A.J. Hensel

ajhensel@hahnlaw.com 614.233.5179


A.J. Hensel focuses his practice in the areas of commercial litigation, public/municipal law, consumer law, military law and constitutional torts. He represents and provides counsel to individuals, businesses and local government clients (political subdivisions across Ohio) in all aspects of civil litigation, risk mitigation, and policy initiatives. A.J. has extensive state and federal court practice and proven experience in handling complex matters, from a defense or plaintiff perspective, to achieve client-desired outcomes efficiently and in a cost-effective manner.

At Hahn Loeser 

A.J. prides himself on the basic tenets of service, including:

  • Adherence to the highest standards of legal ethics and professional responsibility;
  • Transparent and timely communication; and
  • Client advocacy.

A graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2001, A.J. served for five years as an officer in the United States Army. He achieved the rank of Captain and was recognized for his exemplary leadership during Operation Iraqi Freedom II, including the Bronze Star and Meritorious Service Medal.


  • West Point Alumni Society of Central Ohio: Member; Executive Board Officer
  • Habitat for Humanity: Volunteer
  • Forever Home Adoption Celebration at the Columbus Zoo: Volunteer




The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, J.D., 2009. Honors & Activities: Senior Editor, I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society; Externship for Honorable Jeffrey S. Sutton, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (Fall 2008); CALI Award Winner – Top Student in Criminal Defense Practicum.


The United States Military Academy, B.S., 2001. Honors & Activities: Selected to Command/Lead a Company of over 120 Cadets; Gold Wreath Recipient; Varsity Member, Division 1A Army Football Team.

Memberships & Affiliations

Senator Rob Portman’s U.S. Military Service Academy Nominations Review Board: Member.


Ohio State Bar Association: Member, Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee.


Columbus Bar Association: Member.

Bar Admissions

Admitted to the Ohio Bar, 2009. 


Licensed to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, and the Ohio Supreme Court.

Awards & Distinctions

“Ohio Rising Stars,” Ohio Super Lawyers, 2013-17.