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Magistrate Assignments

In the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, General Division a Magistrate acts in place of the Judge for most matters related to foreclosure, quiet title, and partition cases.

Please see the Magistrates’ Department page for more information about the Court’s Magistrates and the cases they adjudicate. Below is a list of Magistrates assigned to specific Judges of the Court of Common Pleas, General Division.

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Magistrate Assignments by Judge

Cases filed between June 1, 2007, and February 28, 2014:
Christopher Day 
Carol Weiss (tax cases)
Paul Lucas (tax cases)

Cases filed after March 1, 2014:
Christopher Day (all cases)

The following magistrate or magistrates are responsible for cases filed during the periods indicated:

Cases filed prior to June 2007:

All magistrates (Magistrate assignment indicated on docket’s Case Summary Screen)

 

Cases filed between June 1, 2007, and February 28, 2014:

Kevin Hippley

Carol Weiss (tax cases)

Paul Lucas (tax cases)

 

Cases filed between March 1, 2014, and December 28, 2016:

Kevin Hippley and Gail Baker (all cases)

 

Cases filed between December 29, 2016, and January 6, 2021:

Gail Baker (all cases)

(Note that upon her retirement in June of 2020, some cases assigned to Gail Baker’s former docket were divided among all magistrates at various intervals.  All remaining cases assigned to Gail Baker then pending were divided among all magistrates on January 7, 2021.  The new magistrate assignment for these cases is indicated on docket’s Case Summary Screen)

 

Cases filed on or after January 7, 2021:

Paul Lucas (1/3 of all cases)

John Dyke ((1/3 of all cases)

Dean Hegyes (1/3 of all cases)

Cases filed between June 1, 2007, and February 28, 2014:
Monica Klein
Carol Weiss (tax cases)
Paul Lucas (tax cases)

Cases filed between March 1, 2014, and December 28, 2016:
Monica Klein and Kevin Hippley (all cases)

Cases filed on or after December 29, 2016:
Monica Klein (all cases)

The following magistrate or magistrates are responsible for cases filed during the periods indicated:

Cases filed prior to June 2007:

All magistrates (Magistrate assignment indicated on docket’s Case Summary Screen)

 

Cases filed between June 1, 2007, and February 28, 2014:

Tracey Gonzalez

Carol Weiss (tax cases)

Paul Lucas (tax cases)

 

Cases filed between March 1, 2014, and April 19, 2020:

Tracey Gonzalez (all cases)

(Note that at intervals after her departure from the court, certain cases assigned to Tracey Gonzalez’s former docket were divided among all magistrates.  The new magistrate assignment for these cases is indicated on docket’s Case Summary Screen)

 

Cases filed on or after April 20, 2020:

Gina Lunsford (all cases)

 

The following magistrate or magistrates are responsible for cases filed during the periods indicated:

Cases filed prior to June 2007:

All magistrates (Magistrate assignment indicated on docket’s Case Summary Screen)

 

Cases filed between June 1, 2007, and February 28, 2014:

Jim Jackson

Carol Weiss (tax cases)

Paul Lucas (tax cases)

(Note that upon his departure, all of Jim Jackson’s then pending cases were divided among all magistrates. The new magistrate assignment for these cases is indicated on docket’s Case Summary Screen)

Cases filed between March 1, 2014, and December 28, 2016:

Jim Jackson and Carol Weiss (all cases)

(Note that upon his departure, all of Jim Jackson’s then pending cases were divided among all magistrates. The new magistrate assignment for these cases is indicated on docket’s Case Summary Screen)

Cases filed between December 29, 2016, and January 6, 2021:

Carol Weiss (all cases)

(Note that upon her retirement in July of 2020, some cases assigned to Carol Weiss’s former docket were divided among all magistrates at various intervals.  All remaining cases assigned to Carol Weiss then pending were divided among all magistrates on January 7, 2021.  The new magistrate assignment for these cases is indicated on docket’s Case Summary Screen)

Cases filed on or after January 7, 2021:

