Partner

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.

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D. Jeffrey Ireland
Partner

(937) 227-3710

110 N. Main St., Suite 1600
Dayton, OH  45402

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Competition and Business Litigation

 

Advertising

 

Antitrust

 

Employment

Class Actions

 

Securities

 

Trade Secrets/Covenants Not to Compete

 

Intellectual Property

The Best Lawyers in America (Advertising Law, Bet-the-Company Litigation and Commercial Litigation), 2009-2017

 

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

 

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)

 

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

 

AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating

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

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

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

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

 

Mentor, College Promise, 2013–2017

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

 

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

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)