Hamilton County Judges

This study is designed to provide the efficiency status of 38 Hamilton County Judges. The study looked at the number of cases disposed, appealed and reversed. The information gathered is from data for the Common Pleas Court, Domestic Relations Court and Municipal Court. Two of the judges, Patrick Dinkelacker and Timothy Hogan served in two different courts during the three year study period. This report will show the efficiency of all 38 judges as a whole and as individuals. There were 182,908 total cases disposed during the study with 2,368 were appealed and 320 decisions being reversed.

Based on the data provided in the Hamilton County Judges study the following probabilities were found: A. Common Pleas Court disposed 43,945 cases disposed equaling 24% 1,762 cases appealed equaling 4. 01% 199 cases reversed equaling . 49% B. Domestic Relations Court 30,499 cases disposed equaling 17% 106 cases appealed equaling 3. 36% 17 cases reversed equaling . 06% C. Municipal Court 108,908 cases disposed equaling 59% 500 cases appealed equaling . 44% 104 cases reversed equaling . 09% Court Cases Common Court 24% Municipal Court 59% Domestic Court 17% Distribution of Total Cases Disposed by Court.

The probability of appeal by judge for each court is as follows: A. Common Pleas Court Judge Fred Cartolano Thomas Crush Patrick Dinkelacker Timothy Hogan Robert Kraft William Mathews William Morrissey Norbert Nadel Arthur Ney Jr. Richard Niehaus Thomas Nurre John O'Connor Robert Ruehlman J. Howard Sundermann Jr. Ann Marie Tracey Ralph Winkler B. Domestic Relations Court Judge Penelope Cunningham Patrick Dinkelacker Deborah Gaines Ronald Panioto C. Municipal Court Judge Mike Allen Nadine Allen Timothy Black David Davis Leslie Isaiah Gaines Karla Grady Deidra Hair Dennis Helmick Timothy Hogan Probability 0. 007 0. 004 0.

005 0. 006 0. 007 0. 001 0. 002 0. 004 0. 006 % Probability 0. 70% 0. 44% 0. 52% 0. 56% 0. 66% 0. 11% 0. 20% 0. 37% 0. 56% Probability 0. 003 0. 003 0. 005 0. 002 % Probability 0. 26% 0. 32% 0. 55% 0. 25% Probability 0. 045 0. 035 0. 035 0. 031 0. 040 0. 040 0. 040 0. 044 0. 039 0. 041 0. 040 0. 043 0. 045 0. 063 0. 040 0. 028 % Probability 4. 51% 3. 53% 3. 50% 3. 07% 4. 05% 4. 02% 3. 99% 4. 43% 3. 88% 4. 09% 4. 03% 4. 34% 4. 52% 6. 28% 4. 04% 2. 85% Judge James Patrick Kenney Joseph Luebbers William Mallory Melba Marsh Beth Mattingly Albert Mestemaker Mark Painter Jack Rosen Mark Schweikert David Stockdale John A.

West Probability 0. 002 0. 005 0. 005 0. 004 0. 004 0. 006 0. 003 0. 005 0. 006 0. 004 0. 001 % Probability 0. 21% 0. 53% 0. 46% 0. 41% 0. 44% 0. 56% 0. 31% 0. 53% 0. 61% 0. 41% 0. 14% Municipal Court 500 Domestic Court 106 Common Court 1,762 Number of Cases Appealed by Court The probability of reversal by judge for each court is as follows: A. Common Pleas Court Judge Fred Cartolano Thomas Crush Patrick Dinkelacker Probability 0. 003951 0. 002966 0. 006359 % Probability 0. 40% 0. 30% 0. 64% Timothy Hogan Robert Kraft William Mathews William Morrissey Norbert Nadel Arthur Ney Jr.

Richard Niehaus Thomas Nurre John O'Connor Robert Ruehlman J. Howard Sundermann Jr. Ann Marie Tracey Ralph Winkler 0. 003582 0. 002231 0. 007951 0. 007256 0. 006759 0. 004349 0. 004772 0. 002000 0. 004042 0. 005616 0. 010471 0. 004139 0. 001942 0. 36% 0. 22% 0. 80% 0. 73% 0. 68% 0. 43% 0. 48% 0. 20% 0. 40% 0. 56% 1. 05% 0. 41% 0. 19% B. Domestic Relations Court Judge Penelope Cunningham Patrick Dinkelacker Deborah Gaines Ronald Panioto Probability 0. 000366 0. 000667 0. 001023 0. 000231 % Probability 0. 04% 0. 07% 0. 10% 0. 02% C.

