Lorain Municipal Court

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


The court has jurisdiction on the violation of any ordinance of the city of Lorain or of any misdemeanor committed in Lorain. The court has jurisdiction to hold preliminary hearings in felony cases committed in Lorain and to discharge, recognize or commit the accused. The court’s territorial jurisdiction covers the city of Sheffield Lake and Sheffield Township as well as that of the city of Lorain.

Civil Cases

The court also has jurisdiction in civil cases where the amount to be recovered does not exceed Fifteen Thousand Dollars ($15,000). Civil actions such as those for the recovery of property, those based on contract, interpleader, replevin, forcible entry and detainer, to satisfy judgments, for the sale of personal property, and for the foreclosure and marshalling of liens are all within the purview of the court.

Ordinances & Regulations

The court has jurisdiction in all actions for injunction to prevent or terminate violations of the ordinances and regulations of the city of Lorain enacted or promulgated under the police power of the city of Lorain, pursuant to Section 3 of Article XVIII, Ohio Constitution, over which the Common Pleas Court has or may have jurisdiction, and in such case, the court may proceed to render such judgments and make such findings and orders in the same manner and to the same extent as in like cases in the Court of Common Pleas.

Address & Information

Physical Address

200 W. Erie Avenue
Lorain, OH 44052


M-F 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

General Information:


For Civil Cases:

440-204-2140 Option 2

For Clerk of Courts:



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The consequences of a criminal conviction, even for a misdemeanor, can be too much to bear for any defendant. Besides serving time in jail, incurring hefty fines, and the risk of losing important civil rights, having a criminal record can negatively affect your reputation, and future employment, education, and housing opportunities. It also affects your ability to be approved for certain loans.

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