Lisa Babish Forbes

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Offices Cleveland
Phone 216.479.6105
Fax 216.937.3726

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As a business litigator and partner in the Vorys Cleveland office, Lisa helps clients resolve disputes involving complex litigation including fiduciary litigation, defense of legal malpractice claims, consumer class actions, and oil and gas drilling and operations disputes. In addition, Lisa has significant experience defending claims of breach of contract, mortgage fraud, lender liability, and employment discrimination. Lisa resolves her clients' disputes through motion practice and trials in state and federal courts throughout Ohio and across the country, as well as through negotiations. 

Lisa’s experience handling disputes involving fiduciaries has led her to be the co-chair of the trust and estate litigation subgroup. As a leader in the trust and estate litigation subgroup, Lisa is at the cutting edge of trends in the field.

As part of the Vorys e Control team, Lisa counsels businesses on strategies for protecting their brands and reputations online and combating illegal online sales.  In doing so, Lisa assists clients in developing legal claims against unauthorized online sellers, including enforcing trademarks through the Lanham Act and related claims.

Career highlights include:

Lisa is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, the Ohio Women's Bar Association and the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Bar Association.  In 2017, Lisa was selected to join the Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law Section council of the OSBA. 

Lisa regularly speaks and writes on her experience in several areas including trust and estate disputes, consumer finance, statewide regulation of oil and gas activity, depositions, trial practice and professionalism. A full list of her prior speaking engagements and articles she’s written can be found under “Events” and “Insights.”

Lisa is AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated™ by Martindale-Hubbell.

Lisa received her J.D. summa cum laude from Case Western Reserve University School of Law where she was a member of the Order of the Coif and the executive notes editor of the Case Western Reserve Law Review.  She received her B.S. from Cornell University.

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