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Judge Charles Schneider

Common Pleas Courthouse, Courtroom 5A
345 S. High St., 5th Floor
Columbus, Oh 43215
Tel: 614-525-3664
Fax: 614-525-3476
Local Rules
Clerk of Courts' on-line records

Who to call . . .when you need . . .

Vickie Amrine
Secretary
614-525-3664
General information regarding the judge’s schedule regarding events other than court cases, such as speaking engagements, board meetings, marriage ceremonies, etc.

Cheryl Jeffrey
Bailiff
614-525-5928
To inquire about procedures and processes in any criminal or civil matters before the court. To request a status conference and to report a settlement.
To inquire about any matter not specifically identified.

Bryan Smeenk
Staff Attorney
614-525-6004
To inquire about any pending motions in civil matters before the court.

Gayle Seroka
Court Reporter
614-525-3775
To inquire about in-trial court reporter services, real-time, daily copy, and ordering transcripts.

Elizabeth Watters
Magistrate
614-525-4283
To inquire about scheduling mediation, magistrate trials, or damages hearings.

Civil Litigation Preferences
(for info on criminal procedures and preferences, please call the Judge’s bailiff)
General
Each case is unique. General rules are difficult to articulate. The court is always willing to meet with counsel to discuss any pending matter. Telephone conferences upon request.
Status Conferences
Upon request.
Pre-Trials
Clients need not be present unless ordered by the court. Clients should be available by phone if necessary.
Discovery
The court does not get involved in discovery disputes unless it is satisfied that counsel have exhausted all reasonable efforts to resolve the problem.
Settlement Conferences
Upon request.