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November 7, 2017 Municipal Court Election Judicial Candidate Ratings

 

Candidate Average
Rating
Cleveland
Metropolitan
Bar
Association
Cuyahoga Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association Norman S.
Minor Bar
Association
Plain Dealer/
cleveland.com
Cleveland
Municipal Court
FTC 1/2/2018

Janet Rath Colaluca 4.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Endorsed
Joseph Russo 0 Not Recommended Not Recommended Not Recommended  
Jazmin Torres-Lugo 3.0 Good Good Good  
Cleveland
Municipal Court
FTC 1/4/2018
Shiela Turner McCall 2.0 Adequate Adequate Adequate Endorsed
Lynn McLaughlin-Murray 3.3 Excellent Good Good  
Craig E. Willis 0 Not Recommended Not Recommended Not Recommended  
Cleveland
Municipal Court
FTC 1/5/2018
Michael L. Nelson Sr. 2.0 Not Recommended Good Good  
Marlene J. Ridenour 2.3 Adequate Adequate Good  
Michael R. Sliwinski 3.3 Excellent Excellent Adequate Endorsed

Cleveland
Municipal Court
UTE 1/1/2020

Heather McCollough 0 Not Recommended Not Recommended Not Recommended  
Ronald J. H. O'Leary 4.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Endorsed
W. Moná Scott 2.0 Adequate Adequate Adequate  
Cleveland
Municipal Court
UTE 1/2/2022
Jimmy L. Jackson, Jr. 4.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Endorsed
Ann Clare Oakar 3.3 Good Excellent Good  
Cleveland Heights Municipal Court
FTC 1/1/2018
James Costello 3.0 Good Good-Preferred Good Endorsed
Nadeen Hayden 3.0 Good Good Good  
DeAngelo D. Little 2.6 Adequate Good Good  
Euclid Municipal Court
FTC 1/1/2018
Eric Condon 2.6 Good Adequate Good  
Patrick J. Gallagher 4.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent

Endorsed

Reginald Maxton 0 Refused to Participate Refused to Participate Refused to Participate  
Lyndhurst Municipal Court
FTC 1/1/2018
Mary Kaye Bozza 3.3 Good Excellent Good  
Dominic Coletta 3.6 Excellent Excellent Good Endorsed
South Euclid Municipal Court
FTC 1/1/2018
Marty Gelfand 2.3 Adequate Adequate Good  
Gayle Williams-Byers 3.0 Good Adequate Excellent Endorsed

* OWBA did not participate in these municipal court ratings.

FTC = Full term commencing
UTE = Unexpired term ending
Plain Dealer/cleveland.com = Editorial Board of the The Plain Dealer and cleveland.com

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2017 Municipal Court Election Judicial Candidate Ratings

Cleveland Municipal Court
FTC 1/2/2018

Janet Rath Colaluca - Average Rating: 4.0

Clev. Metro. Bar:
Excellent
Cuy. Cty. Crim. Def. Lawyers:
Excellent
Norman S. Minor Bar:
Excellent
Plain Dealer/cleveland.com:
Endorsed

Joseph Russo - Average Rating: 0

Clev. Metro. Bar:
Not Recomm.
Cuy. Cty. Crim. Def. Lawyers:
Not Recomm.
Norman S. Minor Bar:
Not Recomm.
Plain Dealer/cleveland.com:
 

Jazmin Torres-Lugo - Average Rating: 3.0

Clev. Metro. Bar:
Good
Cuy. Cty. Crim. Def. Lawyers:
Good
Norman S. Minor Bar:
Good
Plain Dealer/cleveland.com:
 

Cleveland Municipal Court
FTC 1/4/2018 

Shiela Turner McCall - Average Rating: 2.0

Clev. Metro. Bar:
Adequate
Cuy. Cty. Crim. Def. Lawyers:
Adequate
Norman S. Minor Bar:
Adequate
Plain Dealer/cleveland.com:
Endorsed

Lynn McLaughlin-Murray - Average Rating: 3.3

Clev. Metro. Bar:
Excellent
Cuy. Cty. Crim. Def. Lawyers:
Good
Norman S. Minor Bar:
Good
Plain Dealer/cleveland.com:
 

Craig E. Willis - Average Rating: 0

Clev. Metro. Bar:
Not Recomm.
Cuy. Cty. Crim. Def. Lawyers:
Not Recomm.
Norman S. Minor Bar:
Not Recomm.
Plain Dealer/cleveland.com:
 

Cleveland Municipal Court
FTC 1/5/2018

Michael L. Nelson Sr. - Average Rating: 2.0

Clev. Metro. Bar:
Not Recomm.
Cuy. Cty. Crim. Def. Lawyers:
Good
Norman S. Minor Bar:
Good
Plain Dealer/cleveland.com:
 

