Effective Advocate

Named a top attorney in his field, Ben joined the firm in 1999. He became a partner in 2008. Always willing to “go the extra mile,” this cyclist and runner has been known to join clients on a bike ride or marathon. This philosophy has earned him the respect of clients, peers and even opposing counsel.

Strong Client Support

Ben advises cities, townships, counties and public officials throughout Ohio on all labor and employment law issues, including the preparation of municipal civil service rules, employee handbooks and policies for various jurisdictions. He also represents employers in collective bargaining and in administrative matters before various state, local and administrative agencies including the Ohio Civil Rights Commission, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, State Employment Relations Board and State Personnel Board of Review.

Strategic Partner

For Ben, being an effective attorney means much more than responding to legal inquiries – it’s about seeing the big picture and considering client goals. Ben strives to help clients resolve issues in order to maximize employee potential while also meeting changing business and economic conditions.

On the Personal Side

A four-year varsity letter winner in baseball, Ben and his wife are the proud parents of a daughter and a son.

Professional Memberships

  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association

Presentations and Publications

Ben has conducted numerous seminars, presentations and leadership training on a variety of topics including ADA, FMLA, FLSA, social media, unlawful discrimination and harassment, discipline and collective bargaining.

Practice Areas

  • Civil Litigation
  • Labor and Employment

Credentials and Distinctions

  • Best Lawyers® 2014 – 2024
  • Super Lawyers® 2015 – 2023
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars® 2011 – 2014


  • The Moritz College of Law, J.D.
  • University of Chicago, B.A. in History

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Ohio
  • United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio