John Freeman

Law Office of John Freeman, PLLC
3150 Livernois Road, Suite 270
Troy, MI 48083
248-250-9950
www.formerfedlawyer.com


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:

Criminal Law
White Collar Crimes
Gun Rights
Gun Crime
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, May, 1993
Juris Doctor
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, January, 1990
B.A.
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

Honors and Awards:

Super Lawyers, 2018

Lawyers of Distinction, Excellence in Criminal Law

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

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers White-Collar Crime Committee

State Bar of Michigan, Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Criminal Law Advisory Board

Avvo, Top Attorney, 10.0 Superb Rating