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Howard H. Harcha, IV

Associate Assistant Attorney General
Court of Claims Defense Section

Office: 614-466-7447

In 2016, Howard began serving in the Court of Claims Defense Section, where he defends state agencies and universities in civil actions filed in the Ohio Court of Claims and appeals to the Tenth District Court of Appeals and the Ohio Supreme Court.  Howard’s litigation practice includes: construction litigation, contractual disputes, corrections litigation, employment discrimination, medical malpractice, negligence, premise liability, and wrongful death. Additionally, he serves as a member of our Office’s Construction Litigation Group. A 2016 graduate of The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Howard served as the Executive Editor for The Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution, Student Bar Association President, and a two-year member of the National Trial Team. Howard is also a double-buckeye, graduating from The Ohio State University in 2012 with an undergraduate degree in business.


  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, J.D., Cum Laude, 2016
  • The Ohio State University, B.S., Cum Laude, 2012