Steven J. Forbes


Cleveland, OH | Cincinnati, OH
D 216.514.9500


Steven J. Forbes is a Partner at Freeman Mathis & Gary's Cleveland office. Mr. Forbes has extensive civil and criminal trial experience. He has tried over 50 cases to juries including matters involving employment discrimination, catastrophic tort, products liability and business disputes.

His employment practice involves representing 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.

Mr. Forbes also has defended products liability and catastrophic and business tort cases involving a wide variety of products and defendants. He has defended cases involving aircraft, chemicals, consumer products, construction equipment, and a host of other products and complicated liability situations.

Bar Admissions


U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio

U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio

Awards and Recognition

Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell

The Plain Dealer, Cleveland’s Top Lawyers 2015