Charles J. Faruki
Charlie is a trial lawyer and a founder of the law firm of FIC, where he concentrates his practice in business litigation. Mr. Faruki has tried a broad range of complex business cases before juries including intellectual property cases, insurance coverage issues, business torts, antitrust, employment, breach of contract or warranty, terminated distributorships, trade secrets, injunctions, breach of fiduciary duty, and fraud cases.
Breach of Fiduciary Duties
Supreme Court of Ohio – 04/27/74
U.S. District Court – S.D. Ohio – 01/23/75
U.S. District Court – N.D. Ohio – 02/18/75
U.S. District Court – E. D. Michigan – 08/30/01
Supreme Court of the United States – 05/31/77
U.S. Court of Appeals – 2nd Circuit – 01/18/89
U.S. Court of Appeals – 4th Circuit – 06/02/86
U.S. Court of Appeals – 6th Circuit – 06/21/78
U.S. Court of Appeals – 8th Circuit – 12/27/96
U.S. Court of Appeals – 9th Circuit – 02/03/77
U.S. Court of Appeals – D.C. Circuit – 02/24/82
U.S. Court of Customs and Patent Appeals – 07/23/82
Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit – 04/16/91
U.S. Tax Court – 07/11/77
U.S. District Court – N.D. Texas – 11/08/79
U.S. District Court – E.D. Kentucky – 06/14/82
2014 Federal Bar Association’s Federal Service Award.
2014 Recipient, University of Dayton School of Law Alumni Association’s Honorable Walter H. Rice Honorary Alumni Award.
2014 Dayton Patent Litigation “Lawyer of the Year” published by Best Lawyers in America.
In an article published in Law360 in January, 2013, titled “GCs Name Cream of the Crop Litigators,” BTI Consulting Group of Wellesley, Massachusetts, listed Charlie Faruki as one of the 95 litigators in the country who are most client service-driven, as identified by in-house counsel.
In a nationwide survey, Charlie Faruki was named by in-house counsel from Fortune 1000 companies as one of 43 “Best of the Best Attorneys” according to the January, 2013 article in Law360 Competition.
Dayton Litigation – Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year, 2012, designated by Best Lawyers in America.
2005 Recipient, of University of Dayton School of Law Alumni Association’s Dean Francis J. Conte Special Service Award.
2005 Lawdragon: One of the 500 Leading Litigators in America. Subsequently selected by Lawdragon again each year for its list of best litigators.
Selected each year 2004-2013 Ohio Super Lawyers lists (top 5% of lawyers in Ohio), published in Ohio Super Lawyers publication and in Cincinnati Magazine. Based on points accumulated in the selection process, repeatedly selected for special pullout lists of Top 10 Ohio Lawyers and Top 100 Ohio Lawyers.
Best of the Bar list, published by Dayton Business Journal, 2004, 2005.
Who’s Who in Law list, published by Dayton Business Journal, 2006, 2007.
The Best Lawyers in America, published by Woodward/White, every year 1987-Present.
Based on a survey conducted by the Dayton Business Journal of Dayton-area CEO’s and other community leaders, selected as one of the Most Influential People in Greater Dayton (one of only three in the legal list). This “Dayton’s Most Powerful” list was first published in August, 2003, and again in August, 2004.
Artemis Center for Alternatives to Domestic Violence, Peacekeeper Award, 1996.
Artemis Award, 15 Top Friends of Artemis, 2000.
Greater Dayton Volunteer’s Project Outstanding Lawyer, 1995.
Dayton Bar Association Honoree, for contributions in kind to DBA by undertaking litigation on behalf and in support of the DBA, 1989.
Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers, 1991–Present
- (Complex Litigation Committee, 1995–1998; Ohio State Committee, 1998–2005; Chair of Ohio State Committee, 2004–2005)
Member, American Board of Trial Advocates, 2005–Present (member, Executive Committee, Ohio Chapter, 2010–13)
Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America (charter member, Academy of Antitrust Law)
Life Fellow, American Bar Foundation
Life Fellow, Ohio State Bar Foundation
Fellow and Former President, Dayton Bar Association Foundation
Dayton Lawyers Club, 1993–Present
Member, The Trial Law Institute
Affiliate Member, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 1993–2003
Member, American Bar Association (1974–present)
Member, Ohio State Bar Association (Member, Antitrust Section (Chair 2010–2011); 2007–08 Chair of Federal Courts and Practice Committee)
Member, Dayton Bar Association (1974–present)
Member, Federal Bar Association
Member, Federal Circuit Bar Association
Member, Dayton Intellectual Property Law Association
1971, B.A. summa cum laude, University of Cincinnati
- Distinguished Military Graduate, U.S. Army ROTC program
1973, J.D. cum laude, College of Law, Ohio State University
- Associate Editor, Ohio State Law Journal
- Member, OSU National Moot Court Team, 1973
Member and Secretary, Board of Managers, United States Air Force Museum Foundation, 2006–15; President, 2008-2010; Board Chair, 2010–12 (Chair, Audit and Risk Committee, 2013–15); Emeritus Board Member, 2015–present
Member, Board of Trustees, Dayton Bar Foundation, 1997–2003 (President, 2002–2003)
Member, Board of Trustees, Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, 2006–2008 (Member, Governance Committee)
Chair, Access to Justice Campaign 2002, for Legal Aid Society of Dayton and Volunteer Lawyers Program
Member, fundraising committee for renovation and restoration of Montgomery County, Ohio’s Old Courthouse, 2001–2002
Artemis Center for Alternatives to Domestic Violence, fundraiser; Co-chair, 1994 annual fundraiser
Co-chair, Oakwood School Levy, 1996
Chair, Oakwood Citizen Housing Committee, 1983–1993 (Chair 1987‑1993)
Member, Business Advisory Committee, Oakwood School Board
Chair, Capital Campaign, Artemis Center for Alternatives to Domestic Violence, 1997–1999
Member, Committee on Full Opportunities for Minority Students, University of Dayton School of Law, 1995–1996
Member, Search Committee for New Dean, University of Dayton School of Law, 2010
Note: The American Bar Association has published two volumes that are collections of the best articles published on a topic in the journal Litigation, the quarterly journal of the Section of Litigation of the American Bar Association. Charlie is the only author to have had an article selected for publication in both books. The first volume is called Jury Trials, for which the ABA selected and reprinted my article, “Clear Openings in the Business Case.” The second volume is called The Art of Cross-Examination: Essays From the Bench and Bar, for which the ABA selected and reprinted, “Cross-Examination That Hurts the Witness, Not You.”
