Rena Shak

Rena Shak

Franklin County Municipal Court Judge, OH

Rena is a criminal defense attorney at the Franklin County Public Defender’s Office, and is currently a 2021 candidate for the office of Franklin County Municipal Court Judge.

A career public defender, Rena spends her days zealously advocating on behalf of Central Ohio’s most underserved populations. She has handled cases ranging from traffic offenses to the most serious of felonies, including those that have been referred to specialty dockets such as drug court, human trafficking court, veterans court, and mental health court. ​

Rena holds a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Political Science from The Ohio State University, as well as a Juris Doctor degree from Capital University Law School. Rena believes that every person deserves equal justice under the law and is committed to achieving equity in the courts. Rena has a lifelong passion for public service, fundraising, and volunteer work- making it her mission to serve the residents of Franklin County in and out of the courtroom.