Bachelor of Science in Accounting 1973 – University of Akron
Juris Doctor 1978 – University of Akron
Member – Akron Law Review
Before beginning his legal career, J. Timothy Bender was employed by the Internal Revenue Service where he served the government for seven years in increasingly responsible positions. He began his career in private practice in 1979 with the law firm of Kadish & Krantz where he specialized in tax planning and tax controversy. The firm was reorganized in 1984 and became known as Kadish & Bender. In 1995, Mr. Bender joined the law firm of Roetzel & Andress and, along with his civil and criminal tax practice, managed the corporate departments of all of the firm’s Ohio offices.
Mr. Bender is regarded by his peers as a most skillful and experienced strategist in tax cases, both civil and criminal. Mr. Bender is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell. He is a member of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and has been listed in Best Lawyers in America for Tax Controversy and White Collar Crime.
Mr. Bender is a past President of the Cleveland Tax Club, a Trustee of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association and has been a frequent Committee Chair for the Cleveland Tax Institute.
Mr. Bender is admitted to practice before all State courts in Ohio, the United States Tax Court, the Federal District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. He has been specially admitted to many other courts throughout the United States.
Born in Akron, Ohio, Mr. Bender currently resides in Gates Mills, Ohio, where he has served as a Member of the Gates Mills Board of Tax Appeals.