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Benjamin D. Carnahan
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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 represents companies big and small, from the nation's largest banks, lenders and loan servicers to small businesses and closely held corporations. Ben specializes in resolution of complex business disputes, commercial and residential real estate/loan litigation, 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: class action defense, shareholder disputes, receiverships, CFPB complaints, landlord/tenant law, housing code, real estate title disputes, business entity formation and internet defamation/online reputation management. Ben is currently serving as a Board Member and Treasurer of Taleris Credit Union in Northeast Ohio and has been selected for inclusion in the Ohio Super Lawyers(r) - Rising Stars Edition, a designation reserved for the top 2.5% of attorneys under 40 in the State of Ohio, for five (5) straight years from 2014 - 2019. While not practicing law, Ben likes to enjoy the outdoors, hiking with his yellow lab or boating and water/snow skiing with his wife and two children.

Areas of Practice

  • Business Litigation
  • Banking/Financial Services and Creditor's Rights Litigation
  • Real Estate & Commercial Litigation
  • Debtor/Creditor/Collections
  • Contracts/Commercial Law
  • Real Estate Foreclosure
  • Corporations/Business Entities
  • Consumer Law
  • Leasing/Equipment Finance

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.
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: History
    • Minor: Pre-Law

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Taleris Credit Union, Board Member
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
  • Ohio Mortgage Bankers Association, Member
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Member


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