Robert M. Wolff

Littler Mendelson

1100 Superior Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44114


Civil, Discrimination, Employment, Sexual Harassment, Trade Secrets, Wage and Hour, Workplace

A seasoned civil trial attorney with more than 30 years of experience, Robert M. Wolff has represented large and small companies in the healthcare, energy, transportation, financial and retail industries in issues arising in the increasingly complex world of employment and trade secret litigation. He has handled numerous labor arbitrations and taken more than 50 cases to jury verdicts involving matters such as:

  • Wrongful death
  • Age, race, disability and sexual discrimination
  • Commercial and various major civil rights class actions
  • Wage and hour class actions

Additionally, Robert is a frequent lecturer on employment discrimination and litigation topics. He is the Co-Chair of the Healthcare Practice Group at Littler Mendelson.

Previously, Robert served as Chairman of the Management Committee at Duvin, Cahn & Hutton, which later merged with Littler. He also was the chief labor and employment lawyer for the City of Cleveland. In law school, he was an editor of the University of Illinois Law Review.


  • Commissioner and former chair, Cuyahoga County Personnel Review Commission
  • Chair Emeritus, Buckeye Chapter - Multiple Sclerosis Society of Northeast Ohio
  • Chair, Board of Directors - The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio
  • Trustee, Executive Committee Member, Bellefaire JCB
  • Co-chair, Lawyers Mental Health and Wellness Committee - Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association


  • Named, The Best Lawyers in America, 2005-2015
  • Named, Lawyer of the Year, Employment Law - Management, Cleveland - Best Lawyers, 2012
  • Named, America's Leading Lawyers for Business - Chambers USA, 2004-present
  • Named, Nations' Most Powerful Employment Attorneys - Top 100, Human Resource Executive / Lawdragon Inc., 2010-present
  • Named, Top 100 Lawyers - Ohio Super Lawyers, 2009–present
  • Awarded, Martindale-Hubbell AV® Peer Review Rating
  • Harno Scholar
  • Governor's Fellow - Illinois, 1977
  • J.D., University of Illinois College of Law, 1980
    cum laude
  • B.A., Oberlin College, 1977
Bar Admission
  • Ohio
Oswald Centre
1100 Superior Avenue East - 20th Floor
Cleveland, OH 44114


Fax:    216-696-2038
Email: [email protected]