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Colleen  O'Donnell

Colleen O'Donnell

For Judge of the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, General Division
Full Term Beginning 1/7/2023

Candidate Details

  • Residence
    Grandview Heights
  • Social Media
  • Age
  • Occupation
    Judge, Franklin County Common Pleas Court (INCUMBENT)
  • Education

    Miami University, B.A.

    Case Western Reserve University, J.D.

  • Work Experience

    Franklin County Common Pleas Court Judge; Federal Law Clerk; Assistant Attorney General; Private Practice

  • Family
    Married; has children
  • Affiliations

    Columbus Bar Association, the Ohio Women’s Bar Association, Women Lawyers of Franklin County, the Ohio Supreme Court’s Commission on the Certification of Attorneys as Specialists.

  • Endorsements

    FOP Cap City Lodge #9; Columbus Firefighters Local 67; Teamsters Local 284; Teamsters Local 413; Columbus/Central Ohio Bldg & Construction Trades Council

  • Bar Association Ratings

    2022 Columbus Bar Association Judicial Screening Committee's Highest "5-star" rating.

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Question 1

List your judicial experience (courts and years)

Franklin County Common Pleas Court Judge since 2013. I have presided over 100+ jury trials, and I work aggressively to resolve cases on my docket.

Question 2

What non-judicial legal experience qualifies you to be a judge?

My experiences serving in both the public and private sectors, representing clients at the trial and appellate levels in both state and federal courts across Ohio uniquely qualifies me to continue serving as a Common Pleas Court judge.

Question 3

Why are you running for this particular court seat?

I am committed to public service on the judiciary.