Jay E. Krasovec

Jay is a member attorney in the firm's Canton office. Jay focuses his practice in the area of Commercial Litigation and Labor & Employment Litigation.  Jay has experience with all facets of employment disputes including: restrictive covenants, non-solicitation/non-disclosure agreements and corporate raiding, unfair competition, misappropriation of trade secret claims and tortious conduct in commercial settings.  
Jay has extensive first-chair trial experience in numerous Federal and state courts, as well as mediation and arbitration proceedings through the American Arbitration Association and other alternative dispute tribunals.
  • Successful defense of a steel-belt conveyor system manufacturer and its new employee in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio against claims for breach of a non-compete agreement, misappropriation of trade secrets, and conversion claims; resulting in the new employee and the client to remain in business and in the same industry segment as plaintiff. 
  • Represented a national financial institution in enforcing its employment agreements and mandatory arbitration provisions therein via court litigation; resulting in successful defense of sexual harassment, age discrimination, pregnancy discrimination, and religious discrimination claims before the American Arbitration.  
  • Obtained favorable verdict after a two-week jury trial in favor of a large multi-state professional service firm against claims asserted by an architectural firm relating to the build-out of a new Class A commercial space in Cleveland, Ohio. 
  • Represented a nation-wide restaurant franchisor in Summit County Common Pleas Court, obtaining a judgment in favor of the client in the form of a permanent injunction (and money damages) shutting down a non-compliant franchisee in violation of various provision of the parties' franchise agreement. 


  • "Cyperspace: The Final Frontier for Regulation?" - 31 U. Akron L. Rev. 1010 (1997)


  • The Battered Women's Shelter of Summit and Medina Counties, Past President, Past Vice-Chair, Member 
  • The Rape Crisis Center of Summit and Medina Counties, Past President, Member 


  • Selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers Ohio Rising Stars®, 2005-2010
  • District Community Service Award, Ohio State Bar Association for attorneys 40 years and under


  • Adjunct Professor, The University of Akron School of Law, Legal Analysis, Research, Writing
  • Mentor, University of Akron School of Law mentor program


  • State of Ohio 
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit 
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio 
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Law
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Young Lawyers committee
  • Akron Bar Association, University of Akron Law School Liaison, New Bar Applicant committee
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association 
  • The University of Akron School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1998
  • The University of Akron, Political Science, B.S., cum laude, 1995
  • The University of Akron, Criminal Justice Studies, A.A.S., cum laude, 1994



      To reach Jay, please e-mail him at jekrasovec@dayketterer.com or call him directly at 330.458.2195