C/COBCTC endorses Judge Colleen O’Donnell for Common Pleas Court

The Columbus/Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council proudly endorses the re-election bid of Judge Colleen O’Donnell to the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, General Division.

Judge O’Donnell, a Republican, has served on the Franklin County Common Pleas Court since 2013 and presided over approximately 100 jury trials. She was appointed to the seat by Gov. John Kasich in 2013 to fill a vacancy created by the retirement of Judge John Bender, and retained the seat in 2014 and 2016.

“I am committed to public service in the judiciary,” O’Donnell said. “In nine years of service as a judge, plus my years as a litigator, I believe wholeheartedly in our justice system and am devoted to ensuring fairness, respect and resolution for all.”

O’Donnell previously served as a law clerk to Judge Sara Lioi of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. She also served in the Ohio Attorney General’s Office as an Assistant Attorney General in the Consumer Protection Section. Before being appointed to the Court, O’Donnell worked in private practice with the law firm of Carpenter Lipps & Leland LLP.

She is a member of:

  • The Columbus Bar Association
  • The Ohio Women’s Bar Association
  • Women Lawyers of Franklin County 
  • The Ohio State Bar Association
  • The Thomas J. Moyer American Inn of Court.

O’Donnell serves on the Ohio Supreme Court’s Commission on the Certification of Attorneys as Specialists, and on the Board for the Grandview Heights Public Library Foundation.

“I am honored and humbled to have earned the endorsement of the Columbus/Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council,” O’Donnell said. “I thank you for your support and confidence in my abilities and commitment to public service in the judiciary.”

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