Municipal Court Judge Mike Allen Nadine Allen Timothy Black David Davis Leslie Isaiah Gaines Karla Grady Deidra Hair Dennis Helmick Timothy Hogan James Patrick Kenney Joseph Luebbers William Mallory Melba Marsh Beth Mattingly Albert Mestemaker Mark Painter Jack Rosen Mark Schweikert David Stockdale John A. West Probability 0. 000651 0. 000768 0. 000754 0. 000646 0. 002461 0. 000000 0. 000000 0. 000633 0. 000867 0. 000357 0. 001703 0. 001087 0. 000852 0. 000337 0. 001809 0. 001340 0. 001669 0. 001110 0. 000745 0. 000715 % Probability 0. 07% 0. 08% 0. 08% 0. 06% 0. 25% 0. 00% 0. 00% 0. 06% 0. 09% 0. 04% 0. 17% 0.

11% 0. 09% 0. 03% 0. 18% 0. 13% 0. 17% 0. 11% 0. 07% 0. 07% Municipal Court 104 Common Court 199 Domestic Court 17 Number of Cases Reversed by Court The probability of reversal based on appeal by judge for each court is as follows: A. Common Pleas Court Judge Fred Cartolano Thomas Crush Patrick Dinkelacker Timothy Hogan Robert Kraft William Mathews William Morrissey Norbert Nadel Arthur Ney Jr. Richard Niehaus Thomas Nurre John O'Connor Robert Ruehlman J. Howard Sundermann Jr. Ann Marie Tracey Ralph Winkler B. Domestic Relations Court Judge Penelope Cunningham Patrick Dinkelacker Deborah Gaines Ronald Panioto C.

Municipal Court Judge Mike Allen Nadine Allen Timothy Black David Davis Leslie Isaiah Gaines Karla Grady Deidra Hair Dennis Helmick Timothy Hogan Probability 0. 093023256 0. 176470588 0. 146341463 0. 11627907 0. 371428571 0 0 0. 172413793 0. 153846154 % Probability 9. 30% 17. 65% 14. 63% 11. 63% 37. 14% 0. 00% 0. 00% 17. 24% 15. 38% Probability 0. 142857143 0. 210526316 0. 1875 0. 09375 % Probability 14. 29% 21. 05% 18. 75% 9. 38% Probability 0. 087591241 0. 084033613 0. 181818182 0. 116666667 0. 05511811 0. 197802198 0. 181818182 0. 152671756 0. 112 0. 116788321 0. 049586777 0.

093023256 0. 124137931 0. 166666667 0. 102362205 0. 068181818 % Probability 8. 76% 8. 40% 18. 18% 11. 67% 5. 51% 19. 78% 18. 18% 15. 27% 11. 20% 11. 68% 4. 96% 9. 30% 12. 41% 16. 67% 10. 24% 6. 82% Judge James Patrick Kenney Joseph Luebbers William Mallory Melba Marsh Beth Mattingly Albert Mestemaker Mark Painter Jack Rosen Mark Schweikert David Stockdale John A. West Probability 0. 166666667 0. 32 0. 236842105 0. 205882353 0. 076923077 0. 321428571 0. 428571429 0. 317073171 0. 181818182 0. 181818182 0. 5 % Probability 16. 67% 32. 00% 23. 68% 20. 59% 7. 69% 32. 14% 42. 86% 31. 71% 18.

18% 18. 18% 50. 00% This section addresses the accuracy of each judge by ranking them according to their appeals ? rst and reversals second by court. A ranking of 1 is reserved for a judge with the fewest errors in disposing cases. A. Common Pleas Court % Appealed Ralph Winkler Timothy Hogan Patrick Dinkelacker Thomas Crush Arthur Ney Jr. William Morrissey William Mathews Thomas Nurre Ann Marie Tracey Robert Kraft Richard Niehaus John O'Connor Norbert Nadel Fred Cartolano Robert Ruehlman J. Howard Sundermann Jr. 2. 85% 3. 07% 3. 50% 3. 53% 3. 88% 3. 99% 4. 02% 4. 03% 4. 04% 4. 05% 4.

09% 4. 34% 4. 43% 4. 51% 4. 52% 6. 28% Reversal by % Reversedappeal 0. 19% 0. 36% 0. 64% 0. 30% 0. 43% 0. 73% 0. 80% 0. 20% 0. 41% 0. 22% 0. 48% 0. 40% 0. 68% 0. 40% 0. 56% 1. 05% 6. 82% 11. 67% 18. 18% 8. 40% 11. 20% 18. 18% 19. 78% 4. 96% 10. 24% 5. 51% 11. 68% 9. 30% 15. 27% 8. 76% 12. 41% 16. 67% Ranking 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 B. Domestic Relations Court % Appealed Ronald Panioto Penelope Cunningham Patrick Dinkelacker Deborah Gaines 0. 25% 0. 26% 0. 32% 0. 55% Reversal by % Reversedappeal 0. 02% 0. 04% 0. 07% 0. 10% 9. 38% 14. 29% 21. 05% 18. 75% Ranking 1 2 3 4 C.

Municipal Court % Appealed Karla Grady John A. West Deidra Hair James Patrick Kenney Mark Painter Dennis Helmick David Stockdale Melba Marsh Nadine Allen Beth Mattingly William Mallory Timothy Black Jack Rosen Joseph Luebbers David Davis Albert Mestemaker Timothy Hogan Mark Schweikert Leslie Isaiah Gaines Mike Allen 0. 11% 0. 14% 0. 20% 0. 21% 0. 31% 0. 37% 0. 41% 0. 41% 0. 44% 0. 44% 0. 46% 0. 52% 0. 53% 0. 53% 0. 56% 0. 56% 0. 56% 0. 61% 0. 66% 0. 70% Reversal by % Reversed appeal 0. 00% 0. 07% 0. 00% 0. 04% 0. 13% 0. 06% 0. 07% 0. 09% 0. 08% 0. 03% 0. 11% 0. 08% 0. 17% 0.

17% 0. 06% 0. 18% 0. 09% 0. 11% 0. 25% 0. 07% 0. 00% 50. 00% 0. 00% 16. 67% 42. 86% 17. 24% 18. 18% 20. 59% 17. 65% 7. 69% 23. 68% 14. 63% 31. 71% 32. 00% 11. 63% 32. 14% 15. 38% 18. 18% 37. 14% 9. 30% Ranking 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Case Study 2 Hamilton County Judges Case Study 1 – Hamilton County Judges 1. Based on the information provided in the Hamilton County Judges’ case study, the probability of cases being appealed and reversed in the three different courts are as follows: a. For the total cases disposed in the Common Pleas Court there is a 0.

1129 probability of a case being appealed and reversed. b. For the total cases disposed in the Domestic Relations Court there is a 0. 1604 probability of a case being appealed and reversed. c. For the total cases disposed in the Municipal Court there is a 0. 2080 probability of a case being appealed and reversed. 2. The probability of a case being appealed, per judge, is: a. Common Pleas Court: Judge | (P) of Appeal | Fred Cartolano | 0. 045110 | Thomas Crush | 0. 035291 | Patrick Dinkelacker | 0. 034976 | Timothy Hogan | 0. 030706 | Robert Kraft | 0. 040472 | William Mathews | 0. 040194 |

William Morrissey | 0. 039908 | Norbert Nadel | 0. 044272 | Arthur Ney Jr. | 0. 038832 | Richard Niehaus | 0. 040859 | Thomas Nurre | 0. 040333 | John O'Connor | 0. 043449 | Robert Ruehlman | 0. 045242 | J. Howard Sundermann Jr. | 0. 062827 | Ann Marie Tracey | 0. 040433 | Ralph Winkler | 0. 028488 | b. Domestic Relations Court: Judge | (P) of Appeal | Penelope Cunningham | 0. 002565 | Patrick Dinkelacker | 0. 003166 | Deborah Gaines | 0. 005455 | Ronald Panioto | 0. 002467 | c. Municipal Court: Judge | (P) of Appeal | Mike Allen | 0. 006993 | Nadine Allen | 0. 004352 | Timothy Black | 0. 005155 |.

David Davis | 0. 005558 | Leslie Isaiah Gaines | 0. 006626 | Karla Grady | 0. 001142 | Deidra Hair | 0. 001975 | Dennis Helmick | 0. 003671 | Timothy Hogan | 0. 005633 | James Patrick Kenney | 0. 002144 | Joseph Luebbers | 0. 005321 | William Mallory | 0. 004591 | Melba Marsh | 0. 004137 | Beth Mattingly | 0. 004376 | Albert Mestemaker | 0. 005628 | Mark Painter | 0. 003126 | Jack Rosen | 0. 005263 | Mark Schweikert | 0. 006108 | David Stockdale | 0. 004096 | John A. West | 0. 001430 | 3. The probability of a case being reversed, per judge, is: a. Common Pleas Court: Judge | (P) of Reversal |.

Fred Cartolano | 0. 003951 | Thomas Crush | 0. 002966 | Patrick Dinkelacker | 0. 006359 | Timothy Hogan | 0. 003582 | Robert Kraft | 0. 002231 | William Mathews | 0. 007951 | William Morrissey | 0. 007256 | Norbert Nadel | 0. 006759 | Arthur Ney Jr. | 0. 004349 | Richard Niehaus | 0. 004772 | Thomas Nurre | 0. 002000 | John O'Connor | 0. 004042 | Robert Ruehlman | 0. 005616 | J. Howard Sundermann Jr. | 0. 010471 | Ann Marie Tracey | 0. 004139 | Ralph Winkler | 0. 001942 | b. Domestic Relations Court: Judge | (P) of Reversal | Penelope Cunningham | 0. 000366 | Patrick Dinkelacker | 0.

000667 | Deborah Gaines | 0. 001023 | Ronald Panioto | 0. 000231 | c. Municipal Court: Judge | (P) of Reversal | Mike Allen | 0. 000651 | Nadine Allen | 0. 000768 | Timothy Black | 0. 000754 | David Davis | 0. 000646 | Leslie Isaiah Gaines | 0. 002461 | Karla Grady | 0. 000000 | Deidra Hair | 0. 000000 | Dennis Helmick | 0. 000633 | Timothy Hogan | 0. 000867 | James Patrick Kenney | 0. 000357 | Joseph Luebbers | 0. 001703 | William Mallory | 0. 001087 | Melba Marsh | 0. 000852 | Beth Mattingly | 0. 000337 | Albert Mestemaker | 0. 001809 | Mark Painter | 0. 001340 | Jack Rosen | 0. 001669 |.

Mark Schweikert | 0. 001110 | David Stockdale | 0. 000745 | John A. West | 0. 000715 | 4. The probability of a case being reversed given an appeal, per judge, is: a. Common Pleas Court: Judge | (P) of Reversal,given an Appeal | Fred Cartolano | 0. 087591 | Thomas Crush | 0. 084034 | Patrick Dinkelacker | 0. 181818 | Timothy Hogan | 0. 116667 | Robert Kraft | 0. 055118 | William Mathews | 0. 197802 | William Morrissey | 0. 181818 | Norbert Nadel | 0. 152672 | Arthur Ney Jr. | 0. 112000 | Richard Niehaus | 0. 116788 | Thomas Nurre | 0. 049587 | John O'Connor | 0. 093023 | Robert Ruehlman | 0. 124138 |

J. Howard Sundermann Jr. | 0. 166667 | Ann Marie Tracey | 0. 102362 | Ralph Winkler | 0. 068182 | b. Domestic Relations Court: Judge | (P) of Reversal given an Appeal | Penelope Cunningham | 0. 142857 | Patrick Dinkelacker | 0. 210526 | Deborah Gaines | 0. 187500 | Ronald Panioto | 0. 093750 | c. Municipal Court: Judge | (P) of Reversal given an Appeal | Mike Allen | 0. 093023 | Nadine Allen | 0. 176471 | Timothy Black | 0. 146341 | David Davis | 0. 116279 | Leslie Isaiah Gaines | 0. 371429 | Karla Grady | 0. 000000 | Deidra Hair | 0. 000000 | Dennis Helmick | 0. 172414 | Timothy Hogan | 0.

153846 | James Patrick Kenney | 0. 166667 | Joseph Luebbers | 0. 320000 | William Mallory | 0. 236842 | Melba Marsh | 0. 205882 | Beth Mattingly | 0. 076923 | Albert Mestemaker | 0. 321429 | Mark Painter | 0. 428571 | Jack Rosen | 0. 317073 | Mark Schweikert | 0. 181818 | David Stockdale | 0. 181818 | John A. West | 0. 500000 | 5. The book said that the goal of the study was to determine the performance of the judges. Since performance is based upon who makes the most mistakes, I think we should rank the judges based on who had the highest probability of a reversal per an appeal. a.

In the Common Pleas Court, I think Judge William Mathews has the highest probability of a case he oversees will be appealed and reversed. Judge Thomas Nurre will have the lowest probability of an appeal and reversal for each case he oversees. b. In the Domestic Relations Court, Judge Patrick Dinkelacker will have the highest probability of a case being appealed then reversed. Judge Ronald Panioto will have the lowest probability. c. In the Municipal Court, Judge John A. West has the highest probability of a case being appealed and reversed. Judge Karla Grady has the lowest probability of a case she oversees being reversed.