Throughout his career, Zach Gwin has shown his dedication to public service. Zach has both a passion for, and a record of, advocating for our underserved communities in both his work and personal life. From Victim Witness Advocate, to defense attorney, to Assistant City Attorney, Zach has the diversity of experience and connections to the community needed in our Court.
Zach has over a decade of experience in Franklin County Municipal Court and has handled thousands of cases over his career as an Assistant Prosecutor, defense attorney, and Assistant City Attorney. Zach has tried dozens of cases to verdict before judges and juries and has both criminal and civil experience in the court in which he is pursuing.
Zach has received numerous credits in local news for his work to close down locations of serious violence and chronic criminal activity. In his current role, Zach has secured temporary restraining orders and injunctions to close dozens of drug houses and multiple, dangerous after-hours bars. Zach has fought for lead paint remediation, reducing vacant properties, and improving housing conditions for residents.
Zach has served residents of Franklin County in and out of the courtroom through volunteering, fundraising, and in his personal life
-Piloted specialty docket to connect low-income seniors with resources for home repairs
-CHOICES for Victims of Domestic Violence Advisory Board member
-Franklinton Area Commission Vice Chair
-Co-founded fundraiser for CHOICES Domestic Violence Shelter
-Founded Franklinton-Hilltop Charity Softball Game
-Former Gladden Community House Tutor
-Upper Arlington Wrestling Volunteer
-National Night Out Volunteer
-Keep Columbus Beautiful Volunteer
Member of the following
-Columbus Bar Association
-Franklin County Democratic Party
-Franklin County Young Democrats
-American Constitution Society
-Franklin County Democratic Lawyers Club
Zach is a native of Canton, Ohio and received a bachelor’s degree from Miami University and law degree from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. Zach lives in Franklinton with his wife, Margaret, son, Ronan, and rescue dog, Chewie.