Jared A. Wagner

Jared A. Wagner

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Insurance Coverage Attorney in Dayton, OH

Green & Green, Lawyers
 | 800 Performance Place, 109 North Main Street
Dayton, OH 45402
Phone: 937-224-3333
Fax: 937-224-4311
Selected To Rising Stars: 2009, 2012 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2003
Practice Areas:
  • Insurance Coverage (60%),
  • State, Local & Municipal (30%),
  • Business Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

Jared is an experienced civil trial attorney with a diverse practice that includes the defense of police officers and municipalities with a focus on § 1983 and constitutional issues, construction law, insurance defense and coverage matters, and appellate litigation. His practice extends throughout the state of Ohio, and he regularly defends clients in Ohio’s various common pleas and municipal courts, as well as in both the northern and southern United States federal district courts. Jared has successfully argued and presented matters before the Ohio Supreme Court, the majority of Ohio’s state appellate courts, and the Sixth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals. A number of the cases Jared has briefed and argued have resulted in not only favorable outcomes for his clients, but also the establishment of important judicial precedents. Jared is also a regular speaker on topics related to civil litigation, and in addition to regularly presenting to various industry groups on issues pertaining to municipal law, officer liability, and § 1983 constitutional issues, Jared also provides training to municipalities, officers, and supervisors on those issues.  In January of 2020, Jared was selected to serve as the Governmental liability chair for the Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys. 

After graduating in 2003 with a law degree from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, Jared spent two years as a staff attorney for the Third District Court of Appeals in Lima, Ohio. Jared joined Green & Green in 2005 and became a shareholder in 2008. From 2009-2018 and before turning 40, he was consistently acknowledged by his peers as a rising star in the field of insurance coverage, a distinction awarded to no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state.  Jared was also selected to become a Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America Trial Lawyer Honorary Society, and in 2010 he was named one of the top forty professionals under the age of forty in the greater Dayton metropolitan area, and he has earned an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest possible rating an attorney can achieve for both ethical standards and legal ability.

Born in Front Royal, Virginia, Jared spent most of his youth in West Chester, Ohio and attended Ohio Northern University for his undergraduate education where he was a three year varsity letterman in football and graduated in 2000 with High Distinction. While at ONU, Jared was also involved with Phi Kappa Theta social fraternity and Omicron Delta Kappa leadership honorary society. He currently resides in Lebanon with his wife Cara and their three children. Jared is an active member of the Knights of Columbus St. John Paul Council 1610 and is active in his current parish of Holy Family in Middletown where he serves on the bereavement committee.  Jared was also elected to the worship commission for his former parish of St. Albert the Great in Kettering and has also served as a strength and conditioning coach for varsity athletics at Madison Junior/Senior High School in Madison Township.

About Jared Wagner

Admitted: 2003, Ohio

Professional Webpage: http://www.green-law.com/attorneys/Jared-A-Wagner/

Honors/Awards:

  • Named one of the top forty professionals under the age of forty in the greater Dayton metropolitan area for the year 2010 by a panel of independent judges. , Forty Under Forty Award, Nomination and Selection by the Dayton Business Journal, 2010
  • The Litigiation Counsel of America is an invitation only trial lawyer honorary society established to reflect the new face of the American bar. Membership is limited to 3,500 Fellows, representing less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. The composition of the LCA is aggressively diverse, with recognition of excellence among American litigation and trial counsel across all segments of the bar. The purpose of the LCA is to recognize deserving, experienced, and highly qualified lawyers, to provide an outlet for scholarly authorship of legal articles on trial and litigation practice, to provide additional sources for professional development, to promote superior advocacy and ethical standards in the practice of law, to assist in community involvement by its membership, and to advance a superior judiciary, by taking relevant positions on issues or legislation affecting judicial compensation and/or benefits, as well as those affecting the American litigation processes., Fellow in the Litigation counsel of America Trial Lawyer Honorary Society , Selection and Invitation, 2019

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Participated in the Air War College's National Security Forum at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama.  The NSF is a week long experience that is designed to expose influential citizens to senior U.S. and international officers and civilian equivalents in order to engage each other's ideas and perspectives on Air Force, national and international security issues. It's an opportunity for future military leaders to interact with a broad cross-section of civilian leaders from businesses, universities, industry, media, law, the clergy, and state and local governments.  Participants in the NSF are nominated from across the Air Force and by previous attendees and approved by the Secretary of the Air Force., 2014
  • Elected to be the Governmental Liability Committee Chair for the Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys. , 2019

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Active particpant in the Dayton Volunteer Lawyers' Project, which provides free legal representation in civil litigation matters to members of the community who cannot otherwise afford to hire an attorney but may not qualify for legal aid or other such programs. , 2018
  • Served on the funeral committe for Holy Family Parish in Middletown, Ohio. , 2019
  • Elected as the program chair for Council 1610 Knights of Columbus in Middletown, Ohio. , 2019

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Was invited to teach classes on Fourth Amendment law and First Amendment issues related to police officers, specifically focusing on social media issues and whether adverse employment actions can be taken for statements made on social media. , Speaker and Presenter , Ohio Tactical Officer's Association Convention , Police Officers And Supervisors And Law Directors, 2018
  • Presented update on First Amendment issues, focusing on legal trends for police officers and the potenial affect such comments could have on employment and job performance. , Speaker, Tokio Marine HCC Annual Attorney Claims Seminar , Public Risk Adjusters And Attorneys, 2018
  • Presented update on First Amendment issues, focusing on legal trends for police officers and the potenial affect such comments could have on employment and job performance. , Speaker, Independent Insurance Agents Association of Dayton , Insurance Agents, 2019
  • Presented an overview of civil liabilty under federal and state law and update on Fourth Amendment issues to Lima City supervisors. , Speaker, Lima, Ohio Supervisor Training, Police Supervisors, 2017
  • Gave overview presentation on fourth amendment issues, including constitutional violations, defenses to claims, common issues encountered, and issues related to civil liability.   , Speaker and Presenter, Ohio Tactical Officer's Association, Police Officers And Supervisors And Law Directors, 2016
  • Presented on the topic of civil liability for police officers, providing detailed overview and discussion of issues related to constitutional violations, qualified immunity, state law statutory immunity, and personal exposure and liability, including punitive damages, attorney fees, indemnification, and defense.   , Speaker and Presenter, Ohio Tactical Officer's Association Conference, Police Officers And Supervisors And Law Directors, 2017

