Benjamin Calkins is the Founder of Calkins Law Firm.
Prior to founding Calkins Law Firm, Ben Calkins practiced for several decades with some of the largest old style law firms in the World. It was while practicing with these large old style law firms that Ben Calkins learned firsthand about what business clients rightfully expect from their law firm and attorneys as well as what business clients most resent about old style law firms.
Ben Calkins is an honors graduate of Harvard College and the University of Michigan Law School. Ben Calkins was an Editor of the Michigan Law Review, was admitted to the Order of the Coif, was a legal instructor at Michigan Law School and graduated Magna Cum Laude.
Prior to attending law school, Ben Calkins was a Lyndon B. Johnson Congressional Intern for Congressman Jack F. Kemp.
After graduating from law school, Ben Calkins served as law clerk to United States District Court Judge Julian Abele Cook, Jr.
Ben Calkins has over three decades of experience representing businesses in all manner of legal matters, particularly business transactions and business disputes.
Ben Calkins received a perfect 10 “Superb” rating from Avvo, and was presented the Client Distinction Award by Martindale Hubbell. This award recognizes Ben Calkins’ excellence in quality of service, overall value, responsiveness and communication ability. The Client Distinction Award is awarded to less than 1% of the country’s attorneys. Ben Calkins has also been repeatedly named a Super Lawyer. Ben Calkins is also featured in both Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in American Law.
Mr. Calkins is a 2017 Marquis Who’s Who winner of their Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award for exemplary service.
Ben Calkins is active in his community. Ben Calkins is the former President of the Harvard Club of Northeast Ohio and the Ohio Venture Association. Ben Calkins is a founder of the North Coast Angel Fund. Ben Calkins is also active with his church, as a 4-H leader and in numerous other ways throughout the community.
Ben Calkins is a frequent public speaker, and has addressed such topics as business law, business formation and growth, economic development, youth development and leadership and sustainable agriculture.