Dennis R. Rose has represented clients at both the trial and appellate level in a broad range of disputes in federal and state courts throughout the country. He has served as national litigation counsel in products liability litigation and Ohio counsel for lender liability and toxic tort matters. He represents clients in complex commercial litigation, intellectual property litigation (including theft of trade secrets), and class actions in both trial and appellate courts throughout the country. Dennis also represents beneficiaries and fiduciaries in probate litigation and counsels both individuals and boards of directors in shareholder disputes. He is co-chair of the firm's fiduciary litigation area.

At Hahn Loeser 

Dennis's clients span a diverse spectrum of industries, including financial services, paper, manufacturing, retail, real estate and transportation.

Dennis is a Life Member of the Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference. He served as chair of the Northern District of Ohio's Federal Court Advisory Group from 1999 to 2008 and currently serves as chair emeritus. He has also chaired the Northern District of Ohio's Civil Rules Committee and Electronic Filing Rules Committee. Additionally, Dennis was a member of the Ohio Supreme Court's E-Filing Work Group from 2002 to 2007.

In addition to serving his clients in civil litigation throughout the country, Dennis represents Hahn Loeser as its general counsel, making him responsible for legal matters relating to the firm. He has extensive experience in dealing with issues concerning the practice of law.

Dennis's community service includes his long-time board membership for Shoes and Clothes for Kids, and his service as chair of the Brecksville Board of Zoning Appeals.

Dennis is listed in the 2012-16 editions of The Best Lawyers in America in the category of Commercial Litigation and Trusts & Estates Litigation, and in the most recent edition of Ohio Super Lawyers. He is also AV® Preeminent™ Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, its highest available rating for legal ability and professional ethics.

Before joining Hahn Loeser, Dennis was a law clerk for the Honorable Leroy J. Contie, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.



Cleveland State University B.S., Education, cum laude 1978


Cleveland-Marshall College of Law J.D., magna cum laude; Managing Editor, Cleveland State Law Review 1987

Community Involvement

Shoes and Clothes for Kids:  Board of Trustees, 1994-present.


Brecksville Board of Zoning Appeals: Member, 2001-present; Chairman 2006-present.


Society for American Baseball Research: Member, 1987-present

Bar Admissions

State of Ohio


U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit


U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit


U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit


U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit


U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio


U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio


U.S. Supreme Court


U.S. Tax Court

Memberships & Affiliations

American Bar Association: Member, Litigation Section; Chair, Federal Rules Subcommittee of Pretrial Practice and Discovery Committee: Member.


Ohio Bar Association: Member, Federal Courts Committee.


Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association: Member, Litigation Section.


The Judicial Conference of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit: Life Member.


Lawyers Guild: Member.