Ian N. Friedman, Esq.

ianfriedmanlaw@gmail.com
Ian N. Friedman, Esq.
Biography

Overview

Mr. Ian Friedman is one of the most sought after criminal defense lawyers in the country. Based in Cleveland, Ohio, Mr. Friedman has served as chief legal counsel on behalf of individuals and entities from coast to coast and as far as Europe and Asia. Mr. Friedman is the Co-Chair of the Firm's Criminal & White Collar Defense Practice.

Very early into his career, Mr. Friedman earned a fierce reputation for his skill in the courtroom, successfully taking on cases that were widely seen as unwinnable. His style is known to be out-of-the-box, aggressive, and comprehensive. Regularly called upon to teach lawyers, young and old alike, Mr. Friedman always emphasizes the need for tireless preparation. That commitment to preparation is afforded every client in every matter.

While no lawyer can promise a result to a potential client in their case, Mr. Friedman does make a number of promises to each person, their colleagues, and families when first meeting with them. First, every client is assured that Mr. Friedman will do whatever he says he will meaning that they will never hear an empty promise. Second, the client will always have access to him and his team. The client is able to reach Mr. Friedman by telephone, computer, or in-person by simply calling the office, his cellular telephone, or by requesting a meeting with his assistant. Third, Mr. Friedman and his team of exceptionally talented lawyers will always treat the clients’ case as if it were their own or that of a family member. This outlook and commitment fuel the intensity behind the effort in each case, whether it be on behalf of an individual faced with a simple intoxication charge or a Fortune 500 company defending itself from the government in a complex federal investigation.

Mr. Friedman’s practice within the realm of criminal defense is very diverse. His clients are in need of service from the initial investigation through appellate or post-conviction representation. He has tried more than Two-Hundred and Fifty (250) cases to verdict in municipal, state and federal courts although Mr. Friedman would rather see his client’s case successfully resolve prior to ever entering the courtroom and without any notoriety. There is a great physical and emotional toll taken on a person and their loved ones when a public prosecution is commenced. Even if eventually acquitted, people’s reputation, businesses, finances, and physical well-being are compromised. Recognizing this, Mr. Friedman and his team of lawyers mount an immediate strategy and attack aimed at preventing a case from even getting off the ground. Whatever stage the case, it always goes back to the third promise - Mr. Friedman will handle the case as if it were his own family members.

As his successes grew over the years, so did the requests for his legal representation in other areas. Mr. Friedman has been retained to serve as an expert witness in a number of criminal and ethical disputes. Licensed professionals including lawyers, doctors, brokers, pharmacists, and nurses seek Mr. Friedman’s counsel when facing administrative and disciplinary complaints. Large banks and insurance companies have retained his services for internal investigative matters. In addition to his legal work, Mr. Friedman is an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law teaching Computers & 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. Mr. Friedman’s next publication, Navigating Cybercrime Cases: A Manual for Today’s Legal Practitioner, is expected to be released in 2014. Additionally, he has been invited to Rome, Italy this year to teach Italian Law Students how to most efficiently present a case in court.

Due to the vast increase in prosecutions of computer, internet, and technology cases, Mr. Friedman and his team have devoted considerable resources to the defense of such allegations. In this relatively new area of law, case precedent changes almost daily. Mr. Friedman continually researches the latest developments, so that along with thorough case analysis and innovative constitutional interpretation, he and his team can always construct the legal approach best suited to address the case at hand.

Mr. Friedman is regarded as the driving force and chief architect of the greatest change to criminal law in Ohio in over Forty (40) years. As a former president of the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, he worked with his colleagues, including those from the defense bar and representatives of the Ohio Prosecuting Attorney’s Association to draft a new version of Ohio Criminal Rule 16, more commonly known as “Open Discovery.” The new rule was made effective by the Ohio Supreme Court on July 1, 2010. 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.

After his presidency in 2011, he was honored as the first ever “Lawyer of the Year” by the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is a former past president of the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Alumni Association and serves on the Board of Trustees of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (CMBA). In 2010, the CMBA honored Mr. Friedman with the William K. Thomas Professionalism Award for his ethical contributions and professional conduct in the legal profession. He has been named in Ohio Super Lawyers since 2009 and was inducted into the prestigious American Board of Criminal Lawyers (ABCL) in 2010. The ABCL is an invitation only fellowship extended to only approximately Two-Hundred (200) of the top criminal and white collar trial lawyers in the country.

