Robert Fogarty
Robert J. Fogarty

200 Public Square
Suite 2800
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Primary Practices

As a partner in Hahn Loeser’s Litigation practice, Robert J. Fogarty has extensive experience in complex commercial litigation, ERISA, class action, health care, antitrust, real estate and tort litigation. He represents clients in the insurance, managed care, health care, legal services and manufacturing sectors.

Bob is an experienced lead civil trial lawyer and has managed complex litigation effectively and efficiently for individuals and Fortune 50 and 500 Companies.

Bob is consistently honored as one of Ohio’s top litigators. Since 2009, he has earned recognition by ChambersUSA as one of the top  litigators in the state of Ohio.

Professional History

  • Partner, Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, 1984-present, Co-Chair, Litigation Area, 1990-18; Board of Directors, 1997-2013; Associate, 1982-84
  • Assistant United States Attorney, Southern District of Ohio, 1979-82
  • Staff Counsel, The Dayton Power and Light Company, 1977-79


  • University of Cincinnati, J.D., 1977
  • University of Cincinnati, B.A., Political Science, 1974
    • Honors & Activities: Phi Beta Kappa
Community Involvement

Shaker Heights Country Club, Member


Gesu Church, Member

Awards & Distinctions

ChambersUSA, Commercial Litigation, 2008-23


BTI Client Service All-Stars, 2011


The Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation, 2006-24; Litigation-Antitrust, 2011-24; Litigation-Real Estate, 2011-24, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions-Defendants, 2011-24; Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions-Plaintiffs, 2011-24; Cleveland Lawyer of the Year, Litigation-Real Estate, 2018, 2021; Cleveland Lawyer of the Year, Litigation-Antitrust, 2020.


Ohio Super Lawyers®, Litigation, 2004-23; Top 50 Cleveland, 2005; Top 50 Columbus, 2005


AV Preeminent ®, Martindale-Hubbell


Benchmark Litigation, Benchmark Litigation Star: Appellate, Commercial, Labor and Employment, 2022-23

Bar Admissions

State of Ohio, 1977; State of Florida, 1979; State of Wisconsin, 2017


U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Fifth, Sixth, Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh Circuits; U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio; Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida; Eastern District of Michigan


pro hac vice; Northern District of Illinois; Southern District of West Virginia; District of Colorado; Southern District of Alabama; District of Kansas; Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky; Western District of Oklahoma; Eastern District of Missouri; Northern and Western Districts of Texas; Western District of Washington; District of Oregon; Cook County, Illinois Circuit Court; District Court of Oklahoma County; Genesee County, Michigan Circuit Court; Oakland County, Michigan Circuit Court; Montana Thirteenth Judicial District and District of New Jersey


Memberships & Affiliations

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Member


Ohio State Bar Association, Member


Florida Bar Association, Member


Judicial Conference of Eighth Judicial District, Life Member


Irish American Law Society of Cleveland, Founding Member