A.J. Hensel

Partner
ajhensel@hahnlaw.com 614.233.5179

Summary

A decorated veteran and former U.S. Army officer, A.J. Hensel will relentlessly fight for what is right. From the battlefield in Iraq to the courtroom, A.J. continues to selflessly serve others in need, and his core values remain unchanged: duty, integrity, and personal courage.

A leader and dedicated advocate, A.J.’s clients trust and retain him as their lawyer because they need a problem-solver who cares and knows how to utilize and leverage all available assets to achieve their goals and objectives in a cost-effective manner.

A.J. focuses his high standards on the areas of commercial litigation and business law, OSHA litigation, and trade secret protection/litigation.

He represents and provides counsel to individuals and small businesses in all aspects of civil litigation, risk mitigation and policy initiatives. A.J. has extensive experience handling complex matters for plaintiffs and defendants in both state and federal courts.

A.J., a 2001 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, 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  
  • Dedicated client advocacy.

A.J. served for five years as an officer in the U.S. Army. He achieved the rank of Captain and was recognized for his exemplary leadership in combat during Operation Iraqi Freedom II, including the Bronze Star and Meritorious Service Medal.

Professional History

  • Partner, Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, 2018-present; Associate, 2014-17
  • Associate, Isaac, Wiles, Burkholder & Teetor, LLC, 2013-14
  • Associate, Isaac, Brant, Ledman & Teetor LLP, 2009-13; Law Clerk, 2008-09

Credentials

Education

The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, J.D., 2009

Honors & Activities: I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society, Senior Editor; Externship for Honorable Jeffrey S. Sutton, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Fall 2008; CALI Award– 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; Division 1A Army Football Team, Varsity Member

Community Involvement

West Point Alumni Society of Central Ohio, Member; Executive Board Officer

 

Liberty Presbyterian Church (Powell, Ohio), Member

 

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Development Board, Member; Rock n’ Bowl Committee

 

Mentoring and More @ Moritz College of Law, Mentor

 

Upward Basketball, Dublin Youth Soccer League, Football Fanatics Flag Football, Coach

Awards & Distinctions

40 Under 40 honoree, Columbus Business First, 2018

 

Rising Star, Ohio Super Lawyers®, 2013-18

Bar Admissions

State of Ohio, 2009

 

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of Ohio; Ohio Supreme Court

Memberships & Affiliations

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

 

Federal Bar Association (Columbus), Board of Directors

 

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

 

Columbus Bar Association, Member

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