About Judge Chris Brown

Welcome, Im Judge Chris Brown. I have been elected to the Franklin County Common Pleas Court twice, and am seeking your vote for the 10th District Court of Appeals. I grew up in Merion Village, attended Columbus South High School, The Ohio State University, and Capital University Law School. My mother was a teacher with Columbus City Schools. My father owned his own business for over a decade, and was an active union member in OAPSE during his time with Westerville City Schools. My parents instilled in me the ideals of truth, fairness, and compassion.

Throughout my career, I found the best way to give back to my community is by utilizing the law to help the most vulnerable members of our society. I served as an assistant prosecutor in the Special Victims Unit, protecting victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse. In 2012, I became a defense attorney, representing people charged with offenses and protecting their Constitutional Rights. I was elected to be a trial court judge in 2014 and re-elected in 2020. Working for the community in Franklin County has always been the force that drives me each day.


Not only do I have a strong legal background, but I have experience managing a team of attorneys and employees in the private sector. This unique experience has helped me manage a courtroom as a judge and community advocate.

On the Court of Appeals, I hope to vigorously apply the law to each case, with an eye towards the intent and the impact of the law on all people in Franklin County, regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or age.

I live in Franklin County with my wife, Jennifer, and two daughters. I am fortunate to wake up every day to improve the community where Ive spent my entire life. With your continued support, I will keep working for Franklin County as a judge on the 10th District Court of Appeals.