Garfield Heights 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 Cleveland criminal defense attorneys have 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 the best criminal defense lawyers near Garfield Heights, you have come to the right place.

Experienced Garfield Heights 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 Cuyahoga County. At Patituce & Associates, LLC, our attorneys have experience representing clients in the Garfield Heights 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 the Garfield Heights Municipal Court

The Garfield Heights Municipal Court hears misdemeanor cases, traffic cases, civil cases where the amount is $15,000 or less, and Small Claims cases involving $6,000 or less. The court may hold preliminary hearings for felony charges. If probable cause is found, the case will be sent to the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court.

The Garfield Heights Municipal Court has geographic jurisdiction over cases arising in Brecksville, Cuyahoga Heights, Garfield Heights, Independence, Maple Heights, Metro Parks, Newburgh Heights, Valley View, and Walton Hills.


Judge Deborah J. Nicastro

Judge Nicastro was elected in 1993 and took office as a Garfield Heights Municipal Court Judge on January 2, 1994 and has served the Court for 27 years. Currently she serves as the Presiding and Administrative Judge of the Court.

Judge Sergio I. DiGeronimo

Judge DiGeronimo was appointed to the Garfield Heights Municipal Court by Governor DeWine in December, 2021. Prior to joining the Court, he served as the City of Brecksville’s Assistant Law Director, Assistant Prosecutor, and Prosecutor for over 25 years.

Address & Information

Physical Address

5555 Turney Road
Garfield Heights, Ohio 44125


Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm

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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 today at 440-471-7784 for your free consultation.