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. Since 2005, Jack has been named a Leading Lawyer
by Cincy Magazine and named the Best Lawyers in Southwest Ohio
from 2007-2014 for his work in Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Banking & Finance, Litigation-First Amendment, and Litigation-Intellectual Property. In 2012, he was chosen as Best Lawyers' 2012 Cincinnati Litigation - Banking & Finance Lawyer of the Year
. 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.”