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Judge Julia L. Dorrian

Judge Julia L. Dorrian

Judicial Experience

  • Judge, Tenth District Court of Appeals, January 2, 2011-present.
  • Judge, Franklin County Municipal Court, January 7, 2004-January 1, 2011.
  • Attorney, Bricker & Eckler LLP, Columbus, Ohio, May 1997 to 2004.
  • Building Communities Coordinator, St. Stephens Community House, Columbus, Ohio 1993-1994.
  • Project Director, Translation of Report of the Chilean National Commission on Truth & Reconciliation, Center for Civil & Human Rights, Notre Dame Law School, Indiana, 1992-1993.
  • Lay Volunteer, Holy Cross Associates, Santiago Chile, 1989-1992.
  • Asst. to Vice President, International Business-Government Counsellors, Wash., D.C., 1987-1989.


  • University of Notre Dame, B.A., May 1987.
  • Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law, J.D., December 1996.
  • Ohio State University, John Glenn School of Public Affairs, M.A., June 1997.
  • L'Universite Catholique de l'Ouest, Notre Dame Foreign Study Program, Angers, France, 1984-1985.
  • Instituto de Estudios de America Latina, Spanish Language Program, Cuernavaca, Mexico, 1989.

Professional and Community Activities and Awards

  • Member, American, Ohio State and Columbus Bar Associations.
  • Member, Women Lawyers of Franklin County and Ohio State Womens Bar Association.
  • Fellow, Columbus Bar Foundation.
  • Fellow, Ohio State Bar Foundation, 2006 Class; Author "Keys to the Courtroom" a brochure on self-representation published by the 2006 Class.
  • Board Member and Instructor, Ohio Judicial College.
  • Past Member, appointed by Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer, Ohio Supreme Court Interpreter Services Advisory Committee.
  • Past Member, Ohio Association of Municipal & County Court Judges Bench Book Committee.
  • Past Board Member and Secretary, The Catholic Foundation, Diocese of Columbus, Ohio.
  • Past Board Member and Past Chair of Safety Vision Council, United Way of Central Ohio.
  • Past Board Member and Volunteer, St. Stephens Community House.
  • Past Board Member, Columbus Catholic Diocese Campaign for Human Development.
  • Past President and Member, Notre Dame Club of Columbus and Central Ohio.
  • Past Member, Leadership Columbus Class of 2001-2002.
  • Recipient, Outstanding Alumna Award, Ohio State University John Glenn School of Public Affairs, 2007.
  • Recipient, Community Service Award for Attorneys Under 40, Dist. 7, Ohio State Bar Foundation, 2002.
  • Recipient, Outstanding Recent Alumna Award, Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, 1998.
  • Recipient, Columbus Jaycees Ten Outstanding Young Citizens Award, 1998.
  • Honorary Co-Chair, Columbus Metropolitan Area Church Council, Living Faith Awards Breakfast, 2008.

Staff Members


  • Joshua A. Kimsey
  • Patricia M. O'Connors

Judicial Secretary

  • Erika C. Schorejs