Education

Education

  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Bar Passage, November 1997
  • Ohio University, B.A. Legal Communications, 1994
    • -Graduated with Honors
Honors

Honors

  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Alumni Association, Annual Recognition Luncheon, Alumni of the Year Honoree, 2017
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 21st Edition, Criminal Defense, 2017
  • Best Lawyers, The Best Firms in America, Tier I Ranking, 2017
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 21st Edition, Criminal Defense, 2016
  • Ohio Super Lawyers, Super Lawyer, 2016
  • Ohio Super Lawyers, Top 50 Cleveland Lawyers, 2016
  • Ohio Super Lawyers, Top 100 Ohio Lawyers, 2016
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 21st Edition, Criminal Defense, 2015
  • Ohio Super Lawyers, Super Lawyer, 2015
  • Ohio Super Lawyers, Top 50 Cleveland Lawyers, 2015
  • Ohio Super Lawyers, Top 100 Ohio Lawyers, 2015
  • The National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2015
  • Significant Sig, Sigma Chi Fraternity, 2014
  • Ohio Super Lawyers, Super Lawyer, 2014
  • Ohio Super Lawyers, Top 50 Cleveland Lawyers, 2014
  • Ohio Super Lawyers, Top 100 Ohio Lawyers, 2014
  • The National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2014
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Alumni Association, President’s Service Award, 2013
  • Ohio Super Lawyers, Super Lawyer, 2013
  • Ohio Super Lawyers, Top 50 Cleveland Lawyers, 2013
  • Ohio Super Lawyers, Top 100 Ohio Lawyers, 2013
  • The National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2013
  • Ohio Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2012
  • Ohio Super Lawyers, Top 50 Cleveland Lawyers, 2012
  • Ohio Super Lawyers, Top 100 Ohio Lawyers, 2012
  • The National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2012
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Lawyer of the Year, 2011
  • Cleveland State University Alumni Association, Distinguished Alumni, 2011
  • Ohio Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2011
  • The National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2011
  • City of Cleveland Resolution of Congratulations for Service, Leadership and Career Achievements, 2011
  • Inside Business Magazine, Northeast Ohio's Leading Lawyers, 2010
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Champion of Justice Award, 2010
  • The Supreme Court of Ohio, Certificate of Recognition, Open Discovery Effort, 2010
  • The National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2010
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, William K. Thomas Professionalism Award, 2010
  • Ohio Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2010
  • The American Trial Lawyers Association, Top I 00 Trial Lawyers, 2009
  • Inside Business Magazine, Northeast Ohio's Leading Lawyers, 2009
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, President's Award, 2008-2009
  • Ohio Super Lawyers, Ohio Rising Stars, 2009
  • The American Trial Lawyers Association, Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2008
  • Inside Business Magazine, Leading Criminal Lawyer, 2008
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, President's Award, 2007-2008
  • Cleveland Jewish News, Top 20 Professionals, 2008
  • The American Trial Lawyers Association, Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2007
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, President's Award, 2005-2006
  • American Civil Liberties Union, Outstanding Service, 2001
Professional Membership

