Columbus Partner-in-Charge
A.J. Hensel

65 East State Street
Suite 2500
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Primary Practices

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.J. was appointed Partner-in-Charge of the Columbus office in 2022.

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:

  • 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-In-Charge, Columbus Office, Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, 2022-present; Partner, 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



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

Liberty Presbyterian Church (Powell, Ohio), Member


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

Awards & Distinctions

Ohio Super Lawyers®, Civil Litigation:Defense, 2020-23


The Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation, 2021-23;  Construction Law, 2020-23, Litigation-Construction, 2021-23; Military Law, 2022-23


40 Under 40 honoree, Columbus Business First, 2018


Rising Star, Ohio Super Lawyers®, 2013-19

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

U.S. Military Service Academy Nominations Review Board, Member


Federal Bar Association (Columbus), Board of Directors


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


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


Columbus Bar Association, Member


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