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EDUCATION

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

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Friedman & Nemecek, L.L.C.
  • Criminal, Cyber & White Collar Legal Defense
  • Practice Focus-Municipal, State, and Federal Criminal Representation
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Adjunct Professor, Cybercrime, 2007-Present
  • Ursuline College, Adjunct Professor, UCAP- Criminal Law & Criminal Forensics, 2005-2008

HONORS

  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Hall of Fame Honoree, 2019
  • Best Lawyers in America, “Lawyer of The Year” for Criminal Defense: General Practice, 2019
  • Best Lawyers in America, The Best Firms in America, Tier I Ranking, 2019
  • Ohio Super Lawyers, Super Lawyer, 2019
  • Ohio Super Lawyers, Top 50 Cleveland Lawyers, 2019
  • Ohio Super Lawyers, Top 100 Ohio Lawyers, 2019
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 24th Edition, Criminal Defense, 2018
  • Best Lawyers in America, The Best Firms in America, Tier I Ranking, 2018
  • Ohio Super Lawyers, Super Lawyer, 2018
  • Ohio Super Lawyers, Top 50 Cleveland Lawyers, 2018
  • Ohio Super Lawyers, Top 100 Ohio Lawyers, 2018
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Alumni Association, Annual Recognition Luncheon, Alumni of the Year Honoree, 2017
  • Ohio Super Lawyers, Super Lawyer, 2017
  • Ohio Super Lawyers, Top 50 Cleveland Lawyers, 2017
  • Ohio Super Lawyers, Top 100 Ohio Lawyers, 2017
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 23rd Edition, Criminal Defense, 2017
  • Best Lawyers, The Best Firms in America, Tier I Ranking, 2017
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 22nd 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 100 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 AFFILIATIONS

  • American Board of Criminal Lawyers, President -2018
  • American Board of Criminal Lawyers, Incoming President, 2017
  • American Board of Criminal Lawyers, Board of Governors, 2013-2016
  • American Board of Criminal Lawyers, Fellow, 2010
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow, 2010
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, N.E. Ohio Ethics Strike Force Chairperson, 2015
  • 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
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, President 2019-2020
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Incoming Vice-President 2017-2018
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 - 2016
  • Jewish Federation, Young Leadership Division, Committee Chairperson, 2006-2008
  • Ursuline College, Curriculum Advisory Board, 2005-2007
  • Family Transitional Housing, Board of Directors, 2001-2004

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • Case Western Reserve University, College of Law, Today’s Criminal Practice: The Effective Practitioner, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, and Ohio Criminal Rule 16, Cleveland, Ohio, April, 2019
  • The City Club of Cleveland, Constitution ALE, Pleading the Fifth, Cleveland, Ohio, March, 2019
  • Case Western Reserve University, College of Law, Judicial Process & Politics: Criminal Justice Perspective, Cleveland, Ohio, February, 2019
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, 4th Annual New Lawyer’s Bootcamp, New Lawyer Pitfalls
  • Q&A, Cleveland, Ohio, December, 2018
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Hot Topics, Were Are We Going? The Future of Blockchain and IoT, Cleveland, Ohio, November, 2018
  • Ohio Anti-Defamation League, Board Meeting, Legal Landscape Surrounding Pittsburgh Synagogue Mass Shooting, Beachwood, Ohio, November, 2018
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Superstar Seminar, Handling High Profile Cases & Media, Dublin, Ohio, October, 2018
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Advanced Sex Crime Defense Seminar, Marsy’s Law: Creative Strategies For Eliminating the Constitutional Obstruction of Your Client’s Defense, Columbus, Ohio, August, 2018
  • National Association for Rational Sexual Offense Laws, Tenth Annual Conference, Clearing Digital Pitfalls: Ethics in the New World of Social Media, Independence, Ohio June, 2018
  • Zukerman, Daiker & Lear, Annual Ethics & Substance Abuse Seminar, Ethical Development and Hurdles Facing The Criminal Law Profession, Cleveland, Ohio, December, 2017
  • Ohio Prosecuting Attorney’s Association, 2017 Annual Meeting, Professional Dos and Don’ts for Prosecutors (Professional Conduct), Columbus, Ohio, December, 2017
  • Cleveland Marshall College of Law, Voir Dire Practicum, Co-Chairperson with Honorable Deana R. Calabrese, Cleveland, Ohio, November, 2017
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Tool Box Seminar, Combatting Challenging Issues in Sex Abuse Investigations & Prosecutions, Columbus, Ohio, September, 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, Reality of Sexual Registration, 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, “My Case Stinks or Does it?: 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

PUBLICATIONS

  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; The Vindicator: Marsy’s Law: Sounded Good But a Step Back for Ohio’s Criminal Justice System, Spring, 2018
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers: The Champion: #Trending: Traditional Crimes Meet Nontraditional Evidence, co-authored by Eric C. Nemecek, February, 2018
  • 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

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

  • 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

ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • News Certified Exchange, National Cybercrimes Writer, 2011-2015 www.examiner.com
  • Court Qualified Expert; Criminal Trial Law, Criminal Law, Evidentiary Effects on Juries and Ohio Criminal Rule 16
  • 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"
  • 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
  • Canton Repository
  • CBS: 48 Hours
  • 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
  • Huffington Post
  • Inside Business Magazine
  • Japan Fuji Television
  • LA Times
  • Law.com
  • Law & Fact
  • Mansfield News Journal
  • National Law Journal
  • News Certified Exchange
  • New York Times
  • NPR-The Sound of Ideas
  • 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
  • WMJI
  • WMVX
  • WKYC
  • WEWS
  • WOIO
  • WIJAB
  • WJW

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

Our Victories

Take a look at our most recent wins!
  • Alleged Violations Of The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
  • Businessman Alleging RICO, Telecommunications Fraud, Aggravated Theft, Money Laundering, and Receiving Stolen Property.
  • Case Western Student Free of Rape Charges
  • CEO and CFO of Large Company in Ohio Indicted
  • City Recognizes Unconstitutionality of Local Law
  • Cleveland Bar Association vs. Counsel
  • Cleveland Detective Receives a Misdemeanor Plea
  • Client Freed of Drug Charges In Post-Conviction Proceedings
  • Client Freed of Rape Of A Minor Charge
  • Client Has Drug Trafficking Convictions Reversed on Appeal