Jack practices in the areas of commercial litigation and First Amendment law. His work has included litigation of disputes over a variety of contracts, First Amendment issues, non-competition covenants and intellectual property disputes. He has handled dozens of cases and helped establish
a very favorable body of law requiring that records be available to the public. Jack's practice has also included libel and insurance defense litigation, as well as prebroadcast and prepublication review. His clients have included The Cincinnati Enquirer, ESPN, Vogue Magazine, and television stations in 16 markets. More recently, Jack has written and spoken extensively on emerging legal issues in social media.
Jack serves on the firm’s Appellate Practice Group. Jack successfully argued a case before the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals that prevented a title insurance company from denying coverage to a mortgage lender. Jack also argued a case in Ohio’s Eighth Appellate District that protected the rights of mortgage lenders in foreclosure actions. Both cases are leading precedents in the field.
Based on the grading and comments of his peers, Jack is recognized with an AV Rating, the highest rating given to lawyers by Martindale-Hubbell. Jack has also been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for his work in Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Banking and Finance, Litigation-First Amendment, and Litigation-Intellectual Property from 2005 to 2016. Jack has also been selected as The Best Lawyers in America “Lawyer of the Year” for his work in Litigation-Banking and Finance in 2012 and 2016; and The Best Lawyers in America “Lawyer of the Year” for his work in Litigation-First Amendment in 2015. In addition, from 2007 to present, Jack has been named an Ohio Super Lawyer for his work in Commercial Litigation and First Amendment Law. He was awarded the Ohio Society of Professional Journalist Award for Best Defense of the First Amendment for his contribution to "Lead’s Dangerous Legacy." In 2012, Jack was chosen as the American Advertising Federation's (AAF) Ad Person of the Year.
Jack is a talented writer and in addition to serving as the editor of the firm’s e-newsletter, InfoLaw News, he is the author of "Imagine When You're Feeling Better," a children's book written to benefit "Josh Cares," a Cincinnati charity. Jack also maintains a very popular blog called "Jack Out of the Box." He enjoys Notre Dame football, Cincinnati Reds baseball, and XU basketball. He has donated about eight gallons of blood through Hoxworth, although not all at once. Guilty pleasures include LaRosa’s pizza, Graeter’s ice cream and Skyline Chili. (Did we mention Jack is a Native Cincinnatian?) His real passion, however, is his family – his wife, Kathy, and four children, Katie, Joe, Ben and Ellie, who he refers to as his “greatest achievement.”
Cincinnati Bar Association, Member
- Communications Committee, Chair
Ohio State Bar Association, Member
Media Law Resources Center, Internet Law Committee Chair
Ohio Coalition of Open Government, Member
American Advertising Federation, Cincinnati Chamber, Member
United Way, Volunteer
Fine Arts Fund, Volunteer
University of Cincinnati Law School, Adjunct Instructor
ProKids Resource Team, Leader
CBA Judicial Campaign Advertising Committee, Member
St. Mary Hyde Park Discipleship Commission, Chair
Ohio State Supreme Court Lawyers to Lawyers Mentoring
WordPlay Cincinnati, Volunteer