POMEROY — Pomeroy attorney Michael “Mick” Barr has been elected to serve a three-year term on the State Bar Association Board of Governors.
Barr, who is a partner in the law firm Little, Sheets and Barr, represents District 17, which is comprised of Meigs, Athens, Hocking, Washington, Morgan and Noble counties. His term expires in 2019.
The 24-member Board of Governors meets every other month to manage the association’s business affairs, set policy, review pending legislation and conduct other business on behalf of the 22,000 Ohio lawyers who are OSBA members.
Barr explained to the Sentinel that the bar association looks out not only for the interests of attorneys and judges, but for the public as a whole.
“I will do my best to provide our vision and our way of doing things to make our voices heard,” said Barr of representing the district on the statewide board.
Barr serves on the Government Affairs Committee, which reviews legislation that is being proposed at the state level. The committee can make recommendations or comments on the legislation.
District 17 includes 183 practicing members who live or work in Athens, Hocking, Meigs, Morgan, Noble and Washington counties.
Barr said not only does the position represent those members, but everyone living in the district.
Prior to being elected to the Board of Governors, Barr served on the Council of Delegates for the State Bar Association. The Council of Delegates is a larger group which can make recommendations to the Board of Governors.
Barr is a 1998 graduate of Meigs High School, and a 2003 graduate of Ohio University. He earned his law degree, with honors, from Capital University Law School.
A general practitioner licensed to practice law in both Ohio and West Virginia, Barr focuses his practice on domestic relations, business law, real estate, collections, and creditor defense in the bankruptcy courts of both states. He serves as the secretary/treasurer of the Meigs County Bar Association and as a trustee of the Meigs County Law Library.
Barr lives in Meigs County with his wife, Danielle, who is an MRI/CT technologist. They have one son, Nolan. In his free time, Barr enjoys golf, travel, fishing, shooting sports and being outdoors with his family.
The Ohio State Bar Association, founded in 1880, is a voluntary association representing approximately 22,000 members of the bench and bar of Ohio, as well as nearly 4,000 legal assistants and law students. Through its activities and the activities of its related organizations, the OSBA serves both its members and the public by promoting the highest standards in the practice of law and the administration of justice.