Steven J. Forbes


Employment                    Insurance Defense

Higher Education            Insurance Coverage     Business Litigation         Transportation

Dram Shop Defense       Restaurant/Hospitality                                                       Litigation

Steve has extensive civil and criminal trial experience. He has tried over 50 cases to juries on issues ranging from employment discrimination, premises liability and wrongful death, to murder, and disorderly conduct. He has successfully represented employers in claims of sexual harassment, sex discrimination, race discrimination, disability discrimination, age discrimination and tortious interference with business relations in state and federal courts. He also represents physicians, attorneys and insurance agents in professional negligence claims.


Steve continues with a large general civil litigation practice with specialization in employment matters, including employment defense in the healthcare and higher education workplace.







(216) 514-9500 x233



George Washington University School of Law, 
  J.D., 1989; cum laude 

Amherst College, B.A., 1986; cum laude



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The Plain Dealer, Cleveland's Top Lawyers 2015 




U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio