Daniel R. Martin joined Thrun Law Firm in May of 2013. He regularly advises municipalities as well as school boards. Dan has presented throughout the state on planning and zoning, the OMA/FOIA, student discipline, special education, constitutional law and civil rights, and labor and employment matters.
Dan is admitted to practice in Michigan and the U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan. He is a member of the National Council of School Attorneys and the Michigan Council of School Attorneys (past president).
Dan was born and raised in a family of educators. As a result, both public education and public service are important aspects in his life. Dan currently serves the on the TCM Counseling Board of Directors, as well as on the Tri-Cities Y Board. Dan previously served as the president of both the Ottawa County 2-1-1 and Community Access Line of the Lakeshore 2-1-1 (CALL 2-1-1). Dan provided pro bono legal services for both CALL 2-1-1 and Northeast Michigan 2-1-1, assisting those organizations in obtaining designation from the Michigan Public Service Commission as being the regional 2-1-1 call centers to provide coverage for their respective portions of the northern half of the lower peninsula. Dan also served as past president of the Grand Haven Schools Foundation Board.
While at Albion College, Dan played defensive back on the Brits’ football team, which won three consecutive MIAA titles from 1989-1991.
Dan lives in Grand Haven with his wife and two children. He enjoys photography, reading, and engaging in various outdoor activities with his family, depending on the season. He currently teaches middle school Sunday School at the United Methodist Church of the Dunes.