School law is a unique and specialized practice. The needs of your institution, the rights of your faculty and staff and the rights and needs of your students are woven into a complex set of applicable laws, regulations and practices.

We provide continued representation for public education institutions in the areas of:

  • Labor contract negotiations
  • Employee issues counseling
  • Labor contract interpretation and administration
  • Labor arbitration
  • Litigation and administrative proceedings representation before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Michigan Employment Relations Commission, Michigan Department of Civil Rights, and federal and state courts.

Additionally, we serve clients in matters such as:

  • Student and parent complaints
  • Students’ rights and responsibilities, suspensions, and expulsions
  • Co-worker complaints and disputes
  • Arbitration of contractual claims
  • Employee disability and accommodation
  • Employee misconduct or performance issues
  • Conduct rules for students and employees
  • School board law and governance.