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Magistrate Denise Waddy
375 South High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Courtroom 11A
Appointed 1995
Courtroom 11A
Secretary Karmene Reed (614) 645-7235
Bailiff Shannon Hopkins (614) 645-8722
Fax (614) 645-8732

Commencement of Action and General Procedures

Motions and Briefs After a motion is filed, a time-stamped copy should be delivered to the magistrate for review prior to the date of the hearing.
Continuances All continuance requests filed less than a week before the scheduled hearing date will be ruled upon on the scheduled hearing date.
Settlement Parties will be asked to attempt settlement prior to the hearing. Court mediators are available.


Generally Due to the high volume of self-represented litigants, attorneys are expected to conduct themselves in a professional and courteous manner. Attorneys, as well as litigants, should exhibit appropriate speech, dress, and attitudes while court is in session.
Exhibits Should be disclosed and marked, prior to trial.