Joseph T. Deters

Prosecuting Attorney at County of Hamilton (Ohio)

Joseph T. Deters

Joseph T. Deters

Prosecuting Attorney at County of Hamilton (Ohio)

Biography

Hamilton County Prosecuting Attorney Joseph T. Deters is one of Ohio's most vocal advocates for aggressive prosecution of violent criminals.Joseph Deters began his career in public service in 1982 as an Assistant Hamilton County Prosecutor, where he learned the impact that violent crime has on families and neighborhoods. As an assistant prosecutor, he dedicated his life to serving and helping our communities.After a notable tenure as a tough assistant prosecutor, he was elected to the position of Hamilton County Clerk of Courts in 1988. While serving as Clerk, Mr. Deters developed his skills as a manager of a large office (350 employees) and gained the respect of other officeholders and the community.In 1992, Mr. Deters returned to the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office when he was appointed, and later that year elected, as Prosecuting Attorney of Hamilton County.Joe Deters is now Hamilton County’s longest serving Prosecuting Attorney (1992-1999 and 2005-present). He is an experienced criminal and civil attorney who is recognized as one of the toughest and most innovative prosecutors in the nation. Mr. Deters manages an office of over 170 employees (both Criminal and Civil divisions), which includes assistant prosecutors and support staff. Mr. Deters’ office prosecutes all felony offenses (approximately 10,000 cases per year) and juvenile criminal offenses committed in the county. The office also handles all misdemeanor crimes in the county (approximately 40,000 cases per year) excluding offenses committed in the City of Cincinnati.Mr. Deters serves as Chief Legal Counsel for all county officials, county agencies, townships and various boards. He and his assistant prosecutors appear in all Ohio state and federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court.As Treasurer of the State of Ohio from 1999 through 2004, he was responsible for the investment and custody of nearly 9 billion dollars in the state treasury. He also managed the 8 billion dollar State Treasury Asset Reserve of Ohio (STAROHIO). Further, he was the custodian of 160 billion dollars of investments made by the five state pension funds (PERS, STRS, SERS, PFDPF, and HPRS). Joe is a lifelong Cincinnatian and 1975 graduate of St. Xavier High School. In 1979, Joe graduated from the University of Cincinnati, and then the University of Cincinnati College of Law in 1982. Joe is a member of the Cincinnati Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association, the Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association, the National District Attorneys Association, and the Joint Task Force to Review the Administration of Ohio’s Death Penalty. He currently serves on the St. Joseph’s Cemetery Board of Trustees, and has previously served on the University of Cincinnati Board of Trustees, the Ohio Organized Crime Commission, and the Southern Ohio Leukemia Foundation.

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Judge at First District Court of Appeals of Ohio

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Director, Planning & Development Administration at County of Hamilton (Ohio)

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Cincinnati Dental Services, Inc.

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Law Director at City of Sharonville (Ohio)

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Administrator at County of Hamilton (Ohio)

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Chief of Staff to Commissioner Denise Driehaus at County of Hamilton (Ohio)

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Probate Judge at County of Hamilton (Ohio)

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Former Administrator at County of Hamilton (Ohio)

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Special Prosecutor at County of Hamilton (Ohio)

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Managing Partner at Delev & Williams LLC

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Graduate
Class of 1982

The mission of the University of Cincinnati College of Law is to educate and inspire leaders who pursue justice and advance the role of law in society.

Graduate
Class of 1979

University of Cincinnati is a comprehensive public research university in Cincinnati, in the U.S. state of Ohio, and a part of the University System of Ohio. Founded in 1819 as Cincinnati College, it is the oldest institution of higher education in Cincinnati and has an annual enrollment of over 40,000 students, making it the second largest university in Ohio and one of the largest universities in the United States.

Attendee
Class of 1975

St. Xavier High School, founded in 1831, is a Catholic college preparatory school for young men conducted by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). Students enrolled at St. Xavier reside in all areas of greater Cincinnati, including northern Kentucky and southeastern Indiana. The student body is approximately 80 percent Roman Catholic. The remaining 20 percent of students includes other Christian denominations and the Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, and Islamic faiths.

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The Ohio State Bar Association, founded in 1880, is a voluntary professional association open to any person who has been admitted to the practice of law. Law school students, paralegal students and paralegals sponsored by an OSBA attorney member are eligible for membership in the OSBA as associate members.

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Current

NDAA was formed in 1950 by local prosecutors to give a focal point to advance their causes and issues at the national level. NDAA representatives regularly meet with the Department of Justice, members of Congress and other national associations to represent the views of prosecutors to influence federal and national policies and programs that affect law enforcement and prosecution. The NDAA is governed by a board of directors that is made up of state directors appointed to the board by the prosecuting associations of the states, and current and past officers of the association. The officers are chosen by the board annually to govern the NDAA; they are the president, president-elect, treasurer, assistant treasurer, secretary, assistant secretary, and ten vice-presidents. The outgoing president becomes the chairman of the board. NDAA is located in Alexandria, Virginia.

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In 1788, as this new country headed west into the Northwest Territory, the quickly growing area along the banks of the Ohio River known as Cincinnati became incorporated, becoming a city. By 1870, the population of Cincinnati had grown to 200,000, as Cincinnati became known as the “Queen City.”On Wednesday, January 24, 1872, the concept was quickly approved by the lawyers and the Cincinnati Bar Association was established.

Career History
Prosecuting Attorney
Current
State Treasurer
1999 - 2005
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Member, Board of Trustees
Prior

University of Cincinnati is a comprehensive public research university in Cincinnati, in the U.S. state of Ohio, and a part of the University System of Ohio. Founded in 1819 as Cincinnati College, it is the oldest institution of higher education in Cincinnati and has an annual enrollment of over 40,000 students, making it the second largest university in Ohio and one of the largest universities in the United States.

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