Shaker 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 experience and skill of our Cleveland criminal defense lawyers 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 the best criminal defense lawyers near Shaker Heights, you have come to the right place.

Experienced Shaker Heights Municipal Court Attorneys

If you need a criminal defense lawyer near Shaker Heights, 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 Shaker 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 Shaker Heights Municipal Court

The Shaker Heights Municipal Court serves Beachwood, Hunting Valley, Pepper Pike, Shaker Heights, and University Heights.

The court hears misdemeanor criminal cases, traffic cases, and civil cases where involving $15,000 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.

Judges and Court Staff

Court Administration

  • Presiding Judge Anne Walton Keller
  • Greg Gentile, Traffic Court Magistrate
  • Leslie Johns, Traffic Court Magistrate
  • Nadeen Nassar, Mediation
  • Juli Freeman-Johnson, Administrative Manager
  • Kristina Slunski, Executive Assistant

Clerk of Court’s Office

  • Steven Tomaszewski, Clerk of Court
  • Patricia Jagels, Criminal Division
  • Michelle Peters, Civil Division
  • Brenda Frost, Supervisor/Traffic Division

Bailiff’s Office

  • Joe Gogala, Chief Bailiff
  • Carl Green, Deputy Bailiff
  • Phil Coe, Deputy Bailiff
  • Rob Williams, Deputy Bailiff

Probation Office

  • Gail Moore, Chief Probation Officer
  • Jean Panter-Graham, Probation Officer
  • Michael Maharidge, Probation Officer


Address & Information

Physical Address

3355 Lee Rd
Shaker Heights, OH 44120


Mon – Fri, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM






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