Lasheyl Stroud is a Lead Magistrate in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, Domestic Relations & Juvenile Branch. Prior to joining the bench in 2013, she practiced in both the public and private sectors for over a decade. Magistrate Stroud earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Kentucky State University. While in college, Lasheyl was twice elected as Chief Justice by the student body. In 2003, she received a Juris Doctorate degree from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.
As a Magistrate, she is accustomed to the inherent stress involved in making quick decisions on the bench that affect members of our community. Within a short period on the bench, Magistrate Stroud has quickly emerged as a leader and serves on a pilot specialty docket, chairs court committees and represents the Court at national conferences to advance juvenile justice. Her committee assignments assist the Court in progressive policy and planning, strategy workgroups and ensuring that the Court is on the forefront in trends.
Magistrate Stroud has overcome tremendous obstacles without wavering in her commitment to public service. She is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Magistrate Stroud also volunteers in her community and is an active member of New Covenant Believers' Church. She is a Breast Cancer Survivor and a champion of change. Magistrate Stroud is married to Corey, a school Principal, and they have two sons.