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Brad S. Wolfe, Esq.

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Brad Wolfe joined Friedman & Nemecek, L.L.C., in January of 2016. He has represented numerous clients in complex criminal, cyber and white-collar matters in federal and state courts. In 2020, Brad was recognized by the National Trial Lawyers Association as “Top 40 Under 40” for Criminal Defense in the State of Ohio.

Brad focuses on obtaining the most favorable results for his clients as quickly as possible, and he takes pride in maintaining exemplary communication and compassion throughout the process. He fully understands the traumatic affect that criminal investigations and prosecutions have on his clients and their families. Brad prioritizes a zealous, detailed, and creative style of representation for each of his clients to ensure that their rights are protected.

Brad is extremely proud to be a criminal defense attorney and he appreciates the opportunity he has to make a profound and positive impact on the legal community.

Major components of his legal work center specifically on alleged offenses of violence and sex crimes. Brad also concentrates on technology-based matters, which include crypto-currency issues, dark web transactions, data seizures, social media scams, unauthorized access to computer systems, and digital extortion.

Brad is the Chair of the Cyber Security, Data Privacy & Emerging Technologies Section of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, and the Vice-Chair of the Criminal Law Section. Brad serves on the Board of Directors for the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, where he is the Co-Chair of the CLE Committee. He also frequently lectures to attorneys, law students, and the community-at-large on a number of relevant, legal topics.

Brad is a graduate of the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and serves on the Board of Trustees for its Alumni Association. During law school, Brad clerked for the Honorable Michael P. Donnelly who is now a Justice of the Supreme Court of Ohio.

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EDUCATION

  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Bar Passage April 2017 - Trial Team, Member
  • The Ohio State University, B.S. Social Work, 2013

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Friedman & Nemecek, L.L.C. - Attorney, 2017 to Present
  • Friedman & Nemecek, L.L.C. - Law Clerk, 2016 to 2017
  • Cuyahoga County Public Defender’s Office - Law Clerk, 2015
  • Honorable Michael P. Donnelly - Legal Intern, 2014
  • Nager, Romaine & Schneiberg Co., L.P.A. - Law Clerk, 2014
  • U.S. Pretrial Services, Southern District of Ohio - Legal Intern, 2012 to 2013
  • U.S. Pretrial Services and Probation Office, Northern District of Ohio - Legal Intern, 2012

HONORS

  • The National Trial Lawyers Association, Top 40 Under 40: Criminal Defense, 2020

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Board of Directors, 2018 to Present
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Technology Committee, Co-Chair, 2020 to Present
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, CLE Committee, Co-Chair, 2018 to 2020
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, 2017 to Present
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, COVID-19 Legal Taskforce, Member, 2020 to Present
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Cyber Security, Data Privacy & Emerging Technologies Section, Chair, 2020 to Present
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Cyber Security, Data Privacy & Emerging Technologies Section, Programming Co-Director, 2019 to 2020
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Criminal Law Division, Vice Chair, 2018 to Present
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Councilman, 2018 to Present
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, 3-R’s Program, Member, 2018 to Present
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Speakers Bureau, Member, 2017 to Present
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Member, 2015 to Present
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Racial Justice Task Force: School Climate Work Group, Member, 2020 to Present
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Alumni Association, Annual Recognition Luncheon Committee, Co-Chair, 2020 to Present
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Alumni Association, Technology Committee, Member, 2020 to Present
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Alumni Association, Board of Trustees, 2020 to 2023
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Alumni Association, Life Member, 2020
  • Lake County Bar Association, Criminal Justice Committee, Member, 2018 to Present
  • Lake County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Committee, Member, 2018 to Present
  • Lake County Bar Association, Program & Speakers Bureau, Member, 2018 to Present
  • Lake County Bar Association, Member, 2018 to Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, 2016 to Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member, 2016 to Present
  • American Bar Association, Member, 2015 – 2018
  • Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, Volunteer Lawyers Program, Member, 2018 to Present
  • Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, Jam for Justice, Disc-Jockey & Emcee, 2013 to Present

