Joseph M. Houser

Houser JoeShareholder

Level 2
The Commerce Bldg.
Youngstown, OH 44503
T 330.743.1171
F 330.743.1190

Joseph M. Houser is a member of the Firm’s Business Law, Estate Planning and Probate Law and Government Law sections. He concentrates his practice in the areas of general corporate law for small- and medium-sized companies. He represents manufacturers, service organizations, healthcare providers and other business organizations. Mr. Houser also has extensive experience with a variety of economic development projects and has worked with federal, state and local government loan programs. His practice is also concentrated in estate planning, including the transfer of family business through generations and creating life insurance trusts, generation-skipping trusts and charitable trusts.


Professional Associations

Ohio State Bar Association

Mahoning County Bar Association


Community Involvement

Boardman Township
Trustee, 1990-1997

Boardman Civic Association

Mahoning County Corrections
Planning Board

St. Charles Church


Other Experience

Mahoning County Court Judge, 1997-present

Special Counsel for the Ohio Attorney General
Serving Youngstown State University

United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee, 1987-1994

Tax attorney for Ernst & Whinney n.k.a. Ernst & Young, 1981-1984