JANAYA TROTTER BRATTON
Janaya is an Associate Attorney at Gerhardstein & Branch Co., LPA.. She was previously the owner and managing partner of Trotter Law, LLC, a general practice office. She earned her J.D. from NKU Chase College of Law (where she was also an OJPC intern) and her B.A. from Ohio State University. Janaya was raised in Forest Park and graduated from Winton Woods High School. Prior to opening her own firm, she was as an assistant prosecuting attorney with the City of Cincinnati Prosecutor’s Office and also served as one of the City’s environmental attorneys. She then moved on to the position of associate attorney at the law firm of Ritter and Randolph. Janaya volunteers as a member of the Cincinnati Zoo Young Ambassador Council and as Parliamentarian for Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. She has been a member of the Dress for Success of Cincinnati Board of Directors, a member of the Cincinnati Zoo Planned Giving Committee, and Vice-President of the Black Lawyers Association of Cincinnati.
Janaya has been recognized as a “Wise Woman” by the One Hundred Wise Women Program and as an emerging leader by Applause Magazine. In 2010, Trotter received an appointment from Governor Strickland to serve on the Hamilton County Municipal Court Vacancy Selection Committee.