Jeff Ireland

D. Jeffrey Ireland


Jeff has tried business litigation cases throughout the United States for more than 35 years.  Clients appreciate his ability to develop and implement strategy and his aggressive pursuit of the client’s objective.  His trial experience includes competitive litigation (trade secrets, antitrust, covenants not to compete, unfair competition and advertising); employment; class action defense; environmental and intellectual property; and securities.  Jeff is also the firm’s Managing Partner.

Areas of Practice

Competition and Business Litigation




Class Actions


Trade Secrets/Covenants Not to Compete

Intellectual Property


Supreme Court of Ohio, 1980

U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit – 1980

U.S. District Court, S.D. Ohio – 1980

U.S. Supreme Court – 1988

U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit – 1992

U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit – 1996

U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit – 1997

U.S. District Court, N.D. Ohio – 2005

U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit – 2009

U.S. Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit – 2011

U.S. District Court, Nevada – 2012

Awards and Honors

The Best Lawyers in America (Advertising Law, Bet-the-Company Litigation and Commercial Litigation), 2009–2016

Lawyer of the Year: Intellectual Property Litigation, 2016

Benchmark Litigation, Ohio, Local Litigation Star, 2008–2017

Chambers USA 2005-2017 – America’s Leading Lawyers for Business

Distinguished Service Award, Miami Valley Access to Justice, 2015

The University of Dayton School of Law, Distinguished Alumni Award (2010)

Ohio “Super Lawyer” designation – Cincinnati Magazine (2004–2017) – Top 50 lawyers in Cincinnati and top 100 lawyers in Ohio

“Best of the Bar” designation – Dayton Business Journal (2004–2017)

Lifetime Achievement Award, YWCA (with Ellen Ireland), 2005

Carl D. Kessler Inn of Court (Dayton) – Emeritus

“Up & Comers” Award (Law Category) (1989)

Who’s Who in America (Marquis Edition)

AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating

Memberships and Affiliations

Fellow, International Society of Barristers

Member, Litigation Counsel of America

Fellow, American Bar Foundation

Fellow, Ohio State Bar Foundation

Dayton Bar Association

  • Various Offices 2009-2013
  • President 2011-2012

Cincinnati Bar Association

Ohio State Bar Association

  • Antitrust Section Council, 2000-Present

Federal Bar Association

American Bar Association

  • Corporate Litigation Section
  • Business Section
  • Environmental Section
  • Antitrust Section
  • Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section

Dayton Lawyers Club


University of Dayton, College of Law, J.D., 1980

  • Special Projects Editor – University of Dayton Law Review
  • Distinguished Alumni Award (2010)

Denison University, B.A., 1976

Community Involvement

Chair, Friends of Levitt Pavilion, Dayton, 2015-present

Co-Chair, Access to Justice Gala, 2013

Dayton Business 2 Business Advisory Panel, 2009–2010

Dayton Opera Association, Trustee, 2004–2012

  • Board President, 2008–2010
  • Vice President, 2006–2007

Co-Chair and Chair, Access to Justice Campaign for Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Legal Aid of Southwestern Ohio and Volunteer Lawyers Project (2006–2007)

The Salvation Army, Advisory Board, 1993–Present;

  • Board President, September 2004–September 2006
  • Co-Chair – $7.2 million Kroc Center Development Campaign, 2006–2007

Miami Valley Regional Transit Authority, Board of Trustees, 1998–2003

Planned Parenthood of the Miami Valley, Advisory Board, 1994–2003

  • President, 2000–2002

Planned Parenthood Foundation Board, Member, 1998–2003

Montgomery County Community Action Agency, Board of Trustees, 1995-1997

  • Chairman, 1996–1997

Wright Library Levy Renewal, Co-Chair, 1995

Montgomery County Leadership Network, 1990–1993

Oakwood Planning Commission, 1986–1995

Mayor, City of Oakwood, 1985–1995

Oakwood City Council, 1983–1995

The Affordable Housing Fund, 1989–1999 (Chairman, 1997–1999)

President, Mayors & Managers Association of Montgomery and Greene Counties, 1988–1989

Ohio Municipal League, Environmental Committee, 1986–1995

Regional Transit Authority in 2000 Committee, 1990–1991

Leadership Dayton, 1987

Southminster Presbyterian Church, Deacon, 1986–1988; Session, 1998–1999

Community Cooperation Task Force, 1988–1993

Board of Contributors, Dayton Daily News, 1989

President, Denison University Alumni Association, 1982–1984

Ohio Foundation for Independent Colleges, Team Captain, 1989–1996

City of Oakwood, Athletic/Recreation Master Plan Committee, 2009

Mentor, College Promise, 2013–2017

Publications and Presentations

University of Dayton School of Law, “Ethical Considerations with Social Media,” June 6, 2014

Cincinnati Bar Association, Arbitrator Tips & Trends, “Commercial Law Perspective,” June 3, 2014

Ohio State Bar Association, Litigation Basics Seminar, October 31, 2012 “Opening Statement/Closing Arguments”

“Easing the Burden: Recovery of Damage Control Costs After Balance Dynamics Corporation v. Schmitt Industries, Incorporated,” Spring 2005 addition of the Consumer Protection Update, a publication of the Consumer Protection Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section of Antitrust Law (with Brian Wright)

D. Jeffrey Ireland
(937) 227-3710

Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L.
110 North Main Street
Suite 1600
Dayton, OH  45402


Administrative Assistant
Nancy R. Carr
(937) 227-9900


D. Jeffrey Ireland