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WKYC 3 Studios - Lawsuit says former Ashtabula teacher, school board member sexually abused students in 1980s while district covered it up

May 16, 2023

Attorney Eric Long is representing one of the six former students who have filed a federal lawsuit claiming they were sexually abused by a former teacher and coach of the Ashtabula Area City School District during the late 1980s. Watch Attorney Eric Long's interview with WKYC here

Cleveland 19 News - Lawsuit claims Ashtabula Schools covered-up sexual abuse cases for decades

May 16, 2023

Click here to watch Attorney Eric Long's interview with Cleveland 19 News on the lawsuit filed in the Federal District Court for Northern Ohio that claims that the Ashtabula City School District helped cover-up sexual misconduct by former teacher Christine Seuffert with multiple students during the 1980′s. 

Akron Beacon Journal - 'Attacks stop today,' attorney says after charges are dropped against former Summit deputy

May 3, 2023

Prosecutors dismissed the remaining charges against former Summit County Sheriff's lieutenant, Antonio Williamson, represented by attorney Ian Friedman. - Summit County prosecutor drops 10 felony charges against former sheriff’s lieutenant

May 2, 2023

Charges have been dropped against former Summit County sheriff’s lieutenant, Antonio Williamson, who was represented by attorney Ian Friedman. - Will Larry Householder take the stand in HB6 corruption trial? Should he?

February 27, 2023

Attorney Ian Friedman provides commentary on Ex-Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder's decision to take the witness stand to testify in his own defense.

NBC4 Columbus News- Free legal clinic helps Ohioans navigate abortion rights

February 10, 2023

The Legal Access Program, launched by The Abortion Fund of Ohio, will run in partnership with the Ohio law firm Friedman, Menashe, Nemecek & Long, whose attorneys offered a helping hand to the state’s abortion fund once the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe. - Abortion Fund of Ohio Launches Free Legal Access Program to Aid Patients and Health Care Providers

February 3, 2023

The Abortion Fund of Ohio (AFO) today launched the Legal Access Program to provide free and confidential legal advice and case management, connect people with pro-bono counsel and help minors who want to seek abortions without parental permission, among other comprehensive offerings.

Ohio Metropolitan Bar Journal - The Justice System Needs An Update | Authentication And Admissibility In The Wake Of Apple’s Recent Revisions To Its Messaging Application

January 13, 2023

In this Ohio Metropolitan Bar Journal article, Attorney Eric Nemecek discusses recent updates to Apple’s iMessages application and how they raise serious concerns within the context of the judicial system, particularly as it relates to the reliability and admissibility of the electronic messages.

Columbus Jewish News - Panel to discuss Dobbs decision reversing Roe v. Wade

August 5, 2022

After Roe v. Wade was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court in the June 24 Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision, Friedman, founding partner of Friedman Menashe Nemecek & Long in Ohio and an adjunct professor at Ohio-Marshall College of Law, said he and other lawyers in his criminal defense practice also immediately began taking calls about the criminal and legal implications of abortion law in Ohio.

Columbus Jewish News - Panel Discusses post-Dobbs criminal, legal implications

July 27, 2022

"The Ohio Metropolitan Bar Association hosted a four-hour seminar, “Post Dobbs: The Medical and Legal Landscapes of Reproductive Rights in Ohio,” July 25 both on Zoom and in-person at the Ohio Metropolitan Conference Center in downtown Ohio, addressing what doctors, care providers, lawyers and the public need to know post-Dobbs in Ohio." - Largest Narcotics Seizure In County History Ends Only With Probation

July 7, 2022

"A Texas man who was arrested after he was found with about 50 pounds of marijuana and nearly $150,000 in cash during a Portage County traffic stop will be able to return home with his family following his sentencing on Tuesday." - Why Deshaun Watson went from ‘I just want to clear my name’ to settling most of the sexual misconduct claims

June 25, 2022

Leading experts Ian Friedman, Esq. and Andrew Brettler, Esq. explain the strategy behind Deshaun Watson’s decision to now settle the majority of the sexual misconduct lawsuits against him, instead of defending his name in court.

