Robert B. Port
Partner

200 Public Square
Suite 2800
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Primary Practices

As a partner with Hahn Loeser, Robert B. Port focuses his practice on business litigation, complex commercial disputes, and construction law. Rob 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. Rob has represented clients nationally in class-action lawsuits. In the construction area, Rob has experience in handling claims regarding additional costs and scheduling impacts, pre-litigation claims management to mitigate risk and reserve the client’s potential future claims for additional compensation or contract time extensions, assisting clients in obtaining certification under various Ohio and federal programs for minority or disadvantaged business entities, and defending clients against decertification for these state and federal progams.

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

Rob 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, 1989-2001

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

Awards & Distinctions

The Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation, 2020-22

 

Rising Star, Ohio Super Lawyers®, 2010-11

 

Cleveland Bridge Builders, Class of 2018

Bar Admissions

State of Ohio

 

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

Memberships & Affiliations

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

 

Jewish Federation of Cleveland, Member, Community Relations Committee, 2012-18

 

Mandel Jewish Community Center, Member, Board of Trustees, 2012-18

 

Lawrence School, Member, Board of Trustees, 2017-present