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 Howard H. Harcha, III:
Phone: (740) 355-8207
Fax: (740) 355-8230

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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