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August 31, 2022

2022 Columbus Bar Association Judiciary Committee Findings

This November, we will elect judges for Franklin County Common Pleas Court, General Division; Franklin County Common Pleas Court, Domestic Relations and Juvenile Division; and the Tenth District Court of Appeals.

The Columbus Bar Association provides information on Franklin County judicial candidates in a variety of ways, including candidate biographies on our "Judge the Candidates" website, attorney poll results, and the results of the CBA Judicial Screening Committee.

What is the Judicial Screening Committee?

The Columbus Bar Association's Judicial Screening Committee, made up of around 20 members, conducts interviews with judicial candidates in order to get a better idea of their character. This information is compiled into an easily accessible document geared toward helping the public learn more about the candidates. The CBA strives to have a politically balanced Committee in order to reduce the influence of partisanship.

How does the committee reach its findings?

Candidates are independently evaluated by the Columbus Bar Association Judiciary Committee through interviews, review of questionnaire answers and past performance evaluations, if applicable. The Committee changed its ranking system beginning this year; all candidates were rated on a scale of 1 – 5 stars, with 5 stars being the highest ranking. To receive a ranking of 1 star, more than 70 percent of the votes had to be cast in that category. In all other cases, the candidate was designated 2, 3, 4 or 5 stars, whichever of those designations had a majority of the votes.

The CBA does not endorse any judicial candidate; our role is to provide impartial, non-partisan information about the judicial candidates in any given election year. All results from the Judicial Screening Committee are available online for public consumption. This year's results are available to the right.

Learn About Judicial Candidates on the Ballot

When judges are on the ballot in Franklin County, be informed. Visit the CBA's Judge the Candidates website for impartial, nonpartisan information about your judges and judicial candidates.

2022 Judicial Screening Committee Findings

Jessica Barwell
2 stars

Kristin Boggs
4 stars

Jeffrey M. Brown
Declined to screen

Kim A. Browne
5 stars

Kimberly Cocroft
5 stars

Julia L. Dorrian
5 stars

Carly Edelstein
5 stars

Zachary Gwin
3 stars

Michael J. Holbrook
5 stars

William Ireland
3 stars

David Leland
Declined to screen

Julie M. Lynch
5 stars

Keith McGrath
3 stars

Sheryl Munson
5 stars

Laura Nesbitt
2 stars

Andria Noble
3 stars

Douglas Nobles
4 stars

Colleen O'Donnell
5 stars

Donald Roberts
2 stars

Janie Roberts
3 stars

Mark A. Serrott
5 stars

William Sperlazza
5 stars