Candidate Profiles

Kim A. Browne

Candidate for:
Franklin County Common Pleas Court, Domestic Relations and Juvenile Division

Undergraduate Education:
University of Cincinnati

Legal Education:
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law

Legal Experience:
Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur, LLP, Summer Associate
Ohio Civil Service Employees Association, AFSCME Local 11, Arbitration Clerk
Ohio Dept. of Admin. Services/Office of Collective Bargaining, Labor Relations
Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (OBWC), Labor Relations Officer
OBWC, Director of Employee and Labor Relations
OBWC, Director of Legal Operations at OBWC
Maguire & Schneider LLP, Associate
Ohio Dominican University, Adjunct Professor
Franklin County Domestic Relations & Juvenile Court, Judge

  • 2002 Appointed Domestic Relations and Juvenile Court Judge
  • 2002: Elected Domestic Relations and Juvenile Court Judge
  • 2004: Elected Domestic Relations and Juvenile Court Judge
  • 2010: Elected Domestic Relations and Juvenile Court Judge
  • 2016: Elected Domestic Relations and Juvenile Court Judge
  • 2009-2012: Elected Lead Juvenile Judge
  • 2014-2021: Elected Administrative Judge

Candidate Statement:

(In response to the question, "Please explain why you believe you are qualified for the judicial position for which you are seeking election.")

I have served the families, stakeholders, community partners and bar of Franklin County for 20+ years. I have been elected a total of 4 times and have a stellar record on appeal. My judicial peers think enough of my commitment to the Court to have three times elected me as Lead Juvenile Judge (3 years total) and three times elected me as Administrative Judge (6 years total). I have served and continue to serve the Court honorably in a number of different capacities (please visit my website for more details). I have received awards and recognition for my leadership and community service from my judicial peers, the United States Courts Southern District of Ohio, The Supreme Court of Ohio, the Ohio Association of Juvenile Court Judges, the United States Department of the Army, the Ohio National Guard, the Army National Guard, Art for a Child's Safe America Foundation, The Lighthouse, Congresswoman Joyce Beatty, 3rd Congressional District of Ohio, the Correctional Accreditation Association of Ohio, the Northwest Career Center and ScholArts Preparatory & Career Center for Children. As wife, mother, educator, volunteer, attorney and judge, I epitomize the majority of people who flow through the doors of my courtroom. I know the experience of juggling home-life, work-life and the stress of litigation. Perhaps most importantly, I have proven my ability to maintain a current docket and well manage my roles so as to minimize docket disruptions and focus on the optimal provision of just and timely judicial decisions and equitable access to the Court. For these reasons, I sincerely believe that I am the best and most qualified candidate for my current position, Judge of the Franklin County Domestic Relations and Juvenile Court.

Columbus Bar Association
2022 Judiciary Committee Finding:

5 stars (what does this mean?)

Columbus Bar Association
Judicial Poll Results:

2022 Judicial Performance Poll
2022 Judicial Preference Poll

Running Against:
Don Roberts

The Columbus Bar Association does not endorse any judicial candidate.