Client Testimonials

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"If you find yourself in trouble with the law..or even sense it...I recommend you hire and talk to John Freeman. John is the best lawyer I have ever come across, he is very serious about seeking justice for his clients. In the Michigan and judicial system in general; prosecutors and police are smart and will twist things to seek a conviction, you need an attorney who is as smart. John is not only that, but smarter, he knows what they will do next and will simply outlast or outsmart them. Unfortunately a conviction can be life altering, John will get the best result possible. He tries everything until all avenues are exhausted. When John and I first went into court..the prosecutor was apologizing to the officer who arrested me for having John get him on the stand for questioning..that's when I knew..I had the right attorney. John got my case dropped from a life altering felony..to a misdemeanor. I recommend former Federal Prosecutor John Freeman as a criminal attorney." Client testimonial, May 2011

"Mr. John Freeman represented both my husband and myself this past summer. I would recommend Mr. Freeman's legal services to anyone! He is the perfect combination you want for your attorney, aggressive (when need be), timely, will listen to his client, and very persistent! We were both very happy with the outcome of our legal matter!" Client Recommendation, February 2011

"I'm writing this testimonial on behalf of my attorney John Freeman. I just left federal court today a free man thanks to Mr. Freeman. I was a fugitive for over 30+ years from the federal authorities. I was arrested back in 1978, released on bond and never went back for sentencing for fear of being sent to prison. I contacted Mr. Freeman, because I wanted an attorney that was experienced with federal law, and had contacts in the federal Detroit office. Well let me tell you, I couldn't have picked a better attorney. Mr. freeman worked as a federal prosecutor in that office for [7] years before becoming a defense attorney, and he knew everyone there and was respected by all of them from the folks at pre-trial up to the federal judges. I told John my story, and how I wanted to surrender and put this 30 year nightmare behind me. He made me no promises, other than he would work as hard as possible to have a favorable out come in my case. I hired Mr. Freeman that day, and he strongly suggested I surrender the next day to the federal Marshall's, and that he would be with me all the way through the process. I was scared to death that I would have to return to jail because I had skipped out on my original bond 30+ years ago, and John assured me there was a good chance he could have me back out on a personal bond that same day. Well he delivered, I was released on a 10k personal bond that day and went back to my job the next day....He then went to work on getting the case transferred from another state back to Michigan for sentencing. This was not easy, but he got it done. I went in for sentencing today, and was given 2 years probation with no jail time. Mr. Freeman saved my life, and kept me a free man. I strongly suggest if your in trouble with the law you call him immediately, it will be the most important phone call you can make....Sincerely, John S." Client testimonial, January 5, 2011

"I just want to say this is the best website I have seen about gun laws and what to do and not to do.... Thanks for being here for everyone." Potential client testimonial, November 2010

"Mr. Freeman sets a bar that all other lawyers should aspire to. He is an expert in the field of law and his execution of client care exemplifies that. I was/ am impressed with Mr. Freemans desire not only to take care of a client, but to also listen to his client. Individual concerns will never be overlooked with Mr. Freeman nor will they ever be discounted. Not once will Mr. Freeman attempt to move forward unless he is confident you are 100% ready to and in complete understanding of what lies ahead. I can not articulate enough that if you need legal representation that you trust Mr. Freeman with your legal matters. He is not only a credit to the legal system as a whole, but also to the client he represents." Chris C. Livonia, Michigan, September 2010

"My daughter found John on-line and that day called many lawyers. He talked to her, gave her information and guidance. She told me he is the one and she was right. John is an exceptional person and truly cares about [our daughter]." Testimonial from parent of a client, 2010

"John provided personal and efficient service. He is responsible, helpful, truly cares about his clients. He made a difficult situation for me so much better. My family could not have appreciated him more." Client Recommendation, 2010

"If it wasn't for Mr. Freeman, I would probably be paying for something that I did not do. He was very professional. I would recommend Mr. Freeman to anyone who is looking for a good professional defense lawyer." Client Recommendation, 2009

"Mr. Freeman is an excellent attorney with the utmost integrity and professionalism. I would recommend him to anyone." Client Recommendation, 2009

"I talked to a lot of lawyers. Mr. Freeman was the one who seemed willing to fight the hardest and he knew all about the law. His information helped me a lot. Also his prices were good compared to some of the others. He really helped me. I would highly recommend him. Thanks Mr. Freeman." Client Recommendation, 2009

"I felt helpless and hopeless until I met with Mr. Freeman. He made me feel comfortable right away with his knowledge of the law regarding my legal situation. He spoke truthfully from the beginning, clearly outlined my legal options, and not only helped me understand, but kept me informed of, the entire process of my criminal case." Client Comment, 2009

"Mr. Freeman is an outstanding attorney. His experience and support was crucial in resolving my complex case. He is very professional in all his dealings and understands the intricate details of the law." Client Comment, 2009

"I have found Mr. Freeman to be knowledgeable and detail oriented. Most importantly, however, is his desire to win. This is an essential quality in a legal advocate. Highly recommended." Client Recommendation, 2009

