At Patituce & Associates, we believe in providing experienced criminal defense counsel for clients facing one of the most troubling, confusing times of their lives. The strength of our team is the main reason we can accomplish this task. With more than 70 years of collective legal experience, our team has been able to take 200+ cases to trial.
Our team consists of former prosecutors, attorneys who are licensed to practice in four different states, and attorneys who have been regularly featured in the media. If you are looking for a team of powerhouse Cleveland criminal defense lawyers, you have come to the right place.
Experienced Cleveland Municipal Court Attorneys
If you are in need of a criminal defense lawyer, it is important to find someone who is familiar with the local laws and court system in Cleveland, Ohio. At Patituce & Associates, LLC, our attorneys have experience representing clients in the Cleveland Municipal Court and have established positive relationships with the judges and prosecutors in the court. Our previous experience in this particular court allows us to effectively prepare our clients and their cases for their hearings.
About Cleveland Municipal Court
The Cleveland Municipal Court celebrated its 100th anniversary on January 2, 2012. The court serves the following areas Cleveland and the village of Bratenahl.
The Cleveland Municipal Court hears traffic offenses and misdemeanor criminal cases. The court’s Civil Division handles civil cases where the total amount of damages is $15,000 or less and small claims where the amount of damages is $6,000 or less.
Judges in the General Division
Administrative & Presiding Judge Michelle D. Earley
Judge Marilyn B. Cassidy
Judge Lauren C. Moore
Judge Andrea Nelson Moore
Judge Michael L. Nelson, Sr.
Judge Ann Clare Oakar
Judge Charles L. Patton
Judge W. Moná Scott (Housing Court)
Judge Suzan Marie Sweeney
Judge Jazmin Torres-Lugo
Judge Shiela Turner McCall
Judge Joseph J. Zone
Address & Information
1200 Ontario Street
Cleveland, OH 44113
Clerk of Courts Civil Division
Irene DeGrandis, Director
Hours of Operation: Mon – Fri, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Clerk of Courts Criminal/Traffic Division
Dawn D. Harris, Director
Hours of Operation:
Mon – Fri, 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Sat – Sun, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Bond Services – 24 hours
Dean Jenkins, Chief
Hours of Operation:
Mon – Thurs., 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM
1st Wed of each month – 7:30 AM-6:30 PM
3rd Wed of each month – 7:30 AM-6:30 PM
Fri, 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
How Patituce & Associates, LLC Can Help
We offer all prospective clients a free, confidential phone consultation, giving them the chance to discuss the details of their arrest and the charges they potentially face. Whether it’s the middle of the night or on the weekend, we understand that an arrest can occur at any time.
That is why we can be reached 24/7. Although we will do our best to return your phone call within 12 hours of receiving your message, you can expect us to return your call within 24 hours at the latest. Contact us online or call 440-471-7784 today for your free consultation.