Friedman & Nemecek, L.L.C. is pleased to announce that our firm has
been profiled in the latest Cleveland edition of Attorney At Law Magazine.
In it, Founding Attorneys
Ian Friedman and
Eric Nemecek discuss the origins of their relationship, how they are expanding their
practice and influence in the legal community, and where they see the
firm headed in the future.
In the Beginning
Attorney Friedman met Eric Nemecek in 1997: he had just graduated from
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and opened his own criminal defense
practice. Attorney Nemecek was still in law school at the time and clerked
for Attorney Friedman. It was then that both men realized that their work
ethic and philosophy towards the justice system complimented one another.
For nearly 20 years, the attorneys bounced around different firms before
finally deciding to start their own last year.
Now, Friedman and Nemecek say they can do what they love the way they want
to it—and both men believe that that has benefitted clients and
their community. "I'm primarily concerned with assuring that
fairness is achieved in every situation," said Friedman. "In
light of my past successes and a strong relationship I maintain with former
clients, I feel extremely satisfied with the type of work that I do."
"I firmly believe that this area of the law affords attorneys the
best opportunity to make a significant and lasting impact on the lives
of their clients the practice of law itself," Nemecek told the magazine.
Giving Back to the Community
The success that both men have had both in and outside the courtroom has
also put them in a fortunate position to give back to the legal community
and help better the local justice system. Attorney Nemecek has served
as co-chair of the American Bar Association cybercrime committee and was
the former chair of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association's criminal division.
Attorney Friedman founded New Lawyer Boot Camp, an annual education event
for young lawyers about to enter the workforce from law school. Friedman
also worked for three years to establish "Open Discovery" in
Cleveland courts, a new policy that allows for greater prosecutor transparency
before litigation. Currently, he is working to reform hearing scheduling
practices to better improve court docket efficiency. "We believe
that lawyers have a duty to be involved with community efforts and initiatives
that seek to effectuate change," Friedman said.
The Future of the Firm
Since its founding, Friedman & Nemecek, L.L.C. has moved to expand
their criminal defense focus. Attorney Nemecek's cybercrime experience
has allowed the firm to take on those cases on a national level and even
consult with businesses to better improve their cyber security. Perhaps
even more exciting is the firm's new commitment to international cases:
it is currently handling a white collar crime case Quito, Ecuador and
has represented clients and entities in Europe and Asia, as well. The
attorneys say these new efforts, in addition to the work they continue
to do for accused clients in greater Cleveland, has revitalized their outlook.
"It's funny, I get up in the morning and I'm excited to go
to work again," said Attorney Friedman. "I haven't felt
like this since probably the first couple of years of practice. To say
that 20 years in, I'm very pleased."
You can read the full Attorney At Law Magazine Profile on Friedman &
Nemecek, L.L.C. , "Back to the Basics," here.
If you or a loved one has been accused of a serious crime, the distinguished
and effective Cleveland criminal defense attorneys at
Friedman & Nemecek, L.L.C. are ready to hear your story. Contact them today to request a
free case evaluation.