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Judge Daniel R. Hawkins

Common Pleas Courthouse, Courtroom 6B
345 S. High St., 6th Floor
Columbus, Oh 43215
Term Expires: January 2025
Tel: 614-525-6281
Fax: 614-525-6292
Local Rules
Clerk of Courts' on-line records

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

Kishia L. Drummer
General information regarding the judge’s schedule regarding events other than court cases, such as speaking engagements, board meetings, marriage ceremonies, etc.

Jill Whittier
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.

Jackie Bahas
Staff Attorney
To inquire about any pending motions in civil matters before the court.

Crystal Hatchett
Court Reporter
To inquire about in-trial court reporter services, real-time, daily copy, and ordering transcripts.

Ed Skeens
To inquire about scheduling mediation, magistrate trials, or damages hearings.


Evidence Cart: If an evidence cart will be used during trial, counsel should contact the Bailiff or Staff Attorney no later than one week prior to the trial date to reserve one. Attorneys unfamiliar with the Court’s courtroom technology are encouraged to contact the Court’s IT staff at 614-525-7587 to schedule a tutorial session.