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.
- November 28, 2017
All-a-Twitter: Lawyering in Today's Increasingly Social Media-Driven World
- The Ohio State University (J.D. summa cum laude 2011; Order of the Coif; Articles Editor, The Ohio State Law Journal; American Bar Association National Moot Court Team); Miami University (B.A. in Speech Communication magna cum laude 2008; Phi Beta Kappa)
- Ohio, Florida, and U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Ohio and Northern District of Florida