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