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OACDL - 2017 Vindicator - The Uncertainty of Ohio Law: The New Legal Frontier of Medical Marijuana
2017

Attorneys Ian Friedman and Tom Haren discuss the significant questions that surround several provisions within House Bill 523, which legalized medical marijuana in Ohio.

Attorney at Law Magazine – Eric C. Nemecek: Cyber Smarts Meets Courtroom Savvy
March 2017

We are proud to announce that Attorney Eric C. Nemecek was selected as the Attorney of the Month for March 2017 by Attorney at Law Magazine, Cleveland Edition!

Huffington Post - When Surviving Childhood Means Killing Your Father
February 9, 2017

Bresha Meadows shot her abusive dad to save her family, she says. Now her entire future is at stake.

HLN - Teen accused of shooting dad in the head to protect mom
January 23, 2017

Attorney Ian Friedman appeared on HLN’s Primetime Justice with Ashleigh Banfield to discuss the case of 15-year-old Bresha Meadows, charged with the murder of her father.

Daily Mail - Supporters pack courtroom where teen girl, 15, is charged with killing her father to protect her mother after 'years of abuse'
January 20, 2017

Bresha's lawyer, Ian Friedman, said the girl was born into an abusive home and often witnessed her mother being abused at the hands of her father.

Cleveland.com - Judge orders Bresha Meadows to treatment facility for evaluation in dad's slaying
January 20, 2017

Her attorney, Ian Friedman, said the child killed her father in self-defense. He had sought her release from the youth detention facility in Warren.

WFMJ - Warren teen accused of killing father to undergo mental evaluation
January 20, 2017

“We believe this is a self defense case and the mental evaluation will sustain that,” said Friedman.

WKBN - Show of support in court for Warren teen charged with murder
January 20, 2017

"The real question left in this case is the ‘why,'” said Ian Friedman, Meadows’ attorney.

Fox 8 Cleveland - Supporters pack courthouse for 15-year-old Warren girl accused of killing father
January 20, 2017

Bresha's family and her attorney, Ian Friedman, say the teenager was trying to protect her mother from abuse.

Cleveland.com- Relatives of 15-year-old Bresha Meadows clash over bond request in father's slaying
January 19, 2017

"We would welcome any conditions for bond that the court would find and set - which would be far better than keeping her in a jail cell,'' said the girl's attorney, Ian Friedman.

Cleveland.com - Potential impact of Cuyahoga County judge's marriage to new prosecutor's advisor
January 9, 2017

"I would have no problem...going into Judge Miday's courtroom and would expect nothing less than a thoughtful, fair and impartial ruling for my client," Attorney Ian Friedman said.

Attorney at Law Magazine - Applying the Fourth Amendment in the Age of Technology
January 2017

In the January issue of the Cleveland edition of Attorney at Law Magazine, Attorney Eric Nemecek discusses how advancements in technology can interfere with the Fourth Amendment's privacy protections.

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

January 2017

In the latest issue of the Cleveland edition of Attorney at Law Magazine, Attorney Ian Friedman and Law Clerk Brad Wolfe explain the implications of the recently amended Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure.

AP News – Ohio troopers add anti-drug effort to traffic safety mission
December 31, 2016

The Ohio State Highway Patrol has implemented a new plan to crack down on drugs and says this effort has led to a record number of seizures of illegal substances. However, Attorney Ian Friedman believes the agency is using baseless stops to search vehicles.

Cleveland.com - Fatal shooting on Cleveland's West Side connected to robbery attempt, records say
December 27, 2016

"(Through) no fault of his own, my client was put in what any person would perceive as a life-threatening situation," Friedman said.

The Chronicle-Telegram - Use of familial DNA raises privacy concerns
December 7, 2016

Ian Friedman said familial DNA testing is a backdoor method allowing government to ascertain the most private information about an innocent person without their consent.

Tribune Chronicle – Teen accused of murder garners world attention
December 4, 2016

“People feel an emotional draw to the case because a father shot by a 14-year-old daughter is not something you hear about every day,” Attorney Ian Friedman said. “Issues of abuse in the home and domestic violence are issues that are prevalent, but it doesn’t surface like this often.”

Teen Vogue – This 15-Year-Old Ohio Teen Accused of Killing Her Father Will Not Face a Life Sentence
December 2, 2016

“This is a monumental decision,” Attorney Friedman said. “This is what we had hoped for since day one.”

Cleveland.com - Cuyahoga County's top judge demands county jail provide lawyers with timely access to clients
Dec 2, 2016

Cleveland.com turned to Attorney Friedman for comment on one top judge's threat to Cuyahoga County jail over complaints that defense counselors regularly do not have access to their detained clients.