"Dear Mr. Freeman: I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your assistance. It meant a great deal to our business that you were so professional and readily available to answer questions throughout the legal process. Also, we appreciated your quick responses to our questions. If any other legal issues come up, I will not hesitate to call you for advice." Client e-mail, 2009

"Mr. Freeman represented me in a matter involving an Internal Affairs Investigation. At all times, he was professional, trustworthy, honest and when the "face to face" meetings occurred, was the proverbial "pit bull" in dealing with the IA types. Anyone who has dealings with IA know that there motto is "Guilty until we say your not" and then they still won't clear your reputation. Mr. Freeman was fair in his monetary charges and time spent with him in discussions, conferences and face to face meetings was well worth it. A reputation is priceless and when Mr. Freeman took my case he knew what was riding on the result and fought to let me keep a deserved and well earned reputation." Client Review, 2009

"Mr. Freeman handled an extremely sensitive situation based upon by positions in business and the military. Mr. Freeman's experience as a former Assistant US Attorney was immeasurable. He kept me informed and managed my "highs and lows" as we worked through our not perfectly fair criminal justice system. Not only is Mr. Freeman well-qualified, but he is also supported by a ubiquitous system of contacts. This was critical in gaining a favorable outcome." Client Review, 2009

"Mr. Freeman's extraordinary knowledge of the law and ability to negotiate provided the necessary legal council for a timely resolution to my particular case. His professionalism and availability were key factors in my retaining him as my lawyer. I have complete confidence in his understanding of the legal system and I highly recommend him as an experienced defense attorney." Client Recommendation, 2009

"I think [Mr. Freeman] worked very hard in my case.... He convinced my judge to low [er] my sentence from 41 months to 24 months.... Thank you for your service. I hope not to need you again, but if necessary I will call you again." Client comment, 2009

"John is one of the hardest working lawyers I know. And one of the smartest. He knows how to work with the government for a deal and how to challenge the government when necessary. I heartily recommend him to potential clients and to colleagues who need a criminal defense resource." Fellow Attorney, Review, June 2009

"Mr. Freeman is an outstanding criminal defense attorney. His years of prosecution experience give him an understanding of what it takes to get the best result possible for his clients. He takes the time necessary to develop the defense and has outstanding investigators at his disposal to bolster the case. He considers angles others would not think about and knows when to be aggressive with prosecutors and judges and when to use a softer approach. He is up-front and honest with his evaluation of the prospects of outcome, which can sometimes be difficult for a client to hear and accept as a "miracle" is what is hoped for. Nevertheless, he will still work to achieve that "miracle".... I highly recommend Mr. Freeman and would not hesitate to hire him for any criminal matter, whether it is a small misdemeanor or a serious felony charge." Client Recommendation, 2009

" To [emphasize] John's respect in the criminal defense legal community, he is the lawyer that other criminal defense attorneys refer their friends and family to. As a criminal defense attorney myself, I can personally attest that I have used John's motions, advice, and legal strategies to win many of my cases. In addition to his tenacious and zealous representation of his clients, John brings the knowledge of having participated in many of the most difficult state and federal cases Michigan has ever seen. As a testament to his character, my father (who exclusively practices federal criminal defense) refers to John as one of the best, if not the best, US Attorney he ever faced. Of course, now that John exclusively represents criminal defendants, my thought is that those pesky prosecutors shake in their boots anytime they see his name on a pleading. There is no question about it, if my life was on the line, I'd have John represent me." Fellow Attorney, Review, July 2009

"I've dealt with many attorneys over the course of my lifetime, from divorce to defense and prosecution and John is BY FAR the best attorney I've ever dealt with! I've hired the big box attorneys before - the guys you see on TV - and NEVER did I get the type of personal attention I've received from Mr. Freeman. He's not a suit like the other attorneys - he's simply a good hearted individual who will give you his all, reliably and without fail. He's professional, knowledgeable and the best in his field. I highly recommend John Freeman." Client Recommendation, 2009

"As an immigration attorney of thirty years experience, who does not practice criminal law, I am very particular about who I refer my clients to. In my client's cases it is not only their freedom that is at stake, but their right to remain in the United States with their families and, sometimes even their lives (witness, Hmong freedom fighters and Iraqi Christians). John Freeman is at the top of my list. He is a man of incredible character and integrity who is tenacious as he is conscientious. His retainer fees are far less than those charged by the other top tier criminal attorneys in the metro-Detroit area. I've never heard a single complaint from the many clients I've sent his way but have received many calls thanking me for referring them to him." Fellow Attorney, Review, 2009

"Mr. Freeman, I don't have the words to express my thanks for representing me. I couldn't have found a better attorney -- someone who takes the time to understand the nuances of legal matters, provides straightforward counsel and is "streetwise" savvy enough to know exactly when and how hard to push when it counts the most. I'd have been railroaded by 'the system' if not for you. I hope I never need a criminal attorney ever again, but if I do, you'll be my first phone call." Client e-mail, 2008


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