Candidate Profiles

Kimberly Cocroft

Candidate for:
Franklin County Common Pleas Court, General Division

Undergraduate Education:
B.A., Psychology, The Ohio State University (1995); M.A., Sports Management, The Ohio State University (1997).

Legal Education:
J.D., Moritz College of Law, The Ohio State University (2000).

Legal Experience:

  • 2009-Present, Judge, Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, General Division
  • 2007-2009, Deputy Chief Counsel - Civil, Office of Gov. Ted Strickland
  • 2003-2007, Associate Attorney (Business and Employment Litigation), Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLP
  • 2001-2003, Law Clerk for Justice Alice Robie Resnick, Supreme Court of Ohio.

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 am the most qualified candidate for this position because I have the experience, intellect, temperament and organizational skills necessary to fulfill effectively the duties of this position. I am also the most qualified because I reflect the diversity of the communities I serve and am committed to treating everyone who appears before me both fairly and impartially. Finally, I am the most qualified because I understand the importance of maintaining a commitment and connection to the communities I serve beyond my work at the courthouse. Judges should be ambassadors of the justice system in helping individuals understand how the system works.

Columbus Bar Association
2022 Judiciary Committee Finding:

5 stars (what does this mean?)

Columbus Bar Association Judicial Poll Results:
2022 Judicial Performance Poll

Running Against:

The Columbus Bar Association does not endorse any judicial candidate.