Vermilion Municipal Court

When you work with Patituce & Associates, you will quickly find that you—the client—are our main focus. Rather than treat you like just another case number, our Lorain criminal defense attorneys understand each case presents unique challenges and obstacles that do not fit a one-size-fits-all approach. On the contrary, we will provide you with a strong and aggressive defense strategy that addresses your needs and concerns.

Because of our extensive legal and trial experience, we are not afraid to fight for you throughout each step of the legal process. We always remind our clients that an arrest does not automatically lead to a guilty plea. There is still an opportunity to let our experienced criminal defense attorneys find any holes in the prosecution’s argument or determine if the police violated your constitutional rights to help you obtain the best possible outcome in your case.

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

Mission Statement: To provide a forum to the public for a peaceful resolution of disputes in a fair, efficient and timely manner.

The Vermilion Municipal Court has territorial jurisdiction within the municipal corporation of the City of Vermilion, as well as Vermilion Township, Florence Township in Erie County and Brownhelm Township in Lorain County.

Judge W. Zack Dolyk

The Honorable W. Zack Dolyk was first elected Judge of the Vermilion Municipal Court in November, 2007. He was re-elected to another term commencing January 1, 2014. The Vermilion Municipal Court is a single judge municipal court created in 1965. Prior to being elected, he had served for a number of years as Acting Judge.

Judge Dolyk earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Ohio Northern University and received a Juris Doctor Degree from The Ohio State University. He has been in private practice and has maintained a Vermilion office since being admitted to the Ohio State Bar in 1978. He is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, the Erie County Bar Association and the Lorain County Bar Association.

Judge Dolyk has served and continues to serve as an officer and trustee of a number of local charitable organizations and foundations.

Address & Information

Physical Address

687 Decatur Street
Vermilion, OH 44089


Mon-Wed & Fri 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Tues 8:00 Am – 5:00PM

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How Patituce & Associates, LLC Can Help

At Patituce & Associates, LLC, 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 online or give us at call at 440-471-7784.