COLUMBUS – As part of the District 15 annual meeting on March 1, 2018, the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) recognized Richard Albert Yoss for more than 50 years of service to the profession.

Yoss works in private practice, specializing in oil and gas law, and is a frequent speaker on those and related topics. He graduated cum laude from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and was admitted to the bar in 1968. He served as Monroe County Prosecutor from 1977 to 1981 and again from 1985 to 1997. He has also served as a Special Counsel to the Ohio Attorney General. In his community, Yoss has served as president of the Monroe County Bar Association and is an active member of the Woodsfield Kiwanis Club, the Monroe County Chamber of Commerce, the Belmont College Foundation and the Barnesville Hospital Foundation.

During the meeting, which was held at the Steubenville County Club, Bryan Conaway of Cambridge was elected to serve on the OSBA Board of Governors for a three-year term commencing on July 1, 2018.

About the Ohio State Bar Association

The Ohio State Bar Association, founded in 1880, is a voluntary association representing approximately 28,000 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 15 includes 150 attorneys who practice in Belmont, Guernsey, Harrison, Jefferson and Monroe counties.