Elyria Municipal Court

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Experienced Elyria 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 Elyria, Ohio. At Patituce & Associates, LLC, our attorneys have experience representing clients in the Elyria 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 Elyria Municipal Court

The Elyria Municipal Court was established in 1955 by the Ohio State Legislature. At the time, the Elyria Municipal Court was a single judge court until the 1970’s when the court expanded to two judges.


The Elyria Municipal Court district serves the cities of Eyria and North Ridgeville, the villages of Grafton and Lagrange; and the townships of Carlisle, Columbia, Eaton, Elyria, Grafton and Lagrange. According to the 2000 Federal Census, the Elyria Municipal Court district serves over 118,000 citizens.

Present Day

In 2022 the Elyria Municipal Court has two elected judges and one elected municipal court clerk. The court tries all misdemeanors, ordinance violations and traffic cases occurring within and of the above jurisdictions, civil cases (where $16,000 or less is in controversy), and small claim complaints (where $3,000 or less is in controversy). Felony cases are heard for determination of probable cause prior to being bound over to the Lorain County Court of Common Pleas.

The Elyria Municipal Court handles over 20,000 new cases yearly, making it one of the busiest local municipal courts in Ohio.

Address & Information

Physical Address

601 Broad Street
Elyria, OH 44035


M-F 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Clerk of Courts (Criminal Traffic / Civil Division):

Eric J. Rothgery: 440-326-1800
Fax: 440-326-1877

Judges & Magistrate:

Judge Bennett: 440-326-1800
Judge White: 440-326-1800
Magistrate Schwartz: 440-326-1800

Law Director / Prosecutor:

Elyria: 440-326-1760
North Ridgeville: 440-353-0848
Grafton: 440-326-1760
Lagrange: 440-326-1760


Elaine M.Hill: 440-326-1800
Michell Grove: 440-326-1800


We Are Professional Criminal Defense Lawyers

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 defense lawyers in the Cleveland area, you have come to the right place.

No matter how complex your case may be, Patituce & Associates, LLC has what it takes to protect your rights, reputation, and freedom from beginning to end. Do not hesitate to hire us for your case. Contact us online today or call 440-471-7784 for a free consultation.