Southern Ohio attorneys take on key leadership roles within the Ohio State Bar Association


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Columbus, Ohio (July 30, 2018) –On July 1, Frederick C. Fisher Jr. started his three-year term on the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) Board of Governors and David B. Beck was appointed to a key leadership role in OSBA committees and sections.


Frederick C. Fisher Jr. was elected by attorneys in OSBA District 8 to serve a three-year term on the Board. He replaces Judge Howard Harcha who completed his three-year term at the end of June. Fisher is a partner at McCown & Fisher, LPA in Ironton where he practices in domestic, business and property law. He is a magistrate in the Village of Hanging Rock and the Village of Proctorville. Fisher serves on the Supreme Court of Ohio Board of Commissioners of Character and Fitness and is a trustee of the Clark County Law Library Board. He received his undergraduate degree from Ohio University and his law degree from Capital University Law School.  *Download Photo

The OSBA Board of Governors is a 24-member body that is charged with the responsibility of conducting business on the OSBA's behalf, managing business affairs, setting policy and reviewing pending legislation. Twenty-one members are elected by attorneys in their districts and three members serve as at-large appointees.


OSBA 2018-19 President Robin Weaver has also appointed David B. Beck as chair of the Negligence Law Committee for a one-year term, which began on July 1. 


The OSBA maintains 33 committees and 10 sections, each of which specializes in a particular area of law. Committees and sections work to improve the justice system by keeping Ohio lawyers informed about the latest court decisions and regulatory changes. They also comment on bills before the Ohio General Assembly and draft their own legislative proposals to improve existing laws. Chairpersons selected for this honor have demonstrated excellence and expertise in their practice area as well as outstanding leadership and a commitment to the profession and the rule of law.


Beck began his legal career with the law firm of Kimble and Clark from 1997-2002 and he joined the firm of Harcha & Book in 2002. He is currently the sole owner of the business, now called Harcha & Beck Law. Throughout his 20 years of practice, Beck has become a skilled personal injury and medical malpractice trial attorney and is well-versed in domestic, probate and real estate issues. He is dedicated to the community by serving on the board of Goodwill and the Domestic Violence Shelter and has coached youth soccer for many years. Beck received his law degree from Capital University Law School. *Download Photo

About the Ohio State Bar Association 

The Ohio State Bar Association, founded in 1880, is a voluntary association representing approximately 26,000 members of the bench and bar of Ohio. 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.  


OSBA District 8 includes Adams, Brown, Gallia, Highland, Jackson, Lawrence, Pike, Pickaway, Ross, Scioto and Vinton Counties.




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