Huffington Post - 15-Year-Old Accused Of Killing Allegedly Abusive Father Won’t Face Life Sentence
December 1, 2016

Attorney Friedman's 15-year-old client Bresha Meadows will not face murder charges as an adult, but instead as a minor in juvenile court. The decision comes after months of speculation and advocate efforts surrounding Meadows' internationally known case.

Cleveland.com – Bresha Meadows, 15, to be charged as a juvenile in dad's slaying, prosecutor says
December 1, 2016

The Trumbull County prosecutor’s office announced that Attorney Friedman’s client, 15-year-old Bresha Meadows, will be tried as a juvenile for her father’s slaying.

Cleveland.com - Lake County residents part of federal investigation into illegal phone charges, money laundering
September 9, 2016

Attorney Friedman spoke to the press to defend his client, who has been named by federal prosecutors in connection with an expansive, two-year DEA investigation that alleges phone service fraud here in Ohio.

Democracy Now - Hero or Murderer? 15-Year-Old Bresha Meadows Faces Life in Prison for Killing Abusive Father
August 31, 2016

Democracy Now interviews Attorney Ian Friedman about the murder charge brought against his client, a 15-year-old girl who killed her father in self-defense.

The Repository - Dissecting second trial of Colleen McKernan as defense continues making its case
August 28, 2016

Attorney Ian Friedman spoke with The Repository about the retrial of Colleen McKernan, who is facing 15 years to life in prison for shooting her husband in self-defense on New Year's Eve 2014.

Attorney at Law Magazine - Utilizing the Safety Valve as a Safe Haven in Federal Drug Conspiracy Prosecutions
Vol. 2 No. 8

In a new piece for Attorney at Law Magazine, Attorney Eric Nemecek examines possible “safety valve” strategies for avoiding mandatory minimum sentences in federal drug conspiracy cases.

The Huffington Post - Teen Girl Accused Of Killing Abusive Father Flooded With Letters Of Support
August 8, 2016
Attorney Ian Friedman spoke to The Huffington Post about the outpouring of support his young client Bresha Meadows has received from the public.

NBC4i.com - Attorney: Ohio girl, 14, killed dad as he slept to stop abuse
August 5, 2016
"This was a classic situation of a battered woman as it relates to mom,” said Cleveland attorney Ian Friedman. “The girl and her siblings witnessed this every day. It reached a point where it’s self-defense and defense of others.

The Huffington Post - 14-Year-Old Girl Accused Of Killing Her Allegedly Abusive Father
August 8, 2016

Additional coverage on the Bresha Meadows case from the Huffington Post "Black Voices" series.

Daily News - Ohio girl charged with murdering her father shot him to protect family from his abuse, mother says
August 5, 2016

More national coverage on the case of Bresha Meadows, the 14-year-old Warren girl accused of killing her father.

Dailymail.com - Mother of 14-year-old girl accused of fatally shooting her father in the head praises girl for 'saving the family' from abusive drunk
August 5, 2016

Attorney Ian Friedman's case of Bresha Meadows gains international attention. Bresha, 14, is facing aggravated murder charges after shooting and killing her father, who spent years abusing Bresha and her mother.

Fox8.com - 14-year-old accused of killing father, family says girl is 'hero who saved them all'
August 4, 2016

Attorney Ian Friedman is representing 14-year-old Bresha Meadows, who is facing aggravated murder charges for killing her abusive father, but close relatives say she was trying to protect her family. Bresha and her mother had suffered years of relentless abuse at the hands of her father.

Cleveland.com - Bedford Municipal Court planning bail reform: Impact 2016: Justice for All
July 29, 2016

Cleveland.com turned to Attorney Friedman for comment on Bedford Municipal Court's proposed bail reform. The court plans to reduce the number of non-refundable bond payments in favor of a 10% option that will allow some defendants to recover their money.

ABC 4 - Loophole in Georgia privacy law leaves questions about "upskirting" in public
July 27, 2016

Following a controversial privacy ruling in Georgia, reporters turned to Attorney Friedman to learn whether or not public "upskirt" photos could become legal in Ohio. Attorney Friedman analyzed Ohio's voyeurism statute and found it unlikely that any kind of invasive photo taken in public would be considered legal.

Attorney at Law Magazine - 'Your Honor, We Next Call to the Stand in Taiwan...': Videoconferencing & the Confrontation Clause
Vol. 2 No. 7

Attorney Ian Friedman and law clerk Thomas Moran explain the affects that video conferencing and other technological advancements have on a defendant’s right to confront their accusers under the Sixth Amendment.

Attorney at Law Magazine - The Castle Doctrine & Jury Instructions: It’s Not Just For Intruders Anymore
Vol. 2 No. 6

Attorney Eric Long explains the elements of "self-defense" and how the Castle Doctrine impacts the jury instructions.