Affiliations & Organizations

  • American Board of Criminal Lawyers, Incoming President, President -2018
  • American Board of Criminal Lawyers, Board of Governors, 2013-2016
  • American Board of Criminal Lawyers, Fellow, 2010
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow, 2010
  • Ohio State Bar Association Foundation, Fellow, 2010
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, N.E. Ohio Ethics Strike Force Chairperson, 2015-Present
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, President, 2008-2009
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, President Elect, 2007-2008
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Board of Directors, 2006-2007
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Membership Chairman, 2005-2007
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Alumni Association, President, 2012-2013
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Alumni Association, Board of Trustees, 2006-2012
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Criminal Justice Advisory Board, 2007-2010
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Adjunct Professor, 2007-Present
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Board of Trustees, Continuing Legal Education, 2009-2012
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Mentor Program, 2006-2009
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Alumni Association, Membership Committee, 2006-2008
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Life Member, 2004-Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Champion Magazine Advisory Board, 2008-Present
  • American Bar Association, Member, 2009-Present
  • American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Sub-section, 2009-Present
  • American Bar Association, Cyber Crime Committee, 2009-Present
  • American Bar Association, Defense Function Committee, 2009-2013
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member, 1997-Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Jury Instructions Committee, 2007-2009
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Ohio Jury Instructions, Subcommittee on Sex Offenses, 2007-2009
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Incoming Vice-President 2017-2018, President 2019-2020
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Community Trust Task Force, Chairperson, 2016 - Present
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Strategic Planning Committee, 2015-Present
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, New Lawyer Boot Camp Chairperson, 2013-Present
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Nominating Committee, 2015
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Executive Board, 2011-2014
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Ohio House Bill 59, Opposition Committee Co-Chairperson, 2013
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Board of Trustees, 2011-2013
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Task Force on Civility and Professionalism, 2013
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Executive Committee Liaison to Criminal Justice Subcommittee, 2011
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Member, 2002-Present
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Certified Grievance Committee, 2007-2008
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Trial Committee, 2005-2006
  • Cuyahoga County Bar Association, Judicial Candidate Rating Coalition, 2007
  • Cuyahoga County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Member, 2008-2011
  • The American Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 2008-Present
  • W.A.G.S. 4 KIDS, Board of Directors, 2015 - Present
  • Jewish Federation, Young Leadership Division, Committee Chairperson, 2006-2008
  • Ursuline College, Curriculum Advisory Board, 2005-2007
  • Family Transitional Housing, Board of Directors, 2001-2004
Court Admissions

Court Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • State of Ohio
  • State of North Carolina
Pro Hac Vice Admissions

Pro Hac Vice Admissions

  • United States District Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Alabama, Southern Division
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Arizona
  • United States District Court, District of Columbia
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, Jacksonville Division
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, Orlando Division
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • United States District Court, District of Montana, Helena Division
  • United States District Court, Western District of North Carolina, Statesville Division
  • United States District Court, District of North Dakota, Northeastern Division
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, Richmond Division
  • Numerous State Courts
Publications

Publications

  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Vindicator, The Uncertainty of Ohio Law: The New Legal Frontier of Medical Marijuana, co-authored by Tom Haren, Esq., February, 2017
  • Attorney at Law Magazine, ‘Has the Government’s Ability to Hack Civilian Computers Gone Too Far? The Controversial Expansion of Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure’: co-authored by Brad Wolfe, December, 2016
  • Attorney at Law Magazine, ‘Your Honor, We Next Call to the Stand in Taiwan … ’: Videoconferencing & the Confrontation Clause, co-authored by Thomas Moran, September, 2016
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, September Bar Journal Feature: A Guide for Developing a Corporate Response to a Grand Jury Subpoena Duces Tecum, co-authored by Kristina W. Supler, Esq., September, 2014
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, September Bar Journal Feature: Does the Right to Remain Silent Begin with Talking Away? Pre-Arrest Silence Post Salinas v. Texas, co-authored by Hannah Smith, September, 2013
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, September Bar Journal Feature: The Spirit of Ohio Criminal Rule 16, Has Cuyahoga County Embraced It? Co-authored by Judge Brendan Sheehan & Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy McGinty, September, 2012
  • Aspatore Books, 2012; Inside the Minds: Litigation Strategies for Internet Pornography Cases: The
  • Second Prong, Contributing Author
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers: The Vindicator,Ten Commonly Asked Questions about Ohio Rule 16, Spring, 2011
  • Ohio State Bar Association: Ohio Lawyer; Open Discovery Comes to Ohio's Justice System, December, 2010
  • Law You Can Use: What You Should Know about Ohio's DNA Testing, co-authored by Eric C. Nemecek, August, 2010
  • American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section, The State of Criminal Justice, Defense Function & Services, Current Landscape of Technology Crimes, April, 2010
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers: The Vindicator: An Introduction to Sexual Addiction and its Conveyance to Sentencing Courts, co-authored by Eric C. Nemecek, Winter, 2010
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers: The Champion: Sexual Offenders: How to Create a More Deliberative Sentencing Process, co-authored by Kristina W. Supler, Robert Weiss, and Roger Pimentel, December, 2009
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal, Vol. I, No. 14, 2009: Fair Trial or Fast Trial?
  • Child Pornography Sentencing: The Road Here and the Road Ahead, Federal Sentencing Reporter, Vol. XXI, No. 2. Co-Authored by Kristina W. Supler, December, 2008
  • Aspatore Books, 2008: "Inside the Minds: Strategies for Defending Internet Pornography Cases: Leading Lawyers on Analyzing Electronic Documents, Utilizing Expert Witnesses, and Explaining Technological Evidence", Contributing Author
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers: The Champion, 2007: How the Adam Walsh Act Restricts Access to Evidence
  • Law & Fact, 2007: Getting Tough on Sex Offenders: The Adam Walsh Act & Ohio SB 10
  • Law & Fact, 2007: Why Defend Computer Sex Crimes?
  • GP Solo, American Bar Association; 2006: Defending Virtual Crimes; Poor Audience for the Defense
  • Yo! Cleveland: Basics of a Criminal Defense Practice, February, 2006
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers: The Vindicator, 2005: Pretrial Preparation in Computer Pornography Cases: Combating the Watering Down of Ashcroft v. Free Speech Coalition in State Prosecutions, October 2005
Activities

