Candidate Profiles

Sean McCarthy

Candidate for:
Franklin County Municipal Court

Undergraduate Education:
B.A. (History), Loyola University Chicago

Legal Education:
Juris Doctor, Capital University Law School

Legal Experience:

  • General Counsel, Ohio Department of Veterans Services (2015-present)
  • Judge, Franklin County Municipal Court (2015)
  • Judge, Franklin County Court of Common Pleas (2015)
  • Assistant Prosecuting Attorney and Deputy Director, Drug Prosecution Unit, Franklin County Prosecutor's Office (2000-2015)
  • Major (Judge Advocate General Corps), U.S. Army, Army National Guard (2004-2013)

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 spent 15 years trying cases, learning how a good courtroom works, and getting experience in both criminal and civil cases. I believe in working hard, treating all people with courtesy, and making sure that all sides in a dispute get a fair chance to be heard.

Columbus Bar Association
2017 Judiciary Committee Finding:

Highly Recommended

Columbus Bar Association
Judicial Poll Results:

2017 Judicial Preference Poll
2015 Judicial Preference Poll

Running Against:
Cynthia Morehart

The Columbus Bar Association does not endorse any judicial candidate.