Local attorney Michael L. “Mick” Barr watches as his petition to run for county court judge is received by the Meigs County Board of Elections. Photo by Carrie Gloeckner.

Local attorney Michael L. “Mick” Barr filed his petition July 25, 2018 to run in the November 6 general election for the position of Judge of the Meigs County Court, with the term beginning January 1, 2019.

Barr served as Acting Judge of the Meigs County Court beginning in January 2017, when he was appointed by the late Judge Steven L. Story, and served in that position until the passing of Judge Story on June 16, 2018, when the assignment terminated by operation of law. Since that time the Supreme Court of Ohio has appointed retired and active judges to temporarily fill the role, if and until a successor is appointed by the Governor to complete Judge Story’s unexpired term.

Barr has practiced law in Pomeroy for nearly a decade, as an associate attorney with both the law firms of Little, Sheets & Warner and its successor Little & Sheets, before becoming a partner in the law firm of Little, Sheets & Barr in January 2012, focusing primarily on business, transactional, and civil litigation matters. As the position of Judge of the Meigs County Court is part-time, Barr intends to continue his private practice if elected.

Barr resides in Racine with his wife, Danielle, his son, Nolan, and the family dog, Penny.