Meet Our Staff
Patrick McGee — Managing Attorney
Patrick McGee graduated from Ohio University in 1970 and the University of Kentucky Law School in 1978. He initially worked with the Legal Services Office in Morehead, Kentucky, doing cases on environmental issues, landlord tenant cases, and civil litigation. After transferring to Athens, Ohio, in 1980, he served as a local public defender for over 13 years and earned the title of “Set ‘em Free McGee,” after acquiring a record number of jury trial acquittals. Pat joined the CSLS in January of 2000 as a Staff Attorney and became the Managing Attorney in 2004. Pat plays a variety of musical instruments, including Irish harp, concertina, and bag pipes. His latest recording is “Ravenwood.” Pat plays Irish harp and Sean O`Malley plays wooden flute.
Melissa Greenlee — Staff Attorney
Melissa Greenlee is a graduate of Ohio University. Prior to law school, Melissa practiced social work in Southeast Ohio for several years. She went on to receive her law degree from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and has dedicated her legal career to public service. Melissa worked as a staff attorney for the Miami Valley Fair Housing Center, a non-profit agency in Dayton, Ohio. She represented victims of predatory mortgage lending in complex civil litigation. Melissa returned to Athens County in 2007 to work as an attorney at Southeastern Ohio Legal Services, where she provided legal assistance to low-income clients with a variety of civil legal matters. Melissa also works part time at her private law practice, Law Office of Melissa Greenlee, www.mgreenleelaw.com where she focuses on the area of bankruptcy and consumer protection law. Melissa enjoys living in rural Athens County with her husband, three dogs, and four cats
Tiffany Huston — Office Manager
Tiffany is originally from Logan, OH and moved to Nelsonville, OH in 2004. She attended Ohio University Lancaster branch where she earned an Associate Degree in Arts and Science. She worked as an executive resolution and research specialist at a large financial company for eight years before joining CSLS in 2011. Tiffany enjoys traveling, hiking in the scenic Hocking Hills, music, movies and spending time at home with her family.
Courtney Scharenberg – Student Legal Assistant
Courtney is originally from Albany and a 2011 graduate of Alexander High School. She is a Freshman at Ohio University with an undecided major. Courtney enjoys spending time with her son, Demitrius and her husband, who is a Senior at Ohio University.This information does not constitute legal advice, nor is it intended as a substitute for legal advice.