CNN - Two fraternity members charged in Stone Foltz hazing death acquitted of involuntary manslaughter, reckless homicide

May 28, 2022

Fraternity member, Troy Henricksen, represented by his attorneys Eric Long and Tyler Walchanowicz was found not guilty of involuntary manslaughter, reckless homicide and tampering with evidence.

Ohio Jewish Magazine | CJM.COM - Friedman Menashe Nemecek & Long, L.L.C. Was Recognized for Their Expertise in the Field of Cyber Crime Offenses

January 28, 2022

"For more than two decades, Friedman Menashe Nemecek & Long, L.L.C., has led the field in the defense of cybercrime offenses. In recognition of the firm's experience and success, individuals and entities also routinely engage Friedman, Menashe, Nemecek & Long to pursue a variety of online civil fraud actions."

Ohio Jewish Magazine | CJM.COM - Attorney Madelyn J. Grant Was Featured in the Ohio Jewish Magazine. 

January 28, 2022

"Long before she began her journey to become a criminal defense attorney, Madelyn J. Grant found herself in the courtroom to watch her father David Grant."

Ohio Metropolitan Bar Journal - Cryptocurrency and Criminal Defense; Rising to the Challenge of Modern-Day Clients and Modern-Day Problems

January 22, 2022

This article will provide a synopsis of recent trends in cryptocurrency and blockchain development, discuss cryptocurrency crimes and the Government’s response, and provide practical tips for criminal defense lawyers when handling cryptocurrency cases.

Ohio Magazine - 2022 Ohio 500

January 12, 2022

Attorney Ian Friedman is featured in The Ohio 500, a list of the most powerful and influential people in Ohio.

COURT TV LIVE- Deadly Road Rage Shooting, George Floyd Case, Truck Driver Sentenced to 100 Years in Prison, and More.

January 5, 2022

Attorney Ian Friedman provides commentary on cases involving a road rage shooting, officers involved in the death of George Floyd, a truck driver sentenced to 100 years in prison, and more. - Civil-Rights Groups, Lawyers Applaud Nomination of Marisa Darden as U.S. Attorney for Northern Ohio 

November 17, 2021

Civil-rights groups and attorneys are hailing the nomination of Marisa Darden as U.S. Attorney for Northern Ohio. Attorney Ian Friedman, said Darden “possesses all of the attributes and experiences that make her the best person for this position.”

Court TV - The Killing of Ahmaud Arbery & the Kenosha Protest Shooting 

November 16, 2021

Attorney Ian Friedman provides commentary on Court TV's Closing Arguments regarding the Kyle Rittenhouse trial and the three men on trial for killing Ahmaud Arbery.

Ohio Jewish News - Antisemitic Claims Surface in VASJ Coach Rotsky’s Lawsuit

November 1, 2021

Ian Friedman, Eric Long and Tyler Walchanowicz suspect antisemetic motives played a role in Coach Jeff Rotsky's suspension. - VASJ’s Jeff Rotsky Receives Temporary Restraining Order to Coach Friday in OHSAA Football Playoff Game

October 28, 2021

Ian Friedman, Eric Long and Tyler Walchanowicz defend Coach Jeff Rotsky from actions taken against him by the OHSAA.

Ohio Lawyer Magazine - Title IX and the Return to Campus

October 6, 2021

Attorneys Tyler Walchanowicz and Eric Long discuss the political and judicial climate as it pertains to Title IX. - Ohio and Other States Announce Multi-Billion Dollar Opioid Lawsuit Settlement: Capitol Letter

August 30, 2021

Tentative $26 billion settlement with the nation’s three largest pharmaceutical distributors to settle thousands of lawsuits related to the companies’ role in the opioid epidemic. - Ohio Agrees to Pay Out $35,000 to Protester Struck by Officer During George Floyd Demonstrations

August 6, 2021

The City of Ohio has agreed to pay $35,000 to a protester beaten by an officer during a demonstration against police brutality. - Former Chagrin Falls Village Clerk Who Stole $250K Over 20 Years Spared Jail Time

August 5, 2021

The former Chargin Falls clerk who embezzled nearly $250,000 from the village’s coffers will not spend any time behind bars.