Attorney at Law Magazine - Miranda: A Historical Perspective
Vol. 2 No. 5

It was the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court's ruling in Miranda v. Arizona in June 2016. Attorney Eric Nemecek discusses the history of the case and where we are today.

Cleveland Jewish News - New law school grads face challenging questions
June 20, 2016

“I think that the prospects for a lawyer in Cleveland are fair to excellent, depending upon what area they choose to get involved in,” said Ian Friedman of Friedman & Nemecek in Cleveland.

Cleveland.com - One-armed defense attorney nabs serial burglar attempting to burglarize law office
June 20, 2016

Attorney Ian Friedman and receptionist Danielle Lucas spoke to Cleveland.com about their unexpected encounter with a prolific Cleveland burglar. After a scuffle in our firm offices, Attorney Friedman as able to identify the man, leading to his arrest.

ABA Journal - Lawyer is suspended for accessing and deleting some law firm emails after firing
June 16, 2016

Attorney Friedman went to the Ohio Supreme Court to defend an embattled lawyer facing possible disbarment for sending inappropriate emails to a former employer. Instead, the court found a one-year suspension more appropriate.

Cleveland Jewish News - Stanford sexual assault case sentence draws varied opinions in Cleveland
June 16, 2016

Cleveland Jewish News turned to several prominent Cleveland legal figures for their take on the controversial Stanford rape case ruling. Attorney Ian Friedman shared his surprise on the light sentence, while also elaborating what the current penalties could mean for the convicted.

Cleveland.com - Solon businessman fined $250,000 for lying to FBI about bribing city of Cleveland employee
June 14, 2016

Attorney Ian Friedman secured mere probation and fines for a client facing serious federal charges. Ashwani "Eddie" Adya faced bribery, fraud, and making false statements to the FBI charges. After a carefully contructed plea deal, however, and Ian Friedman's appeal to a federal judge, Adya will only face minimal penalties and zero jail time.

Cleveland.com - Cuyahoga County law director, top lawyers lay out bail system inequities: Impact 2016: Justice For All
May 22, 2016

The Anti-Defamation League met with several prominent Cleveland legal figures, including Attorney Ian Friedman, about improving the local criminal justice system for minority communities and the poor. Attorney Friedman championed bail reform and the protection of rights of the accused, as well as recognized the political challenges of making meaningful changes to court policy.

TimesReporter.com - MISTRIAL: McKernan back in court Tuesday after jury fails to reach verdict in murder trial
April 29, 2016

Attorney Ian Friedman will resume work defending Colleen McKernan following a mistrial determination by the judge her first trial last week. The jury in that first trial reached a deadlock and McKernan will receive a new trial.

Cleveland.com - Suspect in Parma home invasion pleads not guilty
April 27, 2016

Attorney Eric Nemecek appeared with client William H. Mareda in court this week to enter a not-guilty plea. Mareda stands accused of robbery, kidnapping, and other charges allegedly connected to a Parma home invasion. A trial has been scheduled for May.

CantonRep.com - Coroner: Robert McKernan shot 10 times
April 20, 2016

Attorney Ian Friedman asserted self-defense as the reason his client, Colleen McKernan, shot and killed her husband Rob in 2014 and that none of the state's body of physical evidence proved otherwise.

Cleveland 19 - Youth minister pleads not guilty to sexual contact with underage girl
April 19, 2016

Attorney Nemecek entered a not guilty plea on behalf of Brian Mitchell, a former church youth director who stands accused of 10 counts of sexual battery stemming for an alleged 2015 relationship with an underage girl.

Cleveland.com - Rocky River sisters indicted, charged in Cleveland-area club drug conspiracy
April 5, 2016

Attorney Friedman will defend Rinald Turhani, a Detroit-area trucking company owner, against federal drug trafficking charges. Turhani and three co-conspirators are accused of importing drugs from Canada and selling them in Cleveland, New York, and Michigan.

Newsnet5 - Court docs: All victims on Tumblr nude blog page are from Twinsburg High School
February 8, 2016

Newsnet5 turned to Attorney Friedman for insight on a Tumblr blog that was found to be depicting nude and inappropriate photos of 14 underage female students of Twinsburg High School.

Cleveland Jewish News - Does 'Law & Order' disturb legal order?
January 14, 2016

“’A Law and Order” episode show begins with the crime, and one hour later, ends with, 99 out of 100 times, a conviction,” Friedman said. That’s quite unlike real life.

Cleveland Jewish News - Civil liberties / national security debate rears its head again
December 30, 2015

For all of the sound bites and debate, in what was one of the most drawn out arguments of the 2016 election cycle, Friedman said that the politicians on stage largely missed the mark.