Brian Gozelanczyk (1/3 of all cases)

Amy Jackson (1/3 of all cases)

Monica Klein (1/3 of all cases)

 

The following magistrate or magistrates are responsible for cases filed during the periods indicated:

Cases filed prior to June 2007:

All magistrates (Magistrate assignment indicated on docket’s Case Summary Screen)

 

Cases filed between June 1, 2007, and February 28, 2014:

Tracey Gonzalez

Carol Weiss (tax cases)

Paul Lucas (tax cases)

 

Cases filed between March 1, 2014 and April 19, 2020:

Tracey Gonzalez (all cases)

(Note that at intervals after her departure from the court, certain cases assigned to Tracey Gonzalez’s former docket were divided among all magistrates.  The new magistrate assignment for these cases is indicated on docket’s Case Summary Screen)

 

Cases filed on or after April 20, 2020:

Gina Lunsford (all cases)

 

Cases filed between June 1, 2007, and February 28, 2014:
Christopher Day
Carol Weiss (tax cases)
Paul Lucas (tax cases)

Cases filed between March 1, 2014, and December 28, 2016:
John Dyke and Kevin Hippley (all cases)

Cases filed on and after December 29, 2016:
John Dyke (all cases)

Cases filed prior to June 2007:

All magistrates (Magistrate assignment indicated on docket’s Case Summary Screen)

 

Cases filed between June 1, 2007, and February 28, 2014:

Tom Vozar

Carol Weiss (tax cases)

Paul Lucas (tax cases)

 

Cases filed between December 29, 2016, and July 20, 2018:

Tom Vozar

 

Cases filed between July 21, 2018, and April 14, 2019:

Various magistrates (Upon his death, all of Tom Vozar’s then pending cases were divided among all magistrates.  At intervals thereafter, cases assigned to Tom Vozar’s former docket were divided among all magistrates.  The new magistrate assignment for these cases is indicated on docket’s Case Summary Screen)

 

Cases filed on and after April 15, 2019:

Jimmy Jackson (all cases)

 

 

The following magistrate or magistrates are responsible for cases filed during the periods indicated:

Cases filed prior to June 2007:

All magistrates (Magistrate assignment indicated on docket’s Case Summary Screen)

 

Cases filed between June 1, 2007, and February 28, 2014:

Steve Bucha

Carol Weiss (tax cases)

Paul Lucas (tax cases)

 

Cases between March 1, 2014, and January 6, 2021:

Carol Weiss (all cases)

(Note that upon her retirement in July of 2020, some cases assigned to Carol Weiss’s former docket were divided among all magistrates at various intervals.  All remaining cases assigned to Carol Weiss then pending were divided among all magistrates on January 7, 2021.  The new magistrate assignment for these cases is indicated on docket’s Case Summary Screen)

Cases filed on or after January 7, 2021

Christopher Day (1/3 of all cases)

Jim Jackson (1/3 of all cases)

Gina Lunsford (1/3 of all cases)

 

The following magistrate or magistrates are responsible for cases filed during the periods indicated:

Cases filed prior to June 2007:

All magistrates (Magistrate assignment indicated on docket’s Case Summary Screen)

 

Cases filed between June 1, 2007, and February 28, 2014:

Christopher Day

Carol Weiss (tax cases)

Paul Lucas (tax cases)

 

Cases filed on or after March 1, 2014:

Christopher Day (all cases)

The following magistrate or magistrates are responsible for cases filed during the periods indicated:

Cases filed prior to June 2007:

All magistrates (Magistrate assignment indicated on docket’s Case Summary Screen)

 

Cases filed between June 1, 2007, and February 28, 2014:

Jim Jackson

Carol Weiss (tax cases)

Paul Lucas (tax cases)

Cases filed between March 1, 2014, and December 28, 2016:

Jim Jackson (all cases)

(Note that upon his departure, all of Jim Jackson’s then pending cases were divided among all magistrates. The new magistrate assignment for these cases is indicated on docket’s Case Summary Screen)