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cyber Crime Course: Use of Technology in the Defense of Criminal Allegations, Cleveland, Ohio, October, 2020
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Webinar, Stress Management, Moderator, Cleveland, Ohio, July, 2020
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Webinar, Cyber Threats Targeting Practitioners and Clients During the COVID-19 Outbreak, Moderator, Cleveland, Ohio, July, 2020
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Webinar, Tolling: Civil and Criminal Law Impact of Ohio Tolling Orders, Cleveland, Ohio, April, 2020
  • Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Death Penalty Seminar, Loosening the Death Belt XXIV: The Invisible Treasure Trove of Technological Courtroom Evidence, Co-Presenter With Ian N. Friedman, Esq., Birmingham, Alabama, January, 2020
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, New Lawyer’s Bootcamp, Tech Topic: Technology to Win Your Case, Cleveland, Ohio, December 2019
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cyber Crime Course, Cleveland, Ohio, September 2019
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Tools for the Criminal Defense Toolbox: The Use of Electronic Evidence in the Courtroom, Toledo, Ohio, September 2019
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Hot Talks: The Impact of Ohio Issue I (Moderator), Cleveland, Ohio, October 2018
  • Valley Forge High School, College and Career Preparation Course: Law, Parma Heights, Ohio, September 2018
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Tools for the Criminal Defense Toolbox: Utilizing Recent Developments in the 4th Amendment and Technology, Toledo, Ohio, September 2018
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cyber Crime Course, Cleveland, Ohio, September 2018
  • The Unforgiving Light Society, Caring for Our Community: Domestic Violence & Ohio Firearm Law, Cleveland, Ohio, May 2018
  • Mayfield High School, College and Career Preparation Course: Law, Mayfield, Ohio, March 2018
  • Valley Forge High School, College and Career Preparation Course: Law, Parma Heights, Ohio, January 2018
  • Valley Forge High School, College and Career Preparation Course: Law, Parma Heights, Ohio, October 2017
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Alumni Association, Terrific Tuesday, Cleveland, Ohio, September 2017

PUBLICATIONS

  • Spotlight on Cyber Security, Data Privacy, & Emerging Technologies: Cyber PLUS All of Us, The Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal, November, 2020
  • OACDL Adapts to The New World of Virtual CLEs, The Vindicator, Co-Authored by T. Douglas Clifford, Esq., November, 2020
  • OACDL CLE Committee Provides Education Well Beyond the “Minimum” to Maintain a Thriving Criminal Defense Practice, THE VINDICATOR, Co-Authored by T. Douglas Clifford, Esq., April, 2020
  • Current Applications and Capabilities of Electronic Evidence, The Vindicator, December 2019
  • Legal Tech Watch: Demystifying and Appreciating Snapchat, Attorney at Law Magazine, July 2017
  • 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, Attorney at Law Magazine, co-authored by Ian N. Friedman, December 2016
  • Miranda: A Historical Perspective, Attorney at Law Magazine, co-authored by Eric C. Nemecek, May 2016
  • Privacy vs. National Security: Decrypting the Issues and Arguments, Attorney at Law Magazine, co-authored by Eric C. Nemecek, March 2016

COURT ADMISSIONS

  • United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • State of Ohio

PRO HAC VICE ADMISSIONS

  • United States District Court, Northern District of Indiana

MEDIA APPEARANCES

  • HBO
  • Sesi Magazine
  • The Jewish News
  • The News-Herald
  • The Plain Dealer
  • The Root
  • Tribune Chronicle
  • Vice News
  • WCHB
  • WJW
  • WKYC

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  • The Best Lawyers In America
  • Best Lawyers - Lawyer of the Year 2019
  • AVVO
  • Super Lawyers
  • American Board
  • American Bar Foundation
  • OACDL
  • ACLU
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

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