Judge William T. Marshall

Judge, Scioto County Common Pleas Court, General Division, 2003 to present
Judge, Portsmouth Municiapl Court, 1994-2002
Assistant City Solicitor and 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 Judge’s 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 stared 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. 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.