New York Times - Drake Bell Given Two Years of Probation in Childhood Endangerment Case

July 12, 2021

Jared Drake Bell, a former star of the Nickelodeon series “Drake & Josh,” was sentenced on Monday to two years of probation after pleading guilty to two charges against him relating to a girl he had met online and who attended one of his concerts in Ohio in 2017.

The New York Times - Drake Bell Charged With Attempted Child Endangerment

June 4, 2021

Jared Drake Bell, a former star of the Nickelodeon sitcom “Drake & Josh,” was charged in Ohio with attempted child endangerment and disseminating material harmful to children.

The Wall Street Journal - SEC Sues Cryptocurrency Promoters Over Deal That Raised $2 Billion

May 28, 2021

Washington regulators sued a group of cryptocurrency promoters who helped raise over $2 billion from investors with the promise of 40% monthly returns, in one of the largest cases ever brought over digital assets.

Ohio 19 - Felony Gun Charge for Pittsburgh Steelers Player Dropped as Part of Lake County Plea Deal

May 5, 2021

A Pittsburgh Steelers player who was initially arrested in Lake County on gun and traffic violations reached a plea deal with prosecutors on Wednesday.

The Blade - The World of Title IX Grapples with New Regulations, Pending Charges

May 2, 2021

Over many months, Olivia Dunn has spent hours in therapy trying to overcome the mental and emotional trauma she never thought she’d find at the hands of the officials tasked with protecting her right to an education.

10WBNS - Eight Charged in Hazing Death of Bowling Green Student Stone Foltz

April 29, 2021

The Wood County Prosecutor's Office on Thursday announced charges against eight people in the hazing death of Bowling Green State University student Stone Foltz.

People - Eight Men Charged After Alleged Hazing Incident Bowling Green State University That Left Pledged Dead

April 29, 2021

Sophomore Stone Foltz died in March three days after attending an off-campus Pi Kappa Alpha event where he was allegedly forced to consume a large amount of alcohol.

NBC News - Eight People Charged in Hazing Death of Stone Foltz at Bowling Green State University

April 29, 2021

Eight people have been charged in connection with the death of Stone Foltz, the Ohio college student who died earlier this year after an alleged hazing at Bowling Green State University.


Ideastream -Bail Project Employee Sues Ohio, Police Over June 2020 Curfew Arrest

April 6, 2021

A Bail Project employee is suing the City of Ohio and police officers over his arrest last year, saying his Downtown residency exempted him from the curfew order imposed after the May 30 demonstrations and rioting. -Bail Project Employee Files Lawsuit Against Ohio, Police Officers Who Arrested Him For Curfew Violations After Protests May 30

April 6, 2021

A community activist has accused the City of Ohio and several police officers of civil-rights violations, claiming that he was arrested twice on the same day without probable cause in the aftermath of downtown riots last summer.

ABC 5 News Clevland - Expanded 'Stand Your Ground' Law Taking Effect April 6 Places Burden On State to Disprove Self-Defense

March 21, 2021

Ohio's expanded "Stand Your Ground" law goes into effect on April 6. "We used to hear that it was the castle doctrine. So, it just had to be from your home and then your car. Now there is no limit," said Ohio criminal defense attorney Ian Friedman. "It can be anywhere where you may be approached, anywhere where you may feel that fear that you or someone else is facing great bodily harm or death." - Former Summit County Sheriff’s Deputy Sues Department, Akron Police Over Firing

March 11, 2021

A former Summit County sheriff’s deputy sued the department and Akron police on Wednesday, accusing authorities of mishandling an investigation into rape allegations and pinning other charges on him because he is Black. 

