Candidate Profiles

Magistrate Lasheyl Stroud

Candidate for:
Franklin County Common Pleas Court, Domestic Relations/Juvenile Division

Undergraduate Education:
Kentucky State University Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice (2000)

Legal Education:
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law (2003)

Legal Experience:

  • Ohio Attorney General's Office (Assistant Attorney General) - Litigated cases around the State of Ohio; handled numerous expert & lay witness depositions, jury trials, bench trials, argued before the Court of Appeals & Ohio Supreme Court
  • Franklin County Common Pleas Court Domestic Relations & Juvenile (Teen Court Hearing Officer) - part time hearing officers for the Court's Teen Court Diversion program
  • Perez & Morris - Litigated civil matters as defense counsel at the administrative and trial court levels
  • Franklin County Common Pleas Court General Division - (Judicial Staff Attorney) Researched and drafted decisions, handled pre-trial conferences & assisted in docket management
  • Stroud Law Offices - Represented children and parents in Domestic Relations & Juvenile matters in Franklin and Licking counties as attorney as well as GAL
  • Franklin County Common Pleas Court Domestic Relations & Juvenile (Lead Magistrate) Preside over cases and serve as Lead Magistrate to oversee the department, chair Court committees, serve as a judicial officer over the Empowerment Docket, serve the community by speaking and volunteering at schools and civic organizations to share information about the Court.

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 am qualified to serve for the judicial position for which I am seeking election based on my experience, compassion, passion for families and overall commitment to the mission of DRJ Court. My body of work demonstrates that I have the ability and qualifications to effectively fulfill the requirements of the office and serve in excellence. I am active in court committees and consistently go beyond the call of duty to serve as the Lead Magistrate. I am knowledgeable about the mission of DRJ Court and have consistently served families in Franklin County in DRJ Court for over a decade. If elected, I am able to assume the role and fulfill the duties without any delays in justice.

Columbus Bar Association
2020 Judiciary Committee Finding:

Highly Recommended

Columbus Bar Association Judicial Poll Results:
2020 Judicial Preference Poll

Running Against:
Stephanie Hanna

The Columbus Bar Association does not endorse any judicial candidate.