court041515The Scioto County Court of Common Pleas, General Division has unlimited jurisdiction over all felony and civil cases.
602 Seventh Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662
Judge William T. Marshall:
Phone: (740) 355-8301
Fax: (740) 353-1209
Judge Howard H. Harcha, III:
Phone: (740) 355-8207
Fax: (740) 355-8230

Judge William T. Marshall

Judge, Scioto County Common Pleas Court, General Division, 2003 to present
Judge, Portsmouth Municipal Court, 1994-2002
Assistant City Solicitor/Chief City Prosecutor, Portsmouth Municipal Court, 1983-1994
Private practice of law with Attorney William H. Horr, Portsmouth, Ohio, 1983-1994


B.A., University of Cincinnati, 1979 - Honors Graduate
J.D., University of Cincinnati, College of Law, 1983

  • Member: Scioto County Bar Association - 10 years as Nominations Chairman
  • Ohio State Bar Assocation
  • American Judges Association
  • Ohio Judicial College
  • Member and Past President of Portsmouth Rotary Club
  • Member of Portsmouth Elks Club
  • Chairman, STAR Judicial Advisory Board
  • Chairman, Community Corrections Board
  • Former Co-Chairman of the Wheelersburg, Ohio, Playground Project
  • Former President of the United Way Board of Directors
  • Former member of Labor Management Conference Board of Southern Ohio and Northern Kentucky
  • Former member of the Board of Trustees on Task Force of Domestic Violence
  • Former soccer and baseball coach for area youth
  • Former President of Wheelersburg Lions Club

Judge Marshall is applauded for initiating first time offender programs. He started the First Offender Program during his tenure as a judge in Portsmouth Municipal Court. This program allowed for dismissal of misdemeanor charges for first time offenders who successfully completed rehabilitation programs. He also organized and officiates the S.T.O.P. (Scioto Treatment Options Program) Drug Court, a program for first-time, low-level drug dependent felons who successfully complete intensive rehabilitation. S.T.O.P. is the most successful program in the state with only three graduates re-offending in over eight years.

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Judge Howard H. Harcha, III

Judge, Scioto County Common Pleas Court, 1997 to present Judge, Portsmouth Municipal Court, 1991-1997 City Prosecutor, Portsmouth Municipal Court, 1982-1991 General practice of law with father, Howard H. Harcha, Jr., 1982-1991


B.A., The Ohio State University - 1979 harcha4J.D., Ohio Northern University - College of Law - 1982

  • Ohio Common Pleas Judges Association, President, 2013
  • Ohio Judicial Conference Committee on Community Corrections, Co-Chairman
  • Ohio Judicial Conference, Executive Committee, 2007 to present
  • Ohio Supreme Court Committee for Attorney Specialization, Member, 2004-2008
  • Ohio Common Pleas Judges Association, Board of Trustees, 2007-2014
  • American Judges Association, Board of Governors, 2002-2008
  • American Judges Association, Court of Appeals, 2010 to present
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Board of Governors, 2013-2015
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Criminal Justice Committee, Chairman, 1996-1997
  • Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, Board of Trustees, 1986-1989
  • STAR Community Justice Center, Franklin Furnace, Ohio, JAB Board, Chairman
  • Cornerstone United Methodist Church, Portsmouth, Ohio

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