Candidate Profiles

Carl Aveni

Candidate for:
Franklin County Common Pleas Court, General Division

Undergraduate Education:
Bachelor of Arts, International Relations from The American University, School of International Service, Washington, D.C. 1991

Legal Education:
J.D, Cum Laude, 1996 The Boston University School of Law. Concentration in Litigation and Dispute Resolution; Dean's List, 1993-1996; Boston University Law Review Editor, 1995-1996; Staff Member, 1994-1995

Legal Experience:
I am a Partner and former Chair of the Litigation Department at Carlile Patchen & Murphy, LLP, where I also serve as Ethics & Risk Management Counsel to the firm. I joined Carlile Patchen in 2006, after working for 10 years at large national law firms in Columbus and Philadelphia.

I typically serve as either lead or sole trial counsel in all phases of trial, discovery, motions practice and appellate review. I have prevailed before the Ohio Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Appellate Circuit, as well as before trial courts, administrative agencies, private arbitrations and appellate courts across the state.

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.")

For 24 years, I have stood with clients at some of the most difficult moments of their lives and careers, where the outcome, for better or worse, will affect the trajectory of their family for generations. I have helped them navigate a system that sometimes seems irrational, as they bear burdens that sometimes seem unreasonable. I'm good at it. And in being good at it, I have had the privilege of helping people.

More than the other branches of government, Judges wield tremendous direct responsibility over the individuals that appear before them. I do not consider this task lightly.

I enjoy a reputation in our community for both scholarship and integrity. And while I am not generally known for my humility, I am humble before this task. No matter how clever their opinions or forceful their analysis, we don't need judges that approach the bench as a manifestation of ego.

It is a position of service. One that I am well-trained to hold. One that I am temperamentally suited to exercise. I ask for your support.

Columbus Bar Association
2020 Judiciary Committee Finding:

Highly Recommended

Columbus Bar Association Judicial Poll Results:
2020 Judicial Preference Poll

Running Against:
Joshua Brown

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