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Joseph T Deters

Joseph T Deters

Supreme Court of Ohio
Full Term Commencing Jan. 2, 2025

Candidate Details

  • Residence
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  • Age
  • Occupation
    Justice, Ohio Supreme Court
  • Education

    B.A.; University of Cincinnati

    J.D.; University of Cincinnati College of Law

  • Work Experience

    1982-1988; Assistant Hamilton County Prosecutor

    1988-1992; Hamilton County Clerk of Courts

    1992-1998 and 2005-2023; Hamilton County Prosecutor

    1999-2004; Treasurer, State of Ohio

    2023-present; Justice, Ohio Supreme Court

  • Family
    Justice Deters lives with his wife, Tanya, in Cincinnati. They have six children and two grandchildren.
  • Affiliations

    Justice Deters is a member of the Ohio Bar Association and various civic organizations. He previously served on the University of Cincinnati Board of Trustees, Ohio Organized Crime Commission, and the Southern Ohio Leukemia Foundation. He received the U.C. Law School's Nicholas Longworth III Alumni Achievement Award in 1997 for outstanding contributions in legal practice and public and community service. In 2023, he was named Xavier University's "Justice in Residence" - an honorary position.

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Question 1

List your judicial experience (courts and years)

Ohio Supreme Court, 2023-present

Question 2

What non-judicial legal experience qualifies you to be a judge?

I spent more than 25 years as county prosecutor in a major urban county arguing cases of all types. Over that time, my office and I handled tens of thousands of felony and civil cases in local, state, and federal courts.

Question 3

Why are you running for this particular court seat?

I am running for this seat to continue serving the people of Ohio on the Supreme Court for the full term spanning 2025-2030.