John Freeman

John Freeman

Location:
Troy, Michigan
Phone:
248-250-9950
866-720-3708 (Toll-Free)
313-330-2653 (24/7 Emergency Contact)
Fax:
248-250-5857
Email:

Attorney John Freeman aggressively represents clients in State and Federal Court. Before becoming a defense attorney, Mr. Freeman spent seven years as a federal prosecutor (AUSA) in Detroit and has handled all aspects of the investigation, prosecution, trial, sentencing, and appeal of federal criminal offenses. Before working as a federal prosecutor, Mr. Freeman served for seven years as a local prosecutor in the New York County District Attorney's Office in Manhattan.

During his tenure with the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Michigan, Mr. Freeman has appeared before nearly all of the United States District Court Judges currently sitting in Detroit, Ann Arbor, and Port Huron. He has also practiced before every United States Magistrate Judge in Detroit. Mr. Freeman has conducted jury trials, argued before the 6th Circuit United States Court of Appeals, regularly appeared before the Grand Jury, and worked extensively with a vast array of federal, state, local, and Canadian law enforcement and intelligence agencies. During the three years immediately following the September 11, 2001 attacks, Mr. Freeman served as the Immigration & Border Coordinator for the Eastern District of Michigan's Anti-Terrorism Task Force. He also handled a variety of federal criminal matters ranging from Murder and Weapons/Narcotics Trafficking to White-Collar Fraud.

As a local prosecutor in New York, Mr. Freeman handled a wide range of criminal cases, including Murder, Narcotics, Sexual Assault, Robbery, Burglary, Auto-Theft, Domestic Violence, Reckless Endangerment, Weapons, Welfare Fraud, Drunk Driving, Gang Crime, and other violent and white-collar crime.

During the last 15 years, Mr. Freeman has built upon his award-winning academic performance to become an aggressive and hard-charging advocate with exceptional investigative, interviewing, negotiating, writing, and trial skills.

Mr. Freeman regularly appears in all state and federal courts of Southeast Michigan.

Allow Mr. Freeman to put his experience and skills to work for you.

Areas of Practice

  • Federal Crimes & Investigations
  • Cigarette Smuggling
  • Environmental Crimes
  • Immigration & International Crimes
  • SEC Enforcement
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Financial Crimes
  • Conspiracy
  • Computer Crimes
  • Healthcare Fraud
  • Money Laundering
  • Corruption Charges
  • State Crimes & Felony Charges
  • Violent Crimes
  • Criminal Record Expungement
  • Misdemeanors
  • Drug Charges
  • DUI/OWI/OUIL
  • Juvenile Crimes
  • Sex Crimes
  • Solicitation of a Minor/Internet Stings
  • Self Defense

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York

Education

  • Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • Juris Doctor magna cum laude - May, 1993
    • Honors: Class Rank: Top 5%
    • Honors: Lynne M. Abraham Award, Criminal Law and Prof. Responsibility (1992 - 1993)
    • Honors: Lenard Sigal Memorial Award in Criminal Law, (1992 - 1993)
    • Honors: Victor A. Jaczun Award in Trial Advocacy, (1992 - 1993)
    • Honors: American Jurisprudence Award in Trial Practice and Advocacy, (1992 - 1993)
    • Honors: Outstanding Oral Advocacy in Advanced Trial Advocacy, (1992 - 1993)
    • Honors: Best Paper, White Collar and Organized Crime (1992 - 1993)
    • Honors: Best Paper, Criminal Procedure II, (1992 - 1993)
    • Honors: Distinguished Classroom Performance in Trial Advocacy I, (1991 - 1992)
    • Honors: Distinguished Classroom Performance, Trial Advocacy II, (1991 - 1992)
    • Honors: Best Paper in Evidence, (1991 - 1992)
    • Honors: Best Paper in Health Care Law: Medical Malpractice 1991 - 1992
  • Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan
    • B.A. - January, 1990
    • Honors: Class Rank: 59 / 1105
    • Honors: Dr. Earl Strikwerda Memorial Hist. Scholarship, Academic Achievement Award
    • Honors: Honors Scholarship, 1987 - 1990
    • Major: History
    • Minor: Political Science

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan, Member
  • Federal Bar Association, Eastern Michigan Chapter, Member
  • Oakland County Bar Association, Member
  • Federalist Society, Member
  • Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, Member
  • National Association of Assistant United States Attorneys, Member
  • Troy, Michigan Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • National Rifle Association, Member
  • North American Hunting Club, Member
  • State Bar of Michigan Criminal Jurisprudence & Practice Committee Member

Past Employment Positions

  • United States Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Michigan, Detroit, MI, Assistant United States Attorney, Criminal Division, 2000 - 2007
  • United States Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Michigan, Detroit, MI, General Crimes Unit, 2000 - 2007
  • United States Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Michigan, Detroit, MI, Top Secret (SCI) Security Clearance, 2001 - 2007
  • United States Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Michigan, Detroit, MI, Immigration and Border Coordinator, Anti-Terrorism Task Force, 2001 - 2004
  • United States Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Michigan, Detroit, MI, Regional Quad-Chair, Project North Star, 2001 - 2004
  • United States Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Michigan, Detroit, MI, Representative, United States and Canada Cross-Border Crime Forum
  • United States Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Michigan, Detroit, MI, Founding Member, Detroit / Windsor Integrated Border Enforcement Team, 2001 - 2004
  • New York County District Attorney's Office, New York, NY, Assistant District Attorney, Trial Division, 1993 - 2000
  • New York County District Attorney's Office, New York, NY, Homicide Cadet, 1999 - 2000
  • New York County District Attorney's Office, New York, NY, Welfare Fraud Unit, 1996 - 1997
  • New York County District Attorney's Office, New York, NY, Supervisor, Early Case Assessment Bureau, 1999 - 2000
  • New York County District Attorney's Office, New York, NY, Misdemeanor Assistant, 1993 - 1995
  • New York County District Attorney's Office, New York, NY, Felony Assistant, 1995 - 2000
  • Hon. Edmund V. Ludwig, Judge, United States District Court, Philadelphia, PA, Judicial Clerk, 1992 - 1993
  • High School Mock Trial Coach, Teaching Assistant, Trial Advocacy II, 1993