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Jennifer K. Starlin

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Jennifer K. Starlin joined Thrun Law Firm in 2010.  She assists public school districts, intermediate school districts, public school academies, and community colleges with student issues, special education issues, and employment matters.  She regularly provides general counsel and advice to public schools and municipalities.  As a trial lawyer, Jennifer has defended clients in state and federal courts on a variety of student and employment matters.  She has also represented clients in a number of special education administrative hearings across the state.  Jennifer successfully represented a private client in an employment matter, achieving a large verdict in the trial court and a favorable decision from the Michigan Court of Appeals.  She has also negotiated with state and federal agencies to assist public schools with compliance matters.

Jennifer frequently speaks on school law topics for individual public school clients and various associations, such as the Michigan Association of Administrators of Special Education, the Michigan Association of School Boards, and the Michigan School Business Officials.

She is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts in the state of Michigan.  Jennifer is a member of the National and Michigan Councils of School Attorneys, the American Bar Association, and the Ingham County Bar Association.

Jennifer lives in the Lansing area.  She is an avid Michigan State University fan and enjoys traveling and playing on the firm’s recreational softball league.  She is a member of the St. John Student Parish in East Lansing.