Franklin County Common Pleas attorney


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 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, Charles Schneider, Laurel Beatty Blunt, Christopher Brown, Jeffrey Brown, Kim Brown, David Cain, Kimberly Cocroft, Jenifer French, Richard Frye, Michael Holbrook, Julie Lynch, Colleen O'Donnell, Guy Reece, 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 Attorney Brandon E. Shroy has successfully defended for the last 12 years.  

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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.

Responsive. Fearless. Aggressive.

Tirelessly working for the best outcome for every Ohioan since 2006. 


franklin county common pleas court

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, Monday through Friday

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