Hon. John D. Sutula See Rating Details

Court of Common
Cuyahoga County
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Attorney Average Rating:   4.8 - 3 rating(s)
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General Rating Criteria

* Temperament (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Scholarship (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Industriousness (1=Not at all industrious,10=Highly industrious)
* Ability to Handle Complex Litigation (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Punctuality (1=Chronically Late,10=Always on Time)
* General Ability to Handle Pre-Trial Matters (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
* General Ability as a Trial Judge (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
Flexibility In Scheduling (1=Completely Inflexible,10=Very Flexible)

Criminal Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Evenhandedness in Criminal Litigation (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
General Inclination Regarding Bail (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
Involvement in Plea Discussions (1=Not at all Involved, 10=Very Involved)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Pretrial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Trial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Sentencing Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)

Civil Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Evenhandedness in Civil Litigation (1=Not at all Evenhanded,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Involvement in Settlement Discussions (1=Not at all Involved,10=Very Involved)
General Inclination (1=Pro-defendant, 10=Pro-plaintiff)

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What others have said about Hon. John D. Sutula


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: OH93
I have a complex case with him (ongoing for a few years) and he does not fall for defense games. He is very canny and clever. I almost couldn't believe some of his instantaneous comments and observations. He's a lot smarter than you might think.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: OH45
Rating:Not Rated
I'll take his suite-mate any time despite her tough sentences. Will not talk to lawyers. Poor work habits. Completely unfamiliar with his cases. Nasty bailiff. For your clients, though, usually pretty lenient treatment. Bottom of the barrel for this county.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: OH8
Judge Sutula does not belong on the bench. His lack of judicial temperament is exceeded only by his ignorance of the rules of evidence. I have never seen a judge throw tantrums on the scale of Judge Sutula.