Ian M. Freed has been a trial attorney at Michigan Auto Law since 2003. He specializes in truck accident cases and has extensive experience in auto negligence and insurance coverage disputes. Ian is licensed to practice throughout the state, including in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. He is known for working very closely with his clients, and aggressively defending their rights.
By Dean and Vokel Gannon, Taylor February 26, 0016
My father and I got into an accident on US 12 in Ypsilanti when we were rear ended by a semi truck. We were sitting at the red light with a four wheeler in the back of the truck. The semi that was coming never touched the brakes. We hit seven or eight cars in front of us. We were both out of consciousness when we got to the hospital. When we woke up in the hospital, it was brought to our attention that we should hire an attorney to represent us. I had a friend who was injured in a truck wreck several years back and he made the phone call to Ian Freed at Michigan Auto Law for us. Ian took the case from there. Everything went our way. Every problem that has come about, Ian took care of. We are 100% happy with the outcome. Ian is the number one attorney to us. He has been fantastic. He explained the case in a way so that we were never confused and he was always on top of it. If something came up, he would call us immediately and ask us how we wanted to proceed. He always kept us informed and were never in the dark, not even for a moment. He made us feel more like family than having a client attorney relationship. It wasn't like calling a lawyer, it was like calling someone I knew. Ian has always been real, kind and straight up with us. That's hard to get in lawyers these days. Ian has given us the opportunity to get our lives back on the right track after this truck accident nearly ruined them. We also like how he didn't take anything from the defense lawyers - he didn't let them confuse us or stress us out. It never came to that. We would use Ian again and we would recommend him 100%. There will never be another attorney we will try. We are comfortable with Ian and he will be our attorney for life.
Ian outfoxed our difficult defense attorney
By K. Burris, Ecorse April 21, 0015
Mostly I had heard about Michigan Auto Law through my son, who was in a car accident many years ago. I felt comfortable calling after my wife and I were in a serious accident because these attorneys came highly recommended and I knew they only handle car and truck accidents. A semi truck turned into my car. My wife was badly hurt and we wanted to know how we could protect her rights. Ian Freed was our attorney and he surely protected her. He was knowledgeable, kept us up to date and kept us very informed of what was going on. We liked him very much. He has an easy going personality and he never let us down. We had a difficult defense attorney but Ian outfoxed him many a legal maneuvers. He got us the highest settlement we could get. If you think you may have a tough case, Ian is the guy to call.
I couldn't have asked for a better attorney
By Dorothy Lamotte, Pontiac December 08, 0014
I was side swiped coming home from Home Depot on the passenger side. I hit my head. I wanted to talk to an attorney because of the accident and I was injured. I found Michigan Auto Law and I had Ian Freed as my lawyer. I loved you guys. Ian was awesome. He was talking my language. He helped me with my lawsuit. He asked me questions about the accident and made sure I understood everything that was happening. He also worked with my granddaughters on my case and made sure they were appraised of everything. Ian got me a very nice settlement. I would highly recommend Ian. He's a very nice attorney to deal with - straightforward and honest. I couldn't have asked for a better attorney.
Ian treated me like we knew each other for a long time
By LaShon Kyles, Taylor November 24, 0014
I was involved in a car accident in 2012 with injuries involved. Ian Freed represented me as my attorney. I had never dealt with a lawsuit before, so I didn't know what to expect. Ian treated me like we knew each other for a long time. He made the process easier and put me at ease, when dealing with the complicated legal issues that he was handling. I'm very happy with the way he settled my case. The communication was unbelievable. I feel like he made me a priority. I felt important, and you don't get that with a lot of people. I would definitely recommend Ian. He's a great lawyer.
To have an attorney on my side who was looking out for my needs was great
By Anonymous, Warren September 26, 0014
I'm in law enforcement, so I wanted a high profile place to handle my car accident case, not one of the lawyers that are in your face on television. Michigan Auto Law seemed much more professional and protective of its clients. I found them online and chose this firm after reading about how happy their other clients were. After my accident, I was unclear of what benefits I was entitled. I called State Farm and they weren't informative. But when I called Michigan Auto Law, everything was explained to me in a way that I could perfectly understand by attorney Jeff Bussell. Ian Freed handled my auto accident lawsuit. To have an attorney on my side who was looking out for my needs was great. I was pleased with how Ian took care of everything. If I had a question, Ian and Jeff answered promptly and always called me back. They were very attentive to phone calls, meetings, everything. This communication and knowledge helped get me to a settlement I'm absolutely happy with. Ian gave me a lot of information to make my decision and he guided me to a direction so he could settle my case for much more than the insurance company was offering.
I felt welcome to talk to Ian about anything, because I always got an honest answer
By Clifton Beard, Roseville July 01, 0014
A bus hit my car as I was going on the expressway. He was going too fast to stop. My back was hurting and then my neck and I knew from experience that I was going to need legal help. I found Michigan Auto Law to represent me. Ian has been a wonderful attorney to say the least. He's very informative. He always called me back. He gave me consult on if I was to win, how to handle my money properly and protect myself. He handled my pain and suffering case and everything with my No fault case and my medical expenses as well. I took his advice seriously because I trusted him. Ian was friendly and I felt welcome to talk to him about anything, because I always got an honest answer. That was the best part for me. The settlement Ian got for me was more than I thought I would get.
