SKILLED APPELLATE ATTORNEY SERVING MICHIGAN
About Stuart Friedman
Stuart Friedman is of counsel to Satawa Law PLLC, and works closely with Mr. Satawa on many trial court matters, and most appeals and post-conviction cases. He is an experienced appellate and post-conviction attorney whose practice focuses on the defense of individuals after trial. Mr. Friedman has handled literally hundreds of appeals both representing individuals wishing to overturn their criminal convictions and resisting prosecution appeals of defense wins in the trial court.
Mr. Friedman has an Avvo 10 rating, is a Michigan Super Lawyer, and was awarded a Business Top Lawyer in Appeals recognition by Detroit Business Journal. In 2015, he was awarded the prestigious “Top 50” award from SuperLawyers.
Stuart FriedmanAttorney at Law
A DYNAMIC APPROACH
Stuart Friedman has a unique and dynamic approach to appeals, collateral attacks on convictions, and other post-conviction remedies. His focus on everything that went wrong in the trial court – not just legal errors, but also the facts and what should have been presented at trial such as experts, witnesses, and other defenses – has proven time and time again to be an effective way to win post-conviction cases.
Mr. Friedman has handled literally hundreds of appeals both representing individuals wishing to overturn their criminal convictions and resisting prosecution appeals of defense wins in the trial court. Mr. Friedman also regularly drafts “friend of the court” briefs on behalf of numerous organizations including:
- The Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
- The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Families Against Mandatory Minimums
- The Prison & Corrections Section of the State Bar
- The American Civil Liberties Union
A PROVEN HISTORY OF SUCCESS
Michigan attorney Stuart Friedman has litigated numerous important appellate cases in Michigan and in federal courts including cases including cases: obtaining a sentence reduction for over 10,000 inmates, a casino corruption case, defending against a prosecution challenge to the validity of the Miranda decision in the United States Supreme Court, and arguing the right of a woman to use lethal force to resist a rape.
Mr. Friedman also participated in the drafting of the Michigan Court Rule which provided inmates with some due process protection against prosecution parole appeals, and has obtained the release of the first 650 drug lifer under Michigan’s modification to its “650 drug lifer law.” Mr. Friedman is also a frequent speaker and writer on Michigan legal issues, including being the author of the definitive article on Michigan Post-Conviction Remedies.