Akron Beacon Journal - Former Summit County Sheriff Lieutenant Sues Sheriff, City of Akron

March 11, 2021

A former Summit County Sheriff lieutenant found to have been selectively prosecuted because of his race has filed a federal lawsuit against the sheriff’s office and the City of Akron. Antonio Williamson alleges discrimination and wrongful prosecution and termination in his lawsuit filed late Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Akron. He is seeking more than $75,000 in damages. - Ohio Settles Lawsuit with Euclid Woman Over Officer’s Actions During George Floyd Protests May 30

February 26, 2021

The City of Ohio has agreed to pay a Euclid woman $35,000 to settle a lawsuit involving a police officer who sprayed pepper spray in her face during the George Floyd protests at the Justice Center on May 30. Attorneys said in filings this week that the case had been resolved in U.S. District Court in Ohio. A second federal lawsuit involving the officer, John Kazimer, for his actions that day is pending.

Little Detours Podcast - Ep. 53: Ian N. Friedman On Creating a New Life

February 17, 2021

Ohio Criminal Defense lawyer Ian N. Friedman got a new grip on life after he lost his arm in a motorcycle accident. The moment he hit the guardrail and flew 100 feet has been with him every day since June 17, 2011. The metal tore through his neck and severed the nerves to his arm. He calls it the best thing that happened to him.

Ohio 19 News – Resident Files Lawsuit Against Ohio Police Claiming He Was Profiled and Arrested While Picking up Groceries Day After May Riots

January 26, 2021

Eight months after the downtown riots, a federal civil rights lawsuit was filed against six Ohio Police officers and the city. A downtown Ohio resident says he was profiled and arrested by police while walking to pick up groceries the day after the riots at 4:17 p.m. He was never actually charged with a crime until one week after his arrest. Attorney Eric Long says that alone should raise questions, “I think it’s reasonable to question whether the decision a week later was in an effort to clean up the mess that they (police) had made.”

Local12 - 2 Suspended Miami University Students Reinstated Following Lawsuit

November 17, 2020

Two Miami University students that filed suit against the university after being suspended for COVID-19 guideline violations have been reinstated by a judge. Miami suspended the students after one of them was cited for a noise violation at an off-campus house party. "Our concern was if our clients were not able to actually finish the coursework or take the finals if we prevailed in the lawsuit, at the end of the day, there’s nothing to be done to make up for that work lost,” said Long.

WCPO Cincinatti - Judge Orders Miami University to 'Immediately Reinstate' Two Students After COVID-Related Suspension

November 17, 2020

On Tuesday, an Ohio judge ordered Miami University to "immediately reinstate" two students who had been suspended until the end of the year for violating Miami's student code of conduct related to COVID-19. "I'm thrilled that the students are going to be able to avoid the harm of forfeiting the semester," said Eric Long, one of the attorneys representing the students, identified by the pseudonyms "Jane Roe" and "Jane Doe." - Ohio’s Barley House Filed a Lawsuit in Erie County to Challenge the State’s Coronavirus Restrictions on Bars

November 17, 2020

When the owners of the Barley House bar sued the state last month over coronavirus-related restrictions, they chose not to file in the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court just around the corner. Instead they teamed up with the pizzeria chain Cameo Pizza to file suit more than 65 miles away in Erie County Common Pleas Court. Attorney Eric Long said that because Cameo Pizza operates in Erie County and the losses it says it suffered from being shuttered in the early days of the pandemic and the restrictions placed in Erie County, it was able to initially file the suit there.

The Miami Student - Two Students Sue Miami Over COVID-19 Related Suspension

November 15, 2020

Two Miami University students filed a lawsuit against the university over their suspension for hosting a party in August. Attorney Eric Long said he has filed a motion for the students to be reinstated at Miami for the duration of the case.

“Miami is coming down very heavy handed,” Long said. “I don't know if it's because of the national response to that one party where people had COVID and were kind of broadcasting it. But in any event, they seem to be taking an approach that is extremely heavy handed and unfortunately jeopardizing the future of a lot of students.”

