Cleveland Municipal Court

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 

Phone: 216-664-4997

Judge Marilyn B. Cassidy

Phone: 216-664-4999

Judge Lauren C. Moore

Phone: 216-664-4973

Judge Andrea Nelson Moore

Phone: 216-664-4985

Judge Michael L. Nelson, Sr.

Phone: 216-664-4995

Judge Ann Clare Oakar

Phone: 216-664-4979

Judge Charles L. Patton

Phone: 216-664-4993

Judge W. Moná Scott (Housing Court) 

Phone: 216-664-4988

Judge Suzan Marie Sweeney

Phone: 216-664-4983

Judge Jazmin Torres-Lugo

Phone: 216-664-4987

Judge Shiela Turner McCall

Phone: 216-664-4974

Judge Joseph J. Zone

Phone: 216-664-4981

Address & Information

Physical Address

1200 Ontario Street
Cleveland, OH 44113

Clerk of Courts Civil Division

Irene DeGrandis, Director
Phone: 216-664-4870
Fax: 216-664-2638

Hours of Operation: Mon – Fri, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Clerk of Courts Criminal/Traffic Division

Dawn D. Harris, Director
Phone: 216-664-4790
Fax: 216-664-4299

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
Phone: 216-664-4733
Fax: 216-664-4267

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.