Tough, Strategic, Dependable
At the Law Office of John Freeman, we defend individuals and companies accused of all types of federal crimes, state crimes, including violent crimes, drug crimes, white collar crimes, corruption charges, computer crimes, immigration and international crimes, DUI/OWI/OUIL, gun crimes, fraud, drunk driving, and self-defense cases.
We are strategic, tough, honest and dependable. We are determined to succeed on behalf of our clients.
Mr. Freeman has received a BV rating by Martindale-Hubbell for Legal Ability and Ethical Standards
Because of Mr. Freeman's experience and expertise, he often comments for the media on high profile matters. Mr. Freeman contributes for CBS News/Radio, WDIV Channel 4 Detroit; WADL Detroit Channel 38; the Detroit Free Press and the Detroit News. For examples of Mr. Freeman's media coverage, click here.
All Crime, All the Time
The Law Office of John Freeman is "ALL CRIME, ALL THE TIME." We handle criminal cases and administrative matters related to criminal cases. We are not a general practice firm. We do not attempt to juggle multiple areas of the law. We focus all our energy and resources on criminal cases. We use our exclusive experience in criminal law to defend the rights and freedom of our clients.
Our clients are individuals and corporate entities that are under investigation and/or formally charged with all types of federal and state crimes. We appear in federal court, state court, and before a variety of administrative agencies, including County Gun Boards (CPL/CCW permits), the Secretary of State (Driver's License Appeals), the Department of Corrections (Parole), and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (FFL regulation).
A Former Federal and State Prosecutor
John Freeman is a former federal and state prosecutor. In those roles, he handled a large number of high-profile cases, including murder, terrorism, high-level drug trafficking, robbery, white-collar charges and other federal crimes. He now uses that experience to defend clients accused of serious felony and misdemeanor charges in federal and state court.
When your freedom is at risk, you cannot afford anything less than a strong and effective defense. The Law Office of John Freeman will work passionately to defend your rights and your freedom.
Aggressive Representation at All Stages
The Law Office of John Freeman can represent you at all stages of the legal process, including:
Your future may depend on your choice of a criminal defense attorney.
Every step of the way, John Freeman will work to protect your rights and your freedom.
Self-Defense and Gun Rights
In addition to all types of criminal matters in state and federal court, John Freeman also regularly defends gun owners charged with crimes related to their possession and use of firearms. He is a National Rifle Association certified instructor and range safety officer, and he belongs to the North American Hunting Club. As an instructor and sportsman, he stongly believes in the right to possess and carry firearms. He will work to defend your rights and protect your CPL.
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21 years of practicing criminal law is what we refer to as experienced. He has a huge advantage over most criminal defense attorneys having spent 7 years as a former assistant U.S. Attorney and another 7 as a former Deputy District Attorney. "They know that he knows what they know". John's knowledge of both criminal law and procedure is excellent and evident in his pro bono contributions here. Perhaps the greatest compliment are his numerous client reviews where those he defended have lavished great praise on him. READ THEM! Endorsements from his peer attorneys are also outstanding. Do yourself a favor and schedule a consultation with him ASAP. If you are lucky he might just agree to represent you.
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|MI||Active And In Good Standing||2008||01/07/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Appointment||National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, White Collar Crime Committee||2015|
|Top 100 Lawyers||American Society of Legal Advocates||2013|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2013|
|Appointment||State Bar of Michigan, Criminal Law Advisory Board, ICLE||2012|
|Appointment||State Bar of Michigan, Criminal Jurisprudence and Practice Committee||2010|
|Magna Cum Laude||Temple University School of Law||1993|
|Founder||Law Office of John Freeman||2007 - Present|
|Assistant United States Attorney||United States Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Michigan||2000 - 2007|
|Assistant District Attorney||New York County District Attorney's Office||1993 - 2000|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Fraternal Order of Police||Legal Services Plan Attorney||2010 - Present|
|National Rifle Association||Instructor||2009 - Present|
|Federal Bar Association (Eastern District of Michigan chapter), Criminal Practice Committee||Michigan||2009 - Present|
|American Bar Association, White Collar Crime Committee||Member||2009 - Present|
|American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section||Member||2009 - Present|
|International Defensive Pistol Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan (CDAM)||Member||2008 - Present|
|Oakland County Bar Association, Criminal Law Committee||Member||2008 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2008 - Present|
|National Rifle Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|Fraternal Order of Police, MI Lodge 188||Charter Member||2004 - Present|
|Detroit Metropolitan Police Emerald Society||Member||2003 - Present|
|Federal Law Enforcement Officer's Association||Member / Attorney||2003 - Present|
|United States v. Hui||Plea Deal with Provision for Substantial Reduction|
|People v. Charles _____||Dismissal at Preliminary Examination|
|People v. Laich||Dismissed|
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|NRA Annual Fireams Law Seminar||Gun Rights and Self Defense||Attendee||2010|
|Criminal Defense Attorney's of Michigan||Annual Criminal Law Seminar||Attendee||2010|
|Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan||Annual Seminar||Attendee||2009|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Annual Legal Seminar||Attendee||2008|
|Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan||Annual Seminar||Attendee||2008|
|Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1993|
|Calvin College||History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1990|
|Webinar||Understanding Michigan Firearm's Laws||2013|
|Annual Conference||Firearms Law||2013|
|Moderator - Live Web Cast||Collateral Consequences of Criminal Convictions||2012|
|Law of Self-Defense, 101||Self Defense, Gun Rights and Issues||2010|
|Firearms Training||Beyond the Concealed Pistol License 101||2009|
|DTE Manager's Conference||Law of Self-Defense||2009|
|Target Sports||Law of Self-Defense||2008|
|Hunts With Double||Law of Self-Defense||2008|
|Grosse Point Sportsman's Club||Law of Self-Defense||2008|