Robert G. Huber has practiced in the areas of general school law, labor and employment law, general civil and appellate litigation and administrative law since joining Thrun Law Firm in 1994. Robert received his B.A. from University of Michigan in 1978 and his J.D. from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 1983. He previously served as general counsel to the Michigan Office of the State Employer handing labor and employment matters for thousands of state classified employees and the numerous unions representing them.
In the areas of labor and employment, Robert has represented school districts across the state in contract negotiations, mediation, fact-finding, unfair labor practices, tenure cases, and has handled hundreds of labor arbitrations and other administrative proceedings in his career. He has practiced extensively before a number of state and federal administrative tribunals including the Michigan Civil Service Commission, the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency, the Michigan Employment Relations Commission, Michigan Occupational and Safety Administration, the Michigan Teacher Tenure Commission, and the federal Office for Civil Rights and the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division.
As a litigator, Robert has appeared in all courts of this state and has argued cases in the Michigan Court of Appeals and the Michigan Supreme Court. He is a member of the Ingham County Bar Association, the Michigan State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Michigan Council of School Attorneys, and the National Council of School Attorneys. Robert has taught courses at the college level relating to labor and employment law and has written and lectured extensively about various topics relating to labor, employment, and general school law matters.
Before becoming an attorney, Robert had been a professional and amateur hockey referee, a professional musician and had worked in both children’s and adult protective services. He enjoys sailing, canoeing, boatbuilding, and tree farming. Robert was privileged to be one of two bagpipers to play for the opening of the Frank Murphey Hall of Justice. He and his wife reside in the Lansing area.