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Resolved claims for alleged violations of the Americans' with Disabilities Act against a political subdivision related to facilities at a recreational park for nominal payment and minor changes., 2019
  • Obtained complete dismissal on the basis of statutory immunity (R.C. 2744) of a civil complaint filed against a Village and several EMTs related to a patient being dropped and injured while being transferred from the ambulance to the hospital. , 2019
  • Stolz v. J & B Steel Erectors, 155 Ohio St.3d 567, 2018-Ohio-5088 (Ohio Supreme Court) - Succesfully argued as amicus curiae for Messer Construction to uphold the constitutionality of the horiztonal workes' compensatoin immunity between subcontractors enrolled under a contractor controlled insurance program authorized by 4123.35(O). , 2018
  • Foley v. Univ. of Dayton, 150 Ohio St.3d 252, 2016-Ohio-7591 (Ohio Supreme Court) - Briefed and argued to the Ohio Supreme Court on behalf of students sued for allegedly negligently misprepresneting the unlawful actions of another student to the police.  Obtained decision from the Ohio Supreme Court holding that there is no separate tort for negligent misrepresentation under Ohio law, whcih struck down decisions from several lower appellate courts holding that there was such a tort in Ohio. , 2016
  • Main v. City of Lima, 2015-Ohio-2572 (3d Dist. 2015) – Affirming dismissal of the negligence claim related to plaintiff stepping on an allegedly unsecured manhole cover on a sidewalk due to the failure to allege facts sufficient to overcome the City’s statutory immunity., 2015
  • Stolz v. J&B Steel, Inc., 146 Ohio St.3d 281, 2016-Ohio-1567 (Ohio Supreme Court 2016) – Considering a certified question of law from the U.S. federal district court, the Ohio Supreme Court found that subcontractors working on a construction project that are enrolled in a comprehensive workers’ compensation program under R.C. 41235.35(O) are entitled to immunity from tort claims brought by employees of other enrolled subcontractors., 2016
  • Shoup v. Doyle, 974 F.Supp.2d 1058 (S.D. Ohio 2013) – Dismissing false arrest claims against police officers on the grounds that the seizure was appropriate under the community caretaker exception., 2013
  • Haas v. Village of Stryker, 2013-Ohio-2476 (6th Dist. 2013) – Dismissing the Fourth Amendment malicious prosecution claim brought against a village tax administrator because the filing of a criminal complaint did not constitute a seizure., 2013
  • Marks v. Reliable Title Agency, 2012-Ohio-3006 (7th Dist. 2012) – Finding that the drafter of a power of attorney does not owe a prospective fiduciary duty to the person granting rights under the power of attorney, and that the discovery rule is not applicable to determining the accrual date for a breach of fiduciary duty claim., 2012
  • Crawford v. Geiger, 656 F App’x 190 (6th Cir. 2016) – Overturning the trial court’s decision denying an officer qualified immunity on an excessive force claim., 2016
  • Stanfield v. City of Lima, No. 17-3305, 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 6395, at *1 (6th Cir. Mar. 15, 2018), obtained affirmance by the Sixth Circuit of a trial court's decision granting summary judgment to police officers, the chief of police, and the City with respect to excessive use of force claims. , 2018
  • Colville v. Meijer, 2012-Ohio-2413 (2d Dist. 2012) – Affirming summary judgment on the basis of the open and obvious doctrine in a slip and fall case involving a puddle of water on tile floor., 2012
  • Crawford v. Geiger, 131 F. Supp.3d 703 (N.D. Ohio 2015) – Dismissing the First Amendment claim based on an alleged violation of the right to film police activity upon a finding that such a right is not clearly established., 2015
  • Foley v. Univ. of Dayton, 2016-Ohio-7591 (Ohio Supreme Court 2016) – Overturning several decades of lower appellate court decisions that had created a tort for the “negligent misrepresentation” of a criminal suspect to the police, the Ohio Supreme Court adopted the position put forth by Jared in his briefs and arguments and found that no such tort existed under Ohio law., 2016
  • Stanfield v. City of Lima, 244 F. Supp. 3d 638, 641 (N.D. Ohio 2017), obtained summary judgment for officers on an execssive use of force claim involving a take down, knee strkes, and flash light strikes against an intoxicated indivdiual.  Also obtained summary judgment for the City and its Police Chief. , 2017
  • Trotwood v. South Central Construction, 192 Ohio App.3d 69 (2d Dist. 2011) – Affirming summary judgment in favor of the city and school district on the basis of statutory immunity in a case arising out of the flooding of nearby homes related to the construction of a new school building., 2011

Representative Clients:

  • City of Lima, 2019
  • Messer Construction Company, 2019
  • Gordon Food Service, 2019
  • State Farm, 2019

Educational Background:

  • Ohio Northern University, Bachelor of Arts with double major in Criminal Justice and Political Science and minor in Psychology. , 2000
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Office Location for Jared A. Wagner

800 Performance Place
109 North Main Street
Dayton, OH 45402

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