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Judge David Cain

Common Pleas Courthouse, Courtroom 7F
345 S. High St., 7th Floor
Columbus, Oh 43215
Tel: 614-525-3777
Fax: 614-525-2462
Local Rules
Clerk of Courts' on-line records

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

Stacey Thomas
general court info; to report settlement of a civil case.

Karen Manske
to inquire about scheduling in any civil/criminal matters before the court.

Luke Gilchrist
Staff Attorney
to inquire about any procedural questions in any pending civil matters before the court.

Anne McBrayer
Court Reporter
to order transcripts.

Tim McCarthy
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)
Counsel to follow local court rules; the court does not entertain any exparte situations; additionally the court prefers not to do telephone conferences re: pretrials or status conferences.
Status Conferences
Scheduled upon request.
Per original case scheduling order.
Motion Practice
Per original case scheduling order.
Per original case scheduling order.
Settlement Conferences
Referred to Judge’s assigned Magistrate Timothy McCarthy.
Per original case scheduling order.
Continuances or Amended Case Schedules
Considered upon filing of a motion.