Achieving Justice Series - Jennifer Branch
"Achieving Justice" is an interview series to educate individuals about Ohio's judicial system and the judges and candidates for judge who serve and wish to serve their state and community.
This "Achieving Justice" interview is conducted by Judge Jennifer Brunner, currently a judge of Ohio's Tenth District Court of Appeals. Judge Brunner is a candidate for the Ohio Supreme Court in 2020. In her sixteenth interview of this series, Judge Brunner interviews Attorney Jennifer Branch, judicial candidate for the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas.
Jennifer L. Branch has been a partner with Alphonse Gerhardstein since 2005. Their firm, Gerhardstein & Branch concentrates its practice in civil rights litigation. Jennifer practices in the areas of race, sex, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity discrimination; employment discrimination; police misconduct; prisoner civil rights; and reproductive rights.
In 2015 Gerhardstein & Branch won the landmark case, Obergefell v. Hodges, which held that the Constitution requires States to license and recognize marriages between same sex couples.
Jennifer joined the firm as an associate in 1997 and began her legal career in 1987 at the Legal Aid Society of Cincinnati. Jennifer graduated from New York University in 1984 with Honors in Politics and from Case Western Reserve University School of Law cum laude in 1987.
Jennifer’s litigation experience includes bench trials, jury trials, and administrative hearings in state and federal court, as well as arguing appeals in the Ohio Court of Appeals, Ohio Supreme Court, and Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.