Candidate Profiles

Judge Eileen Paley

Candidate for:
Franklin County Municipal Court

Undergraduate Education:
The Ohio State University - B.A. Psychology; Capstone Honors Program - The program integrated arts and sciences with business.

Legal Education:
Capital University Law School - Juris Doctorate - Dean's List

Legal Experience:
Resch & Root 1988 - 1989

John Morgan & Associates 1989 - 1990

Peden Paley & Associates 1990 - 1998

Paley Law Office 1998-2016

In private practice, I practiced in the areas of: Criminal, juvenile, business, real estate, construction, contracts, collections, landlord/tenant, zoning, consumer, personal injury, elections law, bankruptcy, litigation.

Civil Service Commissioner 2005-2009 Served as the head of the Civil Service Commission. Accountable for the efficient and consistent application of the Commission rules and policies through meetings and hearings.

Columbus City Council 2009-2016 Chair of the Judiciary and Court Administration, Public Utilities, Public Service, Veterans Affairs, and the Administration Committee. Member of all outstanding committees.

Franklin County Municipal Court Judge 2016-present

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 believe I bring a unique combination of experiences to the bench. I have almost three decades of experience in private practice. As a dedicated public servant, on Columbus City Council and the Franklin County Municipal Court, I bring a thorough understanding of the law and firsthand experience with the challenges facing the people in the Franklin County community and the Franklin County Municipal Court. I have worked hard to learn the law and the issues that face the bench that I serve. I have begun to help find resolutions to the problems that face the bench and the community.

Columbus Bar Association
2021 Judiciary Committee Finding:

5 stars (what does this mean?)

Columbus Bar Association Judicial Poll Results:
2021 Judicial Performance Poll

Running Against:

The Columbus Bar Association does not endorse any judicial candidate.