Cleveland Jewish News - The Tamir Rice Case / The Jewish Perspective
December 30, 2015

“The decision, based upon all of the evidence, when you’re able to take away the emotion – as hard as that may be to do – leads to only one conclusion and that was that there is insufficient grounds for an indictment,” Ian Friedman said.

Cleveland.com - Tamir Rice grand jury decision: What the experts are saying
December 28, 2015

Attorney Ian Friedman gives his expert opinion on the grand jury's decision in the Tamir Rice shooting case.

WKYC - CLE law experts react to Tamir Rice grand jury decision
December 28, 2015

Ian Friedman joined WKYC's Sara Shookman to discuss a grand jury's Monday decision.

Cleveland.com - Tamir Rice grand jury decision: What the experts are saying
December 28, 2015

Activists are decrying the grand jury's decision, while others such as local defense attorney Ian Friedman said the grand jury made the right decision.

WKYC - Former Cuyahoga County grand jury foreman weighs in on Rice case

November 24, 2015

Attorney Friedman voiced support of the thorough and transparent grand jury process now at the center of the Tamir Rice controversy.

Cleveland.com - Prosecutors withdraw motion in heroin 'kingpin' case, still probe lawyer payments

November 23, 2015

Cleveland.com turns to Attorney Friedman for insight into manipulation allegations surrounding a high-profile Cleveland drug case.

WKYC Channel 3 - Portable traffic cameras catch on in Ohio

November 19, 2015

WKYC Channel 3 turned to Attorney Friedman for insight on the legality of new portable traffic cameras that are being used to retroactively ticket speeders in northest Ohio.

Cleveland. com - Tamir Rice case unlikely to result in convictions: legal experts say

October 15, 2015

Ian Friedman sat down with fellow legal professionals to offer an analysis of what criminal charges Cleveland prosecutors could realistically pursue against the officers involved in the Tamir Rice shooting.

Cleveland.com - Local investigators, prosecutors using wiretaps without the feds

September 29, 2015

Cleveland has seen a rise in wiretap investigations by local law enforcement and prosecutors. Attorney Friedman spoke to reporters about the trend and its possible effect on one of his current clients' cases.

Cleveland.com - Dunkin' Donuts owner charged with bribing city of Cleveland official to obtain grant

September 24, 2015

Attorney Friedman speaks to the press about his defense of Ashwani Adya, a Solon businessman accused of bribing city employees in order to open a Dunkin Donuts.

The Morning Journal - Father of man involved in Lorain Ward 2 case files suit, alleging defamation

August 31, 2015

Attorney Friedman filed a defamation suit on behalf of Anthony Horn, who is accused by Lorain Councileman Dennis Flores of fixing a May 2015 election to favor his own son, Ryan Horn.

WEWS News Channel 5 - Police: Shaker Heights CCW holder fires at dog

August 18, 2015

After an alarming Shaker Heights shooting in which a concealed weapon carrier opened fire on a dog, the news station turned to Attorney Friedman, who is also a CCW instructor, for insight on when legal civilian firearms can be used.

ABC 8 News - Legalizing marijuana has some worrying that the business could become a monopoly

August 14, 2015

Attorney Ian Friedman shares insights into the upcoming pot bill in Ohio. Attorney Friedman is confident, “It’s going to end up in the courts. There’s no question about it”.

NewsNet5.com - Responsible Ohio | Biggest obstacle to legalized pot on Ohio ballot may be Issue 2

August 13, 2015

Attorney Ian Friedman comments on the push to legalize marijuana in the state of Ohio as it heads to the polls on November 3, 2015. According to Friedman, if this measure passes, it will be unprecedented in the United States.

Cleveland.com - Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner chemist fired over botched test, county retests hundreds of samples
July, 10, 2015
The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office will retest thousands of drug samples after firing a forensic chemist earlier this week for botching analyses Cleveland defense attorney Ian Friedman called the allegations against Sran "extremely troublesome."

Cleveland.com - Legal experts break down possible charges in Tamir Rice case
June 18, 2015
Attorney Ian N. Friedman analyzees the theoretical charges officers could face for the shooting death of Tamir Rice

WKYC NBC 3 - Analysis: Tamir Rice Investigation Report
June 14, 2015
Attorney Ian N. Friedman discusses the Tamir Rice investigation report with WKYC's Chris Tye.

WKYC NBC 3 - Legal Analysis: Tamir Rice Report
June 13, 2015
WKYC's Chris Tye interviews Attorney Ian N. Friedman about the Tamir Rice investigation report.

Cleveland.com - Cleveland restaurateur fights charges that he molested and raped a child
June 2, 2015
Attonrey Ian N. Friedman argued in court against the molestation and sexual abuse charges brought against his client, a local restaurateur.

WKYC NBC 3 - Prosecutor challenges legal analysis of Brelo verdict
May 29, 2015
Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty has filed an appeal in the trial of Cleveland Police Officer Michael Brelo.