Speaking Engagements

  • National Black Prosecutors Association, Annual Conference, The Importance of Civil Liberties For Prosecutors, Cleveland, Ohio, July, 2017
  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys, 40th Annual Meeting Spring Program, The Art of Trial: Pushing Back Against The Challenges From the Bench, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, June, 2017
  • National Business Institute Seminar, Guns, Gaming, Marijuana, Opioids and Alcoholic Beverages Seminar:
    Substance Abuse and Mental Health in the Legal Industry,
    Cleveland, Ohio, June, 2017
  • National Business Institute Seminar, Guns, Gaming, Marijuana, Opioids and Alcoholic Beverages Seminar:
    Gun Law in Ohio,
    Cleveland, Ohio, June, 2017
  • 2017 Cleveland International Film Festival, Film Forums, Offender Registry Panelist, Cleveland, Ohio, April, 2017
  • Cuyahoga County Defense Lawyers Association, Skill Set Seminar for Criminal Law Practitioners, Defending Sex & Computer Crime Cases: The Future of Technology Cases, Cleveland, Ohio, March, 2017
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, 3rd Annual New Lawyer’s Bootcamp, New Lawyer Pitfalls
  • Q&A, Cleveland, Ohio, December, 2016
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 7th Annual Seminar, Zealous Advocacy in Sexual Assault & Child Victim Cases, Keeping Your Cool: Tackling Challenging Issues in Sex Abuse Cases, Las Vegas, Nevada, November, 2016
  • Point Blank Range & Gun Shop, Ohio Carrying Concealed Weapon Legal Compliance, Mentor, Ohio September, 2016
  • Lake County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 5th Annual Trial Advocacy Seminar, Creative Sentencing, Painesville, Ohio, September, 2016
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Alumni Association, OVI: Practical Guide & Updates CLE, Cleveland, Ohio, September, 2016
  • Northeast Ohio Sisters-in-Crime, Legal Defense Experience, Twinsburg, Ohio, September, 2016
  • Ohio Anti-Defamation League, Civil Rights Committee, Criminal Justice Reform & Policy, Panel Speaker, Woodmere, Ohio May 2016
  • Global Business Law Review Symposium, International Corporate Cybercrime: Due Diligence & Transparency, Cleveland, Ohio, April, 2016
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Small & Solo Expo, Ethical and Effective Business Development: The Value of a Good Story, Independence, Ohio, September, 2015
  • Zukerman, Daiker & Lear, Annual Sponsored Seminar, Crafting the High-Tech Criminal Defense Case, Cleveland, Ohio, September 2015
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Criminal Advocacy Seminar, Defending High Profile and Complex Federal Criminal Cases, Cleveland, Ohio, September 2015
  • Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association, Toppling the Big Cases: The Lawyer v. Goliath, Cleveland,
  • Ohio, April, 2015
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, White-Collar Criminal Defense College, Hiring Experts, Panelist, Gulfport, Florida, March, 2015
  • Ohio Prosecuting Attorney’s Association, Professionalism in Practice, Panelist, Columbus, Ohio, December, 2014
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan, Advanced Criminal Defense Practice Conference, Trial Theory & Theme, Key Note Speaker, Traverse City, Michigan, November, 2014
  • Lake County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Trial Advocacy Seminar, Tips and Techniques in Jury Selection, Kirtland, Ohio, September, 2014
  • Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Not Just A Crime…Tips and Tactics for an Individualized Defense to Adult and Child Sex Cases, “Confronting “Other Acts” “Evidence and Zealous, Ethical Defense of Date Rape & Other Assaults,” Orange Beach, Alabama, July, 2014
  • Universitá Degli Studi Di Roma, Tor Vergata, Facoltá Di Giurisprudenza, (Rome, Italy Law School), Advocacy Skills in The United States Criminal Justice System, May, 2014
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, White Collar Criminal Defense College, Hiring Experts & Witness Investigation, Stetson Law School, Gulfport, Florida, March, 2014
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, New Lawyers Boot Camp, How to Be the Most Effective Lawyer, Cleveland, Ohio, November, 2013
  • Northeast Ohio Black Law Students Association, Defense of George Zimmerman Verdict & the State of the Criminal Justice System, Panelist, Cleveland, Ohio, October, 2013
  • Case Western School of Law, “50th Anniversary of Terry Stop,” The State of Terry v. Ohio, Panel Discussion, Panelist, Cleveland, Ohio, October, 2013
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Criminal Procedure II, Simplifying the Discovery Rules in Ohio, Cleveland, Ohio, September, 2013
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Toolbox Seminar, Getting Digital Evidence Shouldn't be Like Pulling Teeth: Pain Free Guide to Obtaining Digital Evidence in the Criminal Case, Columbus, Ohio, September, 2013
