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William  S. Ireland

William S. Ireland

For Judge of the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, General Division
Full Term Beginning 1/9/2023

*Top Vote-Getter in Primary Election

Candidate Details

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  • Age
  • Occupation
    Attorney at Law
  • Education

    Will Ireland earned his bachelor's degree at the Ohio State University as a Distinguished Military Graduate and his juris doctorate at the Capital University Law School, night division; Will received his secondary education at Phillips Academy Andover & the Columbus Academy with advanced placement in Latin.

    Department of Defense: Graduate Intermediate Level; Combined Arms Services. Officers Advanced Course, Army Aviation Rotary Wing, Officers Basic Course, US Army Airborne, US Army Air Assault, Basic Combat Training, Military Occupational Specialty.

  • Work Experience

    Will practices throughout Ohio's Federal; United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio; Ohio's: District Appellate, County Common Pleas, Municipal & Mayor's Courts. Will tried nearly 50 or more cases in Ohio's Common Pleas & Municipal Courts while successfully resolving more than a thousand cases. For seventeen years Will served indigent Clients who could not afford a lawyer.

    William S Ireland Attorney at Law

  • Family
    Married 41 years
  • Affiliations

    Will Ireland is a U.S. Army Veteran, Major (Retired), with 30 years military service to our Nation. Will is a combat Veteran, combat Aviator & Paratrooper, Will was Enlisted as a Heavy Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic. 

    Will Ireland volunteered in the Substance Use Disorder, Drug & Alcohol, Recovery community for 40 years.

    Will Ireland is a Mastor Mason & Scottish Rite 32° Mason of the Free & Accepted Masons.

    Will Ireland is an active member of our Columbus Churches, he fellowships in multiple Congregations.

  • Endorsements

    Central Ohio Justice Association: Highly Recommended

    5 Star rated Practitioner, see Reviews

  • Bar Association Ratings

    Trial Court Judicial races are nonpartisan, Bar Association ratings are bipartisan thus political.

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Question 1

List your judicial experience (courts and years)

Will Ireland is a Judicial Candidate & he has not yet served as a Judge.

Question 2

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

Will served the Franklin County Common Pleas Court Judges as a Probation Officer for 10 years. Will assisted in the preparation of their criminal sentencing dockets & wrote innumerable Pre-Setence Investigation reports to assist the Court's Judges.

Will served thirty years in the U.S. Army defending our Constitution from enemies both foreign & domestic; to right wrongs & to elevate the oppressed.

Question 3

Why are you running for this particular court seat?

Will Ireland experienced injustice in our courts and he will continue to serve Justice; unbiased, without prejudice & without deference to political endorsement, with free & fair access to the law for all.