Hon. Richard S. Skelton
Local Attorney Richard S. “Dick” Skelton was elected to the Common Pleas Bench, General Division, in November of 2014, taking office in early January 2015. Judge Skelton is the Criminal Practice Committee Chair, and also serves on the Technology, Security, and Civil Practice Committees.
Judge Skelton received his Bachelor’s degree from Wright State University in 1984 and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Dayton School of Law in 1988. From 1988 until his election to the Common Pleas Court, he worked as a trial attorney gaining extensive experience in both criminal and civil litigation while representing parties in a variety of cases – personal injury, medical malpractice, wrongful death, criminal defense (federal, state, and county). Judge Skelton has also appeared on local television shows devoted to legal issues, and is a frequent guest lecturer at the University of Dayton School of Law.
He is a member of the Dayton Bar Association where he served on the Ethics Committee, as well as the Ohio State Bar Association. As a private-practicing attorney, Judge Skelton received the highest peer review attorney ranking by Martindale-Hubble.
Judge Skelton’s courtroom is courtroom 9. It is located on the fourth floor and is the second courtroom on the right hand side of the hallway.