Ben Chojnacki is a partner at Walter Haverfield and a member of the firm’s Public Law, Litigation, and Sports Law groups in Cleveland, Ohio. He counsels municipalities, public entities, planning commissions and private corporations on all aspects of public law while maintaining a robust litigation practice that focuses on labor and employment, land use, eminent domain, tort defense, and constitutional disputes. Chojnacki rounds out his practice with a focus on matters unique to college athletics, Title IX, and electronic gaming (e-sports).
Ben currently serves as the Law Director for the Village of Cuyahoga Heights, the Law Director for the City of Chardon, and as the Village Solicitor for the Village of Lakemore. He has previously served as Law Director for the City of Huron, Assistant Law Director for the Village of Hunting Valley, Assistant Law Director for Orange Village, and Prosecutor for the Village of Richfield, Ohio. In these roles, Ben finds great pride in providing sound legal advice and direction to different branches of local government, which ultimately impacts the economic development of several communities.
Ben previously worked as an associate at a boutique law firm that exclusively represented hospital systems in disputes with the federal government, state governments, and insurance carriers. Prior to entering private practice, he served as a Law Clerk to the Administrative Law Judges in the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals.