James W. Satola

Office: Cuyahoga County – Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas,
General Division

Age: 56

Residence: University Heights, OH

Email: contact@satolaforjudge.com

Website: https://www.satolaforjudge.com

Occupation: Attorney

Education: J.D., Case Western Reserve School of Law
Work Experience: Attorney Since 1989; Federal Judicial Law Clerk to
U.S. District Judge (1989-1991)

Family: Yes

Affiliations: Past Circuit Vice President, Sixth Circuit, Federal Bar
Association; Past Chair, 3Rs Oversight Committee, Cleveland
Metropolitan Bar Association; Past President, Northern District of
Ohio Chapter, Federal Bar Association; Life Member, Sixth Circuit
Judicial Conference

Endorsements: Cuyahoga County Democratic Party; Shaker Heights
Democrats; Cleveland Stonewall Democrats

Bar Association Ratings: N/A

(1) List your judicial experience (courts and years):

Former Judicial Law Clerk to United States District Court Judge John
M. Manos, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio (1989-

(2) What about your non-judicial legal experience quali×es you to be a
I practiced in federal and state courts and courtrooms throughout the
country in high-level litigation with a worldwide leading law firm for
close to twenty years. I have studied the skills of judging throughout my
legal career. I have achieved a rating of Preeminent by the Martindale-Hubbell
peer review standards, the highest ratings possible as to both
legal skill and ethics.

(3) Why are you running for this particular court seat?
I have aspired to be a judge since the day I entered law school over 30
years ago. It is the reason I chose to begin my legal career with a
clerkship with a legendary federal judge, who was not only a fine judge
but also a dedicated teacher, where I received training and guidance on
what it takes to be an honorable and dedicated judge. It is the reason I
sought a litigation practice with a worldwide leading law ×rm, which
allowed me to gain experience and exposure to a wide range of the law
and cases in both state and federal courts throughout the country, in
matters simple and complex. It is also the reason I have been involved in
bar activities related to judicial matters and the trial process.
For me, judicial service is not just a job, but a calling. I believe being a
good judge requires above all an ability to listen, as well as possession
of the qualities of intelligence, understanding, patience, respect, a calm
and positive demeanor, and a sincere commitment to fairness. I believe
I possess these qualities, and I have been fortunate to have had others
express these sentiments about me throughout my legal career