The Practical Use of Motions to Structure a Complex Civil Case, 41 Ohio St. L.J. 107 (1980).
The Defense of Terminated Dealer Litigation: A Survey of Legal and Strategic Considerations, 46 Ohio St. L.J. 925 (1985).
Clear Openings in the Business Case, Litigation 29 (The Journal of the Section of Litigation of the American Bar Association, Vol. 10, No. 4, Summer 1984). In 2007 the American Bar Association selected this article for inclusion in the Section of Litigation’s New Anthology, Litigation Manual: Judges and Juries, edited by Weyman Lundquist and Alyson Pytte; this volume includes the best writing from the Litigation journal over the years.
Litigation Involving Trademarks: Preparing the Trademark Case for Trial, 16 U. Day. L.J. Rev. 85 (1990).
Contributing Lawyer, Dr. Donald E. Vinson, Jury Persuasion: Psychological Strategies and Trial Techniques (Prentice Hall, 1993).
Editor and co-author of “Caselaw Reporter” column, Ergonomics Intelligence Report, 1996–97 (James Publishing).
Book Review, A Practitioner’s Guide to the Economics of the Antitrust Merger Guidelines, by Samuel C. Thompson, Jr., 46 The Federal Lawyer 51 (No. 6, July, 1999).
Book Review, An Affair of State: The Investigation, Impeachment and Trial of President Clinton, by Richard A. Posner, 47 The Federal Lawyer 51 (No. 1, January, 2000).
Book Review, Trust on Trial: How The Microsoft Case is Reframing the Rules of Competition, by Richard B. McKenzie, 47 The Federal Lawyer 52 (No. 8, September, 2000).
Book Review, A Handbook of Jury Research, edited by Walter F. Abbott and John Batt, 48 The Federal Lawyer 43 (No. 1, January, 2001); reprinted in the ALI-CLE Review (Vol. 32, No. 4, April 27, 2001, pp. 13-15).
Book Review, Effective Expert Testimony, by David M. Malone and Paul J. Zwier, 49 The Federal Lawyer 54 (No. 1, January, 2002).
Book Review, The Internet and E-Commerce Legal Handbook, by Scott W. Pink, 49 The Federal Lawyer 64 (No. 4, May, 2002).
Book Review, A Guide to Forensic Testimony: The Art and Practice of Presenting Testimony as an Expert Technical Witness, by Fred Chris Smith and Rebecca Gurley Bace, 50 The Federal Lawyer 54 (No. 5, June, 2003).
Book Review, What is Life Worth?: The Unprecedented Effort to Compensate the Victims of 9/11, by Kenneth R. Feinberg, 52 The Federal Lawyer 52 (No. 9, October, 2005).
Book Review, A Turn to Empire: The Rise of Imperial Liberalism in Britain and France, by Jennifer Pitts, 52 The Federal Lawyer 55 (No. 9, October, 2005).
Book Review, Federal Motions in Limine: Evidence Exclusion Guide, by Stephanie Hoit Lee and David N. Finley with Carolyn Greenwald, 52 The Federal Lawyer 67 (No. 10, November/December 2005).
Cross-Examination That Hurts the Witness, Not You, Litigation 38 (The Journal of the Section of Litigation of the American Bar Association, Vol. 33, No. 3, Spring 2007).
The Preparation and Trial of Intellectual Property and Other Complex Cases, 34 U. Day. L. Rev. 125 (2009).
Judicial Profile, Hon. Walter H. Rice Senior U.S. District Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, 61 The Federal Lawyer 19 (Issue Six, August 2014).
Charlie Faruki’s article titled “Cross-Examination That Hurts the Witness, Not You” (#17 in this list) has been selected by the American Bar Association for inclusion in a just-published book on cross examination, titled The Art of Cross-Examination: Essays From the Bench and Bar. This is the second time that the ABA has collected a compendium of articles as the best articles published in the journal, Litigation, the publication of the ABA’s Section of Litigation. The ABA previously published a volume on opening statement and closing argument, titled Jury Trials, which also included an article of Charlie’s called “Clear Openings in the Business Case” (#3 in this list). Charlie is the only author to have an article selected for both books published by the ABA.