A Message from Judge Edwards and Judge Warner

Welcome to the Marion County Court of Common Pleas Website.

Ohio’s first Constitution took effect in 1802 and provided for the creation of common-pleas courts around the state.  The judges on those courts were chosen not by the voters but instead by members of Ohio’s state legislature, the General Assembly. Ohio adopted a new Constitution in both 1851 and then again in 1912.  Under those documents – the latter of which still remains in effect – common-pleas judges were elected by the people rather than being chosen by the General Assembly. The General Division of the Court of Common Pleas has original jurisdiction over all adult felony cases in Marion County as well as any civil cases in which the amount in dispute exceeds $15,000.  The General Division can also issue injunctions and other forms of equitable relief, and it has appellate jurisdiction over decisions of some state and local administrative agencies and boards.

Judges Warren Edwards and Jason Warner were both elected in 2018 to serve six-year terms as judges in the general division of Marion’s Common Plea Court. It is the first time in the history of this court, and possibly in the state, that both judges of a General Division Common Pleas Court were new. It is our pleasure to serve the citizens of Marion County, and to bring our judicial philosophy to our community.

If the information you are seeking is not found on this page, please contact the court at the number provided.

Sincerely,

Judge Warren T. Edwards
Judge Jason Warner

Judge Warren T. Edwards
Judge Warren T. Edwards
Judge Jason Warner
Judge Jason Warner

Deparment Mission Statement

We strive to provide access to the public to this court, transparency to the operation of this court, security to those with in it,  due process for all litigants, equal application of the law, accountability to those who are found to have violated the law, fairness and impartiality from the bench, all free from political influence.