Kelly Mulloy Myers

Top rated Employment & Labor attorney in Cincinnati, Ohio

Freking Myers & Reul LLC
Kelly Mulloy Myers
Freking Myers & Reul LLC

Practice Areas: Employment & Labor, Employment Litigation; view more

Licensed in Ohio since: 1995

Education: University of Cincinnati College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2023

Freking Myers & Reul LLC

600 Vine Street
9th Floor
Cincinnati, OH 45202 Visit website


Kelly Mulloy Myers is an employment and labor attorney and a managing partner at the Freking Myers & Reul LLC located in Dayton and Cincinnati, Ohio. She serves clients across the state of Ohio, helping them with employment litigation, noncompete agreements and various other legal matters involved in all stages of employment. 

After completing her bachelor’s degree in communication from Indiana University, Ms. Myers pursued her master’s in labor and employment relations at the University of Cincinnati. She then decided to study law at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, earning her Juris Doctor in 1995 and gaining her license to practice in Ohio the same year. In 1997, she was admitted to practice in the commonwealth of Kentucky, and later, in the U.S District Court for the Southern District of Ohio and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit.

Active in the legal community, Ms. Myers’ successful track record and commitment to outstanding legal ethics has given her numerous leadership opportunities in the past. Currently, she is a part of the advisory council to the Cincinnati Paralegal Association and a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. She also maintains professional memberships in several legal associations:

  • The Ohio State Bar Association
  • The Cincinnati Bar Association
  • The National Employment Lawyers Association
  • The Ohio Employment Lawyers Association
  • The Ohio Women’s Bar Association
  • The Federal Bar Association

Ms. Myers has received many honors throughout the span of her legal career from several prominent organizations. The Law and Politics magazine has listed her among the Top 50 Women Attorneys in Ohio, and she has been recognized by the Best Lawyers in America publication. The Ohio State Bar Association has board-certified her as skilled in Labor and Employment Law. Moreover, she has a “Superb” rating on Avvo, and she has been peer-review rated as AV Preeminent* through Martindale-Hubbell. 

With an impeccable reputation for her professionalism and a vast knowledge of the law, Ms. Myers has dedicated her legal career to fighting for the rights of employees. She has represented several clients in arbitrations and bench and jury trials, advocating for various legal issues, including retaliations, gender and age discriminations and breach of contracts. Furthermore, she has presented at various speaking engagements on legal topics related to employment law, educating her peers and younger attorneys. 

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Employment & Labor: Employee, Employment Litigation: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Employment Discrimination, Employment Law - Employee, Labor Law, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, Unions, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination

  • 50% Employment & Labor: Employee
  • 50% Employment Litigation: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1995, Ohio

