Legal Assistance

Washington County Bar Association

Washington County Public Defenders Office

  • The Washington County Public Defenders' office is a Branch Office of the Ohio Public Defenders' Office in Columbus. Their jurisdiction is exclusively Washington County, Ohio. They handle felonies, except death penalty cases, misdemeanors and juvenile delinquency cases. Indigency interviews are conducted to determine eligibility. Their office has seven attorneys in the office and four support staff members, as well as one independent contract attorney. Generally, a potential client needs to attend their initial arraignment prior to requesting assistance from the Public Defenders' Office.
  • The Washington County Public Defenders' office does NOT file expungements and does NOT provide advice or answer questions regarding expungements.
  • Contact Information:

Phone: (740) 373-1441

Address: 125 Putnam St., Suite 200, Marietta, Ohio 45750

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Pro Seniors

  • Assist Ohioans age 60 or over with legal and long-term care problems.
  • Telephone appointments for its legal hotline are made by calling 1-800-488-6070, Monday through Friday from 8:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
  • The site has sample toolkits for creating advance directives, financial power of attorney, money and debt, and wills and estates.

Ohio Legal Help

  • Nonprofit organization launched in 2019.
  • Provides legal assistance to Ohioans.
  • Website contains general information about a variety of legal topics, guided self-help forms, as well as information about how to contact legal aid and attorney referral services.

Ohio Justice & Policy Center

  • Nonprofit law firm assisting those involved with the post-conviction stage of the criminal justice system.
  • Offers assistance with record sealing, expungement, and the expedited pardon program.
  • Located in Cincinnati and Columbus.
  • Offers Beyond Guilt program for over-punished prisoners.

Ohio Governor's Expedited Pardon Project

  • Coordinates shortened pardon process for those who meet certain criteria.

University of Akron Re-Entry Clinic

  • Clemency Project assists those seeking a pardon for their convictions.
  • Assists victims of human trafficking in expunging their criminal records.
  • Assists with the application for Certificate of Qualification for Employment in Summit County only.
  • Assists with driver's license reinstatement in Summit County only.
  • Hosts expungement clinics in Summit County only.


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