Jane Smarda

Jade K. Smarda


With experience handling every phase of litigation (from initial case assessment and discovery, to trial), Jade’s practice consists of various facets of commercial litigation, including intellectual property, breach of contract, and antitrust.

Areas of Practice

Commercial Litigation

Intellectual Property

  • Patent
  • Trademark
  • Trade Secret

Breach of Contract


Hague Convention

Civil Rights




Ohio Supreme Court

United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio

Awards and Honors

Ohio Women’s Bar Foundation Leadership Institute, Class Member, 2015–2016

Dayton Bar Association Leadership Development Program, Graduate, 2012–2013

Memberships and Affiliations

American Bar Association

Federal Bar Association

  • Federal Bar Association, 2016 Annual Meeting Planning Committee

Ohio State Bar Association

Ohio Women’s Bar Association

  • Nomination Committee

Dayton Bar Association

  • Editorial Board for Bar Briefs publication

Dayton Intellectual Property Law Association

  • Treasurer

Carl D. Kessler Inn of Court


University of Dayton School of Law, J.D. (Advocacy and Dispute Resolution Honors), May 2009

  • CALI Awards (Legal Profession II – Persuasive Legal Writing; Trial Competition)
  • Honorable Walter H. Rice Moot Court Competition, Runner-up (2007)
  • Dean’s Scholarship
  • Law Review (Staff Writer, 2007–2008)
  • Law Review Editorial Board (Comment Editor, 2008–2009)
  • Moot Court (Member, 2007–2008)
  • Moot Court Board (Justice of Interschool Competition, 2008–2009)
  • Mock Trial Team (Member, 2008–2009)
  • Honor Council (Member, 2007–2008; President, 2008–2009)

Miami University, B.A. in English Literature and French, cum laude, May 2006

  • Mock Trial Team (2002–2006)
  • Honors Program (2003–2006)
  • Lecture Series Committee (2004–2005)
  • Study Abroad Programs in Dijon, France and Catania, Italy
  • Outstanding Attorney Award at AMTA Mideast Regional Competition (2006)
  • Outstanding Attorney Award at AMTA Mideast Regional Competition (2005)
  • Kinnaird Scholarship (scholarship awarded by Miami University)
  • Crawford Scholarship (scholarship awarded by Department of French and Italian)
  • Dean’s List

Community Involvement

University of Dayton Mock Trial, Assistant Coach

Volunteer Lawyers Project, Volunteer Lawyer

Ohio Women’s Bar Association, Mentor

Dayton Early College Academy Mock Trial Team, Legal Advisor (2009–2011)

Publications and Presentations

Federal Bar Association, The Young Lawyer magazine

California Bar Association, New Matter Intellectual Property Journal

Dayton Bar Association, Bar Briefs magazine

FIC Blog

Jade K. Smarda
(937) 227-3719

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


Administrative Assistant
Kimberly L. Monroe
(937) 227-9906