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Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney Ron O'Brien

RON O'BRIEN, Franklin County's 50th Prosecuting Attorney, is the former Columbus City Attorney, Columbus City Prosecutor and Franklin County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney. Ron O'Brien has over 40 years of governmental law service to the City of Columbus, Franklin County and its citizens.

This week in Court

See the document below for trials scheduled to start this week*. Case information online has more info about each case.



*Trials can be continued or rescheduled at any time. Please check with the court assignment office for most current information at 645-8346

Protect your teen from sexting

Instances of sexting among teens has become increasingly prevalent in recent years. Many students, parents, and educators are not fully aware that sexting is illegal and the potential consequences for doing so. Ron O’Brien is taking a proactive approach to address this disturbing trend. In an effort to engage the community, the Prosecutor's Office is now offering workshops and assemblies to schools in Franklin County to fully discuss the sexting issue. The goal is to provide the information necessary to prevent juveniles from being charged with serious offenses.

Bring Your Child to Work

Franklin County Domestic Relations and Juvenile Court recently hosted a Bring Your Child to Work Day event. The children took part in a mock trial to teach them about court procedures.  The Office of Ron O’Brien, Franklin County Prosecutor, took part in assisting with the trial and court proceedings.

CTAP Event

The Victim Witness Assistance Unit was recently honored with an award for excellence by Mount Carmel’s Crime & Trauma Assistance Program

Click the link below to read more about it and see more pictures

33rd Annual State Mock Trial Championship

On Thursday March, 10th the 33rd annual Ohio Mock Trial State Competition was held at the Franklin County Courthouse Complex. View the full article for pictures and more.


The Office of the Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney exists pursuant to the provisions of the Ohio Revised Code. The office consists of 116 assistant prosecuting attorneys along with 108 employees that make up the support staff.

The Prosecuting Attorney represents the State of Ohio by inquiring into and prosecuting felony crimes committed by adults and all offenses committed by juveniles. The Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney is also legal counsel for county officials, county agencies, townships and various boards. Please review our FAQ for answers to many common questions about the court process and how our office works.

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