Our firm is pleased to announce that Ian N. Friedman has been named the 2019 Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” by The Best Lawyers in America©. Mr. Friedman was given the top honor for his work in criminal defense.
As one of the most trusted legal rating services, The Best Lawyers in America curates an annual list recognizing the country’s most accomplished legal professionals, a list in which Mr. Friedman has been continually included in past years. Inclusion in Best Lawyers is strictly based on peer-review, as well as a multi-phase selection process consisting of peer nominations, independent research, and third-party analysis designed to capture the opinions of leading lawyers who are best positioned to evaluate the abilities of their peers.
In addition to its Best Lawyers listing, the service also bestows its highest “Lawyer of the Year” award upon lawyers who earned the highest point totals during the selection process. Only a single attorney is named “Lawyer of the Year,” an exclusive honor that highlights their unparalleled success and esteem in a particular practice area and metropolitan area. Mr. Friedman was selected as “Lawyer of the Year” in the category of Criminal Defense: General Practice for Cleveland, Ohio.
Mr. Friedman’s distinction as “Lawyer of the Year” speaks volumes about his reputation as one of the most highly regarded and sought after criminal defense lawyers in the country. Throughout his career, Mr. Friedman has served as chief legal counsel for individuals and entities across Ohio, the U.S., and in countries abroad. His reputation as an aggressive trial lawyer, creative legal strategist, and his ability to handle even the toughest cases have earned him the respect of opponents and peers alike, and the confidence and trust of clients facing all types of allegations in the criminal justice system. Mr. Friedman is frequently asked by fellow lawyers, legal professionals, and media outlets to provide his insight on challenging cases, lecture lawyers and law students, and weigh in on various legal topics, including new and emerging fields of law involving cyber litigation and computer crimes, for which he has become a recognized authority.
The qualities which have made Mr. Friedman a renowned legal authority and trusted advocate have helped drive the success of our firm, and further our mission to prioritize clients and leverage the insight and experience of top-tier legal minds when protecting their rights, freedoms, and futures. They have also earned him numerous honors and accolades throughout the years, including his recent recognition as Cleveland-Marshall College of Law “Alumni of the Year,” the first-ever recipient of the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers’ “Lawyer of the Year,” and recognition in Ohio Super Lawyers each year since 2009, among many others.