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Madelyn J. Grant, Esq.

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Madelyn has been passionate about the criminal justice system and the practice of criminal defense from a young age. She watched and admired her father, David Grant, as he built a successful and well-respected criminal defense practice in Cleveland, Ohio. Madelyn set her sights on following in his footsteps. She is well acquainted with the injustices that are inherent in our criminal justice system and has always aspired to be a trusted and powerful advocate for her clients as they navigate through it.

Madelyn has honed her litigation skills and knowledge of criminal law while interning and clerking for the Honorable Judge Joan Synenberg and the Cuyahoga County Public Defender’s Office. Notably, she earned a spot on the esteemed Cleveland-Marshall Moot Court Team where she won a national competition and was awarded overall best oralist.

As an Adjunct Professor of Cybercrime at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Madelyn has a comprehensive understanding of the intricate nature of cyber offenses which is necessary to attack these highly complex and technologically-focused criminal cases. During her time with the firm, she has gained valuable insight as to how technology can shape the complicated landscape of criminal and civil litigation. Madelyn is also well versed in the most effective approaches to successfully face child pornography matters, cases of sexual assault, and matters stemming from stings conducted by the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Her acute knowledge of technology and passion for the criminal justice system provides our clients with a unique and effective approach to combating the most difficult cases.

Madelyn understands the significant and heartbreaking impact that criminal prosecutions can have on the lives of clients and their loved ones. She takes great pride in ensuring that all of her clients are afforded the most zealous representation possible.

Apart from her work in the courtroom, Madelyn also dedicates her time and effort to improving the legal community. To that end, she is an active board member of the Cuyahoga County Defense Lawyers Association as well the Young Lawyers Section of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association. She also serves as a coach for the Cleveland-Marshall Moot Court Team where she spends months working with students as they prepare for competitions across the county.

While she is not in the office, Madelyn enjoys staying physically active and spending time with her family and friends.

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EDUCATION

  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Bar Passage October 2018 - Moot Court, Chair
  • The Ohio State University, B.S. Journalism, 2015

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Friedman & Nemecek, L.L.C. - Attorney, 2018 to Present
  • Friedman & Nemecek, L.L.C. - Law Clerk, 2017 to 2018
  • Kohrman, Jackson & Krantz - Summer Associate, 2017
  • Honorable Joan Synenberg - Legal Intern, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Cuyahoga County Public Defender’s Office - Law Clerk, 2016
  • Honorable Janet Burnside - Legal Intern, 2013

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Cuyahoga County Defense Lawyers Association, Board Member, 2018 to Present
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, 2018 to Present
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Vice Chair, 2018 to Present
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Member, 2018 to Present
  • National Counsel for Jewish Women, Member, 2018 to Present
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Moot Court Team, Coach, 2020 to Present

PUBLICATIONS

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, I Am Evidence CLE, Cleveland, Ohio, April 2019
  • Career Week Presentation, Heritage Middle School, Cleveland, Ohio, May 2019

Award-Winning Criminal Defense Representation

  • 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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