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Location:
Troy, MI
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248-250-5857
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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 25 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
  • State Crimes & Felony Charges
  • Cigarette Smuggling
  • Environmental Crimes
  • Immigration & International Crimes
  • SEC Enforcement
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Financial Crimes
  • Conspiracy
  • Computer Crimes
  • Healthcare Fraud
  • Money Laundering
  • Corruption Charges
  • Violent Crimes
  • Criminal Record Expungement
  • Misdemeanors
  • Drug Charges
  • DUI/OWI/OUIL
  • Juvenile Crimes
  • Sex Crimes
  • Solicitation of a Minor/Internet Stings
  • Self Defense
  • Federal & State Crimes & Investigations 95%

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit

Education

  • Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • Juris Doctor - 05/1993
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • 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. - 01/1990
    • 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

Honors and Awards

  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 10 Best for Client Satisfaction in Michigan
  • National Trial Lawyers, Top 100
  • American Society of Legal Advocates, Top 100
  • Avvo, Top Attorney, 10.0 Superb Rating

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA), Member, Legal Advisory Board
  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education, State Bar of Michigan, Member, Criminal Law Advisory Board
  • USCCA, Member, Critical Response Team
  • State Bar of Michigan, Contributor, Presenter, and Moderator, Institute of Continuing Legal Education
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, White Collar Crime Committee and Health Care Fraud Subcommittee
  • Oakland County Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Wayne County Criminal Defense Bar Association, Member
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Federalist Society, Member
  • Michigan Coalition of Responsible Gun Owners, Member
  • National Rifle Association (NRA), Patriot Life Member
  • NRA Business Alliance, Member
  • National Shooting Sports Foundation, Member
  • Second Amendment Foundation, Member
  • Armed Citizens Legal Defense Network, Member and Participating Attorney
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Federal Bar Association, Eastern Michigan Chapter, Member
  • Oakland County Bar Association, 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
  • Armed American Radio with Mark Walters, Guest

Past Employment Positions

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

What Our Clients Say

“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!” – Anonymous 2/11

“I would like to pass along some good news, I found out today that I will keep my job… There’s no doubt in my mind your hard work helped make that possible. Thanks for all you do and continue to fight the good fight.” – N.E. 6/19/18

“I went in for sentencing, and was given 2 years probation with no jail time. Mr. Freeman saved my life, and kept me a free man. I strongly suggest you call him, it will be the most important phone call you can make…” – Anonymous 2/11

“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. – Chris C. 9/10

“One of the things I appreciated the most about Mr. Freeman’s services is that he was honest telling what could and could not happen. He did an A1 job.” – F.T. 9/6/17