Benjamin D. Carnahan

Benjamin D. Carnahan

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Cleveland, OH

Walter | Haverfield LLP
 | The Tower at Erieview, Suite 3500, 1301 East 9th Street
Cleveland, OH 44114
Phone: 216-781-1212
Fax: 216-575-0911
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2015 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2005
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (40%),
  • Creditor Debtor Rights: Consumer (20%),
  • Creditor Debtor Rights: Business (20%),
  • Real Estate: Business (10%),
  • Banking (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Experienced business, commercial and real estate trial attorney focused on resolving client matters in a cost-effective manner through early dispute resolution. Successful representation of companies big and small, from the nation's largest banks, lenders and loan servicers to small businesses and closely held corporations. Focus 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 internet defamation/online reputation management.

    About Benjamin Carnahan

    Admitted: 2005, Ohio

    Professional Webpage:


    • Ohio Super Lawyers ® - Rising Stars Edition, 2015 – 2019, a designation reserved for the top 2.5% of attorneys under 40 in the State of Ohio.

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Ohio Supreme Court U.S. District Court, Northern District Court of Ohio U.S. District Court, Southern District Court of Ohio U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Ohio State Bar Association, MemberOhio Mortgage Bankers Association, Member             Legislative Service Subcommittee, MemberCleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, MemberTaleris Credit Union, 2017 – Present, Board Member & Treasurer

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Taleris Credit Union, 2017 – Present, Board Member & Treasurer
    • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, MemberSubcommittee on Vacant Foreclosed Properties in City of Cleveland, 2013-2014 , Member3Rs – Rights, Responsibilities, Realities Program, 2011-present, VolunteerEducational outreach project/joint venture between bar association & Cleveland Metropolitan School District; teach inner-city students using real-world curriculum focused on US Constitution

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Using Adopted Business Records in Ohio Courts, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal, November 2015Landlord Tenant Law: Lease Agreements, Defaults & Collections, CLE, Speaker, Akron, Ohio, April 2017Blockchain & Cryptocurrency: What’s the Fuss?, Ohio Mortgage Banker’s Association, Speaker, Webinar, October 2018eNotes & Mortgages – It’s The Future, Ohio Mortgage Banker’s Association, Featured Speaker, OMBA Annual Convention, May 2019, Speaker/Author, Attorney, Bankers, Financial Services, Lawyers, Mortgage Brokers

    Representative Clients:

    • Real estate, and complex commercial/business attorney representing banks, loan servicers, closely-held companies, real estate developers, investors, and condominium/homeowner associations in complex civil litigation and transactions. Serve as regional counsel in Midwest Region to some of nation’s largest loan servicers and subservicers, managing clients’ complex civil litigation in multiple states/jurisdictions.

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Ohio Super Lawyers ® - Rising Stars Edition, 2015 – 2019, a designation reserved for the top 2.5% of attorneys under 40 in the State of Ohio.

    Educational Background:

    • Kent State University, Kent, Ohio Bachelor of Arts, History, May 2002 Minor, Pre-Law, 2002

    Industry Groups

    • Banking
    • Class Actions
    • Collections
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Consumer Finance
    • Creditors' Rights
    • Financial Services
    • Mortgage Brokers
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    Office Location for Benjamin D. Carnahan

    The Tower at Erieview, Suite 3500
    1301 East 9th Street
    Cleveland, OH 44114

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    Last Updated: 11/10/2020

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