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March 15, 2016 Primary Election
Judicial Candidate Ratings

 

Candidate Average
Rating
Cleveland
Metropolitan
Bar
Association
Cuyahoga Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association Norman S.
Minor Bar
Association
Ohio
Women's
Bar
Association
PD/
AdvanceOhio
Call &
Post
Supreme
Court
FTC
1/1/2017
Pat
Fischer
  Excellent Excellent Good *    
Collen Mary
O'Toole
  Refused to Participate Refused to Participate Refused to Participate *    
Common
Pleas
General
Division
FTC
1/1/2017
Michael
Astrab
3.0 Good Good Good Good    
Pablo
Castro
2.25 Adequate Adequate Good Adequate Endorsed  
Kelly A.
Gallagher
1.0 Not
Recommended
Adequate Adequate Not
Recommended
   
Mary B.
Sweeney

2.25 Adequate Good Adequate Adequate    
Common
Pleas
General
Division
FTC
1/11/2017
Joseph F.
Russo
1.5 Adequate Not
Recommended
Adequate Adequate    
James W.
Satola
2.75 Good Adequate Good Good    
Michael P. Shaughnessy 4.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Endorsed  

Common
Pleas
Domestic
Division
FTC
1/19/2017

Tonya R.
Jones
3.0 Good Good Good Good    
Michael J.
O'Shea
1.75 Not
Recommended
Good Adequate Adequate    

* OWBA will rate Supreme Court candidates through a statewide process only for the general election.

FTC = Full term commencing
UTE = Unexpired term ending
PD/AdvanceOhio = Editorial Board of the The Plain Dealer and AdvanceOhio

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2016 Primary Election Judicial Candidate Ratings

Supreme Court FTC 1/1/2017

Pat Fischer

Clev. Metro. Bar:
Excellent
Cuy. Cty. Crim. Def. Lawyers:
Excellent
Norman S. Minor Bar:
Good
Ohio Women's Bar:
*

Collen M. O'Toole

Refused to Participate

Ohio Women's Bar:
*

Common Pleas General Division FTC 1/1/2017

Michael Astrab - Average Rating: 3.0

Clev. Metro. Bar:
Good
Cuy. Cty. Crim. Def. Lawyers:
Good
Norman S. Minor Bar:
Good
Ohio Women's Bar:
Good

Pablo Castro - Average Rating: 2.25

Clev. Metro. Bar:
Adequate
Cuy. Cty. Crim. Def. Lawyers:
Adequate
Norman S. Minor Bar:
Good
Ohio Women's Bar:
Adequate
PD & AdvanceOhio:
Endorsed

Kelly A. Gallagher - Average Rating: 1.0

Clev. Metro. Bar:
Not Recomm.
Cuy. Cty. Crim. Def. Lawyers:
Adequate
Norman S. Minor Bar:
Adequate
Ohio Women's Bar:
Not Recomm.

Mary B. Sweeney - Average Rating: 2.25

Clev. Metro. Bar:
Adequate
Cuy. Cty. Crim. Def. Lawyers:
Good
Norman S. Minor Bar:
Adequate
Ohio Women's Bar:
Adequate

Common Pleas General Division FTC 1/11/2017

Joseph F. Russo - Average Rating: 1.5

Clev. Metro. Bar:
Adequate*
Cuy. Cty. Crim. Def. Lawyers:
Not Recomm.
Norman S. Minor Bar:
Adequate
Ohio Women's Bar:
Adequate*

James W. Satola - Average Rating: 2.75

Clev. Metro. Bar:
Good
Cuy. Cty. Crim. Def. Lawyers:
Adequate
Norman S. Minor Bar:
Good
Ohio Women's Bar:
Good

Michael P. Shaughnessy - Average Rating: 4.0

Clev. Metro. Bar:
Excellent
Cuy. Cty. Crim. Def. Lawyers:
Excellent
Norman S. Minor Bar:
Excellent
Ohio Women's Bar:
Excellent
PD & AdvanceOhio:
Endorsed

Common Pleas Domestic Division FTC 1/19/2017

Tonya R. Jones - Average Rating: 3.0

Clev. Metro. Bar:
Good
Cuy. Cty. Crim. Def. Lawyers:
Good
Norman S. Minor Bar:
Good
Ohio Women's Bar:
Good

Michael J. O'Shea - Average Rating: 1.75

Clev. Metro. Bar:
Not Recomm.
Cuy. Cty. Crim. Def. Lawyers:
Good
Norman S. Minor Bar:
Adequate
Ohio Women's Bar:
Adequate

* OWBA will rate Supreme Court candidates through a statewide process only for the general election.

FTC = Full term commencing
UTE = Unexpired term ending
PD/AdvanceOhio = Editorial Board of the The Plain Dealer and AdvanceOhio