Molly E. Briles
Molly Briles is an associate with the firm who focuses her practice on Family Law, Civil and Domestic Relations Mediation, General Civil Litigation, and Appellate Advocacy.
Because Molly recognizes that every family has distinct needs that are not always best served through litigation, she is passionate about finding individualized solutions for families outside of the court system whenever possible through peaceful negotiation and mediation. In those rare instances where settlement is not possible, however, Molly ensures that her clients are thoroughly informed about their rights and will advocate vigorously on their behalf.
Molly earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Political Science magna cum laude from the University of Southern Indiana in 2007. While at USI, Molly was a member of the Student Ambassador Organization, the Pre-Law Club, and the USI Varsity Track & Field team. She was also the 2006 Great Lakes Valley Conference Outdoor Track & Field high jump champion.
From 2007 until 2009, Molly worked for the Indiana Department of Child Services, first in the legal department and then as a Family Case Manager. As a Family Case Manager, Molly endeavored to reunify abused and neglected children with their parents by referring the parents to such services as home-based therapy and casework, parenting classes, and substance abuse counseling. Molly also facilitated dozens of Child and Family Team Meetings, which are similar in many ways to domestic relations mediation and designed to empower parents to participate in the safety planning for their children.
Molly earned her law degree in 2012 from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, where she graduated magna cum laude, served as the Executive Notes Editor for the Indiana Law Review, and earned the Norman Lefstein Award of Excellence for completing more than 200 pro bono hours. Molly also served as a legal writing tutor for the Dean’s Tutorial Society. Molly gained practical legal experience during law school by working part-time as a legal intern for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a federal agency within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and by participating in the Civil Practice Clinic, a live-client clinic through which she was able to represent clients in various family law matters.
After law school, Molly clerked for the Honorable John G. Baker, former Chief Judge of the Indiana Court of Appeals, before joining ZSW&S.