Laura A. Sanom


Laura has represented the firm’s clients in a variety of areas relating to business competition including antitrust, advertising, trade secrets, distribution, employment, bankruptcy and breach of contract and warranty matters.

Areas of Practice

Commercial Busines and Competitor Litigation

  • Antitrust
  • Advertising
  • Breach of Contract
  • Employment
  • Trade Secrets
  • Distribution issues


Supreme Court of Ohio – 1987

Supreme Court of Michigan – 1998

Supreme Court of New Jersey – 1993

Third Circuit Court of Appeals – 2000

Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals – 1999

U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Michigan – 2012

Eastern District of Michigan – 1996

District of New Jersey – 1993

Northern District of Ohio – 1987

Southern District of Ohio – 1987

Awards and Honors

Ohio Women’s Bar Association, President’s Award (2011–2012)

Grosse Pointe Schools, Volunteer of the Year (2008)

Memberships and Affiliations

American Bar Association

Michigan Bar Association

Ohio Bar Association

Ohio Women’s Bar Association

Dayton Bar Association


Kalamazoo College, Bachelor of Arts, 1984

  • With Honors

George Washington University National Law Center, 1987

Community Involvement

Pierce Middle School, PTO Board Member (2012–Present)

Grosse Pointe South High School Choir Boosters, Committee Chair (2014–Present)

Christ Church – Detroit, Sunday School Teacher and Youth Leader (1998–Present)

Ohio Women’s Bar Association, Vice President and Trustee (2010–2015)

University of Dayton School of Law, Adjunct Professor, Negotiations and Complex Litigation (1989–1992)

YWCA Dayton, Vice President and Board Member (1987–1992)

Publications and Presentations

Speaker, Ohio State Bar Association, 40th Annual Antitrust Institute Vertical Restraints, Can We Do That? Can They? (October 2006)

Annual Speaker, Ohio Women’s Bar Foundation Leadership Institute, Principles of Negotiation (2010-Present)

Article, Ohio Women’s Bar Association Newsletter, Strategies for Effective Daubert Challenges (Spring 2011)

Speaker, Ohio Women’s Bar Association Continuing Legal Education, Time Management Strategies (2011, 2012), Effective Advocacy (2013)

Laura A. Sanom
(937) 227-3700

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


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