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. His commercial litigation practice includes creditors’ rights, commercial loan enforcement and insurance 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:
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.
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
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
Ohio Super Lawyers®, Civil Litigation:Defense, 2020-21
The Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation, 2021-22; Construction Law, 2020-22, Litigation-Construction, 2021-22; Military Law, 2022
40 Under 40 honoree, Columbus Business First, 2018
Rising Star, Ohio Super Lawyers®, 2013-19
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
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