Michael G. Freedman attorney

Michael G. Freedman


Michael G. Freedman

Michael G. Freedman, Principal and Founder of the Firm, is an experienced trial attorney and former federal prosecutor who represents individuals and companies nationwide against all types of criminal charges and in high-stakes civil litigation and appeals. He has tried over a dozen cases as a prosecutor and defense attorney. His clients, who often include executives, doctors, lawyers, celebrities, politicians and government officials, entrepreneurs, and cannabis companies, benefit from his courtroom skills, strategic guidance, and ability to discreetly navigate and successfully resolve the most challenging matters.

Since founding the Firm in 2021, Freedman has avoided federal charges for dozens of clients, won the dismissal of numerous criminal charges even after filed, and has defeated criminal charges at trial and through post-trial motions, including winning an acquittal in the Southern District of New York, a full acquittal for an attorney charged with criminal contempt, and a new trial motion in a murder for hire-conspiracy trial. He also has successfully resolved numerous high-value civil lawsuits for both plaintiffs and defendants. Trying numerous cases each year, Freedman has established himself as a go-to defense attorney for clients facing any type of criminal charge nationwide.

He and his firm are routinely recognized and honored by national and local publications and featured in media outlets nationwide. In 2023, California’s leading legal newspaper, the Daily Journal, profiled the firm and named Freedman as one of the Top White Collar Lawyers in the state. Freedman has also been repeatedly recognized by Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers and profiled in the LA Business Journal, LA Times, and other leading national publications.

Freedman is also actively involved in the legal community. He currently serves on the Board of the Beverly Hills Bar Association and as Chair of its Criminal Law Section. Additionally, Freedman is a Co-Chair of Bet Tzedek’s New Leadership Council and Co-Chair of the ABA White Collar Crime Young Lawyers Subcommittee.


Significant Trials and Current Engagements

  • Federal murder-for-hire and arson prosecution in Los Angeles
  • Healthcare fraud prosecutions in Los Angeles, Southern District of New York, and Southern District of Texas
  • Public corruption/RICO prosecution in Los Angeles
  • Defending numerous claims under California’s look-back-window on behalf of Bill Cosby, Harvey Weinstein, Trey Songz
  • Murder prosecution in Los Angeles Superior Court
  • SEC complaints and investigations in Los Angeles and New York
  • Attorney General enforcement actions involving securities and health insurance industries
  • Numerous confidential grand jury investigations involving public corruption, wire fraud, mail fraud, healthcare fraud, PPP fraud, environmental offenses, customs violations, money laundering
  • Civil trials and arbitrations involving fraud, contract, employment disputes

Representative Successes

  • February 2024: Secured a sentence for client 80% below Guidelines and government’s recommendation in a federal credit card fraud prosecution
  • January 2024: Won full dismissal of all federal felony charges against client in customs fraud conspiracy and secured misdemeanor resolution with no jail time and only one-year of probation.
  • September 2023: Won motion for new trial in murder for hire conspiracy case following representation at two-week trial.
  • Fall 2023: Won numerous motions to dismiss and full dismissal of sexual assault claims against well-known rapper based on novel arguments challenging California’s look-back window.
  • March 2023: Convinced federal prosecutors in Washington, DC not to charge two different clients who each received target letters in consumer fraud protection case in which numerous defendants were ultimately charged.
  • December 2022: Convinced federal prosecutors in Los Angeles not to charge client who received target letter following indictment of numerous relatives caught on wiretap in drug trafficking case.
  • November 2022: Full acquittal on numerous criminal contempt charges against attorney following multi-day trial and extensive post-trial briefing.
  • November 2022: Won dismissal of highly-publicized felony firearm charges in Ventura County followed by county ordinance violation and no probation.
  • July 2022: Won acquittal on conspiracy charge as sole trial counsel in federal criminal trial in SDNY for R. Kelly’s alleged former manager and obtained below-Guidelines sentence following successful resolution of related EDNY prosecution.
  • June 2022: Defeated punitive damages claim for millions of dollars following month-long trial on behalf of legendary comedian Bill Cosby.
  • May 2022: Complete victory for college student in Title IX proceeding following multi-day evidentiary hearing.

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