Helen Forbes Fields
Currently, Ms. Forbes Fields concentrates her practice in the area of litigation including employment discrimination, wrongful discharge and labor law. Born in 1959, she graduated Cum Laude in 1981, from Spelman College with a B.A. degree in Political Science and received her J.D. in 1984 from Howard University School of Law. She also attended Loyola University Summer Law School, Rome, Italy, in 1983.
Ms. Forbes Fields has been admitted to practice before the Ohio Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio and the United States Court of Appeals in the Sixth Circuit. She is a member of National Associates of Bond Lawyers, and the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association., where she has served on the Bar Admissions Committee. Ms. Forbes Fields has been profiled in several magazine publications for her community and civic interests. She is a graduate of Leadership Cleveland, Class of 1994 and served as Member of the Office Review Committee for State Treasurer J. Kenneth Blackwell in 1994. She has served on several boards throughout the City of Cleveland, including Karamu House, Cleveland Zoological Society, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland Scholarship Program, University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, Allocations Panel Member of the United Way and the Cleveland Arts Prize. Currently, she serves as a Trustee for the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), and on the Advisory Committee of the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art. Ms. Forbes Fields is married to Darrell A. Fields and they have two sons and one daughter, William, Camille and Brandon.
Helen Forbes Fields is a partner of Forbes, Fields & Associates Co., L.P.A., where she has been previously active in the firm’s public law and municipal finance practice. Ms. Forbes Fields has been involved in various public and privately placed issuance of revenue bonds and general obligation bonds for the State of Ohio and its political subdivisions, the Board of Education of the City of Cleveland School District, Ohio and other cities and counties in the United States. She has served as Law Director to the City of East Cleveland, Ohio in 1997 and 2005. While serving as Law Director, Ms. Forbes Fields represented the City in matters regarding issuing legal opinions, preparing or approving all contracts, ordinances and resolutions. She also represented the City while negotiating collective bargaining agreements and defended the City successfully on various Unfair Labor Practice claims.
Forbes, Fields & Associates Co., L.P.A.
Attorneys at Law
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Cleveland, Ohio 44114