Akron Beacon Journal - Judge Will Hear Former Summit Sheriff Lieutenant’s Discrimination Claim

July 28, 2020

Four white Summit County sheriff’s deputies who improperly used a law-enforcement database for personal reasons faced no criminal charges while an African American sheriff’s lieutenant found to have committed the same offense is being prosecuted. A hearing will be held next week to decide if Lt. Antonio Williamson, who was fired from his job, is being selectively prosecuted.

“The law does not permit prosecutions based upon race or other discriminatory considerations,” said Attorney Ian Friedman. - Ohio Police Officer Accused of Using Excessive Force at May 30 Protest Faces Second Lawsuit

July 28, 2020

A Ohio patrolman is the subject of a second lawsuit that accuses him of using excessive force during the George Floyd protests at the Cuyahoga County Justice Center on May 30. “This case perfectly highlights why there is such distrust toward police departments,” said a statement by attorneys Ian Friedman and David Malik, who brought the case.

Court TV - New Charges Against Chad Daybell

July 1, 2020

Attorney Ian Friedman recently provided commentary on CourtTV regarding the new charges against Chad Daybell and insight into how he would approach this trial. - Man Who Alleges Assault During Ohio Protest Files Federal Lawsuit

June 29, 2020

A man has filed a federal lawsuit in the U.S. District Court stating he was assaulted by Ohio Police Officer John Kazimer during a May 30 violent protest. Attorneys Ian Friedman and Madelyn Grant are among the attorneys that filed the suit. “This lawsuit is necessary to curb the ongoing and systemic abuse inflicted by some members of the Ohio Police Department,” Friedman said. - Peaceful Protester Sues Ohio, Alleging Officer Used Excessive Force During George Floyd Demonstrations

June 29, 2020

Ryan O’Connor, a protester who marched in Ohio against police brutality, sued the city Monday alleging that he was a victim of what he demonstrated against. “This case highlights the need for meaningful police reform at so many levels," said a statement by attorneys Ian Friedman, David Malik and Madelyn Grant, who represent O’Connor.

IdeaStream - Ohio Drops Curfew Violation Charges Against Downtown Resident

June 25, 2020

Ohio city prosecutors are dropping charges against Anthony Body, a Bail Project staffer that was arrested for breaking Downtown curfew despite living and working there. Eric Long, Body’s attorney, said he expects prosecutors could dismiss charges against other defendants arrested in the wake of the demonstrations and curfew. - Ohio Police Black Shield President Clarifies “Defund the Police” Stance After Internal Backlash

June 25, 2020

After statements he made during a June 16 Ohio Metropolitan Bar Association virtual panel discussion moderated by Attorney Ian Friedman, the head of the group that represents Black Ohio police officers wants to make clear that he is not calling for the police department to be defunded.

Ohio State Bar Association - Exercising Your Right to Protest

June 16, 2020

The right to peacefully assemble and join fellow citizens in protest is so fundamental to American democracy that it is protected by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. Attorney Ian Friedman explains your rights as a protester and what to do if they are violated. - Head of Ohio’s Black Police Union Says Defunding Police ‘Needs to Be Looked At’

June 16, 2020

The president of the union representing Ohio’s black police officers said that police wield too much power and reforms including the defunding of police and the rolling back of laws that shield officers from some civil lawsuits “need to be looked at.”

“The community is making demands, and they want change, and we’re not listening to it,” Montague said Tuesday during a virtual panel discussion hosted by the Ohio Metropolitan Bar Association and moderated by Attorney Ian Friedman. “I know officers aren’t going to like it, but we need to be held accountable.”

