Robert W. Hojnoski


Columbus, OH | Cincinnati, OH | Lexington, KY
D 513.538.1391


  • J.D., University of Dayton School of Law (Dayton, OH) (1995-1998), cum laude
  • B.S., Business Management, Gannon University (Erie, PA) (1991-1995), cum laude
    • – NCAA Division II Men’s Varsity Tennis Team

Robert W. Hojnoski is a Partner and Office Chair of Freeman Mathis & Gary’s Cincinnati office. Bob is also Vice-Chair of the firm's Midwest Tort practice team. Bob is licensed to practice law in Ohio and Kentucky within the geographic region known as the “tristate” area where Southwest Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Southeast Indiana come together. Bob is also admitted to practice in all federal courts within Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.        

Bob is a seasoned and experienced litigator, trial lawyer and appellate advocate with over 25 years of experience defending a wide variety of tort, contract, and commercial disputes. Bob has extensive experience with all facets of civil litigation, including pre-suit investigation, administrative proceedings, discovery, motion practice, alternative dispute resolution, arbitrations, trials and appeals. As lead counsel, Bob has resolved to conclusion well over 1,000 matters, often involving multi-party actions, complex issues and catastrophic damages. In addition to having defended countless tort/negligence cases involving general claims for personal injury, wrongful death, property damage and other economic losses, Bob has a long and successful track record defending more specialized, complex and sophisticated claims brought against various product manufacturers, retail and property owners, non-profits, transportation companies, employers, healthcare providers, accountants, lawyers, architects, engineers, contractors, directors and officers, real estate and various other professionals. Over the course of his career, in addition to representing countless individuals and entrepreneurs, Bob has represented companies of all sizes, to include some of the largest companies in the world. 

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Bar Admissions



U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio

U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana

U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio

U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky

  • Ohio Bar Association, member
  • Kentucky Bar Association, member
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, member
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association, member
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI), member
  • Claims and Litigation Management (CLM), member
  • Graduate and committee member – Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers (CALL)
Awards and Recognition
  • Best Lawyers in America, products liability defense
  • Cincy Leading Lawyers (2013-2023)
  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star
Classes/Seminars Taught
  • Former coach / adjunct professor of the regional and national mock trial team(s) at Salmon P. Chase law school in Northern Kentucky.
  • CLE presenter regarding litigation and law firm technology and best practices.
  • CLE presenter regarding professional rules of conduct.
  • Lecturer and moderator at various professional conferences related to litigation/trial strategies and skills and best practices, ADR and successful negotiation tactics, minimizing catastrophic damages and various other substantive areas related to emerging litigation trends and hot topics in civil litigation.