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Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Cincinnati Bar Association Labor & Employment Symposium. “Pregnancy in the Workplace” (with Kimberly Vanover Riley, 2005)
  • University of Cincinnati College of Law, Adjunct Professor. “Client Counseling in Disputes/Litigation Context” (Spring 2022)
  • 58th Annual Midwest Labor and Employment Law Seminar. “Managing Leaves of Absence and Accommodation Issues in a Covid World” (with Nadia Lampton and Kelly Lawrence, 2021)
  • Butler County Bar Association: “Employment Law Update” (2021)
  • Ohio State Bar Association: Advanced Labor and Employment Law Seminar: “Investigations: Ostrich Now, Dodo Later” (with Deborah S. Adams, 2021)
  • Cincinnati Paralegal Association: Should I Post That? (2021)
  • Ohio State Bar Association: “Anatomy of a Trial: ACTL Trial Skills Boot Camp: Demonstration of Opening Statements” (with The Honorable Judge Jody M. Luebbers and Aneca E. Lasley, 2021)
  • Cincinnati Bar Association: Employment Law COVID Update: “The Impact of The Pandemic on Women and Individuals with Disabilities” (with Faith Whittaker, 2020)
  • Freaking Out About Work with Randy Freking Podcast: “The Pandemic’s Disparate Impact on Women“ (2020)
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association: “Should I Post That? How to Avoid Social Media Issues in the Workplace” (2020)
  • Freaking Out About Work with Randy Freking Podcast: “Rights and Responsibilities of Current Employees” (2020)
  • Freaking Out About Work with Randy Freking Podcast: “So, You Lost Your Job, Now What?” (2020)
  • Cincinnati Bar Association: Public Information Panel on Labor and Employment Law (2020)
  • Cincinnati Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Symposium. “Pregnancy Accommodation and Leaves of Absence: The State of the Law” (with Jeffrey S. Shoskin, 2019)
  • Ohio Women’s Bar Association Leadership Institute: “Me Too Movement”(2019)
  • Federal Bar Association/Gender Equity Subcommittee: “Practice Tips for a Successful Career.” (Panel discussion, 2018)
  • Raising the Bar: How Attorneys and Judges Can Help Eliminate Sexual Harassment in the Court and Legal Profession. “Sexual Harassment 101: What It Is and Is Not” (with Richard A. Dove, 2018)
  • Ohio Employment Lawyers Association. “Practice Skills Lab” (2018)
  • Labor & Employment Law Symposium. “Managing FMLA Intermittent and Reduced Leave Schedule Requests” (with Jeffrey Shoskin, 2017)
  • Gender and Healthcare Issues in the Workplace. “Gender Discrimination in the Workplace.” (with Katherine Daughtrey Neff, 2017)
  • 35th NKU Labor Management Conference. “Winning Strategies for Mediation and Arbitration” (with Bill Heekin, Michael W. Hawkins and John Gray, 2017)
  • Using Technology in the Courtroom, Cincinnati Bar Association. “Informed Perspectives on the Effective Use of Trial Technology” (with CBA Women Lawyers Committee, 2016)
  • 2016 NELA Conference on Summary Judgment. “Just the Facts on Creating Persuasive Fact Sections” (with M. Nieves Bolanos)
  • 53 Annual Midwest Labor rd and Employment Law Seminar. “The Impact of the 2015 Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure on Employment Cases” (with Richard L. Moore and Magistrate Judge Michael J. Newman, 2016)
  • Cincinnati Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Symposium. “FMLA Update” (with Jeffrey S. Shoskin, 2015)
  • Cincinnati Bar Association Torts R’ Us Seminar. “Torts in the Workplace” (2015)
  • HR Collaborative Navigating the Course Conference. “Ten Deadly Signs, Termination Mistakes that Make My Job Easier” (2015)
  • Ohio Employment Lawyers Association. “Litigating Attorney Fees” (2015)
  • Cincinnati Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Symposium. “Working For Free: Volunteers, Interns, and … Cheerleaders?” (with Eugene Droder, III, 2014)
  • Lawyers Club. “Employment Litigation” (with David T. Croall, 2014)
  • Greater Cincinnati Human Resources Association. “Two Perspectives on Employment Claims” (with David A. Skidmore, Jr., 2014)
  • Cincinnati Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Symposium. “U.S. Supreme Court Update: An Active Year for Employment Law” (with Michael W. Hawkins, 2011)
  • Cincinnati Bar Association Series Pretrial Practice Seminar. “Witness Preparation and Depositions” (with Thomas L. Stachler, 2011/2013)
  • Cincinnati Bar Association You and the Legal System Program. “Employment: Your Rights in the Workplace” (2010)
  • Ohio Women’s Bar Association Seminar. “Rainmaking” (2010)
  • Cincinnati Bar Association New Lawyers Training. “Attorney-Client Relationships” (with Gregory A. Napolitano, 2007/2008)
  • Wells v. City of Montgomery (FMLA retaliation) (with Randy Freking)
  • Pangallo v. Smurfit Stone Container Corp. (age discrimination, FMLA retaliation) (with Katherine Neff)
  • Kamil v. Digitron, Inc. (breach of contract) (with Peter Burr)
  • Young v. Sears (FMLA retaliation) (with Randy Freking)
  • Rogers, et al. v. Chipotle Mexican Grill (gender discrimination) (with Randy Freking and Katherine Neff)
  • Robinson v. Hillman Hospitality (FMLA) (with Tod Thompson)
  • Pelletier v. Rumpke (age discrimination) (with Randy Freking)
  • Litton v. Talawanda School District (with Randy Freking and Becky Ganis)
  • Laug v. BIS (age discrimination) (with Randy Freking)
  • Dage v. Time Warner (disability discrimination) (with Randy Freking)
  • Cieminski v. BP (breach of contract) (with Randy Freking)
  • Bahar v. City of Cincinnati (retaliation) (with Randy Freking)
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified by Ohio State Bar Association as a Specialist in Labor and Employment Law
  • Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers, Class VI
  • Named in Best Lawyers in America
  • Named Ohio Super Lawyer and one of the Top 50 Women Attorneys in Ohio by Law and Politics Magazine
  • Beyond Civility Communication Workshop, 2016
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Volunteer Arbitrator, Hamilton County, OH Common Pleas ADR Program, 1996-2005
  • Cheviot, Ohio Civil Service Commission, 2000-2010
Educational Background:
  • B.A., Indiana University
  • M.A., University of Cincinnati
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Vice President Cincinnati Bar Association, 2016
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • Commonwealth of Kentucky
  • State of Ohio
  • Advisory Council to Cincinnati Paralegal Association, 2021
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Ohio Women’s Bar Association
  • Cincinnati Employment Lawyers Association
  • Ohio Employment Lawyers Association
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers

Office location for Kelly Mulloy Myers

600 Vine Street
9th Floor
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Phone: 513-721-1975


20 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2023

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