MaryJo D. Banasik

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Assistant Name: 
Leaha Apsey
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MaryJo D. Banasik joined Thrun Law Firm in May 2022.

MaryJo received her undergraduate degree from Arizona State University in Political Science (B.A., 1993), her law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1997) and her doctorate from Michigan State University in the Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education (HALE) program (Ph.D., 2019).

Before joining the firm, MaryJo worked in the higher education sector for seventeen years at Michigan State University where she negotiated sponsored research contracts and managed sponsored research administration, and at the University of Michigan where she worked in research development and served as Director of the Faculty Senate Office.

MaryJo focuses her practice on labor and employment, higher education, business contracts, and general school law.

MaryJo is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and the American Bar Association.

MaryJo resides in Okemos with her husband Brad, daughter Rachel, and Coton de Tulear dog, Sammy. In her free time, MaryJo enjoys participating in a neighborhood book club, dabbling in writing fiction, golfing, going on bike rides, walking the dog, and spending time with family and friends.