Ohio Metropolitan Bar Association - Hot Talk: Black Leadership and The Ohio Police

June 16, 2020

Attorney Ian Friedman served as the moderator for an additional monthly session of Hot Talks, which was put together after the overwhelming response to the CMBA's June session: Police, Protests and Justice. The topic was Black Leadership and the Ohio Police and the panel included the Administrator for the Ohio Office of Professional Standards, Roger C. Smith, Esq., and the President of the Ohio Black Shield Association, Sgt. Vincent Montague. - Black Lives Matter Ohio Co-Founder, Ohio Police Union Attorney Spar During Virtual Discussion

June 9, 2020

Kareem Henton, co-founder of Black Lives Matter Ohio, said that he felt that the time was ripe for more substantive changes following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and heavy-handed police responses to marches and demonstrations. “If there is change coming and we can be part of that change, we’d like to be,” Ohio Police Patrolmen’s Association attorney Joseph Delguyd said.

The pledge came during an hour-long panel discussion about police accountability and reforms that was hosted by the Ohio Metropolitan Bar Association and moderated by Attorney Ian Friedman.

Ohio Metropolitan Bar Association - Hot Talk: Police, Protests, and Justice

June 9, 2020

Attorney Ian Friedman served as the moderator for Hot Talks, CMBA's open forum designed to create a productive dialogue about the most important issues facing our region. This monthly session included vital discussions with law enforcement and Black Lives Matter leadership about finding a just and peaceful future. Topics include the role of collective bargaining in police response, and changing culture within departments.

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News 5 Ohio - Ohio Lawyers Seek Justice Reform & Equal Access To Justice

June 4, 2020

After protests over racial inequities in policing erupted in violence in Ohio last weekend, there is a new effort by Northeast Ohio attorneys to hold officers accountable and create equal access to justice. Ian Friedman, President of Ohio Metropolitan Bar Association, said the nonprofit has long committed to supporting the black community and protests, but now is the time to take committed action.

Best. Podcast. Ever. - Special Episode – Truth to Power – Meet Ian Friedman

June 3, 2020

After taking part in the protests in Chagrin Falls, Alex Gertsburg sits down with attorney and president of the Ohio Bar Association, Ian Friedman to discuss the George Floyd murder, the resulting protests, riots, and the changes that need to happen within the criminal justice system.


Geauga County Maple Leaf - Rally for Justice in Chagrin Canceled Due to High Tensions

June 1, 2020

When sophomore Chase Tuller organized a “Rally for Justice” in Chagrin Falls Village for June 2, he had hoped to rouse dialogue around race issues and police violence, both in the country and within his community. However, what he had not anticipated was some of the rallies elsewhere turning violent, causing people to raise safety concerns around future rallies such as his — which has since been canceled. “I was very pleased to see that a young man would take the initiative to move forward, to see the need for this sort of rally and then actually follow through on it, and call it in a place that he thought it needed to be heard,” said Friedman, who was one of the featured speakers at a peaceful Black Lives Matter event in Ohio.

Ohio Metropolitan Bar Association - CMBA President Ian N. Friedman, Esq. Speaks At "I Can't Breathe" Rally in Downtown Ohio

May 30, 2020

“There is no longer a sideline to stand on. If you choose to remain silent from this moment forward you are complicit. You are responsible in part should another life be taken merely because of the color of one’s skin.” Ian N. Friedman

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IdeaStream - Ohio Justice System Grapples With Bringing Back Jury Trials

May 18, 2020

Courts across the country are facing a daunting task as they look to restart jury trials. A recent attempt to hold a trial in Ashland County during April and early May showed how easily a trial can go wrong. "We have to have all of this decided before we bring people into the courtrooms because if we make a single mistake in the room, if we realize mid-trial that, hey, maybe we should have done something different, the consequence could be grave. Someone could die," Attorney Ian Friedman said.

