Benjamin Wright

Benjamin Wright

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney in Columbus, OH

The Law Office of Benjamin W. Wright, LLC
 | 175 South Third Street, Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-715-4686
Selected to Rising Stars: 2016 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2010
Practice Areas:
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Construction Litigation: Consumer (20%),
  • General Litigation (10%),
  • Business Litigation (10%),
  • Insurance Coverage (10%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Italian
Attorney Profile

Ben has experience in a variety of litigation matters, including the representation of one of the nation's largest companies.  Ben has significant experience in business, insurance disputes, construction and handling construction cases.

 

About Benjamin Wright

Admitted: 2010, Ohio

Professional Webpage: http://www.wright-llc.com/About-the-Firm-The-Team/

Honors and Awards:

  • Rickert Award for Excellence in Legal Writing:  The Rickert Awards Program is considered the most prestigious awards program conducted by the College of Law on behalf of its law students., Rickert Award for Excellence in Legal Writing , University of Illinois, 2010
  • H. H. Harris Scholarship:  The H. H. Harris Scholarship recognizes excellence in law., H. H. Harris Scholarship , H.H. Harris Foundation, 2010
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award:  The CALI Excellence for the Future Award® is given to the highest scoring student in each law school class at many law schools.  The award was given for achieving the highest score in the course "The Contemporary American Jury.", CALI Excellence for the Future Award, The Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction, 2009
  • Winner of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys National Writing Competition: The writing competition was designed to focus students on the issues of Elder and Special Needs Law as a legal specialty. The essay was judged on originality, accuracy, research, conciseness, analysis, and clarity of style. , Winner of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys National Writing Competition , National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc., 2009
  • Winner of the Paralyzed Veterans of America National Writing Competition:  Each year Paralyzed Veterans holds the contest to encourage vigorous discussion among the current and next generation of the legal profession on public policy issues affecting today’s veterans., Winner of the Paralyzed Veterans of America National Writing Competition , Paralyzed Veterans of America, 2009
  • Honors, Legal Research:  Awarded to students who demonstrate excellence in legal research., Honors, Legal Research , University of Illinois, 2007
  • The Meritorious Unit Commendation: A mid-level unit award of the United States military which is awarded to any military command which displays exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding service, heroic deeds, or valorous actions., Meritorious Unit Commendation, U.S. Army, 2006
  • The Purple Heart:  A United States military decoration awarded to those who have been wounded or killed while serving with the U.S. military., Purple Heart Medal, U.S. Army, 2005
  • Bronze Star Medal:  The Bronze Star Medal is a United States Armed Forces individual military decoration that may be awarded for bravery, acts of merit, or meritorious service., Bronze Star Medal, U.S. Army, 2003
  • Combat Infantryman Badge:  The Combat Infantryman Badge is the U.S. Army combat service recognition decoration awarded to soldiers who personally fought in active ground combat while an assigned member of either an infantry or a Special Forces unit, of brigade size or smaller, any time after 6 December 1941., Combat Infantryman Badge, U.S. Army, 2003
  • Bronze Combat Device for Parachutist Badge: Soldiers who complete airborne jumps into combat zones can wear the appropriate-level Parachutist Badge with a bronze star for each jump., Bronze Combat Device for Parachutist Badge , U.S. Army, 2003
  • The Commandant's List recognizes officers who have excelled during the 18 weeks of branch specific technical and tactical training which prepares officers to command and train at the company level and to serve as staff officers at the battalion and brigade levels. , Commandant’s List , Infantry Officers’ Advanced Course, U.S. Army, 2002
  • Pathfinder Badge:  To be awarded the Pathfinder Badge, the soldier must complete instruction in advanced land navigation, advanced scouting, tactical air traffic control in the field, and the control of parachute operations; the badge is awarded on completing several examinations under field training exercise conditions. Examinations include proficiency in sling load rigging and execution, planning and execution of helicopter landing zones, air traffic control operations, aerial delivery of troops and supplies, and several others., Pathfinder Badge, U.S. Army, 2002
  • The Expert Infantryman Badge is a military badge of the United States Army. Although similar in name and appearance to the Combat Infantryman Badge, it is a completely different award.  While the CIB is awarded for participation in ground combat, the EIB is presented for completion of a course of testing designed to demonstrate proficiency in infantry skills., Expert Infantryman Badge, U.S. Army, 2001
  • The Commendation Medal is a mid-level United States military decoration which is presented for sustained acts of meritorious service., Army Commendation Medals , U.S. Army, 2000
  • The Ranger Tab is a service school military decoration of the United States Army signifying completion of the 61-day long Ranger School course in small-unit infantry combat tactics in woodland, mountain, and swamp operations.  The United States Army Ranger School is an intense 61-day combat leadership course oriented towards small-unit tactics. It has been called the "toughest combat course in the world" and "is the most physically and mentally demanding leadership school the Army has to offer.", Ranger Tab, U.S. Army, 1999
  • The Parachutist Badge is a military badge awarded by the Armed Forces to soldiers who receive the proper parachute training and accomplish the required number of jumps., Parachutist Badge, U.S. Army, 1995
  • Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Federal Scholarship:  Each of the U.S. Armed Forces offer competitive, merit-based scholarships to students, often covering full tuition for college in exchange for extended periods of active military service., • Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Federal Scholarship , U.S. Army, 1995
  • Eagle Scout is the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). A Scout who attains this rank is called an Eagle Scout or Eagle Requirements include earning at least 21 merit badges and demonstrating Scout Spirit through the Boy Scout Oath and Law, service, and leadership. This includes an extensive service project that the Scout plans, organizes, leads, and manages, Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America, 1992
  • Reconizes lawyers with superb reviews by their clients, Client's Choice, Avvo
  • Recognizes lawyers with excellent reviews from fellow lawyers., Superb Rating, Avvo

