Robert (Rob) B. Port

Robert B. Port

Partner
rport@hahnlaw.com 216.274.2316

Summary

As a partner with Hahn Loeser, Robert B. Port has extensive experience in business tort litigation, representing both plaintiffs and defendants, nationally, including breach of contract, tortious interference with contractual relations, misappropriation of trade secrets, and breach of fiduciary duty. Robert has represented clients nationally in class-action lawsuits.

Robert also has significant experience in analyzing business financial information and developing damages models based on both lost profits and business valuation. 

Robert has a masters degree in mechanical engineering and worked as a research-and-design engineer for over a decade before switching careers.

Professional History

  • Partner, Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, 2013-present; Associate, 2004-12
  • Calfee, Halter & Griswold, LLP, Summer Associate, 2002
  • Northrop Grumman Corporation, Senior Engineer, 1996-2001
  • Lawyers Title Company v. Title365 Company, et al., Case No. 37-2014-00032795-CU-BT-CTL (Cal. Super. Ct., San Diego Cty. Aug. 14, 2015), Successful settlement.
  • France v. Ticor Title of Washington, Inc., Case No. 12-2-25688-8 (Wash. Sup. Ct. Dec. 2015), obtained complete defense verdict.
  • Krause, et al. v. Chicago Title Insurance Company, Case No. 0516-CV30246, (MO Cir. Ct., Jackson Cty. Jan. 30, 2013), defeat of $211 million punitive damages claim; favorable settlement following jury trial.
  • Nations Title Co. of Cal. v. Security Union Title Ins. Co., Case No. BC426001 (Cal. Sup. Ct., Los Angeles Cty. May 2013), Complete defense verdict.
  • Hancock v. Chicago Title Insurance Company, Case No. 3:07-CV-1441-D (N.D. Tex. Aug. 22, 2007), Successful defeat of class certification.
  • Chicago Title Insurance Company v. Magnuson, et al., Case No. 2:03-CV-368 (N.D. Ohio April 23, 2003), Compensatory and punitive damages totaling over $43 million; rev’d 487 F.3d 985 (6th Cir. 2007), remanded for a new trial on compensatory damages only.
  • Security Title Agency, Inc. Pope, Case No. CV 2003-020507 (AZ Sup. Ct. Oct. 27, 2003), Compensatory and punitive damages totaling $12.6 million; aff’d 219 Ariz. 480 (App. 2008).

Credentials

Education

Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2004

Honors & Activities: Academic Scholarship; Dean’s List

 

The Catholic University of America, M.S., Mechanical Engineering, 1994

 

Drexel University, B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 1989

Honors & Activities: Dean’s List

Memberships & Affiliations

Federal Bar Association, Member, Board of Directors, Northern District of Ohio Chapter, 2006-present

 

 

Bar Admissions

State of Ohio

 

U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio

Awards & Distinctions

Rising Star, Ohio Super Lawyers®, 2010-11

 

Cleveland Bridge Builder’s, Class of 2018