Hon. David T. Matia See Rating Details

Court of Common
Cuyahoga County
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Attorney Average Rating:   8.2 - 8 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   6.0 - 2 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)

What others have said about Hon. David T. Matia



Comment #: OH240
He doesnt have the best judgements and hes heartless. He sent a man to jail for defending himself from a crazy man. It is on record of the mans schizophrenic behavior and matia took the side of the psychopath. That says alot. Or maybe he's prejudice.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: OH229
If the attorney opposite you is also an elected official, this judge will ignore you completely and talk politics with the other lawyer. I also accompanied the parents of a criminal defendant on the judge's drug docket, and they were appalled by this judge's remarks in court, as well as his treatment of the lawyers.


Comment #: OH180
Judge Matia is an Extremely thorough Judge. In our case, I experienced no matter which side of the law you are standing on and the more thorough a Judge is at standing for the scales of justice the better off the rest of the people will be.
In other words..Judge Matia gets the facts straight not his facts "the facts". Even though his decision did not go our way (so I thought at that time), It did not take me long to see that Justice most certainly has prevailed and in Gods time our family will all be better off for it as well.
I am sorry for my premature judgement of David Matia the man and Judge David Matia.
Most sincerely,
Salvador Giannola and family.

please do not remove this statement.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: OH73
Having practiced in Judge Matia's court on numerous occasions, I can only conclude that the other comments have been made by Judge Matia himself. You will never find a judge more full of himself than Judge Matia! He needs to get off the ski slopes and the golf courses, courtesy of the plaintiff's bar.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: OH64
Fair. Extremely considerate and very worthy of his consistently high ratings.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: OH62
An excellent judge. He is prepared, thorough and even-handed. I always feel as though my clients receive fair treatment in Judge Matia's courtroom.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: OH61
Judge Matia is one of the better judges on the Cuyahoga Common Pleas bench.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: OH54
Judge Matia is one of the best judges we have on the bench. He is very capable, industrious and attentive. We are lucky to have him on the bench in Cuyahoga County.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: OH53
We're lucky to have him on the bench. Fair, hardworking, intelligent, thoughtful and has a sense of humor.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: OH50
I have found Judge Matia to be one of the best judges on the state bench. He is intelligent, incisive and fair.