Hon. Kathleen Ann Sutula See Rating Details

Court of Common
Cuyahoga County
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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. Kathleen Ann Sutula


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: OH227
You always know where you stand in her courtroom. She has the most sensitive BS detector in the Justice Center, so don't try to BS her. The attorneys that think she's too tough probably tried to pull something over on the court.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: OH172
Rating:Not Rated
She is a terrible Judge, she makes people pay high restitution, whether they can afford it or not!!! She should work out a payment plan with the accused instead of taking all their monies and not leaving them enough to live on!!!! She tells them what they are going to pay instead of working out a reasonable payment plan that they can afford for restitution!!!!!!! I believe she does this so she can come back and get them for not paying and throw them in jail!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: OH65
Probably the most unpleasant, mean and hostile judge that I've dealt with in twenty years of civil litigation experience. A poor example of a public servant. This judge is someone who only gets elected based upon her surname -- and Cuyahoga County's ridiculous surname-based election practices.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: OH46
Rating:Not Rated
Yeah, she's mean. Sentences are pretty tough. Probation is even tougher. She does give people chances but the terms are somewhat ridiculous. On the plus side, she's consistent and fair within her milieu. Great work ethic. The JC needs more 8:30 AM judges.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: OH23
Just plain mean. Mean to the plaintiff. Mean to the defendant.