  • Ohio Association for Justice, "Ethics & Substance Abuse Seminar"; There's Nothing Civil About Crime, When to Consult Criminal Defense Counsel, Cleveland, Ohio, November, 2012
  • ACLU Brown Bag Lunch Series, "Prying Eyes Want to Know" Can Employers Legally View Your Facebook Page, Cleveland, Ohio, August, 2012
  • Alabama Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, "We the Jury Find the Defendant to Be the Victim: The Path to Acquittal in the Sex Case "Cross Examining the Child Sex Case Witnes," Pensacola, Florida, June, 2012
  • Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Seminar, Using Technology as a Sledgehammer, Freeport, Maine, May, 2012
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Battle of the Experts Seminar, Effective Use of Experts:
  • A View from the Bench, Cleveland, Ohio, Apri1, 2012
  • Northern Ohio Academy of Pharmacy, Implications of Emily's Law for Pharmacists: How to Avoid the Criminal Pitfalls; Cleveland, Ohio, February, 2012
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Criminal Law from a Criminal Lawyer's Perspective, Cleveland, Ohio, February, 2012
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Small & Solo Committee, Strategies for Operating a Successful Law Practice, Panel Discussion, Cleveland, Ohio, October, 2011
  • Alabama Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Investigations Over P2P Networks & The Fourth Amendment, Huntsville, Alabama, September, 2011
  • William K. Thomas Inn of Court, Ethical and Constitutional Duties to Disclose Evidence in Criminal Cases, Cleveland, Ohio, September, 2011
  • Ohio Judicial Conference Annual Meeting, Uniform Judicial Application of Open Discovery in Ohio, Columbus, Ohio, September, 2011
  • Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Technology Changing the Landscape of the Criminal Justice System, Park City, Utah, September, 2011
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association & The Press Club of Cleveland, Criminal Law & The Media, Cleveland Heights, Ohio, May, 2011
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Spring Seminar, Lessons and Thoughts to Share from My Career, Columbus, Ohio, May, 2011
  • Ohio State Bar Association, "Criminal Law Update: Criminal Rule 16 History, Analysis, Retrospective and Predictions for the Future," Columbus, Ohio, May, 2011
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Trial Tactics Seminar, Voir Dire Demonstration, Cleveland, Ohio, May, 2011
  • Ohio Attorney General's Office, Evidence Disclosure & Retention, Columbus, Ohio, May, 2011
  • Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 21st Annual Law & All That Jazz CLE Seminar; Putting Your Client's Shoes on the Juror's Foot, Voir Dire Demonstration, New Orleans, Louisiana, Apri1, 2011
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Hy Friedman Memorial Program, Getting the Evidence to Overcome Prejudice in Sex Cases, Cleveland, Ohio, March, 2011
  • Akron Bar Association, Understanding and Enforcing New Rule 16 in the Criminal Case, Akron, Ohio, March, 2011
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers & Greater Cincinnati Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Evening The Playing Field of Discovery Exchange with the Criminal Rule, Columbus, Ohio, January, 2011
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Criminal Procedure II, Fundamentals of Criminal Defense Law, Cleveland, Ohio, January, 2011
  • Ohio Public Defender, Ohio Discovery & Brady Practice, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio, January, 2011
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Technology Seminar, The Future of Computer Prosecutions and Today's Defenses, presented with Assistant United States Attorney Dean Valore, Columbus, Ohio, December, 20 I 0
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, New Lawyer Training, Professionalism in the Law Practice, Cleveland, Ohio, December, 2010
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Ohio Death Penalty Seminar; Fair Discovery- Making the
  • New Rule 16 Work; Dublin, Ohio, November, 2010
  • Office of the Ohio Public Defender, 2010 County Public Defender Seminar; Effective Criminal Defense Strategy After New Ohio Criminal Rule 16, Columbus, Ohio, October, 2010
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Evidence and Technology, Finding and Presenting Evidence in the Age of Technology, Cleveland, Ohio, October, 2010
  • Cuyahoga Community College, 2010 Information Security Summit, Privacy & Technology; Legal & Compliance Issues, Cleveland, Ohio, October, 2010
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Superstar Seminar, Fair Discovery: The New Rule 16- Now that it is Here, How Should it Work? Columbus, Ohio, October, 2010
  • Cuyahoga County Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association, Criminal Discovery Post Local Rule 23.1 and Ohio Criminal Rule 16, Cleveland, Ohio, October, 2010
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, New Ohio Criminal Rule 16: How it Works, Cleveland, Ohio, September, 201 0
