Phone: (216) 325-0111
E-mail: rhaber@haberpolk.com
Areas of Practice: Labor and Employment / Complex Commercial Litigation / Sports Legal Representation
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Richard Haber is widely recognized as an elite civil trial lawyer. Mr. Haber focuses his practice on all aspects of employment litigation, complex business litigation and representation of high net worth individuals. In recognition of his accomplishments in this area, Mr. Haber has been listed in the 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017 editions of The Best Lawyers in America® published by Best Lawyers in conjunction with U.S. News Media Group as well as the 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2017 editions of Cleveland’s Best Lawyers. Mr. Haber was also named the 2011 Lawyer of the Year in the area of Labor and Employment Law in Cleveland, Ohio by Best Lawyers®.

For a 11th year in a row, Mr. Haber was selected for inclusion in Ohio Super Lawyers® for his work in the field of employment and labor law, an honor bestowed upon the top 5% of Ohio attorneys who have been practicing for at least 5 years. In 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2017 Mr. Haber was named one of the top 100 lawyers in the state of Ohio by Super Lawyers magazine Mr. Haber has been dubbed a “Leading Lawyer” in the area of Labor and Employment by Inside Business magazine.

Mr. Haber has been a featured speaker at numerous seminars offered by the Ohio State Bar Association, Cleveland State University, the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, the Council on Education and Management, the National Business Institute and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Mr. Haber has first-chaired more than 80 jury trials, including cases involving allegations of wrongful discharge, fraud, theft of trade secrets, tortious interference with business relations, challenges to non-competition agreements, and violations of various state and federal laws governing party’s contractual rights. Since 2005, Mr. Haber has personally been involved in matters that have resulted in verdicts and settlements in excess of $90 million dollars including achieving the largest verdict in the state of Ohio for an individual plaintiff in a wrongful discharge case with his partner Shannon J. Polk.

In addition, Mr. Haber is certified by the Ohio State Bar Association as a Labor and Employment Law Specialist.

Admissions

State of Ohio
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court

Education

University of Rochester (B.A. 1987)
Case Western Reserve University (J.D. 1990)

Memberships/Associations

Founding Bencher, Cleveland Employment American Inn of Court
American Bar Association
Ohio State Bar Association
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

Honors/Awards

Best Lawyers® 2011 Lawyer of the Year - Labor and Employment Law (Cleveland, Ohio)
Best Lawyers in America® (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017)
Super Lawyers® Top 100 Lawyers in Ohio (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014, 2017)
Super Lawyers® Top 50 Lawyers in Cleveland (2012, 2017)
Ohio Super Lawyers® (2004-2014)
Best Lawyers® in Cleveland (2010-2014)
Inside Business® - Leading Lawyer (2010, 2011, 2012)
Ohio Labor and Employment Law Specialist