Candidate Profiles

Judge Cynthia Ebner

Candidate for:
Franklin County Municipal Court

Undergraduate Education:
The Ohio State University

Legal Education:
Capital University Law School
Notre Dame Law School (London, England)

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.")

Judge Cynthia L. Ebner is a life-long resident of Franklin County and has over 22 years of experience in private practice and over 5 years as a sitting judge since she was elected in November 2015. Her legal experience spans the fields of criminal defense, traffic, contracts, probate, and real estate law. Cynthia's other interests lie in real estate development and management as well as being active in local, national, and international community leadership.

Cynthia is a graduate of Eastmoor High School, where she graduated second in her class of over 300. She attended The Ohio State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in finance and real estate and then attended Capital University Law School and Notre Dame Law School in London, England.

In 1993, she founded Ebner Law Offices. She also obtained her real estate Broker's license and started Ebner Realty Group, Ltd. Additionally, she has her Life/Health and Property/Casualty Insurance license. More recently, Cynthia opened Gesso Studios, Ltd. selling artwork for residential and commercial applications.

Cynthia has been highly active in our community. She is a founding member of the United Way's Women's Leadership Council and has served on the executive board for the Central Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and is a member of the Columbus Bar Association. Additionally, she is founder of the Children of Holocaust Survivors - both OSU and Columbus chapters, the National Young Leadership Cabinet of the Columbus Jewish Federation, both the Anti-Defamation League and Columbus Jewish Foundation's Legal and Tax Advisory Board, to name a few. Cynthia was also involved in the production of the Emmy award winning documentary-drama "A Survivors Journey," a story of the survival of her father, Murray Ebner, during the Holocaust.

Columbus Bar Association
2021 Judiciary Committee Finding:

4 stars (what does this mean?)

Columbus Bar Association Judicial Poll Results:
2021 Judicial Preference Poll
2021 Judicial Performance Poll

Running Against:
Mark Miller

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