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Open Discovery Event, Navigating Through the New Rule of Criminal Discovery, Columbus, Ohio, July, 2010
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Understanding New Ohio Criminal Rule 16 and Live Voir Dire Demonstration, Columbus, Ohio, June, 2010
  • Akron Bar Association, An Introduction to Criminal Practice After Criminal Rule 16, Akron, Ohio June, 2010
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cutting-Edge Criminal Trends Seminar; Practicing Criminal Law in Ohio with Open Discovery, Cleveland, Ohio, May, 2010
  • Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2010" Annual Law & All That Jazz CLE Seminar; Deconstructing "He Said-She Said" Cases with Technology, New Orleans, Louisiana, April, 2010
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Pathways to Practice; Criminal Practice, Cleveland, Ohio, Apri1 2010
  • Cuyahoga County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Effectively Defending the Child Pornography Case, Cleveland, Ohio, March, 2010
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Trial Tactics Seminar; Creativity & Storytelling During Voir Dire, Cleveland, Ohio, March, 2010
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2009 Fall Meeting & Seminar, Nouveau Defenses to New Offenses in a Declining Economy, Portland, Oregon, November, 2009
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Ethics, Professionalism & Substance Abuse Seminar; Professionalism in Criminal Litigation, Cleveland, Ohio, November, 2009
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Ohio Death Penalty Seminar; Proposed Criminal Evidence Reform, Columbus, Ohio, November, 2009
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Superstar Seminar, Uncovering Evidence in the Age of Technology, an Interactive Experience, Columbus, Ohio, October, 2009
  • Akron Bar Association and The University of Akron School of Law, Death Penalty Report, Issues with E-Discovery in Criminal Cases, Akron, Ohio, October, 2009
  • Case Western Reserve University, Collaboration Summit Panel: Privacy and Security Concerns with Location Aware Technologies and Applications, Cleveland, Ohio, May, 2009
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Death Penalty Defense: Trials and Appeals, Discovery & Obtaining Information from the Prosecution, Columbus, Ohio, May, 2009
  • Ohio Carry Concealed Weapons Course, Legal Implications, Eastlake, Ohio, February, 2009
  • The Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy Studies, Criminal Evidence Reform Debate, Cleveland, Ohio, January, 2009
  • Montana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Annual Seminar, Pray, MT; Defending the Child Pornography Case, March, 2008
  • Cincinnati Defense Lawyers Association, Cincinnati, OH; Defending High Technology Crimes, January, 2008
  • Public Defender, Ninth Judicial Circuit Semi-Annual Public Defender Training Seminar, Orlando, FL; Defense of Cybercrimes, December, 2007
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law; Current Trial Strategy and Tactics in Criminal Defense, December, 2007
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Criminal Defense Practice & Current Legal Issues, November, 2007
  • Cuyahoga County Bar Association, Cleveland, OH; Procedure and Practice Clinic for Criminal Law, November, 2007
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2007 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA; Defending Allegations of Internet & Computer Crimes: Who Put That Porn in My Cookies? August, 2007
  • Office of the Defender General, 2007 Annual Green Mountain Criminal Defense Institute, Montpelier, VT; Defending Virtual Crimes: Winning Strategies for Internet Sex & Child Pornography Cases, June, 2007
  • New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Concord, NH; Defending Cybercrimes & Pornography Cases, May, 2007
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Defense by Ambush: Thinking Outside the Box to Obtain Discovery in State Criminal Prosecutions, February, 2007
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law; The Role of Electronic Evidence in Criminal Defense, December, 2006
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Superstar Seminar, Cutting Edge Forensics; Dirty Pictures & Beyond: Evidentiary Issues of Electronic Evidence, October, 2006
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association; Pretrial Motion Practice and Trial Preparation, April, 2006
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law; Criminal Defense Practice, April, 2006
  • Cuyahoga County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association; Current Issues and Trends in Child Pornography Defense Part II Mitigation Component Included, April, 2006
  • Cuyahoga County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association; Current Statistics, Trends, & Strategies in Child Pornography Prosecutions, March, 2006