Michigan Auto Law actually cares about their clients
By M. Shab, Burton June 30, 0014
Ian was an efficient attorney and his paralegal Laurie was great. They were courteous, knowledgeable and helpful in all aspects of our case. They didn't start it off and leave you hanging. My wife was in a five-car accident with a police officer. We hadn't initially planned on calling at attorney, but my wife's injuries were getting worse day by day. It went from headaches, to vomiting to not being able to walk within days. My friend had been in a car accident and he said one of the most important things was to get an attorney immediately. We made the call to Michigan Auto Law. I'm glad we made that call. Ian and Laurie helped keep us going and gave us moral support throughout this trying, emotional time of healing and going through the lawsuit. The settlement they got us gave us more options as far as my wife's medical care. I'm very adamant about recommending Michigan Auto Law - 110%. They actually care about their clients and what's happening in their lives.
Ian doesn't say anything he can't deliver - and he got me great results
By Donna Grossman, Birmingham March 27, 0014
I was in a borrowed car and a man who ran red a red light hit me. Ian Freed helped me through my lawsuit and while I was healing from my injury. When I first came to Michigan Auto Law, I was impressed that he walked me through the whole process step by step. He explains everything, like what he's going to do, how long the case is going to take, the court process and he introduced us to his paralegal Laurie . Ian is a very pleasant person. He's very down to earth. He doesn't say anything he can't deliver. He got me great results. He also protected me from the other attorney, especially during depositions. I was prepared for everything. I would like to note that Mike Shaffer was also an attorney on our case and he was very helpful and knowledgeable.
Now I have a secure future
By Adria Bircoll, West Bloomfield December 11, 0013
Ian was an amazing attorney. He had a great bedside manner if you will. He always called back and is still always available when I need him. I was in an auto accident and I was injured and couldn't work. Ian settled my case and I was thrilled with the amount we settled for. I'm thankful for the help and support Ian gave me. Now I have a secure future despite being injured.
Fair, honest, direct and easy to get in touch with
By Collin Krzeminski, St. Clair Shores November 20, 0013
I got hit by a car and I injured my spine, knee and mouth. I found Ian at Michigan Auto Law to help me because I was so injured. This law firm is fair, honest, direct and easy to get in touch with. Ian helped me handle things with my insurance company and he got me the best settlement I could get. I would recommend Ian and anybody from Michigan Auto Law. This firm only deals with auto cases, not different general areas of law. Ian and his team did right by me. Awesome experience.
100% happy with my settlement and my experience
By Jeff Prueitt, Brownstown October 18, 0013
Every single thing was taken care of for me at Michigan Auto Law. I never had one question about what was going on. It was explained perfectly. I don't think you can get a better attorney than Ian Freed. He kept in touch and let me know everything that was going on. I got rear ended in my truck and a friend of mine called and set up to talk to Ian. Once I called, within less than 24 hours, I had my attorney. He helped me through every single step. I'm 100% happy with my settlement and my experience.
Ian and his team are all that!
By Dan Jakubowski, Taylor October 09, 0013
My attorney was personal, direct, superlative and gave class A service. His name is Ian Freed and he helped me get more caretaker hours for my parents. He help take care of me after my car accident injury. We thought we were getting underpaid so he helped us out. I would recommend them to anybody. Any time you need questions, they are right back at ya. Ian and his team are all that!
I'll never forget my lawyer Ian
By Ora Curlee, Brownstown November 09, 0012
If you want a law firm that makes you feel like a human being and that makes you feel good despite your injuries, Ian Freed is the way to go. He was very serious and got down to business. He made me feel very comfortable by my side. It was just awesome. I was referred to Ian by one of my older brothers who was in an accident several years ago. Ian did his best and he got the best for me. If ever I know of anyone in an accident, I would be more than happy to refer them to Ian Freed. I'll never forget him.
I would refer Ian and the law firm in a heartbeat if I knew of someone who needed help
By Rob Landlaw, Waterford
I happened to know Ian Freed from the ball field, but I had no idea he was a lawyer helping people in auto accidents. I ran into him by chance after my car crash and we got to talking - for an hour and a half. Right there, I knew Ian sincerely cared about me, and I switched lawyers. I think Ian is a great guy and he's my kind of attorney. He is honest; he's sincere; I know he's hard working, passionate and very accessible. If I ever have a question about anything, he gets right back to me in very timely manner. The secretaries at Michigan Auto Law are always very nice to me as well. This law firm is first class. I would refer Ian and the law firm in a heartbeat if I knew of someone who needed help. The reason your firm is doing work for me is because Ian showed he cared about me, not just getting a file and filing a lawsuit.
Ian has been named a Michigan Super Lawyer. Super Lawyers is a listing of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The designation is limited to the top 5 percent of Michigan attorneys.
Top 40 Under 40
Ian was also named in the “Top 40 Under 40” by the National Trial Lawyers Association. This is a professional organization comprised of America’s top young trial attorneys, those who exemplify superior qualifications, trial results and leadership as a lawyer under the age of 40.
Every year, Ian resolves several million dollars in verdicts and settlements for Michigan auto accident and truck accident victims.
Previously, Ian worked for a prominent metro Detroit defense firm, where he handled hundreds of auto accident lawsuits and insurance coverage disputes. Ian gained recognition from the Michigan Bar by winning his first six trials for his former law firm. Armed with vast experience working hand-in-hand with insurance companies, Ian is now achieving the same results – but this time for Michigan Auto Law clients.
Ian has been a moderator in several legal and medical seminars on closed-head injuries and Michigan No-Fault law.
Memberships and affiliations
American Association for Justice
Michigan Association for Justice
Oakland County Bar Association
University Detroit Mercy School of Law, J.D.
Michigan State University, B.A.
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