Robert J. Fogarty

Partner 216.274.2291


Robert J. Fogarty co-chairs Hahn Loeser’s firm-wide Litigation practice. Since 2009, he has been ranked by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business as one of the top commercial litigators in Ohio due to his extensive experience in managing complex commercial, class action, healthcare, antitrust, employment and tort litigation. Bob has a thorough understanding of how to gather, manage and analyze complex facts, statistics and electronic data and present them in a clear written and oral manner to varied stakeholders.

At Hahn Loeser 

He is an experienced lead civil trial lawyer and, early in his career, he was an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, where he prosecuted federal crimes and defended federal officials and agencies. He is knowledgeable of federal and Ohio law, including civil rights laws. He has managed complex litigation effectively and efficiently within established budgets and deadlines for Fortune 100 and 500 Companies.

Bob is listed in the 2006-16 editions of The Best Lawyers in America in the categories of Commercial Litigation, Antitrust Litigation, Real Estate Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants, and Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Plaintiffs.



University of Cincinnati B.A., Phi Beta Kappa 1974


University of Cincinnati J.D. 1977

Memberships & Affiliations

Florida Bar Association, Member


Irish American Law Society of Cleveland, Founding Member


Judicial Conference of Eighth Judicial District, Life Member


Ohio State Bar Association, Member


Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Member


American Arbitration Association, Panel Member



Bar Admissions

Admitted to the Ohio Bar, 1977; Florida Bar, 1979; Wisconsin Bar, 2017.


Licensed to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court; Fifth, Sixth, Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeal; Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio; Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida; Florida Supreme Court; and the Eastern District of Michigan.


Admitted pro hac vice to the Northern District of Illinois; Southern District of West Virginia; Southern District of Alabama; District of Kansas; Eastern District of Kentucky; Northern and Western Districts of Texas; Western District of Washington; the District of Oregon; Cook County, Illinois Circuit Court; Genesee County, Michigan Circuit Court; Oakland County, Michigan Circuit Court.”