Ian N. Friedman Serves as Legal Analyst for Local News Station

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Ian N. Friedman was interviewed by 19 Action News where he discussed parents’ legal rights to protect their children from school bullies. As a respected criminal attorney, he has earned numerous accolades including the first attorney ever recognized as the Lawyer of the Year by the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

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On Feb. 13, 2014, 19 Action News published an article and news report entitled, “The legal rights to protect your child from school bullies.” According to the article, the story took place in Akron, Ohio, the location where a 10-year-old student from Betty Jane Community Learning Center in Akron has prompted change in the way his school handles bullying. To read the full article, click here.

According to the article, students attest that a lot of bullying occurs on school grounds. In this particular incident, 10-year-old Jayden Spicer got into a fight with a group of fellow classmates. Spicer told 19 Action News, “I was trying to defend my brother.”

19 Action News reports that as a result of his attempts to defend his brother, Jayden emerged from the altercation with two black eyes and a fractured nose. He was beaten by a group of boys on a secluded path next to the elementary school.

Jayden’s mom acted promptly and is now using the incident to engage the help of school officials to secure the area with adult supervision, the article states. Daniel Rambler of Akron Public Schools said, “The school has responded by having additional staff monitor the students as they go out.”

As a legal expert for 19 Action News, Attorney Ian N. Friedman discussed what options parents have to protect their children in the report. Attorney Friedman said, “You could go file what’s called a civil protective order. Go to court and ask the court to keep that bully away from your child.”

Additionally, Attorney Friedman reminded all parents that whatever they do, do not confront other parents; instead, let officials handle that.

Ian N. Friedman practices criminal defense on the state and federal levels in Cleveland. He is a past president of the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and is on the Executive Committee to the Board of Trustees of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association. In 2011 he was named as the first ever “Lawyer of the Year” by the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Mr. Friedman is an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law where he teaches Computer & Criminal Law. He has been published in countless mediums and has appeared on several national television programs. To contact attorney Friedman regarding your criminal case, please call (888) 694-4645 or visit his website online at http://www.iannfriedman.com.

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