Hon. Heather M. Cockley

Judge Cockley's Average Overall Review:

3 Stars

Based on 8 reviews

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Reviews

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1261. attorney (public defender)

I wrote this letter to a Senator concerning Judge Heather Cockley: Sen. Kris Jordan January 1, 2013 Dear Representatives, I have met with Senator Jordan as well as provided his office with countless research regarding domestic violence and change needed in our courts with this issue and children. Our nation protects animals better than our children. I am an animal lover and do not want to see less laws for animals, I want more laws to protect our children. Currently, my 14 year old son is being forced to visit his abusive father because the court refuses to look at his past history. He realized that all his police reports are public record and he ceased contacting the police. He now hides phones so no one can the police. I have been accused of thwarting the authority of the court system which is ridiculous. I have followed through with everything the court has asked of me and continually pushes aside my attempts to protect my son. My son was forced to see a counselor by Richland County Domestic Relations court only for the magistrate to refuse to listen to the counselor. He stated that "13 and 14 year olds do not run his court". He NEVER addressed the report given to the court by the professional counselor they ordered my son to see. Witnessing Domestic Violence and enduring a mentally unstable parent screaming in your face, IS detrimental to a young man! How can that be in his best interest? I have requested a law be put in place, Aaron's Law, which was given to Senator Jordan. I cannot get any return calls now. I have made contact with Senator Brown who referred me back to Senator Jordan. Can you please help in this matter? I firmly believe this court system needs investigated. The current judge Heather Cockley was ruling on my case for the last 2 years and legally was not allowed to do so due to being my previous attorney years ago. Nothing was done regarding this other than another judge was appointed to my case. I am a professional social worker and cannot believe how this injustice continues to happen. Please let me know what I can do to push for legislation for change. I have multiple statistics regarding domestic violence and the impact it has on children witnessing it. Thank you for your time. Mansfield , OH


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3230. other

saw Ms. Cockley's version of justice first hand today. She awarded custody of a 5 year old to it's drug dealing father who has a house full of pit bulls. He has missed his support payment about 110 weeks out of 4 years while he rolls around in a Cadillac, Corvette and numerous motorcycles. The mother moved out of the county to care for her terminally ill father and lost 1 of her sons to "Judge" Cockley. She refused to hear any of the evidence the mother tried to present about the father who had been convicted on a reduced charge Domestic Violence to a plea for fighting. This woman needs to be taken off the bench. They decided to remove the child in an ex-parte hearing with the father and his attorney. The Richland County Prosecutor should be looking into this case.


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3889. other

This woman shouldn't be allowed to run a pet shop. She recently had an ex-parte hearing in which she removed a child from it's mother based on a false affidavit. Then she awarded custody of a 5 year old to a father who had paid very little child support while driving a $25,000.00 Corvette and a Cadillac with no mortgage. Father and Grandfather are drug dealers who breed Pit Bulls and have a dog fight on the father's facebook page. Grandfather's home has been raided in the past with police breaking down a door. This story goes on and on. Grandfather rants about white people and the grandson is half white. Father talks about two things on facebook, drugs and money. The mother is no prize but at least the child was safe and not living with a bunch of dog fighting drug dealing criminals. This child will pay for her mistake for the rest of it's life.


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3909. other

It's about time we have someone who stands up for father's rights. She listens to both sides, not just the mother. She is fair and does what a judge should do. A good father is extremely important in a child's life. There are always 2 sides to a story. Many thanks to Judge Heather Cockley for being fair - keep up the good work.


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6796. party to case (pro se)

So had back surgery and cockley refused to accept the doctor note saying no work for a year so after 6 months I am back to work for about 4 weeks now tried to get court date moved due to not missing work in first 90 days she denied it and said she will issue a warrant if I do not either show up get fired or pay the past 6 months of support I missed due to surgery.... This makes complete sense to her miss work to go to child support court in which work is needed to make payments.


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7950. party to case (with attorney)

The process with Judge Cockley started out slow. However, it progressed into wonderful amounts of time with my Son. Whom, I love so very much. She let me be a Father and allowed me the chance to prove it. There is much more to come, there are Fathers out there that love their children. Judge Cockley, it means the world to me. Thank you.


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7951. party to case (with attorney)

The process with Judge Cockley started out slow. However, it progressed into wonderful amounts of time with my Son. Whom, I love so very much. She let me be a Father and allowed me the chance to prove it. There is much more to come, there are Fathers out there that love their children. Judge Cockley, it means the world to me. Thank you.


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8216. witness

If it were possible to give a negative rating, I would. Despite the evidence proving that the father was abusive and negligent, "Judge" Heather Cockley gave full custody to the father. To make matters worse the "Judge" intimated the attorney my mother had and told him that he would never win this case because there was going to be one outcome. This was done early on in my mother's case. Many other highly unethical and illegal activities were done in during and after my mom's divorce case. This woman should be in jail.


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