Franklin County Common Pleas Court Resources

Franklin County Ohio Court of Common Pleas

The Franklin County Court of Common Pleas is located at 345 South High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215.  The Franklin County Court of Common Pleas is divided into the General Division which has original jurisdictional authority over all felony cases and civil cases; and the Domestic Relations and Juvenile Division which hears all divorce, dissolution, and related matters, as well as juvenile criminal cases and related juvenile proceedings.  Franklin County Court of Common Pleas has 17 elected judges, 9 magistrates and typically 1 visiting  judge.  Criminal Records are easily visible to the public on the Franklin County Clerk of Courts website by viewing their Case Information Online.

Expungement and Sealing of criminal records in the Franklin County Common Pleas Court are typically handled by the judge to which the case was originally assigned or the successor judge.  The prosecutors for Franklin County and the Adult Probation department submit information or memorandum to the court typically prior to the expungement hearing to raise objections to expungements.  The prosecutor assigned to the Judge, and sometimes the investigating probation officer will make oral presentations at the oral hearing.   Our expungement attorneys are regularly before the Judges in Franklin County Common Pleas Court on Expungement and Sealing proceedings.

The address for the court is as follows:

Franklin County Ohio Court of Common Pleas
373 South High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Information about Franklin County Prosecutor

Ron O’Brien is Franklin County’s prosecuting attorney who supervises expungement and sealing of criminal records.  He is a former Columbus City Prosecutor, the Columbus City Attorney, and Franklin County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney.   He has served Franklin County for more than thirty years in its legal system.

Ron O’Brien  has been a lifelong resident of Franklin County.  He graduated from St. Francis DeSales High School and earned an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Ohio Dominican College and his Juris Doctorate degree from The Ohio State University.  Ron O’Brian started his legal career working as a legal intern while a student at The Ohio State University.   Ron O’Brian was appointed as Columbus City Prosecutor in 1978, and elected to Columbus City Attorney in 1985, and was re-elected in 1989 and 1993.  O’Brian was first elected as Franklin County Prosecutor in 1996, and has been re-elected since.

Ron O’Brien served as chairman of the Municipal Court Committee, as a member of the Judiciary Committee of the Columbus Bar Association, and as President of the Ohio Municipal Attorneys Association. He is a member of the National District Attorneys Association, Columbus Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association, and the Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association.  The contact information for Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney Office is listed below:

Office of the Prosecutor—Franklin County

373 S High Street
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 525-3555

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