WKYC NBC 3 - Expert explains prosecution challenge in Brelo trial
May 23, 2015
Criminal Defense Attorney Ian N. Friedman explains the challenges the prosecution faced in Michael Brelo's voluntary manslaughter trial.

Clevelandjewishnews.com - Legal experts optimistic police body cameras will pay dividends
April 17, 2015
“This will become commonplace in courts, and I think that prosecutors, defense lawyers and police alike will be going to the body cameras if not first, then close, when beginning their investigations,” said criminal defense attorney Ian Friedman. “It helps us get to the heart of the truth, and that’s really what the entire criminal justice system is about.”

Cantonrep.com - Former Massillon woman pleads not guilty to murder charge
April 16, 2015
She was ordered in January in Massillon Municipal Court to electronically-monitored house arrest and was permitted to leave her house to meet with her attorney, Ian N. Friedman.

Cleveland.com - Judge tosses lawsuit filed by Shaker Heights man wrongfully convicted of rape
April 15, 2015
Following Vaughan's initial conviction, his parents hired defense attorney Ian Friedman. He and a team of defense lawyers found, among other issues, that police made multiple errors when initially investigating the case, including not interviewing the girl.

Cleveland.com - Former Eaton Corp. contractor pleads guilty to trying to infect company's computer system
April 08, 2015
Under federal sentencing guidelines, though, Samoilovas will likely face a sentence of up to six months. His attorney, Ian Friedman, said he believes his client should be put on probation. Samoilovas entered his plea to U.S. Magistrate Judge Greg White. U.S. District Judge Christopher Boyko is scheduled to sentence him July 1.

Cleveland.com - Akron police officer charged in Playhouse Square assault was 'primary aggressor,' police say
April 08, 2015
Crupp's attorney, Ian Friedman, said Tuesday that Crupp's criminal history is irrelevant. "Steven wasn't attacked that night because he had a prior run-in with the law," Friedman said. "If police didn't feel he was victimized, they wouldn't have charged Mr. Campbell."

Cleveland.com - Man beaten at Playhouse Square previously convicted of assaulting Parma Heights police office
Apr. 07, 2015
Crupp's attorney, Ian Friedman, said his client's criminal history is irrelevant to the incident outside the hotel.

Newsnet5.com - Akron Police Officer Adam Campbell charged in connection with Playhouse Square attack
Apr. 6, 2015
The victim is 31-year-old Steven Crupp of Cleveland. Crupp’s attorney, Ian Friedman, said his client has six broken ribs, a cracked pelvic bone and a disfigured face from the attack.

NewsNet5.com - Police are looking for three suspects who they say beat up a man in Playhouse Square
April 4, 2015
The victim is 31-year-old Steven Crupp of Cleveland. Crupp’s attorney, Ian Friedman, said his client has six broken ribs, a cracked pelvic bone and a disfigured face from the attack.

Newsnet5.com - Cleveland suspect wanted for murder, even though police know someone else killed man
April 3, 2015
“If you’re going to commit a felony, you better be ready to live with the consequences,” said Ian Friedman, a Cleveland defense attorney.

Attorney of the Month: Ian N. Friedman

Attorney At Law Magazine - Ian N. Friedman: Attorney of the Month
April 2015
Attorney at Law Magazine selected Ian N. Friedman as the Attorney of the month for its Cleveland edition.

Telegraph-Forum - Former Abon co-owner gets probation, must repay $10,000
March 19, 2015
Attorney Ian Friedman, who represented Bence, said a number of seized items will be returned to Bence.

Cleveland.com - Cleveland Heights contractor sentenced to seven years for owning large child pornography collection
March 4, 2015
Attorney Friedman's client originally faced up to 15 years in federal prison, but the judge sentenced him to a reduced term of only 7 years.

Mansfield News Journal - Plea deal struck in Abon case
February 23, 2015
"Today brought Mr. Bence's case one critical step closer to resolution," Attorney Ian Friedman said. "I am very pleased that he plead to only one lower level count of receiving stolen property, which carries a presumption of probation."

Cleveland.com - Parma substitute surrenders teaching license, enters diversion program in child endangering case
February 11, 2015
"In hindsight and after reviewing the video, he would certainly love to go back in time and act more protectively. This sentence allows everyone involved to close this hurtful chapter and move forward," Attorney Ian Friedman said in a statement.

Fox 8 Cleveland - Video: Fight inside Bainbridge BW3 similar to other recent brawls
January 19, 2015
“They’re doing it for attention. The second this fight happens, they’re putting it online to get acknowledgement and praise from others, and that’s a very scary sign for the future,” Attorney Ian Friedman said.

