Meet the Judge
Judge Kim A. Browne
 Administrative Judge
Court Room 67
  • Staff Attorney : Erykah Gandy
  • Bailiff : Kim Dorsey
  • Judicial Assistant : Martha McNabb
  • B.A., University of Cincinnati, Economics (1990)
  • J.D., The Ohio State University (1993)


  • OCSEA, Arbitration Clerk (1992-1994)
  • DAS/Office of Collective Bargaining, Labor Relations Specialist (1994-1996)
  • DAS, Special Assistant to Human Resources Deputy Director (1994-1996)
  • BWC, Labor Relations Specialist (1996-1997)
  • BWC, Director of Employee and Labor Relations (1997-1999)
  • Mediator (1999-2001)
  • BWC, Director of Legal Operations (1999-2001)
  • Maguire and Schneider LLP, Associate (2001-02)
  • Ohio Dominican University, Adjunct Professor (2001-to present)
About Judge
Kim A. Browne was elected Judge of the Franklin County Domestic Relations and Juvenile Court in 2002 and was re-elected in 2004, 2010, 2016 and 2022 to a full six-year terms. She has previously served the Court as its Lead Juvenile Judge and, most recently, as its Administrative Judge.
Judge Browne serves as the Chair of the Franklin County Juvenile Justice Community Planning Initiative/Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative, and she is active in area middle schools pursuing efforts designed to shape youngsters into thriving, productive community members, such as the Teen and Police Service Academy and the Ohio Center for Law Related Education for whom she serves as a contributing writer and mock trial coach. Judge Browne also oversees the Court’s Judicial Extern program with the OSU Moritz and Capital University Colleges of Law and has served as an Adjunct Professor for Ohio Dominican University (ODU) instructing in ODU’s Masters, bachelor’s and associate degree programs.
Judge Browne currently chairs the Ohio RECLAIM Advisory Committee and serves as a member of the: Ohio Supreme Court Case Management Advisory Committee, Ohio JDAI State Leadership Committee, Ohio Department of Job and Family Services REI ThinkTank, Ohio Associations of Domestic Relations and Juvenile Judges, Franklin University Public Safety Board, Women2Women, Ohio Black Judges Association, Ohio Women’s Bar Association, Columbus Bar Association, Columbus NAACP Chapter 3177 and the Whitehall Community Youth Roundtable. Judge Browne graduated from The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law and earned an undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Cincinnati.