 

Cases filed between March 1, 2014, and November 3, 2019:

Kevin Hippley (all cases)

(Note that at intervals after his departure from the court, certain cases assigned to Kevin Hippley’s former docket were divided among all magistrates.  The new magistrate assignment for these cases is indicated on docket’s Case Summary Screen)

 

Cases filed on or after November 4, 2019:

Brian S. Gozelanczyk

Cases filed between June 1, 2007, and February 28, 2014:
Carol Weiss (tax cases)
Paul Lucas (tax and mortgage cases)

Cases filed after March 1, 2014:
Paul Lucas (all cases)

Cases filed prior to June 2007:

All magistrates (Magistrate assignment indicated on docket’s Case Summary Screen)

 

Cases filed between June 1, 2007, and February 28, 2014:

Tom Vozar

Carol Weiss (tax cases)

Paul Lucas (tax cases)

 

Cases filed between December 29, 2016, and July 20, 2018:

Tom Vozar

 

Cases filed between July 21, 2018, and April 14, 2019:

Various magistrates (Upon his death, all of Tom Vozar’s then pending cases were divided among all magistrates.  At intervals thereafter, cases assigned to Tom Vozar’s former docket were divided among all magistrates.  The new magistrate assignment for these cases is indicated on docket’s Case Summary Screen)

 

Cases filed on and after April 15, 2019:

Jimmy Jackson (all cases)

 

Cases filed between June 1, 2007, and February 28, 2014:
John Dyke
Carol Weiss (tax cases)
Paul Lucas (tax cases)

Cases filed after March 1, 2014:
Monica Klein (all cases)

The following magistrate or magistrates are responsible for cases filed during the periods indicated:

Cases filed prior to June 2007:

All magistrates (Magistrate assignment indicated on docket’s Case Summary Screen)

 

Cases filed between June 1, 2007, and February 28, 2014:

Kevin Hippley

Carol Weiss (tax cases)

Paul Lucas (tax cases)

 

Cases filed between March 1, 2014, and November 3, 2019:

Kevin Hippley (all cases)

(Note that at intervals after his departure from the court, certain cases assigned to Kevin Hippley’s former docket were divided among all magistrates.  The new magistrate assignment for these cases is indicated on docket’s Case Summary Screen)

 

Cases filed on or after November 4, 2019:

Brian S. Gozelanczyk

The following magistrate or magistrates are responsible for cases filed during the periods indicated:

Cases filed prior to June 2007:

All magistrates (Magistrate assignment indicated on docket’s Case Summary Screen)

 

Cases filed between June 1, 2007, and February 28, 2014:

Gail Baker

Carol Weiss (tax cases)

Paul Lucas (tax cases)

 

Cases filed between March 1, 2014, and January 6, 2021:

Gail Baker (all cases)

(Note that upon her retirement in June of 2020, some cases assigned to Gail Baker’s former docket were divided among all magistrates at various intervals.  All remaining cases assigned to Gail Baker then pending were divided among all magistrates on January 7, 2021.  The new magistrate assignment for these cases is indicated on docket’s Case Summary Screen)

Cases filed on or after January 7, 2021:

Dean Hegyes (all cases)

 

 

 

Cases filed between June 1, 2007, and February 28, 2014:
Kevin Augustyn
Carol Weiss (tax cases)
Paul Lucas (tax cases)

Cases filed after March 1, 2014:
Kevin Augustyn (all cases)

The following magistrate or magistrates are responsible for cases filed during the periods indicated:

Cases filed prior to June 2007:

All magistrates (Magistrate assignment indicated on docket’s Case Summary Screen)

 

Cases filed between June 1, 2007, and February 28, 2014:

Carol Weiss (tax and mortgage cases – mortgage cases formerly assigned to Tim Gauntner)

Paul Lucas (tax cases)

 

Cases filed between March 1, 2014, and January 6, 2021:

Carol Weiss (all cases)

