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A Stark County native, Ben joined KWGD in 2021 as an Associate Attorney and is a member of the firm’s Business/Corporate and Litigation Practice Sections.

Professional Experience

While in law school, Ben worked for both a private law firm and federal agencies.  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 commissioned officer and has held a number of military ranks and leadership positions.  He is currently serving as the acting Battalion Executive Officer for an Army Reserves Military Police Battalion and was recently selected to become a Judge Advocate for the United States Army Reserves.

Education

  • 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

Courts and Bar Associations

  • State of Ohio (2021)
  • Member: Stark County Bar Association
  • Member: Ohio State Bar Association