Michele R. Eaddy joined Thrun Law Firm in 2001 after more than 10 years of legal experience representing school districts. Her practice at Thrun focuses primarily in the areas of special education, student issues, and general school law. Michele received her Juris Doctor from the University of Illinois College of Law in Urbana Champaign in 1988 and her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 1985.
Michele has represented school districts in state and federal courts and before various state and federal administrative agencies, including the Office for Civil Rights, Michigan Department of Education, Michigan Office of Administrative Hearings and Rules, and the Michigan Department of Civil Rights. She is a frequent presenter on special education law, Section 504, and disability law related topics to schools and educational organizations. Michele also serves as a Section 504 hearing officer and is a facilitative mediator.
Michele currently serves on the Board of Directors of the National Council of School Attorneys and is a member and past president of the Michigan Council of School Attorneys, past president of the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan – Mid Michigan Region, past officer and member of the Davis-Dunnings Bar Association, and past member of the State Bar of Michigan District E Character & Fitness Committee.
As a proud graduate of the University of Michigan living in Spartan country, Michele is active in the UM Club of Greater Lansing having served as a past president, board member, and regional clubs council representative to the UM Alumni Association. She also served as a past chairperson and board member of the Boys & Girls Club of Lansing and was named the Boys & Girls Club of Lansing’s Volunteer of the Year in 2001.
Michele lives in the Lansing area with her husband and daughter.