Candidate Profiles

Julie M. Lynch

Candidate for:
Franklin County Common Pleas Court, General Division

Undergraduate Education:
The Ohio State University - Bachelor of Arts in English cum laude, 1990

Legal Education:
Capital University Law and Graduate Center 1993

Legal Experience:

  • Franklin County Common Pleas Court - 2005 to Present
  • Franklin County Municipal Court - 2003 to January 2004
  • City of Whitehall / City Attorney - 2000 to 2003
  • City of Whitehall / City Council - 1996 to 1999
  • Attorney General's Office / Assistant Attorney General - 1995 to 1999
  • Spencer & Ehrie, Attorneys at Law / Senior Associate - 1993 to 1995
  • Haytcher & Denardo, Attorneys at Law / Law Clerk - 1992 to 1993

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 been on the Franklin County Common Pleas bench for 18 years. In that time, I have heard over 20,000 felony cases. I have never had to retry any of my criminal cases. I have heard over 30,000 civil cases and have only had 6 that were reversed. I have never been sanctioned with a disciplinary case nor have I ever had to defend myself in a lawsuit.

I have instituted programs for inmates, as well as veterans by introducing the Power Breath Breathing and Mediation programs. I have incentive programs directed at young women who fit a particular category on probation, that allows them to reintegrate into society in a meaningful and safe way. I believe in the American judicial system and want to continue this important work.

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:
Jessica Barwell

The Columbus Bar Association does not endorse any judicial candidate.