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November 8, 2016 General 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
Supreme
Court
FTC
1/1/2017
Pat
Fischer

(Elected)
4.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent * Endorsed
John P.
O'Donnell
3.6 Excellent Excellent Good *  
Supreme
Court
FTC
1/2/2017
Pat
DeWine

(Elected)
3.6 Good Excellent Excellent *  
Cynthia
Rice
4.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent -
Preferred
* Endorsed
Common
Pleas
General
Division
FTC
1/1/2017
James
Cochran
3.0 Good Good Good Good Endorsed
Kelly Ann
Gallagher

(Elected)
2.0 Adequate Adequate Adequate Adequate  

Common
Pleas
General
Division
FTC
1/5/2017

Matthew A. McMonagle 3.25 Good -
Preferred
Excellent Good Good Endorsed
Sherrie
Miday

(Elected)
3.0 Good Good Good Good  
Common
Pleas
General
Division
FTC
1/12/2017
Andrea Nelson
Moore
2.25 Adequate Adequate Good Adequate  
Joan
Synenberg

(Elected)
4.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Endorsed
Common
Pleas
Domestic Relations
FTC
1/13/2017
Francine
Goldberg

(Elected)
3.0 Good Good Good Good Endorsed
John
Mayer
1.5 Not
Recommended
Adequate Adequate Adequate  
Common
Pleas
Domestic Relations
FTC
1/18/2017
Donna M.
Coury
0 Not
Recommended
Not
Recommended
Not
Recommended
Not
Recommended
 
Diane M.
Palos

(Elected)
4.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Endorsed

Common
Pleas
Domestic Relations
FTC
1/19/2017

Janet Rath
Colaluca
3.75 Excellent Excellent Good Excellent Endorsed
Tonya R.
Jones

(Elected)
3.0 Good Good Good Good  

* OWBA did not rate Supreme Court candidates this year.

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

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2016 General Election Judicial Candidate Ratings

Supreme Court FTC 1/1/2017

Pat Fischer - Average Rating: 4.0

(ELECTED)
Clev. Metro. Bar:
Excellent
Cuy. Cty. Crim. Def. Lawyers:
Excellent
Norman S. Minor Bar:
Excellent
Ohio Women's Bar:
*
PD/AdvanceOhio:
Endorsed

John P. O'Donnell - Average Rating: 3.6

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

Supreme Court FTC 1/2/2017

Pat DeWine - Average Rating: 3.6

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

Cynthia Rice - Average Rating: 4.0

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

Common Pleas General Division FTC 1/1/2017

James Cochran - Average Rating: 3.0

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

Kelly Ann Gallagher - Average Rating: 2.0

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

Common Pleas General Division FTC 1/5/2017

Matthew A. McMonagle - Average Rating: 3.25

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

Sherrie Miday - Average Rating: 3.0

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

Common Pleas General Division FTC 1/12/2017

Andrea Nelson Moore - Average Rating: 2.25

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

Joan Synenberg - Average Rating: 4.0

(ELECTED)
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 Relations FTC 1/13/2017

Francine Goldberg - Average Rating: 3.0

(ELECTED)
Clev. Metro. Bar:
Good
Cuy. Cty. Crim. Def. Lawyers:
Good
Norman S. Minor Bar:
Good
Ohio Women's Bar:
Good
PD/AdvanceOhio:
Endorsed

John Mayer - Average Rating: 1.5

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

Common Pleas Domestic Relations FTC 1/18/2017

Donna M. Coury - Average Rating: 0

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

Diane M. Palos - Average Rating: 4.0

(ELECTED)
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 Relations FTC 1/19/2017

Janet Rath Colaluca - Average Rating: 3.75

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

Tonya R. Jones - Average Rating: 3.0

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

* OWBA did not rate Supreme Court candidates this year.

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