(Note that upon her retirement in July of 2020, some cases assigned to Carol Weiss’s former docket were divided among all magistrates at various intervals.  All remaining cases assigned to Carol Weiss then pending were divided among all magistrates on January 7, 2021.  The new magistrate assignment for these cases is indicated on docket’s Case Summary Screen)

Cases filed on or after January 7, 2021:

Dean Hegyes (all cases)

 

The following magistrate or magistrates are responsible for cases filed during the periods indicated:

Cases filed prior to June 2007:

All magistrates (Magistrate assignment indicated on docket’s Case Summary Screen)

 

Cases filed between June 1, 2007, and February 28, 2014:

Tracey Gonzalez

Carol Weiss (tax cases)

Paul Lucas (tax cases)

 

Cases filed between March 1, 2014, and December 28, 2016:

Tracey Gonzalez and Carol Weiss (all cases)

 

Cases filed between December 29, 2016, and April 19, 2020:

Tracey Gonzalez (all cases)

(Note that at intervals after her departure from the court, certain cases assigned to Tracey Gonzalez’s former docket were divided among all magistrates.  The new magistrate assignment for these cases is indicated on docket’s Case Summary Screen)

 

Cases filed after April 20, 2020:

Gina Lunsford

 

Cases filed prior to June 2007:

All magistrates (Magistrate assignment indicated on docket’s Case Summary Screen)

 

Cases filed between June 1, 2007, and February 28, 2014:

Jim Jackson

Carol Weiss (tax cases)

Paul Lucas (tax cases)

(Note that upon his departure, all of Jim Jackson’s then pending cases were divided among all magistrates. The new magistrate assignment for these cases is indicated on docket’s Case Summary Screen)

 

Cases filed between March 1, 2014, and December 28, 2016:

Jim Jackson (all cases)

(Note that upon his departure, all of Jim Jackson’s then pending cases were divided among all magistrates. The new magistrate assignment for these cases is indicated on docket’s Case Summary Screen)

 

Cases filed between December 29, 2016, and July 20, 2018:

Tom Vozar

 

Cases filed between July 21, 2018, and April 14, 2019:

Various magistrates (Upon his death, all of Tom Vozar’s then pending cases were divided among all magistrates.  At intervals thereafter, cases assigned to Tom Vozar’s former docket were divided among all magistrates.  The new magistrate assignment for these cases is indicated on docket’s Case Summary Screen)

 

Cases filed on and after April 15, 2019:

Jimmy Jackson (all cases)

 

Cases filed between June 1, 2007, and February 28, 2014:
Tom Vozar 
Carol Weiss (tax cases)
Paul Lucas (tax cases)

Cases filed between March 1, 2014, and December 28, 2016:
Tom Vozar and Christopher Day (all cases))

Cases filed on or after December 29, 2016:
Christopher Day (all cases)

Cases filed between June 1, 2007, and February 28, 2014:
Steve Bucha (formerly assigned to Tim Gauntner) 
Carol Weiss (tax cases) 
Paul Lucas (tax cases)

Cases filed after March 1, 2014:
Steve Bucha (all cases)

Cases filed between June 1, 2007, and February 28, 2014:
Amy Jackson
Carol Weiss (tax cases)
Paul Lucas (tax cases)

Cases filed after March 1, 2014:
Amy Jackson (all cases)

Cases filed between June 1, 2007, and February 28, 2014:
Amy Jackson
Carol Weiss (tax cases)
Paul Lucas (tax cases)

Cases filed between March 1, 2014, and December 28, 2016:
Amy Jackson and Tom Vozar (all cases))

Cases filed on or after December 29, 2016:
Amy Jackson (all cases)

Cases filed between June 1, 2007, and February 28, 2014:
John Dyke (all cases)

Cases filed after March 1, 2014:
John Dyke (all cases)

The following magistrate or magistrates are responsible for cases filed during the periods indicated:

Cases filed prior to June 2007:

All magistrates (Magistrate assignment indicated on docket’s Case Summary Screen)

 

Cases filed between June 1, 2007, and February 28, 2014:

