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Benjamin Darrell Cramer

Tax Attorney at Cincinnati, OH

5.0   5 reviews

also known as Ben Cramer

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  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 17 years
    Ohio - OH 18 years
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2006
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2005
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Benjamin

Learn Benjamin’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Tax
    I help businesses, business owners, and individuals resolve tax problems with the IRS and state and local tax agencies. I also help them take advantage of tax opportunities by structuring their business and financial lives to reduce their tax bills.

  2. Bankruptcy and debt

  3. Estate planning

I started Cramer Legal, LLC to help entrepreneurs, small businesses, and those struggling with the effects of the current economy. Growing up in a family of entrepreneurs, I experienced the many challenges and rewards of running a small business. So, I formed Cramer Legal, in part, to help other entrepreneurs on their journey.


My practice focuses on forming and advising small businesses, tax disputes, business and appellate litigation, and bankruptcy. I have had the pleasure of working with clients in the web development, high tech, manufacturing, packaging, education, professional services, retail, non-profit, and e-commerce industries, among others.


Prior to starting Cramer Legal, I worked as an associate in the litigation practice group of a large firm in downtown Cincinnati where I focused my practice on appellate litigation, government law, and business disputes.


Prior to this, I have had a lot of governmental and judicial experience. I spent a year clerking for a federal trial judge in Washington, DC, and two years with a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.


I previously taught appellate practice as an adjunct assistant professor of law and I am admitted to practice law in Ohio and the District of Columbia, along with a number of federal courts.


I am a member of the Cincinnati Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the National Association of Tax Professionals, and the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. I am also an active volunteer with the Cincinnati Volunteer Lawyers Program, where I help to provide pro bono legal services to low income members of the community.

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Cramer Legal, LLC


5.0 / 5.0
  5 customer reviews
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Posted by Lori | October 25, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best tax attorney!
Ben and Christina are the best! They helped us navigate a very serious IRS audit and we couldn't be more thankful as we had no idea where to turn. He took as much time as needed to help us understand the whole process. 100% would recommend!!!
Posted by anonymous | May 27, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Overdue Tax - IRS Settlement
We contacted and hired Ben Cramer's office to help with past year taxes that were overdue. He communicated with the IRS and suggested a settlement which the IRS did accept. We received a life-changing phone call!! We are so thankful for their help and would not hesitate to use them again if necessary.
Posted by Wayland | August 8, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Best Tax Guy Ever
Very good and thorough tax attorney. He and his staff are very good at what they do. They diligently work through my very difficult and complicated situation after inheriting the financial mess left by the previous attorney. Great , great attorney.........
Posted by Carrie | March 21, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
I will never need another tax lawyer
Ben has made a very difficult time in my life easier. He is very knowledgeable, and understanding. I will always be his client, and I recommend him highly.
Posted by anonymous | October 12, 2013
An attorney that felt like family
I've worked with Cramer Legal on several issues that seemed complicated and overwhelming. Ben treated me like family and assured me we would get through these things together and that's what we did, we worked through each phase together. Ben's professional knowledge gave me confidence when I needed it most. He advised me of what to expect through the many processes that made up my cases. I'll work with Ben's firm in the future if needed and would highly recommend his law firm to those who find themselves needing an attorney.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 350-350 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • Cramer Legal, LLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Associate
  • Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease, LLP
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • U.S. Court Of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Case Western Reserve School Of Law
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Judicial law clerk
  • U.S. Court Of Federal Claims
  • 2005 - 2006
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  • Case Western Reserve University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • Ohio State University
  • BA
  • N/A


  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Taxation Practice Committee
  • Chair
  • 2016 - Present
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Solo and Small Firm Committee
  • Chair
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Society of Tax Problem Solvers
  • Attorney Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • National Association of Tax Professionals
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Solo, Small Firms and General Practice Section
  • Member, Section Council
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Solo and Small Firm Committee
  • Vice Chair
  • 2014 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2014


  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Does State or Federal Law Apply
  • 2012
  • Case Western Reserve Law Review
  • Eminent Domain for Private Development - An Irrational Basis for the Erosion of Private Property Rights
  • 2005

Speaking Engagements

  • Business Savvy for Small Firms
  • Ethical Marketing
  • 2016
  • Thinking about Hanging a Shingle?
  • Online Marketing for Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Bankruptcy for Family Law Attorneys
  • Bankruptcy for Family Law Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Technology Tips for Lawyers
  • Using Cloud Computing in the Law Office
  • 2013
  • State vs. Federal Rules of Procedure and Evidence
  • Does Federal or State Law Apply?
  • 2012
  • Law Office Technology Tips
  • Benefits of Cloud Computing for Attorneys
  • 2012
  • Tech Tuesday
  • Common Online Pitfalls for Small Businesses
  • 2011
  • September Meeting
  • Selecting Practice Management Software
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (6)
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Unknown Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ben hired me as local counsel to assist one of his clients that was stuck in a bad land contract situation in Lorain County. Though the situation lingered for a long time due to our mutual client's reluctance to bring a claim, ultimately, all ended well for the client, which was able to rid itself of a bad situation which had dogged it for years and had been a financial drain on its resources. Ben was willing to rely on my expertise and consider my opinions (which were outside of his wheelhouse). This is the mark of a good lawyer when engaging outside counsel. Furthermore, Ben was prompt, insightful and always considered client needs and cost effectiveness in his approach. I hope I get to work with Ben again! From Lorain County with respect- J.R. White"
Tax Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I higly endorse this lawyer. Ben is very intelligent, experienced, highly skilled, and performs high quality work in these most sensitive financial issues. I recommend Ben to anyone needing it done correctly and wanting it done with excellence."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"As a fellow attorney, I strongly endorse Ben Cramer. Because of his unique background, he is able to draw on big-firm expertise, while giving each client small-firm care and attention. He does so with the creativity and committed work ethic you would expect from someone who has successfully started his own small business, as well as the thoughtful integrity you would expect from a lawyer who is also a loving husband and father. He's the one I trust to refer my own clients to when they need help in areas outside of my practice, such as bankruptcy."
Tax Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly endorse this lawyer. Ben is extremely comprehensive and has extensive knowledge about tax, business and bankruptcy law."
Business Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ben is an extraordinarily competent attorney. I've worked with him on multiple matters and happily refer clients to him. You won't find better in bankruptcy and tax matters."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ben and I have worked with a client together and Ben did a wonderful job answering questions (I do not practice bankruptcy) and with helping get matters resolved through the bankruptcy court so I could resolve the client's matters through the domestic relations court. Ben was a pleasure to work with."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Based on my interactions with Ben, I feel very confident in sending my bankruptcy work to Ben."
Business Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ben is very knowledgeable and takes a practical approach toward representing his clients. I highly recommend Ben for business law matters."
Appeals Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Ben provides deep analysis of legal problems without losing sight of the practical needs of his clients. Ben's expertise as an appeals attorney benefits from his extensive federal clerkship experience, as well as his years of managing cases in private practice. As a litigator, this experience allows him to skillfully anticipate what a judge is likely to do and tailor his strategy accordingly. Working with Ben, I have found him to be a thoughtful, thorough, and conscientious resource for his clients and colleagues. I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Ben on an extremely complicated litigation. His attention to detail was invaluable."
Tax Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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