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A Stark County native, Ben joined KWGD in 2021 as an Associate Attorney. Ben devotes a majority of his practice to litigation matters including business and commercial disputes, construction litigation, creditors rights and collections, domestic relations, and workers’ compensation. Ben also has experience assisting employers with matters pertaining to USERRA.

Professional Experience

While in law school, Ben worked for both a private law firm and served in a supervisory position for the Department of the Army.  In addition, he participated in the civil litigation and appellate practice clinics and was a member of his law school’s Moot Court Team.  Ben has served in the United States Army since 2013 on both Active Duty and in the Reserves. He is a Captain, has commanded a military police company of more than 150 soldiers, and has served second in command of a military police battalion of more than 540 soldiers. He is currently serving as a Judge Advocate for an Army Reserves Legal Operations Detachment and provides part-time legal support to soldiers, veterans, and their families.


  • Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall School of Law, Juris Doctor, magna cum laude (2021)
    • Moot Court Team Member and Recipient of the Interscholastic Moot Court Award
    • Recipient of the CALI Award for Excellence, Criminal Law, Prisoner’s Rights
    • Recipient of the CALI Award for Excellence, Corporations
    • Recipient of the CALI Award for Excellence, Cybercrime
    • Recipient of the CMLAA Student Scholarship Award
  • University of Mount Union, B.A. Criminal Justice, summa cum laude, (2013)
    • Excellence in Criminal Justice Award
    • Distinguished Military Graduate
    • Recipient of the George C Marshall Award for Leadership
    • Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society, Treasurer
  • Military Professional Education, United States Army, Military Police Corps
  • Military Professional Education, United States Army, Judge Advocate General’s Corps
    • Recipient of the Judge Advocate General’s School Award for Distinguished Accomplishment in General Administrative Law.

Courts and Bar Associations

  • State of Ohio (2021)
  • Member: Stark County Bar Association
  • Member: Ohio State Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio