Candidate Profiles

Karen Phipps

Candidate for:
Franklin County Common Pleas Court, General Division

Undergraduate Education:
Capital University, BA in Business Finance

Legal Education:
Capital Law School

Legal Experience:
Karen Phipps began her career in civil firms, after she passed the bar she opened the Law Office of Karen Held Phipps, LLC. She has nearly 15 years of experience in both civil and criminal law. Her focus has been primarily criminal work for the past ten years. She has been in the court room almost daily since she opened her own firm. She has extensive trial experience with cases ranging from murder to misdemeanors. She has also represented the wrongfully accused and has had a number of cases dismissed; to include rape, kidnapping, assault and other felonies. This demonstrates the ability to work with opposing counsel to a proper resolution for her clients.

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.")

Voters should support me because I am by far the more experienced and qualified judicial candidate. I have extensive trial and court room experience. I have learned from every Judge I have appeared before in the nearly 15 years of practicing law. Appearing in court nearly every day for most of my career, I have an excellent understanding of the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, General Division. I know how the system in Franklin County works, if I am fortunate to be elected to this court I will work hard to ensure the court continues to run efficiently. I have the experience and qualifications to fulfill the requirements of the position I am seeking.

Columbus Bar Association
2018 Judiciary Committee Finding:

Highly Recommended

Columbus Bar Association
Judicial Poll Results:

Coming soon


Running Against:
James Hughes

The Columbus Bar Association does not endorse any judicial candidate.