The Honorable Richard D. Letts
Richard D. Letts is a former United States Administrative Law Judge in the Office of Disability, Adjudication and Review, Social Security Administration where he served for 20 years. He also served as a Franklin County Common Pleas Court Judge from 1988-1989.
He previously served as an Assistant Ohio Attorney General and Chief, Colleges and Universities Section and Assistant Ohio Attorney General and Deputy Chief, Civil Rights Section. He also served as Assistant United States Attorney and Chief of its Criminal Section for the United States Attorney's Office, Southern Division of Ohio, Eastern Division.
Judge Letts received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science/international relations from Michigan State University and a Juris Doctor degree from the Pettit College of Law at Ohio Northern University. He served as President of the Columbus Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.
He has been honored as the First African American Common Pleas Court Judge in Franklin County and in Outstanding Young Men of America. He served on the Ohio Northern University Law Review and was the 2008 recipient of the Columbus Public Schools "Dream Maker" Award.
Judge Letts serves on the Communications Advisory Committee.