Ronald L. Frey Esq.

Ronald L. Frey Esq.

Location:
Charlotte, North Carolina
Phone:
704-325-4000
800-837-1969
Fax:
844-766-3739 (24/7 Fax)
Email:

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defense
  • Domestic Violence
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Federal Offenses
  • Computer & Internet Crimes
  • Sex Offenses
  • Violent Crimes
  • Drug Charges
  • Theft Offenses
  • Appeals
  • Professional Licensing
  • DWI & Traffic Violations

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio
  • Ohio, 2004
  • North Carolina, 2010
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, pro hac vice
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, pro hac vice
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, pro hac vice
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, pro hac vice
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, pro hac vice
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama, pro hac vice
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Montana, pro hac vice
  • Superior Court for Los Angeles County, pro hac vice
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, pro hac vice

Education

  • Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, Ohio
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Law Review: Cleveland Marshall College of Law, Editor
  • John Carroll University, University Heights, Ohio
    • B.S.B.A. Finance & B.A.
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Economics
  • Richmond, the American University in London, England
    • International Business & the European Union (E.U.) Seminar

Published Works

  • There’s an app for That, American Bar Association: Criminal Justice Section Newsletter: Law Enforcement Investigations of Technology Based Offenses, Spring, 2011
  • Battered Women Syndrome as a Sword for the Prosecution, Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, January, 2007
  • There's an App for That, Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers: The Vindicator, Spring, 2011

Classes/Seminars

  • Adjunct Professor, Ursuline College, UCAP, Criminal Law & Procedure
  • Adjunct Professor, Ursuline College, UCAP, Civil Rights & the Law
  • Adjunct Professor, Ursuline College, UCAP, Criminal Law & Procedure
  • Adjunct Professor, Ursuline College, UCAP, Criminal Law & Procedure
  • Adjunct Professor, Ursuline College, UCAP, Criminal Forensics
  • Adjunct Professor, Ursuline College, UCAP, Criminal Law & Procedure
  • Speaker, Northern Ohio Academy of Pharmacy Conference, Implications of Emily's Law for Pharmacists: How to Avoid the Criminal Pitfalls, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Speaker, Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Why The Pandering Obscenity Case is Not Always a Guilty Plea (But What to do if it is)
  • Author, American Bar Association (ABA): Criminal Justice Section Newsletter: Law Enforcement Investigations of Technology Based Offenses: "There's an app for That"
  • Author, Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyer's (OACDL), Vindicator Magazine, Spring 2011, Law Enforcement "There's an app for that."
  • Speaker, New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association (NMCDLA), Privacy in the Age of Technology: Special Search and Seizure Issues in the Digital Age, New Mexico
  • Speaker, New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association (NMCDLA), How to Deal with Digital Data in Your Defense Case, New Mexico
  • Presenter, New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association (NMCDLA), From Street Crime to Cyber-Crime, Trends in Technology and Criminal Law, New Mexico
  • Speaker, Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (PACDL), Deconstructing the He Said/She Said Case
  • Speaker, Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (PACDL), Why the Obscenity Case is Not Always a Guilty Plea (But What to do if it is), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Speaker, Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (PACDL), Litigating Sex Crimes, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Speaker, Cleveland Marshall College of Law, Pathways to Practice Program - The Practice of Criminal Law, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Speaker, Cuyahoga County Defense Lawyers Lawyers Association (CCDLA), Effectively Defending Cases Involving the Computer, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Author: Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (OACDL), 2007, Article of Interest, Battered Woman Syndrome as a Sword for the Prosecution State v. Haines (2006), WL 3813763, 2006-Ohio-6711, A Shield for the Defense is now a Sword for the Prosecution
  • Panelist, Cleveland State University; Focus Center, Spotlight Series, Attorney Section, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Speaker, Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (OACDL), Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, Ohio; Creative Solutions to Common Problems, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Speaker, Cincinnati Defense Lawyers Association (CDLA), University of Cincinnati College of Law, Cincinnati, Ohio; Utilizing Electronic Evidence in a Closed Discovery System
  • Speaker, Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association (ACDLA), Computer Forensics 101, Defending against Accusations of Sex Abuse, Computer Sex Crimes & 2011 Sex Offender Registration Laws, Alabama
  • Speaker, Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association (ACDLA), Investigations over Peer-to-Peer Networks and the Fourth Amendment, Alabama
  • Presenter, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Criminal Law II Class, The Role of the Defense Lawyer & Claims of Ineffective Assistance, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Speaker, Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (UACDL), Investigations over Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Networks, Zermatt Resort, Utah
  • Author, Strategies for Defending Sex Crimes, 2012 ed.: Leading Lawyers on Understanding the Current Sex Crimes Environment and Building a Thorough Defense (Inside the Minds), Aspatore Books - Thomson Reuters

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers - Rising Star 2012
  • Super Lawyers - Rising Star 2011
  • Super Lawyers - Rising Star 2010
  • Ohio Rising Stars, 2010
  • Ohio Super Lawyers, 2010
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2013 - 2014
  • Super Lawyers - Rising Star 2013, 2014 and 2015

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The United States Supreme Court Historical Society, Member, 2009 - 2012
  • Ursuline College, Pepper Pike, Ohio, Adjunct Instructor, UCAP - Criminal Law and Forensics, 2007 - Present
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Board of Directors
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Alumni Association, Life Member
  • Cleveland Bar Association, Member
  • Cleveland Bar Association Trial Committee, 2005 - Present
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Member
  • Northern Ohio Academy of Pharmacy, Speaker
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Speaker
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (OACDL), Board of Directors, 2006 - Present
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Speaker
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (CMBA), Trial & Appellate Disciplinary Counsel, 2006 - 2012
  • Chair, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (CMBA), Criminal Justice Section, 2013 - 2014
  • Vice-Chair, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (CMBA), Criminal Justice Section, 2012 - 2013
  • Treasurer, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (CMBA), Criminal Justice Section, 2011 - 2012
  • Secretary, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (CMBA), Criminal Justice Section, 2010 - 2011
  • Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association (CMLAA), Continuing Legal Education Committee, Chair, 2012 - 2013
  • Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association (CMLAA), Continuing Legal Education Committee, Co-Chair, 2013 - 2014
  • Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association (CMLAA), Membership Committee, Member, 2013 - 2014
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Alumni Association (CMLAA), Board of Trustees, 2012 - Present
  • American Bar Association (ABA), Criminal Justice Section-Criminal Practice Management, Chair, 2011 - 2013
  • American Bar Association (ABA), Cybercrime Committee, Member, 2009 - 2010
  • American Bar Association (ABA), Ethics, Gideon & Professionalism Committee, Member, 2009 - 2010
  • American Bar Association (ABA), Defense Function Committee, Member, 2009 - 2012
  • Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association (CMLAA), Mentor Program, Mentor, 2011 - 2014
  • American Bar Association (ABA), Science, Technology & Forensics Committee, Member
  • The Supreme Court of Ohio: Commission on Professionalism - Lawyer to Lawyer Mentoring Program 2012, 2013 & 2014, Mentor
  • American Bar Association (ABA), 2004, 2009, Member
  • Cuyahoga County Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association (CCDLA), Member, 2012 - Present
  • West Shore Bar Association (WSBA), Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Ursuline College, Adjunct Professor - UCAP, 2007 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Trial & Appellate Counsel, Cleveland Metro Bar Association Disciplinary Committee, 2005 - Present
  • Speaker: Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers & Cleveland Marshall College of Law, 2008 - Present