Common Pleas Court Judges
Judge Richard A. Bell
Law Clerk for Federal Public Defender
Law Clerk for Robert Dixon
Criminal Defense Attorney
Staff Attorney Cuyahoga Common Pleas Court
Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Cuyahoga County
Supervisor of General Felony Unit, Diversion Unit, Major Trial Unit, Child Abuse Unit, and Elder Protection Unit
Chief over Community Based Prosecution Unit, Mortgage Fraud Task Force, Grand Jury Unit, Economic Crime Unit
Special Investigations Division Chief
- Cold Case Unit Rape Kit Task Force, Human Trafficking, and Internet Crimes Against Children Units
- Developed Risk Assessment Tool and advocated for Bail Reform
- Created the Cold Case G.O.L.D. Unit
Appointed by Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor to the Joint Task Force to review the Administration of Capital cases.
Appointed and elected City of Solon Councilman.
Former President, Vice President and Secretary of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Government Attorney’s Section.
Nominated for Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association Prosecutor of the Year by both Stephanie Tubbs Jones and Bill Mason (1996 and 2005)
City of Parma Recognition for John Leone RICO Prosecution
U.S. Department of Justice Recognition's: 2000 (Acid Burning case), 2001 (RICO)
2008 Cleveland Rape Crisis and Sexual Assault Response Team Recognition Award
2016 Prosecutor Awards for leading the Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and for Leading the Sexual Assault Kit Task Force