Steven Goldfarb

Partner
Steven A. Goldfarb
Partner

200 Public Square
Suite 2800
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Primary Practices

Steven A. Goldfarb, 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-present; Co-Chair, Litigation Area, 2003-present

Credentials

Education

The Ohio State University College of Law, J.D. 1985

 

Indiana University, B.A. 1982

Community Involvement

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

 

Montefiore, Board of Directors, 2015-present

 

President’s Club of The Ohio State University, Member

 

The Ohio State University Alumni Association, Member

Awards & Distinctions

Ohio Super Lawyers®, 2004-22

 

ChambersUSA, Commercial Litigation (Ohio), 2008-21

 

The Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation, 2007-22; Litigation-Banking and Finance, 2011-22; Insurance Law, 2013-22; Cleveland Lawyer of the Year, Litigation-Banking and Finance, 2022.

 

AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell

 

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

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 Courts of Appeal for the Fifth, Sixth and Ninth Circuits

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