Attorney Ben Lesnick represents clients who have been injured as a result of nursing home neglect and abuse or medical malpractice. In addition to his strong background in abuse, neglect, and medical malpractice cases, Mr. Lesnick has a broad range of legal experience that includes work at the Michigan Court of Appeals, the Washtenaw Public Defender’s Office, and with the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Project. He also works with a local record label doing entertainment law. Mr. Lesnick knows that a strong background in a variety of legal subsets is an asset when working with clients, particularly those with challenging cases.

Mr. Lesnick began his undergraduate education at the young age of sixteen.  At Michigan State University, he excelled in his studies and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. He entered law school at 20 years old and graduated Cum Laude from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School. Mr. Lesnick was a standout student while in school and punctuated his academic success with leadership roles in extracurricular activities. He was a class senator and also the treasurer of the Student Bar Association, President of the Jewish Law Students Association, and the Senior Associate Editor of the Law Review. He was the recipient of the John D. Voelker Award that goes to the Most Outstanding Senior Associate Editor. Mr. Lesnick is an active member of the Michigan Association of Justice.

In his free time, Mr. Lesnick lends his time and service to several community programs, including Pitch for Detroit, Yad Ezra Food Bank, and the Western Michigan University Cooley Law School’s Annual Interfaith Dinner. Ben is a sports enthusiast and actively engages in sporting activities in his free time. He plays inline hockey on a team in a local men’s league and is a former nationally certified Boys high School LaCrosse Official.


As the “baby boomer” generation continues to age, more and more people will require the assistance of nursing homes and long-term care facilities. Unfortunately, the increased demand does not necessarily lend itself to improved quality of care. Elder abuse and injury continues to occur at nursing homes and long-term care facilities at an alarming rate. This can be attributed to staff shortages, inadequate training, or a lack of oversight.

Families faced with the decision to place a loved one in a nursing home or long-term care facility know it is a difficult one, and will take all necessary precautions to ensure that their loved one is well-taken care of. While Nursing home residents and long-term care facility residents deserve high quality care, this is not always provided to them. This is why I choose to devote the majority of my practice to nursing home abuse and neglect cases. It is my goal to ensure that residents who have been abused and neglected are protected, and facilities that provide substandard care are held accountable.

If you or a family member has been injured in a nursing home or continuing care facility, or has suffered as a result of medical malpractice, please call me to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation to learn about your rights for recovery.