Molly R. Gwin

Partner

Phone: 614.221.2121
Direct Line: 614.221.2121
Fax: 614.365.9516
Email: mgwin@isaacwiles.com

Assistant

Rosemary Cullison
614.340.7463
rcullison@isaacwiles.com

about Molly R. Gwin

Miss Gwin represents public and private clients on employment, land use, real estate and general litigation matters. She assists both businesses and public bodies, providing guidance and support both before, after, and during litigation.

Molly provides advice to employers on compliance with federal, state, and local laws, drafting of employee manuals, sexual harassment and discrimination investigations, non-compete agreements, and has successfully defended employers in Title VII, ADA, FMLA, and related state law litigation.

Additionally, she represents residential and commercial builders and developers in construction defect cases, zoning and land use issues, reviewing and rewriting contracts, drafting HOA documents, assisting with arbitrations, and counseling and litigation support on general business matters.

services

Industries

education & admissions

Education

The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2011
Miami University, B.A., English Literature, Mass Communication, cum laude, 2008

Bar & Court Admissions

Ohio, 2011
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 2012
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 2015
U.S. Supreme Court

case studies

Madej v. Athens County Commissioners
Date: October 17, 2018
Outcome: Summary judgment granted, presently pending on appeal to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

Barnes v. Licking County Commissioners, Charge of Discrimination
Date: April 6, 2018
Outcome: Finding of no probable cause upon submittal of position statement

Gosbin v. Jefferson County Commissioners
Date: March 29, 2017
Outcome: Summary Judgment granted, affirmed on appeal to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals (February 23, 2018)

Akakpo v. Ashland County Board of Developmental Disabilities
Date: November 17, 2016
Outcome: Finding of no probable cause by Ohio Civil Rights Commission upon submitting Respondent’s position statement.

Parr v. Hardin County Sheriff, Case No. CVF 1600038
Date: September 21, 2016
Outcome: Summary judgment granted.

Rice v. Central Ohio Youth Center, et al., Case No. 2:14-cv-01169
Practice area: Labor & Employment/Public Law
Date: August 17, 2016
Outcome: Summary judgment granted for all clients.

Huffstetler v. Opperman, et al., Case No. 14CIH162
Practice area: Labor & Employment/Public Law
Date: July 18, 2016
Outcome: Summary judgment granted for all defendants.

Ryncarz v. Belmont County Commissioners
Date: March 30, 2016
Outcome: Summary judgment granted

articles & presentations

Articles

  1. COVID-19 and the Intersection with the Americans with Disabilities Act: Guidance for Employers
  2. “Recent Developments From Federal Appellate Courts in Zoning Issues”
  3. Employment Law: Making it Official with Love Contracts – Columbus CEO
  4. Address Consensual Work Relationships With ‘Love Contracts’ – Hotel Management
  5. Love Contracts: What Restaurant Owners Should Know About Consensual Relationships Between Employees – Modern Restaurant Management
  6. Employee Romance in the Age of #Metoo – Restaurant Hospitality
  7. FLSA Amendments: Congress Extends Tip Sharing to Back of the House Employees
  8. Columbus moves into Top 10 hottest housing markets in the U.S. – how do we spur more building? – Columbus Business First
  9. Plaintiff Permitted to Sue as Anonymous Jane Doe in $50 Million Sex Discrimination Lawsuit and What it Means for Employers
  10. Start Preparing Now for Paid Family Leave, Employers

Presentations

R.C. 4722 Updates and Ohio Right to Cure, Ohio State Bar Association, October 2017
“Spoliation of Evidence,” Industrial Parkway Association, February 2015
“Conducting a Debtor’s Exam,” Ohio State Bar Association, October 2012
“Change in Ohio Law regarding Home Construction Service Suppliers,” Building Industry Association, annually

professional & community activities

Professional

Ohio State Bar Association
Columbus Bar Association

Community

Building Industry Association, Board of Trustees, 2019
Glass Axis, Board Member

Experience

Madej v. Athens County Commissioners
Date: October 17, 2018
Outcome: Summary judgment granted, presently pending on appeal to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

Barnes v. Licking County Commissioners, Charge of Discrimination
Date: April 6, 2018
Outcome: Finding of no probable cause upon submittal of position statement

Gosbin v. Jefferson County Commissioners
Date: March 29, 2017
Outcome: Summary Judgment granted, affirmed on appeal to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals (February 23, 2018)

Akakpo v. Ashland County Board of Developmental Disabilities
Date: November 17, 2016
Outcome: Finding of no probable cause by Ohio Civil Rights Commission upon submitting Respondent’s position statement.

Parr v. Hardin County Sheriff, Case No. CVF 1600038
Date: September 21, 2016
Outcome: Summary judgment granted.

Rice v. Central Ohio Youth Center, et al., Case No. 2:14-cv-01169
Practice area: Labor & Employment/Public Law
Date: August 17, 2016
Outcome: Summary judgment granted for all clients.

Huffstetler v. Opperman, et al., Case No. 14CIH162
Practice area: Labor & Employment/Public Law
Date: July 18, 2016
Outcome: Summary judgment granted for all defendants.

Ryncarz v. Belmont County Commissioners
Date: March 30, 2016
Outcome: Summary judgment granted

honors

Ohio Super Lawyers® Risings Stars, 2017-2019