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Faruki Attorneys Once Again Recognized as Ohio Super Lawyers—2018

CINCINNATI and DAYTON, Ohio (December 12, 2017) The 2018 edition of Super Lawyers Magazine has recognized several Faruki Ireland Cox Rhinehart & Dusing PLL (Faruki+) attorneys for their noteworthy talents in law.


Attorney’s Recognized:

Partner Charlie Faruki is ranked number one in the state of Ohio. Charlie has been recognized in the "Top 10 in Ohio" every year since its inception in 2004.

Managing Partner Jeff Ireland has been named to the 2018 edition of Ohio Super Lawyers. Jeff has been recognized as one of the Top 50 Attorneys in Cincinnati.

Partner Jeff Cox was named to the 2018 edition of Ohio Super Lawyers.

Partner Erin Rhinehart was named as an Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Star.


Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Rising Star recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state -- those who are 40 years old or younger, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less. Super Lawyers magazine is published in all 50 states and reaches more than 13 million readers. For more information, visit


About Each Attorney:

Charlie Faruki, a trial lawyer with a focus on business litigation, was one of the founders of Faruki+ in 1989. He is a Senior Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, past president of the Dayton Bar Association, and of the Dayton Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. Faruki 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. Additionally, he chaired 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.


A founding partner of Faruki+ and recognized each year by his peers in the Ohio Super Lawyers poll, Jeff Ireland has tried cases throughout the United States in federal and state courts. His practice focuses on employment, trade secrets, competitive issues, advertising and class actions. Jeff has been recognized each year since its inception as an Ohio Super Lawyer, a statewide recognition as a result of a survey conducted by Cincinnati magazine. He has been recognized annually as one of the Best of the Bar based on a survey conducted by the Dayton Business Journal. He is listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. He is recognized as a Litigation Star by Benchmark. He was selected as a Fellow of the International Society of Barristers and The Litigation Counsel of America. He is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, Ohio State Bar Foundation and Dayton Bar Foundation. Ireland is a past president of the Dayton Bar Association. He has served as a board member or board chair on a variety of not-for-profit organizations. The University of Dayton School of Law awarded him its Distinguished Alumni Award for his service to the community and the profession. Ireland is the firm's managing partner.


Jeff Cox has tried cases in both state and federal courts, and has handled numerous arbitrations and mediations before the American Arbitration Association. His practice includes class action defense, professional liability claims, privacy and data protection, intellectual property litigation, federal regulatory investigations, products liability, media, advertising, competition and other business litigation. Cox has been recognized as an Ohio Super Lawyer every year. Jeff is recognized as a 2018 "Best Lawyers in America" honoree in the commercial litigation category. Jeff has been recognized as an "Ohio Super Lawyer (Business Litigation)," a peer-based recognition of the top 5% of Ohio's lawyers, every year of the selection, and continues to be recognized annually as one of the Top Attorneys in Business Litigation in the SuperLawyers Corporate Counsel publication.  He is a Senior Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, and a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, the Ohio State Bar Foundation and the Dayton Bar Foundation. Jeff is on the Board of Directors of the Federal Litigation Section of the Federal Bar Association and edits the Litigation Section's national newsletter. He also serves on the FBA's Government Relations Committee and Professional Ethics Committee. Cox served three terms as Board Chair of Chaminade Julienne High School, and is a member of the Community Resource Board for WYSO 91.3 FM – the greater Dayton public radio station and NPR affiliate.


Erin Rhinehart is a Partner with Faruki+. Her litigation practice focuses on class action defense, media and communications law (First Amendment, defamation, privacy, public records, advertising, social media, trademark, and copyright litigation), breach of contract and tortious interference, and environmental matters. Erin has significant trial experience in federal and state courts across the country. She has first-chair jury trial experience, and has argued before various appellate courts in Ohio. In addition to being recognized as an Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Star, Erin has been included in the 2016 and 2017 editions of the Benchmark Litigation Under 40 Hot List, a list of the nation's top litigation partners 40 years of age and younger. In 2017, Erin was named Corporate Vision's 2017 Ohio Attorney of the Year, and received the Ohio Women's Bar Association's President's Choice Award. She is an active member of the American Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association, Ohio Women's Bar Association and the Dayton Bar Association, and has held various leadership positions within these organizations. Currently, Erin serves as the President of the Dayton, Ohio Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, is the  Chair of the Ohio State Bar Association Media Law Committee, and is an Executive Editor of the ABA's Litigation Journal. She is also a Fellow of the Ohio State Bar Foundation and American Bar Foundation, and has been recognized by the Dayton Business Journal as one of Dayton's 40 Under 40 honorees.

About Faruki Ireland Cox Rhinehart & Dusing PLL

Faruki Ireland Cox Rhinehart & Dusing P.L.L. ( is a litigation firm with offices in Dayton, Cincinnati and Covington that handles complex disputes, including intellectual property, class actions, competition-based litigation, employment, antitrust, privacy, commercial litigation, arbitration and white-collar litigation. You can find Faruki+ on LinkedIn and Twitter at @FarukiMediaLaw and @FarukiPrivacy.