Melinda Burton

Melinda K. Burton


Melinda focuses on business and commercial litigation matters, including antitrust, employment, breach of contract, and trade secrets, as well as legal malpractice defense.

Areas of Practice

Business and Commercial Litigation

  • Breach of Contract
  • Trade Secrets
  • Antitrust
  • Employment

Legal Malpractice Defense


Supreme Court of Ohio

United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

Awards and Honors

Ohio Women’s Bar Foundation Leadership Institute, Class of 2012–2013

Memberships and Affiliations

Fellow, Ohio State Bar Foundation

Ohio State Bar Association

Ohio Women’s Bar Association

  • Committee Member of Mentoring Program and Dayton Chair, 2014 to present

Dayton Bar Association

American Bar Association


University of Miami School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1994

  • Dean’s Scholarship
  • Shoecraft Scholarship
  • Dean’s List
  • University of Miami Law Review
  • American Jurisprudence Book Award: Civil Procedure I-A and Constitutional Law II

Vanderbilt University, B.A., History and Spanish, summa cum laude, 1990

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Dean’s List
  • Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society – Parliamentarian
  • Katherine B. Woodward Spanish Prize, Second Prize

Publications and Presentations

MLRC, Media Law Newsletter

American Bar Association, The Young Lawyer

Melinda K. Burton
(937) 227-9901

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


Administrative Assistant
Lori M. Beemsterboer
(937) 227-3745