Hailing from Colorado, Mr. Freeman settled in the Pacific Northwest after completing his education with honors from Seattle University School of Law in 1995. The National Board of Governors recognized his outstanding achievements with the National Order of Barristers award. Following a tenure as a prosecutor in Tacoma, Mr. Freeman collaborated with local law firms, specializing in personal injury and criminal defense. By 2000, he was affiliated with a prominent Seattle law firm, teaming up with some of the country’s finest legal minds. Over the subsequent six years, he had the privilege of representing a major national television service in cases related to encrypted satellite signal theft. This period saw him liaising with corporate attorneys and spearheading a nationwide litigation initiative. His prowess extended to federal courtrooms across the country, adeptly addressing intellectual property infringements in the digital realm.
By the end of 2005, choosing Tacoma for its familial vibes, Mr. Freeman inaugurated his own practice. Both local and national networks bolstered his growth. On the home front, he championed for local enterprises in intricate shareholder disagreements and represented individuals in varied capacities—from severe injuries to Class A felonies and challenging insurance companies over unjust claims. Notably, his representation of a bail bond company led to pioneering appellate law in Washington that delineated the rights of fugitive recovery professionals. His expertise spans across the Washington legal landscape, presenting cases in numerous counties and making a mark in the appellate courts and the Washington State Supreme Court.
Outside of Washington, Mr. Freeman has been instrumental in upholding copyrights for national online multimedia firms in states like Florida, Nevada, Arizona, and California. He made significant strides by establishing jurisdiction in the U.S. against international residents. In a landmark case, he defended a publisher’s First Amendment Rights concerning magazine distribution in county prisons, leading to groundbreaking case law after presenting arguments to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. His experience with this court extends to five appearances, and he’s also contributed briefings to the U.S. Supreme Court.
On multiple occasions, parties have sought Mr. Freeman’s expertise at the brink of a trial, designating him as the chief trial attorney. One remarkable case saw him face off against the U.S. Department of Justice in their inaugural trial related to the CAN-SPAM Act concerning independent contractors.
For Mr. Freeman, the courtroom is where his zeal truly shines. He possesses a nuanced understanding of juries, melding testimonies, legislation, precedents, evidentiary guidelines, and the unique dynamics of each jury. While most disputes are settled pre-trial, Mr. Freeman believes the finest outcomes arise when attorneys are trial-ready. If a case demands it, Mr. Freeman is ever-eager to champion his client’s cause.