McKernan Murder Case Bound Over to Common Pleas

The attorney for the woman accused of killing her husband asks that the public reserve judgement. Cleveland-based attorney Ian Friedman represented 26 year old Colleen McKernan in court Friday morning during her preliminary hearing in Massillon, which was waived. McKernan is accused of shooting her 29 year-old husband, Rob, to death on New Year's Eve. Friedman says people can speculate about what happened in the McKernan's home that night, but, says what did happen will come out in the court room.

TheCourier.com - Fatal New Year's Eve shooting goes to Ohio grand jury
January 10, 2015
Her attorney Ian Friedman asked people to reserve judgment until the facts are presented and said he's confident his client will be exonerated.

IndeOnline.com - Grand jury to hear case of Massillon woman accused of killing husband
January 9, 2015
Attorney Friedman asked people to reserve judgment in the case until the facts are presented, and expressed confidence that Colleen McKernan would be exonerated.

Fox8.com - Attorney: Huge fight at Cinemark movie theater shows 'scary sign of the future'
January 5, 2015

Attorney Ian Friedman explains why he believes teens using social media to organize large-scale fights like Beachwood and Valley View are just looking for attention online.

WKYC.com - Fallout continues after Valley View theater brawl
January 4, 2015
Attorney Ian Friedman discusses the recent fights at Valley View and Beachwood and says that he believes that these two incidents involving hundreds of teenagers are not a coincidence but planned for shock value.

www.cleveland.com - Garfield Heights man sentenced to 18 months in prison for attacking woman he met on dating site
January 5, 2015
"It was not his intention to harm her," Attorney Friedman said. "But things got out of control, they escalated, and he made some very poor choices."

www.cleveland.com - Judge sentences drunken driver to seven years in crash that killed former Cleveland State police chief
December 17, 2014
Defense attorney Ian Friedman hailed Mitchell as well, and offered his condolences to Mitchell's family. He called Picha's actions selfish, saying Picha failed to realize the consequences of his actions. Picha was headed to a doctor to check on a leg injury from snowboarding when the accident took place.

News-Herald.com - Willoughby man sentenced for child pornography
December 1, 2014
Attorney Friedman's client who previous pleaded guilty to child pornography charges received a jail sentence of 45 days in the Lake County Common Pleas Court.

3wkyc.com - What is a Grand Jury?
Nov. 25, 2014
Ian discusses the difference between a Trial Jury and a Grand Jury and discuss the community outrage regarding the recent police shooting.

Stow Sentry - Stow Man Accused of Unleashing "Malicious" Computer Code
November 23, 2014
Attorney Friedman represents a man accused of transmitting a dangerous computer code at his former workplace with the intent of destroying company information.

Cleveland.com - T.J. Lane will not be charged for recent prison escape
Oct. 24, 2014
"Does that prosecutor want to give T.J. Lane another stage?" asked Ian Friedman, Lane's attorney. Lane is now in a more secure prison in Youngstown.

Cleveland.com - Parma substitute teacher's request for diversion program denied in child endangering case
Oct. 14, 2014
In a ruling issued Friday, Judge Kenneth Spanagel denied Mellinger's request to be considered for the Parma Municipal Court's diversion program. The program allows offenders to complete a court-ordered sentence, such as community service, in lieu of jail time if convicted.

Daytondailynews.com - Miami County lawyer seeks special prosecutor
Sept. 17, 2014
Attorney Christopher Bucio’s lawyer Ian Friedman of Cleveland asked Miami County Judge Christopher Gee to prohibit the county prosecutor’s office from investigating the pending case against Bucio because of an alleged conflict of interest. The office is led by Prosecutor Anthony “Tony” Kendell.

Cleveland.com - Parma substitute teacher accused of child endangering has diversion hearing postponed again.
September 17, 2014
Defense attorney Ian Friedman requested the continuance because he hasn't received documents he subpoenaed from the Parma schools and Mellinger's employer, staffing agency The Renhill Group.

T.J. Lane Prison Escape and Capture
September 11-12, 2014

jsonline.com - What is wrong with kids these days?
September 10, 2014
The bullies were all rounded up Wednesday and they face charges ranging from misdemeanor assault to disorderly conduct. However, chances are the bullies will not face any time because , as heinous as th is was, "It's going to be difficult because under state law there's really not a lot of offenses that fit," said Ian Friedman, a criminal defense attorney.

Fox8.com - Police identify students involved in attack on teen with autism
September 8, 2014
Attorney Ian Friedman discusses the types of criminal charges that could be brought against the juveniles who attacked an autistic teen.

Cleveland.com - Diversion hearing rescheduled for Parma substitute teacher accused of child endangering
September 03, 2014
The hearing for Gregg Mellinger, 49, of North Ridgeville, was scheduled for Wednesday but was postponed to Sept. 17 due to a scheduling conflict for defense attorney Ian Friedman.

