Cleveland Criminal Defense Lawyers
Solid Defense in Your Time of Need
Those charged with crimes need an aggressive defender to protect them and
restore their quality of life. Cleveland criminal defense attorney Ian
N. Friedman and our team resolutely defend our clients against their accusers
in municipal, state and federal courts. Throughout the years of our
criminal defense practice, our reputation has been established as one of excellence and
diligence because of the repeated success we have achieved on behalf of
Our firm was founded to bridge the gap between large firms and solo practitioners.
We deliver the personalized representation of a solo practitioner coupled
with the vast resources of a large firm. If you have been charged with
a crime, the prosecution has an extensive team of investigators including
the police force that is dedicated to building a comprehensive, thorough
case against you. You need a team on your side to
even the playing field. Our team of professionals has the resources, manpower and all necessary
means to provide you comprehensive diligence in representation.
We are an Ohio criminal trial firm making a global impact. Having represented
individuals and corporate establishments all over the country and as far
as Europe and Asia, our firm has a legacy of success that reaffirms our
ability to effectively defend clients. Our experience and knowledge retained
over years of success as criminal lawyers gives our firm confidence in
approaching cases of all sizes. Each case taken on is handled with the
same amount of hard work and dedication in order to facilitate positive
outcomes for our clients.
Decorated & Distinguished: First Ever Lawyer of the Year
Claims of success as a firm can only be demonstrated by results—and
the attorneys at our firm have earned recognition as an effect of hard-fought
life and death cases. Each of our criminal defense lawyers has been recognized
for their excellence in both academic and legal communities. Our lawyers
have their own individual accolades to reaffirm their ability in criminal
law. This includes being the
first attorney ever recognized as the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense
Lawyers' Lawyer of the Year in 2011, as well as
repeated recognition as
Ohio Super Lawyers
® and Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars
is a nationally respected directory built by using a balanced combination
of peer recognition, nominations, and professional achievements. Attorneys
from more than 70 practice areas are evaluated and the final results include
only 5% of lawyers throughout the state. At our firm you will find an
attorney who has not only been included in the
Top 100 Ohio Super Lawyers®, but has also been named one of the
Top 50 Cleveland Super Lawyers®. Our lawyers have continuously been acknowledged by their legal peers
and clients for the results that they are able to obtain.
In a field judged primarily upon concrete results of cases, one may wonder
where the place for accolades and awards is. The answer to that question
is that awards act as recognition of one's ability in a chosen field
and in the legal field; the accolades are only awarded to our profession's
most highly regarded. To demonstrate, our founding partner
Attorney Ian N. Friedman was the first ever recipient of the Lawyer of the Year Award
by the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, standing out as a
"clear leader" in his area of practice. He has also been given the
President's Award from the OACDL on five separate occasions, has received the Cleveland State University's Distinguished Law Alumni
Award in 2011 and the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association's William
K. Thomas Professionalism Award in 2010. He was also selected for inclusion in the
Ohio Super Lawyers® list in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. As a result of prestigious
courtroom battles, Attorney Friedman was invited at the early age of forty
to join the fellowship of the
American Board of Criminal Lawyers, a prestigious, invite-only organization with only a half dozen members
in the State of Ohio and only two hundred members nationwide.
Emphasizing their abilities and determination, the other attorneys from
the firm have also been individually included in these prominent organizations
and recognized for their merit in the work they do. As a team made up
of legal professionals recognized and honored nationwide, the firm is
a collaboration of some of the most dynamic criminal attorneys in the
state of Ohio, nationwide, and in the nations abroad.
Raising the Bar with Creativity & Collaboration
The legal field of criminal prosecution is one founded upon concrete principles
and time-tested strategies. For this reason, an effective means of defending
against such prosecution is to use creative thinking and unique resources.
Ian N. Friedman and our team are trained to "think outside of the
box" in all cases. This approach has resulted in
repeated acquittals, dismissals, and reversals. This is the result of years of practicing criminal defense for some of
the most complex criminal matters, such as complex white collar crimes,
technology / Internet crimes, and sex crimes.
Contact a Cleveland Criminal Law Firm with Proven Results
In such serious criminal matters, a defendant has limited hope of success
unless their legal representative has developed skills that take them
above and beyond other criminal lawyers. Our Cleveland criminal defense
lawyers stand apart from those at other firms. With a combination of dedication,
determination, creativity, and collaboration, our firm has been recognized
as an exemplary source of legal service for those in need of criminal
defense. People routinelybring ther case to us when their case is too
complex or unpopular.
There is no case too big or small for our legal team. Many have even turned to us for representation in civil matters due to
our extensive trial experience. If we are unable to provide representation
in a particular civil case, we can offer a reference for other capable
Our firm's boldness has solidified our reputation as a premier source
of knowledge and experience. We have been repeatedly sought out for such
knowledge—speaking nationwide, providing commentary on important
legal issues, serving as legal professors, mentoring other lawyers, authoring
books on criminal law, and being published in numerous resources. When
a firm is sought out by other lawyers and judges consistently, it is an
indication that its attorneys are some of the best in the field. Our firm
is chosen time and time again by others in the legal profession due to
our ethics and effective manner. We, however, are never satisfied with
anything less than perfect, and constantly work to heighten the standards
of criminal defense through the cases we handle and resources we put out.
We appreciate the people throughout the State of Ohio and nationally who
have turned to our team in times of dire need.
If you are looking for criminal defense attorneys with proven skills that
can produce results, look no further than our firm.
Contact Ian N. Friedman today to discuss your situation with a distinguished lawyer.