Lakewood 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 criminal defense lawyers near Lakewood, you have come to the right place.

Experienced Lakewood 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 Lakewood 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 Lakewood Municipal Court

The Lakewood 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 Court of Common Pleas.

The Court serves the City of Lakewood, portions of Cleveland Metropolitan Parks, U.S. Interstate 90 and adjacent Lake Erie waters to the Canadian Border.

Court Officials

  • Presiding Judge Tess Neff
  • Clerk of Court Gregory Tischler
  • Maria Russo (Administrator)

Address & Information

Physical Address

12650 Detroit Avenue

Lakewood, OH 44107


Mon – Fri., 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Closed on legal holidays

Clerk’s Office:


Criminal & Traffic Division:


Civil Division:


Probation Department:



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.