Hon. Richard A. Lewis

Hon. Richard A. Lewis

Adjunct Professor of Law

President Judge
Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas
101 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101
Email: ral11@psu.edu
Phone: 717-780-6660


About Judge Lewis

Following more than two decades as a prosecutor from 1972 to 1994, the last fourteen of those years as the district attorney of Dauphin County, I was elected a judge of the Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas. As a trial judge, my assignments have included criminal, juvenile, civil, and family cases. In recent years, I have been assigned to work primarily in the criminal division of our court, presiding over jury and non-jury matters. I also served as President Judge from 2005-2010.

I began teaching at The Dickinson School of Law in 1981. My teaching career also includes undergraduate criminal law courses at Penn State-Harrisburg. I serve as a member of the Education Committee of the Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges, and previously served as a member of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s Rules of Evidence Committee. While I was district attorney, I served a term as President of the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association and as a member of the Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing.