A law firm focused on an individual's right to open discovery in the state of Ohio
At Ian N. Friedman & Associates, L.L.C., we passionately believe that any individual accused of a crime is entitled to aggressive, intelligent legal representation fighting on his or her behalf. This belief fuels our diligence in carefully breaking down all the information and facts until they're fully understood. Often a case can turn on the details which only careful scrutiny can reveal. What's more, deep understanding leads to clear, pertinent information that helps us present the case more effectively to judges and juries. We have represented individuals in countless state and federal jurisdictions across the United States, Europe and Asia. We are honored to have been asked to teach other lawyers in seminars across the country.
Ohio Open Discovery
More than a decade ago, the law firm of Ian N. Friedman & Associates, L.L.C., formed to fill the niche between the small and large corporate law firms. Dedicated exclusively to representing individuals and organizations in need of criminal defense representation, the lawyers in the firm recognized the need for a firm that could render assistance in more complex matters. Driven to provide the utmost professional, comprehensive, and effective defenses, the lawyers and staff of Ian N. Friedman & Associates, L.L.C., work tirelessly to obtain the most favorable result for their clients. We believe that all criminal allegations and prosecutions are extremely serious as life and liberty are often at stake. We know we are successful when our clients feel and even exclaim that, everything that could have been done, was done.expand article
PBS Interview of Ian N. Friedman About Evidence Sharing
Ian N. Friedman television appearance; He talks about Ohio evidence sharing laws known as Open Discovery. Starting July 1st 2010, Ohio prosecutors and defense attorneys will provide the information necessary "to protect the integrity of the justice system, the rights of defendants, and to protect the well-being of witnesses, victims and society at large." It seeks to strike a balance between giving a defendant a fair trial and protecting witnesses who may fear for their lives and the safety of their families.
Ian N. Friedman Lectures at Akron Law School on Criminal Evidence Exchange
Ian N. Friedman presented at Akron Law School on behalf of the Akron Bar Association. During this 60 minute segment Ian will walk you through the various aspects of the issues that have affected defense counsel's access to information. He talks about the collaborative effort from both prosecution and defense and how they arrived at the current solution for Criminal Evidence Exchange (Ohio Criminal Rule 16).
Attorney Ian N. Friedman Presents to the Ohio State Bar Association on Ohio Criminal Rule 16
Attorney Ian N. Friedman's video presentation to the Ohio State Bar Association on efforts to reform criminal evidence exchange(Ohio Criminal Rule 16).
Media articles about open discovery and access to crucial evidence
- Ten Commonly Asked Questions About Ohio Rule 16
- Widmer Trial to Test New Witness Protection Law
- Half of Possible Jurors in Widmer Case to Show Up Tuesday
- Mystery Widmer Witness May Remain Mystery
- Mystery Witness in Widmer Case to be Discussed
- Open Discovery Comes to Ohio's Justice System
- Law Experts Differ on Disclosure of Evidence
- Date of Widmer Murder Trial Soon Will Be Set
- Cuyahoga County Computer System Implemented to Facilitate Evidence Sharing
- New Rules Mandate Evidence Sharing
- Late Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas D. Moyer Deserves Credit for Pushing Open Discovery
- Open discovery in Ohio will keep wheels of justice turning
- Ohio Supreme Court Says Criminal Defense Lawyers, Prosecutors Must Share Evidence
- Ian Friedman Talks about E-Discovery at Akron Law Forum
- Attorneys Modify Rule for Sharing Trial Documents
- Lawyers Groups Agree on Rules for Sharing Evidence in Criminal Cases
- Bond Set at $50,000 For Joseph D'Ambrosio, Who Has Spent 20 Years On Death Row
- Prosecutor Bill Mason to Offer Open Discovery Through Web-Based System
- A Big Thanks To You For Open Discovery Vote
- Cuyahoga Judges Approve Open Discovery; New Rule Takes Effect in 90 Days
- Ohio Defense Lawyers Push for Open Discovery
- Lawyer Fights For Evidence
- Crime 360' TV Show Had Gordo Feliciano Case Info That Defense Attorney Didn't
- Tell Judges You Support Open Discovery In Cuyahoga County
- Cuyahoga Judges Agree To Open Discovery
- It's Time For A Fair Playing Field
- Murder Case Proves Need For Fair Discovery - Letter To The Editor
- Ohio Justice System Hampered By Lack Of Transparency
- Open Discovery Is Victory For Truth, Justice
- Prosecutors Feeling Impact of 'Duke Effect'