Fox8.com - New details in Aliza Sherman’s murder investigation
August 28, 2014
“So the evidence, the police reports, the witness statements, and so forth, that which we would normally get in all the cases, some of it here they have concerns about turning it over because now as we understand from yesterday a lot of it does have to do with the investigation in the Sherman murder and that is why it is given over to the judge under seal,” Friedman said.

Cleveland.com - Investigations into courthouse bomb threats and Aliza Sherman murder are "parallel" and "intertwined," prosecutors say
August 28, 2014
Moore, through his attorney Ian Friedman, has denied any involvement in Sherman's death. He gave a statement to police shortly after the March 24, 2013 stabbing , which happened outside his offices, after he had a meeting with Sherman to prepare for her upcoming divorce trial.

Cleveland.com - Attorneys say county prosecutors won't turn over evidence in bomb threat case against local lawyer Gregory Moore
August 27, 2014
The failure to turn over the records has prevented Moore him from preparing his defense, according to attorneys Ian Friedman and Kristina Suppler.

Cleveland.com - Parma substitute teacher accused of endangering children requests diversion program
July 23, 2014
Ian Friedman, the attorney for a substitute teacher accused of endangering children, has asked the court to consider his client for its diversion program.

Cleveland.com - Teen accused of firing shot through neighbors home given fine, probation
July 17, 2014
Anne Keller, an attorney representing Gilchrist, said her client has become more cognizant of gun safety since the incident, and has even taken a gun safety class as a refresher.

Keller cited Gilchrist's lack of criminal history when she asked Hagan to impose a fine and probation rather than jail time.

"The police detective determined it was an accident," she said.

Cleveland.com - Man who struck and seriously injured bicyclist after drinking in Ohio City granted new trial
July 10, 2014
"The appellate court validated our contention that the State of Ohio failed to produce crucial evidence in advance of trial to the prior defense team," Attorney Friedman said.

Transcript of Verdict - Trial of Ben Suarez and Suarez Corporation Industries, Inc.
View the transcript of the jury's verdict for Ben Suarez and his company, SCI.

Ohio.com - Lawyers for Ben Suarez battle lone guilty verdict in campaign finance case
July 4, 2014
Attorney Ian Friedman, who successfully defended SCI against all of the government’s accusations, said Suarez will vigorously fight his conviction in his appeal.
“We have great confidence in Mr. Suarez’s defense team,” Friedman said. “We know that they will be appealing that one issue and we are very optimistic that he, too, will be eventually cleared of all charges.

Cleveland.com - Ben Suarez trial's jury foreman talks publicly in Q&A about deliberations, government's star witness, obstruction of justice, Renacci and Mandel
July 03, 2014
Attorney Ian Friedman: "Well prepared. His ability to articulate questions so they would hold up to objections allowed us to hear the case he wanted to present."

Cleveland.com - Ben Suarez acquitted on all charges except one -- witness-tampering/obstruction of justice for letter to SCI controller
June 30, 2014
Defense attorney Ian Friedman, who represented SCI, called the trial "Round One" of a long heavyweight fight, and he expressed optimism at Suarez's lawyers' ability to overcome the one felony count on which he was convicted.

"We have great confidence in Mr. Suarez's defense team, and I know they will file an appeal on that issue, and that Mr. Suarez will be acquitted in the end," Friedman said

Cleveland.com - Ben Suarez found not guilty of violating campaign finance laws
June 30, 2014
"The 500 people who work for SCI know they can go to work tomorrow and the lights will be on and they can keep earning a living for their families," said defense attorney Ian Friedman.

Cleveland.com - Ben Suarez trial closing arguments: Feds characterize him as evil wizard; defense says he committed no crimes
June 26, 2014
Defense attorney Ian Friedman argued to the jury that there was no evidence Suarez or anyone at SCI destroyed or hid documents sought by the FBI. He did concede the company was negligent in its response to the subpoenas.

"Were they late? Sure," Friedman said. "SCI apologizes for that. But in the end the documents got there.

"Ben Suarez made a mistake, but a mistake is not a crime," Friedman said.

Cleveland.com - Ben Suarez made costly mistake, defense attorney says
June 04, 2014
If Ben Suarez knew he was committing a federal offense, then he knowingly put his family in harm's way. That's the argument defense attorney Ian Friedman presented during closing statements on Thursday.

Cleveland.com - FBI agent identifies dozens of documents Ben Suarez failed to supply after subpoenas
June 23, 2014
"There was never any attempt by SCI to orchestrate stories, nor did SCI engage in any conduct that could be characterized as witness tampering," said SCI attorney Ian Friedman.

Cleveland.com - Anesthesiologist who sexually assaulted patient will leave the country after serving his sentence.
06/16/2014
Attorney Friedman represented the doctor in this case. Originally began as a rape case, he only served 29 days as sanction before leaving per his request to his country of origin.