Marlene J. Ridenour - Average Rating: 2.3

Clev. Metro. Bar:
Adequate
Cuy. Cty. Crim. Def. Lawyers:
Adequate
Norman S. Minor Bar:
Good
Plain Dealer/cleveland.com:
 

Michael R. Sliwinski - Average Rating: 3.3

Clev. Metro. Bar:
Excellent
Cuy. Cty. Crim. Def. Lawyers:
Excellent
Norman S. Minor Bar:
Adequate
Plain Dealer/cleveland.com:
Endorsed

Cleveland Municipal Court
UTE 1/1/2020

Heather McCollough - Average Rating: 0

Clev. Metro. Bar:
Not Recomm.
Cuy. Cty. Crim. Def. Lawyers:
Not Recomm.
Norman S. Minor Bar:
Not Recomm.
Plain Dealer/cleveland.com:
 

Ronald J. H. O'Leary - Average Rating: 4.0

Clev. Metro. Bar:
Excellent
Cuy. Cty. Crim. Def. Lawyers:
Excellent
Norman S. Minor Bar:
Excellent
Plain Dealer/cleveland.com:
Endorsed

W. Moná Scott - Average Rating: 2.0

Clev. Metro. Bar:
Adequate
Cuy. Cty. Crim. Def. Lawyers:
Adequate
Norman S. Minor Bar:
Adequate
Plain Dealer/cleveland.com:
 

Cleveland Municipal Court
UTE 1/2/2022

Jimmy L. Jackson, Jr. - Average Rating: 4.0

Clev. Metro. Bar:
Excellent
Cuy. Cty. Crim. Def. Lawyers:
Excellent
Norman S. Minor Bar:
Excellent
Plain Dealer/cleveland.com:
Endorsed

Ann Clare Oakar - Average Rating: 3.3

Clev. Metro. Bar:
Good
Cuy. Cty. Crim. Def. Lawyers:
Excellent
Norman S. Minor Bar:
Good
Plain Dealer/cleveland.com:
 

Cleveland Heights Municipal Court
FTC 1/1/2018

James Costello - Average Rating: 3.0

Clev. Metro. Bar:
Good
Cuy. Cty. Crim. Def. Lawyers:
Good-Pref.
Norman S. Minor Bar:
Good
Plain Dealer/cleveland.com:
Endorsed

Nadeen Hayden - Average Rating: 3.0

Clev. Metro. Bar:
Good
Cuy. Cty. Crim. Def. Lawyers:
Good
Norman S. Minor Bar:
Good
Plain Dealer/cleveland.com:
 

DeAngelo D. Little - Average Rating: 2.6

Clev. Metro. Bar:
Adequate
Cuy. Cty. Crim. Def. Lawyers:
Good
Norman S. Minor Bar:
Good
Plain Dealer/cleveland.com:
 

Euclid Municipal Court
FTC 1/1/2018

Eric Condon - Average Rating: 2.6

Clev. Metro. Bar:
Good
Cuy. Cty. Crim. Def. Lawyers:
Adequate
Norman S. Minor Bar:
Good
Plain Dealer/cleveland.com:
 

Patrick J. Gallagher - Average Rating: 4.0

Clev. Metro. Bar:
Excellent
Cuy. Cty. Crim. Def. Lawyers:
Excellent
Norman S. Minor Bar:
Excellent
Plain Dealer/cleveland.com:
Endorsed

Reginald Maxton - Average Rating: 0.0

Refused to Participate


Lyndhurst Municipal Court
FTC 1/1/2018

Mary Kaye Bozza - Average Rating: 3.3

Clev. Metro. Bar:
Good
Cuy. Cty. Crim. Def. Lawyers:
Excellent
Norman S. Minor Bar:
Good
Plain Dealer/cleveland.com:
 

Dominic Coletta - Average Rating: 3.6

Clev. Metro. Bar:
Excellent
Cuy. Cty. Crim. Def. Lawyers:
Excellent
Norman S. Minor Bar:
Good
Plain Dealer/cleveland.com:
Endorsed

South Euclid Municipal Court
FTC 1/1/2018 

Marty Gelfand - Average Rating: 2.3

Clev. Metro. Bar:
Adequate
Cuy. Cty. Crim. Def. Lawyers:
Adequate
Norman S. Minor Bar:
Good
Plain Dealer/cleveland.com:
 

Gayle Williams-Byers - Average Rating: 3.0

Clev. Metro. Bar:
Good
Cuy. Cty. Crim. Def. Lawyers:
Adequate
Norman S. Minor Bar:
Excellent
Plain Dealer/cleveland.com:
Endorsed

* OWBA did not participate in these municipal court ratings.

FTC = Full term commencing
UTE = Unexpired term ending
Plain Dealer/cleveland.com = Editorial Board of the The Plain Dealer and cleveland.com