A chance encounter between Eric Long and Ian Friedman in the early part
of 2015 led to Mr. Long joining the firm shortly thereafter. The attorneys
crossed paths in a hallway and stopped as they looked familiar to one
another. A brief discussion revealed that Mr. Long was a law student in
Mr. Friedman’s Cybercrime class at the Cleveland-Marshall College
of Law years earlier. Mr. Long explained through further discussion that
upon graduation, he moved to Chicago, Illinois where he accepted a position
as a litigator handling a diverse range of cases. They decided to work
together on some criminal cases and the rest is history.
Prior to joining Friedman & Nemecek, L.L.C., Mr. Long served clients
in varying criminal matters as well as in commercial, employment, civil
rights, education, personal injury, product liability and construction
litigation cases. This diverse practice has lent itself well to his current
position with the firm. Oftentimes, clients present with complex cases
that involve civil or administrative aspects that are “quasi-criminal”
in nature. The law firm has always recognized that a utilization of the
civil process could help defeat or mitigate the existing criminal investigation
or prosecution. Accordingly, Mr. Long brings his wealth of legal knowledge
as a dynamic not routinely seen in criminal defense firms. By way of example,
Mr. Long would handle the professional licensing board proceedings for
a doctor being criminally prosecuted or the Title IX hearing for a college
student accused of sexual misconduct. Mr. Long’s experience within
these different realms is an extraordinary benefit to the firm’s
clients as it arms the defense with greater information.
Mr. Long’s criminal practice includes municipal, state, and federal
representation of clients at all stages of litigation, from pre-indictment
investigations to post-conviction work. While licensed in Ohio and Illinois,
Mr. Long will accompany his clients to courts and hearings across the
United States. Approximately half of the clients in need of Friedman &
Nemecek, L.L.C.’s assistance are located outside Ohio.
As the firm culture encourages, Mr. Long remains firmly committed to public
service within the legal and general communities-at-large. In 2016, he
accepted an invitation to join The Judge John M. Manos Inn of Court as
an Associate. A year earlier, he was also the recipient of the Award for
Excellence in Pro Bono Service from the Judges of the United States District
Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the Chicago Chapter of
the Federal Bar Association. He is an active member of the American Bar
Association, Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Ohio State
Bar Association, and Chicago Bar Association. He also lectures to local
attorneys on topics related to Cyber Security, technology, and modern
case investigative techniques.
- Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, 2009
- Miami University: B.S. Finance and Environmental Science, 2006
- 2015 Award for Excellence in Pro Bono Service presented by the Judges of
the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
and the Chicago Chapter of the Federal Bar Association
Affiliations & Organizations
- Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
- Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
- National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- American Bar Association
- Illinois State Bar Association
- Chicago Bar Association
- Chair of Law Explorers - a mock trial program offered by the Chicago Bar
Association, Young Lawyers Division - 2009-2014
- Ohio, June 2015
- United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, March 2015
- Illinois, November 2009
- United States District of Illinois, January 2010
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Victims, Attorney at Law Magazine, Cleveland Edition, Vol. 2 No. 10
- Cleveland-Marshall College of Law's Terrific Tuesday Program, February
2017 - Attorney Long was a guest lecturer who spoke with small groups
of law students about his practice and answered questions about his experience.
- Miami University, February 2017 - Attorney Long gave a presentation to
the Prelaw 101 class about his path from Miami University to his current
practice. Also discussed what a criminal defense attorney does on a day-to-day
basis and why he chose thise area of law.
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Small & Solo Expo,
Ethical and Effective Business Development: The Value of a Good Story, Independence, Ohio, September, 2015.
2016 Geauga County Bar Association Law Day,Miranda: More than Words, Newbury Township, Ohio, April 2016.
- Eagle Scout