Centerville Class of 1988 Memorial
(September 28, 1970 - September 22, 2003)
Josh attended Centerville High School in his senior year. His interests were tennis, french club and politics. He loved sports and was a big Cincinnati Reds fan. After high school, He graduated from The Ohio State University with a bachelor's degree in 1992 and a Juris Doctorate in 1998. While a law student, he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution
After college, Josh was a partner in the Columbus firm of Marshall & Morrow, LLC, where he practiced employment and civil rights law. In his relatively short time in practice, Josh made a huge impact in the fight for employee’s rights. He briefed, argued and won significant cases in the Supreme Court of Ohio and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. He was active in many legal organizations like the Franklin Democratic Party Executive Committee and Judicial Screening Committee. Josh also served on the Board of the Association of Developmentally Disabled, and was active in many church and community groups.
He died unexpectedly on September 22, 2003 at the age of 32.
In his honor, the Ohio Employment Lawyers Association renamed the litigation fund it sponsors through Workplace Fairness as the Josh Morrow Ohio Workplace Fairness Litigation Fund. This fund provides interest-free loans to plaintiffs in worthy employment actions to pay litigation expenses when the plaintiffs themselves are unable to do so. In this manner, Josh’s work, and spirit, lives on. We remember this remarkable classmate here on Elks88.com