Judge Dennis Deters
Judge Dennis Deters was appointed to the First District Court of Appeals in March 2017. Prior to his appointment to the Court of Appeals, Judge Deters served as a Hamilton County Commissioner and Colerain Township Trustee.
Before taking the bench, Judge Deters was a Constable in the
Hamilton County Common Pleas Court, and he practiced law as a litigator for 17
years. He was a member of Operation
Legal Help Ohio, an organization of attorneys that provides pro bono legal assistance
to Ohio Veterans.
Judge Deters has been active in the community, having served as the Chair of the Hamilton County Heroin Coalition, as well as a board member of the Regional Economic Development Initiative Cincinnati, and on the Advisory Board for the Higher Education Mentoring Initiative. He also coaches youth baseball and basketball.
Judge Deters is a member of the Cincinnati Bar Association,
the Ohio State Bar Association, and the Ohio Courts of Appeals Judges
Association. He is also a participant in the Ohio Judicial Conference.
Judge Deters holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and Government
from the University of Notre Dame, and a Juris Doctor from the University of
Cincinnati College of Law.
Judge Deters and his wife Jessica are both life-long Hamilton
County residents and have three young children.