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Lora A. Molnar


Lora Molnar grew up in Skillman, New Jersey, but returned to the birthplace of her parents, Ohio, to attend college at Denison University. After college, Lora moved to Columbus, where she worked at a natural foods store for several years before pursuing her dream of becoming a labor attorney. While attending law school at The Ohio State University, Lora was a managing editor of the law review and the managing editor of the Guardian ad Litem project for the Pro Bono Research Group.


Lora primarily represents teachers, educational support personnel, public transportation employees, nurses, and their associations.  This includes representation during disciplinary processes, professional licensure investigations, arbitrations, and court proceedings.  Lora also negotiates collective bargaining agreements and represents Unions before the State Employment Relations Board and National Labor Relations Board.  When she is not working, Lora is spending time with her husband and sons.

Areas of Practice

Education, Labor & Employment, Professional License Defense



The Ohio State University College of Law, Columbus, Ohio, 2008
Juris Doctor
Honors: Cum Laude
Law Review: The Ohio State Law Journal Managing Editor, 2007-2008


Denison University, Granville, Ohio, 2001
Bachelor of Arts
Major: English
Honors: Cum Laude
Honors Program Graduate


Bar Admissions


Ohio, 2008
United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, 2009
United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, 2017
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 2018


Professional Associations and Memberships


Ohio State Bar Association, 2009 – Present
Central Ohio Labor Employment Relations Association, 2008 – Present
Ohio Public Employees Lawyers Association, 2008 – Present


Thought Leadership


Solving the Puzzle of Just Cause in Arbitration, American Arbitration Association Webinar, May, 2022


Member Privacy Rights, Ohio Education Association, October, 2019


Licensure Code & Social Media, Reynoldsburg Education Association, August, 2019


Obligations to Non-Members Post-Janus, Ohio Education Association. November, 2018


Family and Medical Leave Act & Sick Leave, Worthington Education Association, April, 2017

What You Need to Know Before You Blow the Whistle, Mid-Ohio District Nurses Association, July, 2012

Introduction to Special Needs Education, Canal Winchester Education Association, April, 2010