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Common Pleas Court Judges

Judge Cassandra Collier-Williams

Judge Cassandra Collier-Williams


Courtroom: 23-A
Fax: (216) 348-4031
Bailiff:

Anthony T. Parker
(216) 443-8726

Staff Attorney:

Ross A. DiBello
(216) 443-8556

On Common Pleas Bench Since: January 2013
Admitted to Bar: May 1991
Born: June 19, 1957, Springfield, Ohio
Residence: Village of Bratenahl, Cuyahoga County, Ohio
High School: Springfield South High
College: Miami University
Law School: Cleveland Marshall College of Law

Legal Experience:


Private Practice (both civil and criminal) since 1991

Litigation Preferences

General

All Case Management Conferences are conducted by telephone. Failure of the Plaintiff to appear at the CMC will result in a dismissal without prejudice. At that time all dates and deadlines will be established. Alternate Dispute Resolution is looked at in all appropriate cases. Failure to appear at any court hearing or event may result in the dismissal of Plaintiff’s complaint for want of prosecution or judgment rendered against the Defendant. All requests to the Court must be in the form of a motion and served upon all parties. Service must be obtained on all parties pursuant to Civil Rule 4(e) or the case will be dismissed as to that party for lack of service.

Pre-Trials

Most pre-trials are conducted in person with all parties present.

Motion Practice

Courtesy copies of all motions and pleadings are required to be walked up to the Judge’s chambers on the date of filing. This court strictly construes time allowed on motions/pleadings. All time limitations are calculated on a calendar-day basis. Reply Briefs can be filed without prior court approval. No responses to the Reply Briefs will be accepted. 

If the Defendant is served but does not answer or respond to the Complaint, Plaintiff must timely file the Motion for Default Judgment or the Complaint will be dismissed for want of prosecution.

Discovery

This court expects all parties to participate in discovery in good faith and cooperate with each other prior to the submission of any discovery motions.

Settlement Conference

Settlement conferences will be set by the court at the court’s discretion or upon the request of the parties.

Calendaring and Continuances

All requests for continuances must be in the form of a motion, walked up to the 23A on the date of filing, and served on all parties.

Trials

The trial orders will be given to the parties thirty days before trial.

Recent Opinions

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Rimmer v. CitiFinancial (1) 564493
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State of Ohio v. Dixon (1) 573583(CR)
State of Ohio v. Dixon (2) 573583(CR)
State of Ohio v. O'Neal 580458(CR)
Acacia On The Green Condominium Association v. Jefferson 656304
Ellis v. Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority 784493
Watson v. City of Cleveland 845662
State of Ohio v. Merchant Services Hardesty Enterprises 847467
Gallagher v. Dagley 885469