Steven J. Forbes


Cleveland, OH | Cincinnati, OH
D 216.514.9500 |


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

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


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

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