Janie D Roberts



Office:  Common Pleas Court Domestic and Juvenile Division

Age: 61

Residence: Columbus, OH 43201


Website: Roberts for Judge;  robertsforjudge.org

Occupation: Attorney

Education: J.D. Capital University Law School

Work Experience: Attorney since May 1985

Family: Mother of 3 adult children   



Bar Association Ratings: N/A

(1) List your judicial experience (courts and years):

I was a Magistrate in Franklin County Juvenile Court from 1997 to 2006. I presided over Juvenile Traffic Court and had many trials. Cases ranged from speed and assured clear distance to OVI\’s and vehicular homicide. I worked with community organizations to establish programs for juveniles.

(2) What about your non-judicial legal experience qualifies you to be a judge?

I have practiced law for 33 years. I have represented thousands of clients in every type of case that is heard in the domestic and juvenile branch of the court. My experience as a trial lawyer in all courts gives me the perspective needed to be a fair judge. My clients are people from diverse backgrounds and with diverse issues. Domestic and Juvenile court cases involve emotional issues and people who are not in the best places. I have the personality and temperament that is needed to be a good and effective judge. I listen to people, I am respectful of all people, I am knowledgeable of the law and know when I don\’t know something and need to do research. I understand that a Judge\’s duty is to provide a fair, unbiased and efficient courtroom for litigants to present their cases and get resolutions so they can move on with their lives.

(3) Why are you running for this particular court seat?

I want to use my knowledge and experience to provide a courtroom where every person is shown respect, where cases are decided based on the law and the facts presented and cases are heard and decided in a timely manner. i will work with the community to provide juveniles with options and to learn consequences of their actions and try to keep them from ending up in the adult court system. I care about families and children and want to make the court as helpful as it can be in reaching solutions that improve the lives of families.