FRANKLIN COUNTY COMMON PLEAS court criminal defense attorney

Criminal and OVI|DUI Defense Attorney in Franklin County Common Pleas Court

All adult felonies committed in Franklin County are assigned in the Common Pleas Court after an indictment or information is filed. Before indictment, an adult felony may be in the Municipal Court briefly for a bond hearing. Criminal cases are heard on the 3rd to 7th floor of the Common Pleas courthouse. 

A case in the Franklin County Common Pleas Court begins with a first court date, called an arraignment. Depending on the charge, a Defendant will either receive a summons to court or be arrested and transported to court by the county. At this first court date, the Defendant enters a "guilty" or "not guilty" plea. 

Cases are overseen by Judges Stephen McIntosh, Richard Frye, Christopher Brown, Jeffrey Brown, Kim Brown, Kimberly Cocroft, Jenifer French, Daniel Hawkins, Michael Holbrook, Julie Lynch, Colleen O'Donnell, Jaiza Page, Karen Phipps, Gina Russo, Mark Serrott, William Woods, and David Young.

Cases in the Franklin County Common Pleas Court from possession of drugs to felonious assault and beyond are charges that Columbus Criminal Defense Attorney Brandon Shroy has successfully defended daily for years.  




Please include your full name, the charge(s) you are facing, and the county in which you are due in court.

Brandon responded immediately after I initially called him. He is very knowledgeable and connected within the legal community, and handled my case with great care and professionalism. His thoughtful and thorough approach yielded positive results that I can safely say I did not think were possible, but for which I am extremely grateful. I would highly recommend his services, and will certainly return to him should I need any further legal counsel.
— Stephanie G.


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Contact & Location:
345 South High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: (614) 525-3453
Fax:     (614) 525-4480

Clerk of Courts:
Maryellen O'Shaughnessy

8:00 am to 5:00 pm, M - F



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Brandon Shroy has spent years defending and winning cases in Franklin County Common Pleas.

As your attorney, Brandon Shroy will utilize his extensive criminal defense experience and leverage his reputation as an aggressive litigator to fight on your behalf and deliver the best possible outcome.

Brandon practices in all Central Ohio courts including the Federal District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, the Courts of Common Pleas, Municipal courts and Mayor's courts.


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