Louie b. Free Radio Show - Attorney Ian Friedman Interview

May 14, 2020

Attorney Ian Friedman appeared on the Louie b. Free Radio Show, Brainfood from the Heartland. He discussed some of the experiences he has had throughout his career as well as his recent work with the Ohio Jury Trial Advisory Group preparing procedures and recommendations for resuming jury trials amid the COVID-19 pandemic. - Crestline Man's Jury Trial Amid Coronavirus Sparks Controversy 
May 5, 2020

The jury trial of a Crestline man in Ashland County Common Pleas last week didn’t last very long before it was postponed, but the fact that it happened at all has generated controversy and made national headlines. This case should not have gone forward for a number of reasons,” Attorney Ian Friedman said. - Attorney Asks Ohio Supreme Court to Stop Ashland County Judge From Forcing Trial During Coronavirus Pandemic for a Second Time

May 5, 2020

A defense attorney has asked the Ohio Supreme Court to stop an Ashland County judge from trying for a second time to hold what’s believed to be the nation’s first jury trial during the coronavirus pandemic after the first attempt resulted in the defendant being rushed to the hospital with COVID-19 symptoms. Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys and Cuyahoga Metropolitan Bar Association President Ian Friedman said the one day of jury selection raised several procedural alarm bells. m - Businesses That Adapted for Coronavirus See Long-Term Benefits to Remote Employees: Working at Home

April 23, 2020

Ohio’s order closing non-essential businesses due to the coronavirus pandemic forced many companies to adapt to having employees working from home. Attorney Ian Friedman, a partner at the Friedman Menashe Nemecek & Long in Ohio and president of the Ohio Metropolitan Bar Association, expects his law firm will offer more opportunities for remote work moving forward.

Columbus Alive - Confronting the Coronavirus Threat in Ohio’s Correctional System

April 17, 2020

With cases of COVID-19 spiking among the incarcerated, activists, attorneys and politicians are looking at ways to reduce overcrowding and slow the virus’ deadly spread. “It’s a tremendous issue on a number of fronts. Obviously, these folks are prisoners, but they still have the right to be safe, and the right to be protected,” said Ian Friedman. - Grand Jury Declines to Charge Ohio Police Recruit Accused of Sexual Assault in University Heights

March 20, 2020

A Cuyahoga County grand jury decided not to bring felony charges against a Ohio police recruit after a woman accused him of sexual assault in University Heights. His attorney, Madelyn Grant, said that she is thankful the grand jury did not indict Patterson. - Ohio Metropolitan Bar Association Calls for Temporary Halt to All 'Non-Essential’ Court Hearings Amid Coronavirus Concerns

March 16, 2020

CMBA President Ian Friedman and CMBA CEO Becky McMahon have taken significant steps to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

Ohio, OH Local News - African Americans to Benefit Most From Ohio Eliminating Penalties for Low-Level Marijuana Possession

February 12, 2020

Findings in a recent study by revealed that African Americans in Ohio are more likely to be charged with a misdemeanor possession of marijuana than white people are. “I’m not surprised that more African Americans are cited than any other demographic, but I am surprised to the degree,” said Friedman, a criminal defense attorney.

News 5 Ohio - Man Caught With 91 Pounds Of Cannabis Walks Because Police Couldn't Prove It Was Marijuana

January 28, 2020

After securing a not-guilty verdict for a client who was caught with 91 pounds of suspected marijuana, Attorney Ian Friedman explains why the state couldn’t prove the substance wasn’t hemp. Watch the video for more information.

Court TV - FL vs Bonilla: Zombicon Murder Trial

January 9, 2020

Attorney Ian Friedman recently provided commentary on CourtTV regarding the mass shooting at Zombicon and approaching trial of the suspect.

Star Beacon - Former North Kingsville Police Chief Sentenced

December 19, 2019

Nathan Houser, former North Kingsville police chief, has been sentenced to one year of community control, almost a year after he was charged, according to the Ohio Attorney General’s office. "We appreciate the professionalism of the Attorney General’s office in seeking a just and expeditious resolution as well as the thoughtful disposition imposed by the Court,” Friedman said.

