Ian Nathan Friedman Esq

Ian Nathan Friedman Esq

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
  • Criminal Law, White Collar Crime, Traffic Tickets...
  • North Carolina, Ohio
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Ian Friedman 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.

Education
Cleveland State University
J.D. / Juris Doctorate
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Honors: Top Student, Trial Advocacy
Ohio University
B.S. / Legal Communications
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Professional Experience
Adjunct Professor
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
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Computers & Criminal Law
Principal/Criminal Division Co-Chair
McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman Co., LPA
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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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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
Speaking Engagements
Ethical and Effective Business Development: The Value of a Good Story, Small & Solo Expo, Independence, Ohio
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
Defending High Profile and Complex Federal Criminal Cases, Criminal Advocacy Seminar, Cleveland, Ohio
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
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
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
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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
Professional Associations
Board of Governors
American Board of Criminal Lawyers
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New Lawyer Boot Camp Program Chair
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
- Current
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
- Current
Member
The American Trial Lawyers Association
- Current
Life Member
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Current
Member
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
- Current
Member
Ohio State Bar Association
- Current
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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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina
Ohio
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • White Collar Crime
  • Traffic Tickets
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • DUI & DWI
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Domestic Violence
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Contact & Map
101 W. Prospect Ave.
Suite 1800
Cleveland, OH 44115
USA
Telephone: (216) 928-7700