Candidate Profiles

Judge Kim Brown

Candidate for:
Franklin County Common Pleas Court, General Division

Undergraduate Education:
September 1991
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science/Pre-Law, Otterbein College
Magna Cum Laude with Honors; G.P.A. 3.88/4.00

Legal Education:
May 1995
Juris Doctor, Capital University Law School
Summa Cum Laude, Order of the Curia
G.P.A. 3.76/4.00; Class Rank: 2nd of 211

Legal Experience:

January 2013 - Present
Judge, Franklin County Common Pleas Court General Division

  • Handle felony criminal cases and civil cases $15,000.00 and over
  • Serve on Court's Personnel, Technology, and Veterans' Service Committees
January 1995 - December 2012
Associate/Partner, Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • Handled as first-chair all phases of litigation in construction, bid dispute, federal grant program, eminent domain, annexation, election petition and ballot challenge, real estate, bankruptcy, and medical malpractice defense matters
  • Served as firm's Pro Bono Coordinator
  • Served on firm's Women in Networking, Professional Staff, and Diversity Committees

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.")

Serving as a Franklin County Common Pleas General Division Judge has been a tremendous honor. In my first term, I have presided over more than 70 jury trials, dozens of bench trials and hearings, and thousands of cases to resolution. I serve on the Court's Personnel, Technology, and Veterans' Services Committees. I am honored to have received the rating of Highly Recommended from the Columbus Bar Association and the Central Ohio Association for Justice.

Judicial races, like all other ballot races, are important to our community. Our community needs qualified, experienced and dedicated judges. I believe that throughout my tenure as a Judge I have been fair and impartial. I work very hard each day to make sure that all who enter my courtroom have been treated equally and with respect and dignity. My commitment to serving this community has never been stronger. I humbly ask for your vote to continue serving our community as a Franklin County Common Pleas General Division Judge.

Columbus Bar Association
2018 Judiciary Committee Finding:

Highly Recommended

Columbus Bar Association
Judicial Poll Results:

2018 Judicial Preference Poll

Running Against:
Michael Cassone

The Columbus Bar Association does not endorse any judicial candidate.