- Category : 1876-births
- Type : GP
- Profile : 5/1 - Heretical / Investigator
- Definition : Split - Small (16,20)
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Wishes 2
German State Secretary in the Reich Ministry of Justice (RMJ) who served as Justice Minister during the Third Reich. He was the highest-ranking defendant at the Judges' Trial in Nuremberg.
On 10 October 1931 Schlegelberger was appointed State Secretary in the Reich Ministry of Justice under Justice Minister Franz Gürtner and kept this job until Gürtner's death in 1941. On 30 January 1938 Schlegelberger joined the Nazi Party on Adolf Hitler's orders.
At the Nuremberg Judges' Trial Schlegelberger was one of the main accused. He was sentenced to life in prison for conspiracy to perpetrate war crimes and crimes against humanity. In 1950 the 74-year-old Schlegelberger was released owing to incapacity. Schlegelberger then lived in Flensburg until his death on 14 December 1970.