Emanuella Groves

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Emanuella Groves
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Current Court Information:
Cleveland Municipal Court, Ohio
Title:   Judge
Position:   Term commencing 1/3/2013
Active:   2002-1/3/2016
Past position:   Attorney, Groves and Groves Attorneys at Law
Past position 2:   Staff Attorney, Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority
Personal History
Party:   Democratic
Undergraduate:   Kent State University
Law School:   Case Western Reserve University
Candidate 2012:
Candidate for:  Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas
State:  Ohio
Election information 2012:
Incumbent:  No
Primary date:  March 6, 2012
Primary vote:  17.15%DefeatedD
Election vote:  DefeatedD

Emanuella Groves is a judge on the Cleveland Municipal Court in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. She was elected to the court in November 2001 and re-elected in 2003 and 2009. Her current term expires on January 3, 2016.[1][2]


Groves received her undergraduate degree in business management from Kent State University and her J.D. from the Case Western Reserve University School of Law.[1]


Before becoming a judge, Groves worked as an assistant police prosecutor for the City of Cleveland, as a staff attorney for the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority, and in private practice at her firm of Groves and Groves Attorneys at Law.[1]

2012 election

Groves ran for a seat on the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas. She was defeated in the Democratic primary on March 6, receiving 17.15% of the vote.[3]

See also: Ohio judicial elections, 2012 - Courts of Common Pleas

Cleveland bar association ratings

According to the compiled results at Judge4Yourself.com, Groves received a rating of 2.75 out of 4 by local Cleveland bar associations. Those break down as:

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association: Adequate
  • Cuyahoga Criminal Defense Lawyers Association: Good
  • Norman S. Minor Bar Association: Excellent
  • Ohio Women's Bar Association: Adequate[4]

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