Jacqueline M.Pasek (Jackie)


Cleveland + 1.216.586.1386

Jackie Pasek is a trial lawyer. She has been a team member, including as trial counsel, in more than 15 jury trials brought to verdict in federal and state courts throughout the country. Her practice focuses on defending companies in products liability litigation, with additional experience in commercial class actions, mass tort litigation, wrongful death litigation, multidistrict litigation (MDL), and insurance recovery.

At trial, Jackie has presented closing arguments and conducted direct and cross-examinations of fact and expert witnesses (including historians, economists, pulmonologists, epidemiologists, and treating physicians). She has handled voir dire cause challenges, jury instructions, and argued significant motions (including motions for summary judgment, directed verdict, and new trials).

Jackie has been involved in Jones Day's defense of smoking and health lawsuits brought against R.J. Reynolds around the country. In the course of that representation, she has managed the simultaneous pretrial workup of dozens of cases in active discovery across multiple jurisdictions and states.

Jackie's litigation experience also includes being active in the Firm's pro bono practice where she regularly represents clients through The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland.


  • Mexican immigrant secures release from ICE detention facility due to increased risk of serious illness from COVID-19At the request of The Legal Aid Society of Greater Cleveland, Jones Day recently secured the release of a Mexican immigrant with underlying health conditions from ICE detention.
  • R.J. Reynolds wins complete defense verdict in Hochreiter wrongful death lawsuitOn November 16, 2018, after a trial lasting 11 days, a jury in Orlando, Florida returned a complete defense verdict in favor of Jones Day client R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in a wrongful death action.
  • TransDigm defends putative class action lawsuit over allegedly defective spark plugsJones Day is defending TransDigm Group Incorporated subsidiary Champion Aerospace, LLC against a putative class action lawsuit alleging, on behalf of general aviation aircraft owners in California, that certain Champion Aerospace spark plugs are defective.
  • R.J. Reynolds wins jury verdict in Dupre "Engle progeny" trialJones Day client R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company obtained a complete defense verdict in an "Engle progeny" case in which the plaintiff alleged her husband, Richard Dupre, had died at age 45 due to being addicted to R.J. Reynolds' cigarettes.
  • R.J. Reynolds wins defense jury verdict on all claims in multi-week Bryant "Engle progeny" trialOn September 26, 2014, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company ("R.J. Reynolds") secured a complete defense verdict in a multi-week wrongful death jury trial in Hillsborough County, Florida state court seeking to recover for Hayward Bryant, Sr.'s lung cancer and death.
  • R.J. Reynolds wins jury verdict in federal Meeker ''Engle progeny'' lawsuitOn January 13, 2014, following five days of trial and approximately five hours of deliberation, a jury in Tampa, Florida returned a verdict in favor of Jones Day client R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in a personal injury action finding that the smoker was not an Engle class member.
  • American Greetings resolves putative class action over life insurance policiesJones Day client American Greetings Corporation resolved a putative class action complaint brought by plaintiffs alleging that American Greetings misused employee information by purchasing life insurance policies on its employees, and then wrongfully collecting policy benefits.
  • R.J. Reynolds wins jury verdict in Pickett ''Engle progeny'' lawsuitJones Day obtained another win on behalf of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in Pickett v. R.J. Reynolds, the third “Engle progeny” lawsuit tried to verdict in federal court.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • November 28, 2017
      All-a-Twitter: Lawyering in Today's Increasingly Social Media-Driven World