Richard A. Frye

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Richard A. Frye
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Court Information:
Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, Ohio
Title:   Judge
Position:   General Division
Active:   2005-1/8/2017
Past position:   Partner, Chester Willcox & Saxbe, LLP
Personal History
Party:   Democratic
Undergraduate:   Wittenberg University
Law School:   Ohio State University

Richard A. Frye is a judge for the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas in Columbus, Ohio. He first joined the court in 2005 and was re-elected to the court in November of 2010. His current term ends on January 8, 2017.[1]


Frye received his undergraduate degree in History from Wittenberg University and his J.D. from the Ohio State University.[2]


Prior to becoming a judge, Frye was a partner at the law firm of Chester Willcox & Saxbe, LLP.[2]

2010 election

Frye was re-elected after running unopposed.[3]

See also: Ohio Court of Common Pleas judicial elections, 2010 (A-H)

Columbus Bar Association Judicial Performance Poll

In even numbered years, attorneys in Franklin County evaluate the performance of sitting judges in four categories and overall. Below are Judge Frye's ratings from 2012:

  • Objectivity: 3.9
  • Judicial temperament: 3.8
  • Legal knowledge: 4.4
  • Sentencing: 3.7
  • Quality of opinions: 4.2
  • Overall: 4.0 - Average overall score of judges was 3.8.[4]

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