Gail Baker

Carol Weiss (tax cases)

Paul Lucas (tax cases)

 

Cases filed between March 1, 2014, and January 6, 2021:

Gail Baker (all cases)

(Note that upon her retirement in June of 2020, some cases assigned to Gail Baker’s former docket were divided among all magistrates at various intervals.  All remaining cases assigned to Gail Baker then pending were divided among all magistrates on January 7, 2021.  The new magistrate assignment for these cases is indicated on docket’s Case Summary Screen)

 

Cases filed on or after January 7, 2021:

Dean Hegyes (all cases)  

 

The following magistrate or magistrates are responsible for cases filed during the periods indicated:

Cases filed prior to June 2007:

All magistrates (Magistrate assignment indicated on docket’s Case Summary Screen)

 

Cases filed between June 1, 2007, and February 28, 2014:

Kevin Augustyn

Carol Weiss (tax cases)

Paul Lucas (tax cases)

 

Cases filed between March 1, 2014, and December 28, 2016:

Kevin Augustyn and Tom Vozar (all cases)

 

Cases filed between December 29, 2016, and January 6, 2021:

Kevin Augustyn (all cases)

 

Cases filed on or after January 7, 2021:

Paul Lucas (all cases)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cases filed between June 1, 2007, and February 28, 2014:
Monica Klein 
Carol Weiss (tax cases)
Paul Lucas (tax cases)

Cases filed after March 1, 2014:
Monica Klein (all cases)

The following magistrate or magistrates are responsible for cases filed during the periods indicated:

Cases filed prior to June 2007:

All magistrates (Magistrate assignment indicated on docket’s Case Summary Screen)

 

Cases filed between June 1, 2007, and February 28, 2014:

Gail Baker

Carol Weiss (tax cases)

Paul Lucas (tax cases)

 

Cases filed between March 1, 2014, and December 28, 2016:

Paul Lucas and Carol Weiss (all cases)

 

Cases filed between December 29, 2016, and January 6, 2021:

Paul Lucas (all cases)

 

Cases filed on or after January 7, 2021:

Kevin Augustyn (all cases)

 

The following magistrate or magistrates are responsible for cases filed during the periods indicated:

Cases filed prior to June 2007:

All magistrates (Magistrate assignment indicated on docket’s Case Summary Screen)

 

Cases filed between June 1, 2007, and February 28, 2014:

Kevin Hippley

Carol Weiss (tax cases)

Paul Lucas (tax cases)

 

Cases filed between March 1, 2014, and November 3, 2019:

Kevin Hippley (all cases)

(Note that at intervals after his departure from the court, certain cases assigned to Kevin Hippley’s former docket were divided among all magistrates.  The new magistrate assignment for these cases is indicated on docket’s Case Summary Screen)

 

Cases filed on or after November 4, 2019:

Brian S. Gozelanczyk

Cases filed between June 1, 2007, and February 28, 2014:
John Dyke 
Carol Weiss (tax cases)
Paul Lucas (tax cases)

Cases filed after March 1, 2014:
John Dyke (all cases)

Cases filed between June 1, 2007, and February 28, 2014:
Steve Bucha 
Carol Weiss (tax cases)
Paul Lucas (tax cases)

Cases filed after March 1, 2014:
Steve Bucha (all cases)

Cases filed between June 1, 2007, and February 28, 2014:
Amy Jackson
Carol Weiss (tax cases)
Paul Lucas (tax cases)

Cases filed after March 1, 2014:
Amy Jackson (all cases)

The following magistrate or magistrates are responsible for cases filed during the periods indicated:

Cases filed prior to June 2007:

All magistrates (Magistrate assignment indicated on docket’s Case Summary Screen)

 

Cases filed between June 1, 2007, and February 28, 2014:

Paul Lucas (formerly assigned to Tim Gauntner)

Carol Weiss (tax cases)

Paul Lucas (tax cases)

 

Cases filed on and after March 1, 2014:

Paul Lucas (all cases)

 

 

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