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Eric F. Long, Esq. Curriculum Vitae

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  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law - Juris Doctor 2009 - Cleveland, OH
  • Miami University - Bachelor of Science, Majors: Finance and Environmental Science 2006 - Oxford, Ohio


Friedman & Nemecek, L.L.C., Attorney - January 2016 - Present


  • Advise individuals and entities during criminal, cyber and white collar investigations.
  • Provide defense representation to clients at all stages of criminal prosecutions in state and federal courts across the United States.
  • Provide representation to clients in all stages of administrative and quasi-criminal proceedings.
  • Provide representation to students accused of violations of the student code of conduct and sexual misconduct.

McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman Co., LPA, Cleveland - February 2015 – December 2015

Associate Attorney

  • Handle a diverse caseload representing parties in state and federal litigation arising out of criminal, personal injury, employment matters, and commercial matters.
  • Attend arraignments, case management conferences, motion practice, and hearings.

Tribler Orpett & Meyer, P.C. - August 2009 – January 2015

Associate Attorney

  • Sat second chair in a Federal Court civil jury trial. Presented the opening statement, examined witnesses and argued motions and jury instructions to a successful end.
  • Handle a diverse caseload representing parties in state and federal litigation arising out of personal injury, employment matters, civil rights actions, products liability and construction defects.
  • Attend mandatory arbitrations, case management conferences, status conferences, motion practice and hearings.
  • Draft and argue motions ranging from routine motions to substantive motions to dismiss and for summary judgment.
  • Attend mediations and pre-trial settlement conferences and negotiate settlement with opposing counsel.
  • Taken and defended over 100 party, fact and expert witness depositions.
  • Prepare pretrial memorandums and motions in limine.
  • Meet and confer with clients regarding status and litigation strategy.
  • Perform site and product inspections relating to personal injury and products liability matters.
  • Additional federal court experience through pro bono efforts on behalf of pro se litigants.


  • Ohio
  • Illinois
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • United States Court of Appeal, Sixth Circuit


  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys – Board of Directors – 2017 – Present
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • John Manos Inn of Court
  • Member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association


  • Ohio Super Lawyers – Rising Star – 2019
  • The National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 – Criminal Defense
  • 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


  • The Castle Doctrine & Jury Instructions: It’s Not Just For Intruders Anymore, Attorney at Law Magazine, Cleveland Edition, Vol. 2 No. 6.
  • Gender-Based Violence is Not the Only Epidemic: False Claims Create Real Victims, Attorney at Law Magazine, Cleveland Edition, Vol. 2 No. 10.


  • 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.
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Terrific Tuesday Program, Cleveland, Ohio, February, 2017.
  • Miami University Pre-law Program Guest Lecturer - Oxford, Ohio, 2017 and 2018

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • ACLU
  • American Bar Foundation
  • American Board
  • ABA
  • Super Lawyers
  • AVVO
  • Best Lawyers - Lawyer of the Year 2019
  • The Best Lawyers In America
  • Court TV
  • New York Times
  • NBC
  • Fox News
  • CNN
  • Huffpost
  • USA Today
  • ABC
  • The Washington Post