professional Associations
Board of Governors, American Board of Criminal Lawyers
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New Lawyer Boot Camp Program Chair, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
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Fellow, American Board of Criminal Lawyers
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Fellow, American Bar Foundation
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Fellow, Ohio State Bar Association Foundation
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Member, American Bar Association
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Activities: Criminal Justice Section, Defense Function Committee, Cyber Crime Committee
Champion Magazine Advisory Board, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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Member, Cuyahoga County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
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Member, The American Trial Lawyers Association
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Life Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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Member, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
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Member, Ohio State Bar Association
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Nominating Committee, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
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Past President, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Alumni Association
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Executive Board, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
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Ohio House Bill 59 Opposition Committee Co-Chair, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
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President, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Alumni Association
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Board of Trustees, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
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Board of Trustees, Continuing Legal Education, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
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Criminal Justice Advisory Board, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
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President, Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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Jury Instructions Committee, Ohio State Bar Association
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Ohio Jury Instructions, Ohio State Bar Association
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Activities: Subcommittee on Sex Offenses
Mentor Program, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
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President-Elect, Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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Certifiied Grievance Committee, Cleveland Bar Association
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Alumni Association, Membership Committee, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
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Committee Chairperson, Jewish Federation
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Activities: Young Leadership Division
Judical Candidate Rating Coalition, Cuyahoga County Bar Association
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Board of Directors, Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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Membership Chairman, Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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Curriculum Advisory Board, Ursuline College
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Trial Committee, Cleveland Bar Association
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Board of Directors, Family Transitional Housing
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VIDEOS

Charges from Cell Phone Images
Charges in State and Federal Court
Child Pornography
Cleveland Bar v Dadisman Vol 1
Cleveland Bar v Dadisman Vol 2
Computers in Law
Distribution and Possession of Child Pornography
Jury or Bench Trial
Ohio Criminal Rule Presentation Part1
Ohio Criminal Rule Presentation Part2
Ohio Criminal Rule Presentation Part3
Ohio Criminal Rule Presentation Part4
Ohio v Haines Vol 1
Ohio v Haines Vol 2
Ohio v Haines Vol 3
Open Discovery Part1
Open Discovery Part2
Open Discovery Part4
Open Discovery Part5
Open Discovery Part6
Professional Licenses
Should I Talk to the Police
The Seriousness of Sexual Offenses
What is a Subpoena
What is an Arraignment
What is an Indictment
White Collar Crimes
No Decision yet on Whether Haslam will testify
Piers Morgan Live Attorney ian N Friedman
The OReilly Factor Attorney Ian N Friedman
WKYC Ian N Friedman
Ian N Friedman SuperLawyers Spotlight
The role of a criminal defense attorney


PUBLICATIONS

Articles & Publications
  • A Guide for Developing a Corporate Response to a Grand Jury Subpoena Duces Tecum
    Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal
  • Does the Right to Remain Silent Begin with Talking Away? Pre-Arrest Silence Post Salinas v. Texas
    Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal
  • Inside the Minds: Litigation Strategies for Internet Pornography Cases: The Second Prong
    Aspatore Books
  • The Spirit of Ohio Criminal Rule 16, Has Cuyahoga County Embraced It?
    Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal
  • Ten Commonly Asked Questions About Ohio Rule 16
    Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers: The Vindicator
  • An Introduction to Sexual Addictiion and its Conveyance to Sentencing Courts
    The Vindicator
  • Open Discovery Comes to Ohio's Justice System
    Ohio Lawyer
  • What You Should Know About Ohio's DNA Testing
    Law You Can Use
  • The State of Criminal Justice, Current Landscape of Technology Crimes
    American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section
  • Fair Trial or Fast Trial?
    Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal
  • Sexual Offenders: How to Create a More Deliberative Sentencing Process
    The Champion
  • Inside the Minds: Strategies for Defending Internet Pornography Cases: Leading Lawyers on Analyzing Electronic Documents, Utilizing Expert Witnesses, and Explaining Technological Evidence
    Aspatore Books
  • Child Pornography Sentencing: The Road Here and The Road Ahead
    Federal Sentencing Reporter, Vol. 21, No. 2
  • Getting Tough on Sex Offenders: The Adam Walsh Act & Ohio SB 10
    Law & Fact
  • How the Adam Walsh Act Restricts Access to Evidence
    The Champion
  • Why Defend Computer Sex Crimes?
    Law & Fact
  • Defending Virtual Crimes: Poor Audience for the Defense
    GP Solo
  • Basics of a Criminal Defense Practice
    Yo! Cleveland
  • Pre-Trial Preparation in Computer Pornography Cases: Combating the Watering Down of Ashcroft v. Free Speech Coalition in State Prosecutions
    The Vindicator

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McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman Co., LPA
101 W. Prospect Ave.
Suite 1800
Cleveland, OH 44115
USA
Telephone: (216) 696-1422
Fax: (216) 696-1210