Cantonrep.com - Giorgio wraps up testimony in Suarez trial
06/14/2014
Ian Friedman, a defense attorney representing SCI, asked Giorgio about the day FBI agents searched the company’s offices for records and documents related to the campaign contributions.

Michael Giorgio was grilled about what the 72-year-old Suarez instructed him to do related to allegations the two conspired to break federal election law in an effort to gain the favor of two federal politicians in a legal dispute brought against SCI by a group of district attorneys in California.

Daytondailynews.com - Some counts canceled in Beck criminal case
06/04/2014
Defense attorneys, such as legal expert Ian Friedman, say the numerous counts in a case like this can be a bit deceiving because in reality the prosecutors are charging him several different ways for the same alleged event.

Cleveland.com - Federal prosecutors in Ben Suarez trial ask judge to compel 11 reluctant witnesses to testify under immunity
June 02, 2014
"With the trial starting tomorrow (Monday), we're going to let everything that needs to be said happen in the courtroom," Friedman said.

Cleveland.com - Attorney for substitute teacher readying presentation about Parma bullying incident
May 28, 2014
Attorney Ian Friedman requested 30 days to review video of the incident during Mellinger's April 16 pretrial hearing. Friedman said during a pretrial hearing Wednesday at Parma Municipal Court that he's seen the video and is readying a presentation for prosecutors.

Cantonrep.com - Suarez trial set to start next week in federal court
May. 27, 2014
The company itself also rejected a plea offer, said Ian Friedman, a Cleveland attorney representing SCI, a Jackson Township-based direct-marketing company. The company’s plea offer included a $2.5 million fine, the attorney said. If convicted, SCI faces a fine of more than $10 million, Friedman said.

Cleveland.com - Ben Suarez rejects final plea deal; faces 10-12 years in prison if convicted of illegal contributions
May 27, 2014
Attorney Ian Friedman, who represents Suarez's direct-marketing firm, Suarez Corporation Industries, also rejected a final plea offer that would have required the company to pay a $2.5 million fine. If convicted, the company could pay a fine of from $10 million to $20 million, said Assistant U.S. Attorney Rebecca Lutzko.

Cleveland.com - North Canton direct-marketer Ben Suarez used PAC money, Josh Mandel's political clout to fight California deceptive advertising lawsuit, prosecutors say
May 23, 2014
Company attorney Ian Friedman said: "There was never any attempt by SCI to orchestrate stories, nor did SCI engage in any conduct that could be characterized as witness tampering."

Cleveland.com - Ben Suarez orchestrated illegal campaign scheme, per company CFO Michael Giorgio's plea agreement
May 19, 2014
"The entire SCI family is saddened to learn that Michael Giorgio, as part of his guilty pleas, has acknowledged a pattern of his own dishonesty and criminal conduct," said attorney Ian Friedman.

Wkyc.com: " Aliza Sherman's lawyer's office searched"
April 24, 2014
Attorney Ian Friedman, who represents Moore, tweeted this statement: "Greg Moore vehemently denies involvement in Sherman murder. Investigation by government will reveal same."

Cleveland.com: "Conviction Integrity Units like the one formed last week by Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty are increasingly popular - but do they work?"
April 21, 2014
Attorney Friedman explains why he thinks the formation of the new Conviction Integrity Unit is important and necessary.

Cleveland.com: "Parma subsititute teacher accused in connection with bullying incident appears in court"
April 16, 2014
Attorney Ian Friedman is representing substitute teacher charged with endangering children.

The Plain Dealer: "Bedford judge case highlights tricky legal issue: Can the government make people hand over their computer passwords?"
March 7, 2014
Attorney Ian Friedman discusses whether forcing people to provide their computer passwords is a violation of their rights under the Fifth Amendment.

19 Action News: "The legal rights to protect your child from school bullies"
February 13, 2014
Attorney Friedman explains the legal options available to parents whose children are being bullied.

WKYC: "Drivers left with questions after traffic camera ruling"
January 29, 2014
Attorney Anne Walton Keller provides insight about the 8th District Court of Appeals' ruling that the current process for appealing traffic camera tickets is unconstitutional.

NYtimes.com - Cleveland Man Admits to Abductions
July 26, 2013
Ian Friedman, a law professor in Cleveland and former president of the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, said that the community was relieved on Friday to learn of the plea deal. It is likely that prosecutors agreed to it to bring a quick resolution to the case without extending it for years with appeals. If the case had gone to trial, the victims would have had to relive their traumatic experiences, he said.

CNN: Piers Morgan Live
July 26, 2013
Attorney Ian Friedman discusses the Ariel Castro kidnapping case as a guest on the Piers Morgan Live Show.