Benjamin D. Carnahan

Benjamin D. Carnahan

Cleveland, Ohio

Professional Experience

Ben is an experienced business, commercial and real estate trial attorney focused on resolving client matters in a cost-effective manner through early dispute resolution. Ben has successfully represented companies big and small, from the nation's largest banks, lenders and loan servicers to small businesses and closely held corporations. Ben specializes in the resolution of complex business disputes, commercial/residential real estate matters, and debt collection/creditor's rights litigation, with a particular emphasis on defense of federal and state consumer statutes, including claims under FDCPA, TILA, RESPA, TCPA, FCRA and the US Bankruptcy code. Other areas of practice include, but are not limited to: consultation and defense in response to consumer complaints filed with the CFPB, landlord/tenant law, housing code violations, real estate title disputes, class actions, business entity formation and personal injury. Ben has been selected for inclusion in the 2015 and 2016 Ohio Super Lawyers® - Rising Stars Edition, a designation reserved for the top 2.5% attorneys under 40 in the State of Ohio.

Areas of Practice

  • Banking/Financial Services
  • Consumer Law
  • Contracts/Commercial Law
  • Corporations/Business Entities
  • Criminal
  • Debtor/Creditor/Collections
  • Equipment Finance and Leasing
  • Real Estate Foreclosure
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Lender Liability Defense
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Torts/Liability

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio
  • Supreme Court of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit


  • Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, Ohio
    • J.D.
  • Kent State University
    • B.A. cum laude
    • Major: History
    • Minor: Pre-Law

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Member
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
  • Mortgage Bankers Association, Member
  • National Association of Bankruptcy Litigators, Member