Franklin County Municipal Court attorney


The Franklin County Municipal Court hears the vast majority of misdemeanor criminal charges in Franklin County.  

Smaller jurisdictions, including municipalities with a Mayor's Court, may choose not to send misdemeanor cases to the Municipal Court and instead keep the cases in their own Mayor's Court.  You have the right to move your case to the Municipal Court if a municipality chooses to do so.

A case heard in the Franklin County Municipal Court begins with a first court date which is noted on your ticket or citation. At this first court date a Defendant enters a "guilty", "not guilty", or "no contest" plea, or requests a continuance if they wish to get more time to retain an attorney. 

Cases are overseen by Judges Ted Barrows, Cynthia Ebner, James Green, Daniel Hawkins, Paul Herbert, Mark Hummer, Cindi Morehart, James O'Grady, Eileen Paley, Andrea Peeples, H. William Pollitt, Amy Salerno, Jarrod Skinner, Jodi Thomas, and David Tyack

Cases in the Franklin County Municipal Court from drug possession to OVI are charges that Attorney Brandon E. Shroy has successfully defended daily for the last 12 years.  Put his expertise to work for you.  

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Mr. Shroy was recommended to me as a first rate criminal defense attorney with extensive experience and a history of consistently excellent results -earning him the respect of his colleagues and of the Court, itself. These expectations were met, to say the least. The outcome of my proceedings was as good as is realistically possible, his client counseling skills left no questions unanswered, and the rate was exceptionally fair.
— John S.

Franklin County Municipal Court

Contact & Location:
375 South High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: (614) 645-8186
Fax:     (614) 645-6948

Clerk of Courts:
Lori M. Tyack

7:30 am to 11:30 pm, Monday through Friday

For help navigating to the courthouse or finding out which courtroom you should be in, click below:

Franklin County Municipal Court Forms

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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.