Judge Kim A. Browne
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Milestone 229 229 S Civic Center Drive Columbus, OH 43215
Meet your Judge!
Judge Kim A. Browne
ELECTED as Judge of the Franklin County Domestic Relations & Juvenile Court in 2002, 2004, 2010 and 2016!
SERVED as Lead Juvenile Judge, Administrative Judge, Attorney at Maguire & Schneider, LLP, Director of Legal Operations for the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC), Director of Employee and Labor Relations (BWC), State Workplace Mediator (BWC), Labor Relations Officer at the Ohio Department of Administrative Services/Office of Collective Bargaining and Arbitration Clerk at OCSEA, AFSCME Local 11.
EDUCATED at The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law and the University of Cincinnati with a BA degree in Economics.
DEDICATED to creating innovative means to educate and inspire youth to meet and exceed their own ambitions, such as the Mini-Moot Court Competition for middle and high school-age children, the All Rize College Tour for at-risk youth. Judge Browne also oversees the Court’s Judicial Extern program in collaboration with OSU Moritz and Capital University Colleges of Law.
INVOLVED as Chair of the Franklin County Juvenile Justice Community Planning Initiative (JJCPI), Teen and Police Service Academy, OCLRE Mock Trial Legal Advisor, Adjunct Professor for Ohio Dominican University, Ohio Supreme Court Case Management Advisory Committee, State JDAI State Leadership Committee, Ohio Womens Bar Association, Columbus Bar Association, Ohio Department of Job and Family Services REI ThinkTank, Ohio Association of Domestic Relations Judges, Ohio Association of Juvenile Court Judges, National Council of Juvenile/Family Court Judges, Ohio Center for Legal-Related Education Advisory Committee, Franklin University Public Safety Board, Women-to-Women, Columbus NAACP Chapter 3177, Franklin County Democratic Lawyers Club, Gahanna Democrats and Friends & Whitehall Community Youth Roundtable.
Judge Browne and her husband Steven, a retired U.S. Army veteran of 31 years, have been happily married for more than 31 years. The Brownes have 2 lovely daughters and reside in the Gahanna/New Albany area.