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Faruki PLL is pleased to welcome its new Executive Director, Joan Germann.


"I believe that I have found a home here at Faruki PLL," Joan said.  "Attorneys and staff have been so warm and welcoming.  Faruki PLL is an outstanding firm with a storied history and an impressive record of success. I look forward to working with the team to help continue to build upon the firm's long history of success. I’m ready to start my next chapter."

Joan has extensive experience in operations and personnel management, and she will lead the firm's non-attorney support staff while overseeing technology, HR, finance, marketing, operations, and facilities functions for the firm.  Press Release.


In the News.

Faruki PLL Nominated for Ohio Firm of the Year by Benchmark Litigation

DAYTON, OH — February 15, 2022 ­­­–  Faruki PLL has been nominated for Benchmark Litigation's Ohio Firm of the Year award. After months of peer review-based research and submission reviews, this prestigious recognition means that the Benchmark team determined Faruki to be among the country's shortlist of firms and lawyers that have handled the most impactful cases from the last 12 months. 

"Having been nominated as a Benchmark Litigation Ohio Firm of the Year and recognized among some of the most prominent law firms in the nation is a great honor," says Brian Wright, Co-Managing Partner at Faruki. "It's extremely difficult to earn this nomination, and I am immensely proud of our firm for our impressive performance and influence on the legal landscape over the last year."

Benchmark Litigation's awards recognize the country's most distinguished litigators and their firms for exemplary work. The selection team diligently reviews every submission and confers with litigators across the country to determine each year's nominees. 

The 2022 Benchmark Litigation East Coast Awards winners will be announced on Thursday, March 24. For more information, including a list of all 2022 award nominees, visit the Benchmark Litigation website

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Business Litigation

Depth of experience makes a critical difference in business litigation. At Faruki, our experienced trial attorneys focus on business litigation, covering all aspects of business and commercial disputes.

Class Actions

People frequently use the term “bet the business” in reference to class actions. Moving from chance to a more acceptable resolution of class action lawsuits requires the experience and skills of a proven business law firm.

Data Security/Privacy

The difference between a company’s success or failure depends on its ability to quickly and efficiently collect, use, share and store information. Faruki has long been trusted counsel to businesses in matters of information law.

Intellectual Property

A dispute over intellectual property has the potential to threaten the survival of your business. Revenues may be severely curtailed due to an infringement or misappropriation of your intellectual property.

Corporate Counseling

We provide legal guidance, advice, and strategic and tactical assistance, based upon our deep experience resolving disputes, about avoiding problems before they arise and seizing the maximum advantage from opportunities. We are trusted partners to our business owner clients.

Employment Law

We resolve issues that arise in the employer-employee relationship.  Our lawyers also provide effective strategies, counseling, and training to help our clients mitigate the cost and distraction of litigation or lengthy government investigations.

We handle matters nationwide.

Our attorneys routinely appear in federal and state courts throughout the United States, and have appeared in the U.S. Supreme Court and most of the United States Courts of Appeals, including the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Charles J. Faruki,

Charles J. Faruki, Founding Partner (Retired)

Charlie is a trial lawyer and a founder of the firm. He concentrates his practice in business litigation.

Our curiosity, enthusiasm, and confidence ensures creative approaches to our clients’ problems and drives our passion for excellence.

Erin E. Rhinehart,

Erin E. Rhinehart, Co-Managing Partner

Erin leads Faruki’s media and communications practice, which includes First Amendment issues, online & traditional defamation, public records, trademark, copyright, trade secrets, open courts, branding, advertising law, social media, and certain privacy issues.

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Brian D. Wright, Co-Managing Partner

Brian helps business and individuals pursue and protect legal rights. He litigates matters throughout Ohio and the United States. He has successfully represented clients in numerous class actions and individual actions involving securities, privacy, business torts, copyright, trademarks, consumer protection, product liability, breach of contract and warranty, trade secrets, restrictive covenants (including covenants not to compete), and false advertising disputes.

Faruki is a heartland gem: expertise, value, empathy and loyalty. What more could you want in counsel?


As quoted in U.S. News Best Law Firms


D. Jeffrey Ireland, Founding Partner

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.

Jeffrey T. Cox,

Jeffrey T. Cox, Partner

Jeff is a passionate advocate for our clients. His trial and
litigation skills, developed across a broad spectrum of
business and complex litigation matters, afford critical
leadership in evolving and challenging disputes.

Stephen A. Weigand,

Stephen A. Weigand, Partner

Steve is a successful trial attorney and counselor on complex legal issues and commercial disputes. His experience includes representing companies in diverse industries such as healthcare, financial services, manufacturing, and construction, and he has litigated cases involving contracts, product liability, intellectual property, and class actions, among others.

“Highly regarded boutique…solid expertise in handling a range of contentious matters, including IP, antitrust, employment and breach of contract disputes.”

As quoted in Chambers USA

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