C|M|LAW - Alumni Story: C|M|LAW HOF Member Ian Friedman ’97 Reflects on the Bresha Meadows Case

December 05, 2019

"It was past 10 p.m. on a weeknight in the summer of 2016 when Friedman Menashe Nemecek & Long, L.L.C. Partner Ian Friedman ’97 arrived at the Trumbull County Juvenile Detention Center for a meeting with Bresha Meadows that would change his life." - Ohio Lawyers’ Bar Should Be at the Table When the Justice Center’s Future is Decided: Ian N. Friedman

October 29, 2019

Ian N. Friedman discusses the Cuyahoga County Justice Center project and the Ohio Metropolitan Bar Association's exclusion from the steering committee. - Limitations on Attorney Access for Cuyahoga County Jail Inmates a ‘Constitutional Violation,’ Public Defender Says

October 29, 2019

Cuyahoga County Public Defender Mark Stanton says inmates at the Cuyahoga County jail are denied proper access to their attorneys. Restricted visiting hours, a lack of privacy, over-booked visitation scheduling and time limitations for in-person visits contribute to the problem, Ian Friedman said.

Ohio Metropolitan Bar Journal - The Power of One

July-August 2019

Read here to see more on President, Ian Friedman's Inauguration Speech on Friday, June 7th 2019.

Ohio Jewish News - Ian Friedman Discusses Philosophy, Perspective and More

June 21, 2019

Ian Friedman, managing partner of Friedman Menashe Nemecek & Long, L.L.C. in Ohio, discussed his philosophy and perspective as a lawyer in a June 14 interview with the Ohio Jewish News at his downtown office.

Crain's Ohio Business - Diversity is Top Priority for New Ohio Metropolitan Bar Association President

June 9, 2019

For the Ohio Metropolitan Bar Association's new president, Ian Friedman, the coming year will involve continuing efforts surrounding diversity and inclusion, and putting action behind those words.

Crain's Ohio Business - CMBA Taps Ian Friedman for Next President

April 23, 2019

Among its next class of officers, the Ohio Metropolitan Bar Association has announced that its president for the 2019-2020 year will be Ian Friedman. - Boxer Adrien Broner, Accused of Forcibly Kissing Woman at Ohio Nightclub, Pleads Guilty to Lesser Charges

April 8, 2019

A Cuyahoga County judge on Monday placed professional boxer Adrien Broner on probation after he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges in a June attack of a woman at a downtown Ohio nightclub. Broner’s attorney, Ian Friedman, said in a statement that the two were “very pleased” to put the matter behind him.

Akron Beacon Journal - Former Summit Sheriff’s Lieutenant Accused of Rape Sued by Alleged Victim

March 20, 2019

An Akron woman who has accused a former Summit County sheriff’s lieutenant of sexually assaulting her filed a lawsuit this week against her alleged attacker. Ian Friedman, one of Williamson’s Ohio attorneys, is confident his client will prevail.

The News Gazette - Second Ex-Student Sues UI Over Outcome of Sex-Assault Case

March 8, 2019

Attorney Eric F. Long defends his client's right to due process in a contentious case against the University of Illinois.

Star Beacon - Lawyer for Ex-North Kingsville Chief Vows to Fight

January 29, 2019

The lawyer for the ex-North Kingsville police chief said the former officer has “truth” on his side and plans to fight criminal charges against him. “Mr. Houser is entering a plea of not guilty,” said Ian Friedman, Houser’s lawyer. “The charges will be fought for as long as it takes to have Mr. Houser exonerated.”

IdeaStream - Medical Marijuana and Potential Legal Issues; DeWine Inauguration; Browns Introduce Kitchen

January 15, 2019

Ian Friedman and other guests discuss the news that medical marijuana is coming to Ohio. How will this work for doctors, patients, and the state? How will Marijuana be recommended and for whom?

THE E-TEAM - Medical Marijuana Means New Education for Ohio Law Enforcement

January 10th, 2019

Under Ohio law, drivers are allowed to have a small amount of marijuana (less than 2 ng/ml THC in blood or less than 10 ng/ml THC in urine) in their system and legally operate a car. "Not everyone with marijuana in their system is necessarily operating while intoxicated, particularly if they have a medical marijuana card," said lawyer Ian Friedman.


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