Charles J. Faruki - Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L.

Charles J. Faruki

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1987
Phone: 937-227-3700

Charlie is a trial lawyer.  He concentrates his practice in the area of business litigation.  He has represented numerous corporations in litigation in state and federal courts, and before various federal and state agencies.  He is a Fellow (and former chair for the state of Ohio) of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the Litigation Counsel of America, the American Bar Foundation, the Ohio State Bar Foundation, and the Dayton Bar Foundation.  He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates.  He is a past president of the Dayton Bar Association, and of the Dayton Chapter, Federal Bar Association.

Charlie has tried a wide variety of business cases to juries.  He has tried to judgment intellectual property cases (having tried patent, trademark and copyright cases), and cases involving antitrust, employment, product liability, breach of contract or warranty, terminated distributorships, trade secrets, and fraud claims, and various statutory theories.  He has also tried injunction cases, and handled numerous class actions, shareholder litigation, multidistrict litigation, and insurance coverage disputes.

He has argued cases in the Supreme Court of Ohio, and in the United States Courts of Appeals for the Second, Fourth, Sixth, Eighth, Ninth, and Federal Circuits, in the Supreme Court of Nevada, and in intermediate appellate courts in Ohio and California.

Repeatedly in the last ten years he has been voted by his peers as one of the Top Ten Lawyers in Ohio, in Ohio's Super Lawyers' Survey (was featured on the cover of the 2012 SuperLawyers magazine, with accompanying cover story); was on the "Dayton's Most Powerful" list, based on a survey conducted by the Dayton Business Journal of Dayton-area CEO's and other community leaders, and was selected as one of the most influential people in Greater Dayton (one of only three lawyers on the list).  He is listed in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Law, Who's Who in the Midwest, Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in America, and The Best Lawyers in America, and in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business.  Charlie is the author of numerous articles published in law reviews and professional journals, has spoken numerous times at continuing legal education programs and educational seminars for businesses.

Among his many chairmanships, Charlie has chaired the Ohio Supreme Court's Commission on Continuing Legal Education, as well as the Board of Trustees of the United States Air Force Museum Foundation, chaired (for ten years) the Bar Examination Committee of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, and is a longtime member and past Chair of the Board of Governors of the Antitrust Law Section of the Ohio State Bar Association, and is a past Chair of the Federal Courts and Practice Committee of the Ohio State Bar Association, and of the Advisory Council of the University of Dayton School of Law.  He is a Commissioner of the Board of Professional Conduct of the Supreme Court of Ohio (which deals with disciplinary matters involving judges and lawyers).  He has also been an Adjunct Professor of the School of Law, University of Dayton, teaching Antitrust.

University of CincinnatiBA 1971Ohio State University College of LawJ.D. 1973
American College of Trial LawyersAmerican Board of Trial AdvocatesLitigation Counsel of AmericaAmerican Bar FoundationOhio State Bar AssociationDayton Lawyers ClubThe Trial Law InstituteAmerican Bar AssociationFederal Bar AssociationDayton Bar Association

Client Comments

"Charlie Faruki is the best litigator with whom I have had the pleasure to work."

-Mathew Willenbrink
Director, Technology Partnerships
University of Dayton

"Although Charlie Faruki practices in a medium sized Midwest city, Charlie exhibits the character, skill, strategic thinking and tenacity that one would expect to find in a big law firm in a major metropolitan area such as N.Y., Chicago or L.A. I can't imagine any litigation issue that I would not want to have him handle."

-Michael Jacobs
General Counsel, North America
SAI Global

"Charlie is the epitome of excellent lawyering. He is knowledgeable, professional, hard-working, well known, and highly respected by his colleagues on the Bench and Bar; time after time he produces great results. He is responsive and always prepared. He not only knows the law, but can apply it to the advantage of his clients. He can "think outside the box" and "on his feet", constantly responding to changing circumstances. I've had the pleasure of working with him for over 10 years and he is my "go-to" outside Counsel for any complex commercial litigation on which I need assistance."

-Dale Creech, Jr.
Vice President and Chief Legal Officer
Premier Health Partners

"Mr. Faruki has represented our company in a broad variety of matters for over 25 years. All of those matters were handled professionally with exceptional results. Mr. Faruki is generally recognized as among the top three lawyers in his practice areas in southeastern Ohio. When results truly matter, I would recommend Mr. Faruki to anyone without reservation."

Office Location

110 North Main Street, Suite 1600
Dayton, OH 45402
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2014 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Patent of the Dayton Metro Area2013 Lawyer of the Year in Bet-the-Company Litigation of the Dayton Metro Area2012 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Intellectual Property of the Dayton Metro Area2010 Lawyer of the Year in Bet-the-Company Litigation of the Dayton Metro Area
Charles J. Faruki has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!Charles J. Faruki has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!Charles J. Faruki has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2012!Charles J. Faruki has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2010!

Practice Areas

Bet-the-Company Litigation (Intellectual Property, White-Collar Criminal Defense)
Commercial Litigation (Antitrust, Civil Litigation, Complex Litigation, Contract Disputes, Corporate Governance, Intellectual Property, Large Case Litigation, Trade Secrets, White-Collar Criminal Defense)
Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Energy Law (Environmental, Insurance)
Litigation - Antitrust
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Litigation - Patent

Other Information

Gender: Male