Steven Goldfarb - He focuses on class action defense, consumer class action, title insurance, and business litigation.

Steven A. Goldfarb


600 West Broadway
Suite 1500
San Diego, California 92101-3384


200 Public Square
Suite 2800
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Primary Practices

Steven A. Goldfarb, a former longtime co-chair of Hahn Loeser’s national Litigation Practice Area, is a skilled and highly acclaimed trial lawyer practicing in California and Ohio with experience representing companies and individuals across the country in diverse business litigation matters. In addition to leading the firm’s well-recognized Class Action and Title Insurance Industry Teams, Steve has significant experience in unfair competition/trade secrets, insurance coverage/bad faith, securities fraud and other contract/tort cases.

Under Steve’s leadership, Hahn Loeser’s Class Action and Title Insurance Industry Team has successfully defeated nearly 100 consumer class actions over the last 10 years not only in California and Ohio, but also in Connecticut, Kentucky, Texas, Illinois, Washington, Missouri and Colorado—mostly via dispositive and certification motion practice—but also by trials.

Steve’s past trial victories include two record jury verdicts (Top 100 Verdicts by The National law Journal), both exceeding $40 million, in 2006 (Maricopa County, AZ) and in 2005 (Southern District of Ohio) on behalf of companies suing their competitors and former employees in wrongful recruiting cases involving tortious interference, non-competition covenants and breaches of fiduciary duty. Steve has successfully tried numerous other cases to verdict or judgment, including jury trials involving business fraud, trade secrets, age discrimination, wrongful death, medical malpractice and other personal injury cases.

Professional History

  • Partner, Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, 1996-present; Board of Directors, 1999-2023; Co-Chair, Litigation Area, 2003-present


  • The Ohio State University College of Law, J.D. 1985
  • Indiana University, B.A. 1982
Community Involvement

Jewish Federation of Cleveland, Endowment Committee Member, 2022-present


Shaker Schools Foundation, Board of Trustees, 2010-18; President, 2014-15; Vice President, 2012-13; Secretary, 2011-12


Montefiore, Board of Directors, 2015-2021


President’s Club of The Ohio State University, Member

Awards & Distinctions

Ohio Super Lawyers®, 2004-24


ChambersUSA, Commercial Litigation, 2008-24


The Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation, 2007-24; Litigation-Banking and Finance, 2011-24; Insurance Law, 2013-24, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants, 2024; Cleveland Lawyer of the Year, Litigation-Banking and Finance, 2022.


AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell


Benchmark Litigation, Benchmark Litigation Star: Commercial, Labor and Employment, 2022


“Top Lawyer,” San Diego Magazine

Bar Admissions

State of California; State of Ohio


U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Northern and Central Districts of California, Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio, and Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan


U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fifth, Sixth, Eighth and Ninth Circuits


U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

Memberships & Affiliations

American Bar Association, Member


State Bar of California, Member


Ohio State Bar Association, Member


Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Member


San Diego County Bar Association, Member