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Tyler J. Walchanowicz, Esq.

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Tyler has a passion for seeking justice for clients and strives to ensure that all people are offered fair process and just outcomes. Prior to joining Friedman & Nemecek as an associate attorney, he clerked at the firm while attending the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. It was in Ian Friedman’s Cybercrime class that the two met and where Tyler stood out as a bright legal mind. At Cleveland-Marshall, Tyler was an active member of the Entertainment & Sports Law Association which allowed him to compete in the 2020 International Baseball Arbitration Competition hosted by Tulane University. Prior to joining the firm, Tyler also clerked at the Cuyahoga County Public Defender’s Office.

Tyler brings a unique and diverse practice to Friedman & Nemecek, focused on providing powerful representation for all his clients. While his practice focuses primarily on criminal and cyber defense, Title IX litigation, and complex civil litigation, Tyler – a former collegiate baseball player - quickly recognized that athletes and coaches at all levels face unique opportunities and challenges that require powerful and sophisticated representation and advice. Tyler has represented athletes and coaches from high school, through each division and subdivision of college athletics, and to the professional level. These clients have benefited from Tyler’s representation in a wide array of areas, including Title IX complaints; conduct and policy violations; eligibility issues; Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) deals; criminal allegations; and civil claims.

As part of the firm’s legal team, he has been instrumental in a defending wide variety of matters including international cyber cases, complex financial fraud investigations and complex corporate disputes. Tyler brings an important dynamic to the firm as an analytical writer and fierce advocate that effectively addresses the many quasi-criminal and administrative matters that our clients face.

Tyler is a member of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association. He is active in the Criminal Law and Cyber sections. He is also a member of the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

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EDUCATION

  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, J.D., 2020
    • Graduated Magna Cum Laude
    • Tulane University International Baseball Arbitration Competition Participant, 2020
  • Hiram College, B.A., Psychology, Sociology, 2017
    • Graduated Cum Laude

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Friedman & Nemecek, L.L.C.
    • Advise students and faculty members accused of violations of college code of conduct and sexual misconduct violations across the United States.
    • Advise athletes and coaches across the United States in various areas of the law including, Title IX complaints and code of conduct violations, eligibility issues, Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL), criminal investigations, and civil matters.
    • Provide representation to individuals and entities during criminal, cyber and white-collar investigations.
    • Provide defense representation to clients at all states 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.
    • Handle a diverse caseload representing clients in state and federal civil litigation arising out of civil rights actions, employment matters, personal injury, and intentional torts.
  • Cuyahoga County Public Defender’s Office
    • Law Clerk, 2019
    • Cleveland, Ohio
  • Lazzaro Luka Law Offices
    • Law Clerk, 2018 to 2019
    • Rocky River, Ohio
    • Lazzaro Luka Law Offices
    • Law Clerk, 2018 to 2019
    • Rocky River, Ohio

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

  • Member, 2020 to Present
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

  • Criminal Law Section, Member, 2020 to Present
  • Cyber+ Section, Member, 2020 to Present

COURT ADMISSIONS

  • State of Ohio
  • Northern District of Ohio

Publications
  • Title IX and the Return to Campus, Ohio Lawyer, Jul-Sept 2021. 2021

Award-Winning Criminal Defense Representation

  • AVVO
  • Super Lawyers
  • American Board
  • American Bar Foundation
  • OACDL
  • ACLU
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

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