Opened in 1982, the Vorys Cleveland office includes nearly 40 attorneys and paralegals who have significant experience in corporate law, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, governance, securities and private equity; commercial transactions; financial services; real estate; commercial litigation; health care; bankruptcy, restructuring and creditor rights/insolvency; intellectual property; labor and employment; arbitration and mediation. 

The office is located in the heart of downtown Cleveland, serving a robust 18-county Northeast Ohio economic region-county with over 4 million residents, 2 million workers and a GDP exceeding $238 billion.  In addition, Ohio’s GDP ranks seventh in the U.S., and Ohio is home to 24 Fortune 500 headquarters, fifth most in the U.S.  Further, Vorys represents 142 companies on the national Fortune 500 list.

For many years, a number of our Cleveland lawyers have been recognized by their peers and clients.  Recent accolades include:

  • Ranked as a 2024 “Best Law Firm” in 11 practice areas by Best LawyersThis includes Tier 1 rankings in six practice areas: arbitration, banking and finance, bankruptcy and creditor rights/insolvency, commercial litigation, mediation and real estate. 
  • Two Cleveland-based attorneys have been named "Ohio Leading Lawyers" in the 2023 Chambers USA Guide
  • Six Cleveland attorneys have been named 2022 Ohio "Super Lawyers" or Ohio "Rising Stars" by Super Lawyers Magazine.
  • Eight Cleveland attorneys were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®2024. These attorneys were selected for numerous practice areas including bankruptcy, banking and finance, commercial litigation, real estate, intellectual property litigation, patent law, trademark law, arbitration, mediation, bankruptcy litigation and financial services regulation law.
  • Five Cleveland attorneys were recently selected by their peers for inclusion on The Best Lawyers in America®2024 "Ones to Watch" list, which highlights promising young lawyers in the U.S. who have been in private practice for 5-10 years and have already demonstrated “excellence in the profession.” 

Our Cleveland lawyers are active in many different community and charitable organizations and civic and professional organizations.

Community and Charitable Organizations

  • Anti-Defamation League
  • Front Steps Housing and Services
  • Center for Families and Children
  • Fund for the Future of Heights Libraries Board
  • Center for the Arts
  • Homeless Hookup
  • Circle Health
  • Jewish Education Center of Cleveland
  • Cleveland Chesed Center
  • Justinian Forum
  • Cleveland Jewish Federation
  • Legal Aid Society of Cleveland
  • Cleveland Region Committee of the Princeton Prize in Race Relations
  • Merrick House
  • Contemporary Youth Orchestra
  • The Cleveland Institute of Music
  • Dobama Theatre
  • United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cleveland
  • Friends of Breakthrough Schools
  • United Jewish Cemeteries Association
  • Friends of MC2Stem
  • United Way

Civic and Professional Organizations

  • American Bar Association
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
  • American Judges Association
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Association for Corporate Growth
  • National Association of Industrial and Office Properties
  • Asian American Bar Association of Ohio
  • Northern District of Ohio, Chapter 7 Panel Bankruptcy Trustee
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Foundation
  • The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business
  • Commercial Real Estate Women
  • Turnaround Management Association
  • Greater Cleveland Mortgage Bankers Association
  • Urban Land Institute
  • Intellectual Property Owners
  • Vocational Guidance Services, Inc.
  • Judge John M. Manos Inn of Court

Office Directions


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Managing Partner

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Office Contact

Rob Phillips

Contact Information

200 Public Square
Suite 1400
Cleveland, Ohio 44114-2327
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