The Ohio Confederation of Clubs (COC) goal is to preserve 'Basic Constitutional Motorcyclist Rights' through educational seminars and public awareness. Additionally, we create a national and statewide voice to protect our lifestyle.  In alignment with our National COC we are able to educate our members and the public on a broader level. Furthermore, we provide support for issues that will impact our lifestyle, such as, safety projects, biker anti-discrimination bills, and legislation to name just a few.  With the assistance of our Ohio COC constituency, we intend to pursue the constitutional rights of our members and restore the freedoms our fore fathers fought so hard for.

National Motorcycling Profiling Survey (NMPS)

Recently, the National Motorcycle Profiling Survey 2015-2016 concluded and the results definitively demonstrate that motorcycle profiling is an epidemic in America. Many motorcyclists in America have been targeted based on appearance, not behavior. The NMPS 2015-2016 is 99% reliable with only a 1.4% deviation.  The 2016-2017 NMPS is intended to more accurately define profiling trends so resources and attention can be focused on the areas that need it the most. As the movement to end motorcycle profiling continues to gain momentum, statistical data and demographic information are an important tool in the efforts to obtain legislative relief across the country.  Please take the time to take the survey.

Note: NO PERSONAL DATA IS REQUIRED! YOUR PRIVACY AND ANONYMITY ARE IMPORTANT AND RESPECTED. By asking for no more than your zip code and email, which is completely voluntary, there is no personal information to maintain or protect.  Participation is critical and will have long lasting, positive impacts on the community. Remember. Silence is consent.  To begin the survey please click the “NEXT” button in the box below.  Thank you!

Ohio Coalition of Clubs Senior Leadership shown here meeting with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell discussing Anti-Profiling of the Biker Community. Please get behind this most noteworthy cause to ensure our Constitutional Rights are never compromised.

Attorney Ralph C. Buss

Over a career spanning nearly 20 years, Justin Madden has been honored by his peers for his work in plaintiffs' personal injury litigation and business litigation. Justin Madden has successfully tried case to juries, argued cases on appeal, and has argued cases before The Ohio Supreme Court.  Throughout his representation, Justin Madden places a strong emphasis on getting to really know and understand his clients.  What sets Justin apart from other lawyers?  Justin tries cases.  If going to trial will get the client the most money, Justin will go to trial.  And he will win.


​​​Law Offices of Ralph C. Buss
168 E. High Street
Painesville, OH 44077



Attorney Justin Madden

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OHIO state coalition of Clubs

Support House Resolution 318 and Senate Resolution 154
Council of Clubs (including your Ohio COC) and The Motorcycle Riders Foundation are working together to promote awareness of motorcycle profiling by supporting House Resolution 318 and Senate Resolution 154. You can help us take a stand by clicking below link and select "Help End Motorcycle Profiling," you will be able to contact your U.S. Representative and U.S. Senators in less than a minute. It is... secure, free, easy and you will help take a stand!


The term "motorcycle profiling" means the practice of a law enforcement agent or agency using the fact that a person rides a motorcycle or wears motorcycle paraphernalia as a factor in deciding to stop and question, take enforcement action, arrest, or search a person or vehicle with or without legal basis under the United States Constitution.

Jerri graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree, University of Tennessee (Chattanooga) and quickly followed that up with her Law Degree from Stetson University College of Law in St. Petersburg, FL.  She is licensed practice in the State of Ohio and is a member of numerous criminal defense and trial lawyer associations to include the National College of DUI Defense, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (OACDL) and is a Certified Instructor of the NHTSA Field Sobriety Tests.  In addition, Jerri is highly involved in the motorcycle community via Abate of Ohio.

Buss has been an active trial attorney in civil and criminal litigation for over 40 years. Almost exclusively representing the motorcycle community.  He has participated in many motorcyclists organizations including such as MRF to HOG.  He has been a patch holder in the U.S. Patriot M/C for over 20 years.  Currently he is counsel for the Ohio, WV, KY, and MI confederation of clubs.  He practices in Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, Michigan, Indiana and Pennsylvania.


Truly the Best in the Business!

Country music outlaw Johnny Paycheck became notorious for living the part. Learn more about the musician who once shot a man over a turtle soup recipe.  Pay close attention at 17:29 for our very own Ralph Buss.  Please click this video.  


Attorney Jerri Mitchell-Tharp