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Ohio Law License, 2010
  • Jumpmaster: Jumpmasters are the expert Paratroopers in an Airborne unit who train and teach the military techniques for jumping from airplanes. They are responsible for managing Airborne jump operations in Airborne units across all branches of services., 2004
  • Hazardous Material Transportation Certifier, 2001
  • Professional Engineer Intern License: The licensing procedure varies but the general process is: Graduate with a degree from an Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology accredited four-year university program in engineering. Complete a standard Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) written examination, which tests applicants on breadth of understanding of basic engineering principles, and optionally some elements of an engineering specialty., 1998
  • Secret Security Clearance  , 1998

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Ohio Association of Justice
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Member of the Task Force on Criminal Justice and Mental Illness, Veterans Courts and Military Affairs Subcommittee, 2012
  • Pro bono degree notation: The College of Law offers an optional pro bono notation on its transcripts for students who perform 60 hours of pro bono service during their three years of law school., 2010
  • Member of the Military and Veterans Court Task Force, Recommended to the Illinois General Assembly a system of courts, similar to drug treatment courts, for service members and veterans, resulting in the Veterans and Servicemembers Court Treatment Act, codified at 730 ILL. COMP. STAT. 167/1 et seq. (2010) (August 2009 – May 2010)

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Paul Lansing & Benjamin Wright, Putting the Identity Back Into Identity Theft:  A Proposal for a More Complete State Solution to Non-Financial Identity Theft, 4 Priv. & Data Sec. L.J. 611 (July 2009).
  • Benjamin Wright, It’s All About the Money: Potential Repercussions of Denying Disabled Veterans the Freedom to Hire an Attorney, 19 Fed. Cir. B. J. 433 (March 2010) (also published in 6 Nat’l. Acad. Elder L. Attys. J. 203 (Fall 2010); 4 Nat’l. Acad. Elder L. Attys. Student J. 1 (December 2009)).

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Van Johnson Construction, et al. v. Homrich Corporation, et al., Fairfield County Ct. Com. Pleas, Case No. 12CV1041 (assisted in the prosecution of a breach of contract case, verdict for plaintiffs), 2014
  • Johnson v. Sowers, Franklin County Ct. Com. Pleas, Case No. 12CV14577 (defended disputed negligence automobile accident case, unanimous defense verdict), 2014
  • Christopher E. Flaum, Administrator v. P. Ted Latham, DDS, et al., Franklin Cty. Case No. 06-CVA-4-4868 (assisted in the defense of an oral surgeon and the prosecution of a legal malpractice case) 
  • Easton Communities v. Slate Rock v. L&W Construction et al., Case No. 09-CV-1462 (Franklin Cty.) (assisted in the defense of contractor in construction litigation)
  • Anadell, Executor v. Office of the Ohio Public Defender, et al., Ohio Ct. Cl., Case No. 2010-06966 (assisted in the prosecution of a breach of contract case)
  • Wade Snively Family Trust v. State Farm Mut. Life Ins. Co. et al., Case No. 09-CV-2142 (Stark Cty., 2010) (assisted in the defense of insurer and agent)

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • AV Preeminent, 2015
  • AVVO Client's Choice, 2015
  • AVVO Rating 10/10, Superb, 2015
  • Columbus CEO Top Lawyers, 2015

Educational Background:

  • Capital University Law School, Master of Laws, Business and Taxation, 2014
  • University of Illinois, College of Engineering, Urbana, Illinois, Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering, May 1998
  • University of Illinois, College of Business, Urbana, Illinois, Masters of Business Administration, May 2010
  • University of Illinois, College of Law, Urbana, Illinois, Juris Doctor, pro bono, May 2010
Office Location for Benjamin Wright

175 South Third Street
Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43215

 

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Last Updated: 4/17/2017

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