about

john r. haas


John R. Haas has been an active member of the Ohio bar since 1990. Upon successful completion of the LL.M. program at the Boston University School of Law in 1991, John began his legal career as an associate with the lawfirm Gurley, Rishel, Myers, Kopech & Northrup where he clerked during law school. In 1993, John moved back to his hometown of Portsmouth where he has been continuously engaged in the private practice of law. He concentrates his practice in the areas of civil and commercial litigation, with an emphasis in insurance defense and personal injury litigation, real estate, probate and estate planning, banking and business planning and organizations.


John graduated from the Ohio State University with a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science in 1987, and obtained his law degree from Capital University in 1990. He obtained a LL.M. in International Trade and Banking Law from the Boston University School of Law in 1991.

John served as a page under Speaker of the House Vernal G. Riffe, Jr. at the Ohio House of Representatives from 1986 to 1987.


John also served as Assistant to the Majority Counsel for the Ohio House of Representatives in 1988.

He is admitted to practice before all Ohio courts. He is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

John is a member of the Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys, Ohio State Bar Association and the Portsmouth/Scioto County Bar Association.