Named a top attorney in his field, Ben joined the firm Fishel Hass Kim Albrecht Downey LLP in 1999. He became a partner in 2008. Always willing to “go the extra mile,” this avid cyclist and runner has been known to join clients in a bike ride or marathon. This philosophy has earned him the respect of clients, peers and even opposing counsel.
Strong Support for Municipalities
Ben advises cities, townships, counties, and public officials throughout Ohio on all labor and employment law issues. From the preparation of municipal civil service rules, to preparation of employee handbooks and policies for various jurisdictions, he does it all. 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.
Being an effective attorney is about being a true business 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. His expertise lies in helping 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.
- The Columbus Bar Association
- The Ohio State Bar Association
Presentations and Publications
Ben has conducted numerous seminars on topics including ADA, FMLA, FLSA, social media, unlawful discrimination and harassment, and discipline.
- Civil Litigation
- Employment & Labor
Credentials and Distinctions
- Best Lawyers® 2014 - 2017
- Super Lawyers 2015 - 2017
- Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2011-2014
- The Moritz College of Law - JD
- University of Chicago – BA in History
- Supreme Court of Ohio
- United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
- United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio
- United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio