Richard J. Leon (born 1949) is an American lawyer and current federal judge. He has served as a judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia since 2002.
Leon was born in South Natick, Massachusetts. In 1949,
He received his Bachelor of Arts from the College of the Holy Cross (where he was a classmate of future Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas) in 1971. He received his J.D. from Suffolk University Law School in 1974.