Additional Professional Activities

  • Criminal Justice Expert Witness; Legal Malpractice, Criminal Procedure, Rules of Evidence and Ethics, State and Federal Cases
  • Testimony before the 128th Ohio General Assembly, Congressional Committee on Public Safety & Homeland Security, House Bill 473, Proponent, Commonly Known as "Sexting"
  • Testimony before the 130th Ohio General Assembly, Ways and Means Committee, House Bill 59, Opponent, commonly known as "Legal Service Tax"
  • News Certified Exchange, National Cybercrimes Writer, 2011-2015 www.examiner.com
  • Legal Investigation and Consultation, Europe, Asia and S. America

MEDIA APPEARANCES

  • ABC News
  • American Law Radio Show
  • Associated Press
  • Ashleigh Banfield, HLN Primetime
  • Attorney at Law Magazine
  • BBC
  • Bloomberg News
  • Canton Repository
  • Cleveland.com
  • Cleveland Free Times
  • Cleveland Jewish News
  • Cleveland Scene Magazine
  • CNN
  • Dayton Daily News
  • Chicago Tribune
  • E-Commerce News
  • FOX News
  • Good Morning America
  • GP-SOLO
  • Hannity & Colmes
  • HBO
  • HLN
  • Huffington Post
  • Inside Business Magazine
  • Japan Fuji Television
  • LA Times
  • Law.com
  • Law & Fact
  • Mansfield News Journal
  • National Law Journal
  • NBC
  • News Certified Exchange
  • New York Magazine
  • New York Times
  • NPR-The Sound of Ideas
  • People Magazine
  • Ohio News Now
  • Piers Morgan Show
  • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
  • Stow Sentry
  • Tech News World
  • The Bill O’Reilly Show
  • The Courier
  • The Hudson Hub
  • The Mike Trivisanno Show
  • The Montel Williams Show
  • The News-Herald
  • The Plain Dealer
  • The Vindicator
  • USA Today
  • Vice News
  • WCPN
  • WKNR
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