About Us

The Scioto County Bar Association Certified Grievance Committee has been given the authority by the Supreme Court of Ohio to investigate grievances against attorneys who practice law in Scioto County and surrounding region.

How to Submit a Complaint

Complaints in written form may be submitted to the Chairperson or Bar Counsel or may be submitted to the Scioto County Law Library.

Questions (but not complaints) may be submitted to Bar Counsel via email.

  • Scioto County Law Library
  • Room 306, 3rd Floor
         Scioto County Courthouse
         Portsmouth, Ohio 45662
  • 740-355-8259


  • John W. Thatcher
  • 309 Washington Street
         Portsmouth, Ohio 45662
  • 740-354-5800

Bar Counsel

  • George L. Davis, III
  • 602 Chillicothe Street
         802 Masonic Building
         Portsmouth, Ohio 45662
  • gldiii@gldlawco.com
  • 740-353-4661

Committee Members

  • John W. Thatcher
  • Jeremy M. Burnside
  • Eddie Edwards
  • Valarie K. Gerlach
  • Richard Nash
  • Robert R. Dever
  • Tammy L. Greenwald
  • Anna E. Davis
  • Robert R. Miller
  • Hon. Marie Moraleja Hoover
  • Matthew Wisecup
  • C.B. Hermann
  • Dr. William Esham
  • Maurice Brown, Ph.D
  • Marc May