Congratulations, Robert Huber!

It is difficult to say farewell to our colleague and friend Robert Huber, who is retiring from Thrun Law Firm at the end of 2020. Robert’s exemplary service over the past 26 years cannot be overstated and will leave a lasting and positive impact on Michigan schools. Robert’s personable and engaging nature, extensive le­gal knowledge, and exceptional dedication to clients have all been hallmarks of his practice and his time with Thrun Law Firm.

Robert earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and his law degree from Thomas Cooley Law School. Before becoming an attorney, Robert was a professional and amateur hockey referee, a professional musician, and had worked in both chil­dren’s and adult protective services. After receiving his law degree, Robert served as general counsel to the Michigan Office of the State Employer handling labor and employment matters for thousands of state classi­fied employees and the numerous unions representing them.

Since joining Thrun Law Firm, Robert has provided his clients with attentive and exceptional legal services. Robert represented school districts across the state in contract negotiations, mediations, fact-finding, unfair labor practices, tenure cases, labor arbitrations, admin­istrative proceedings, and various school law issues. He spent countless hours throughout his many years of practice advising clients over the phone and in person. Indeed, Robert memorized many of our clients’ phone numbers because of these countless calls.

A man with several hobbies and thousands of stories, Robert enjoys sailing, astronomy, canoeing, boatbuilding, and tree farming. Robert was privileged to be one of two bagpipers to play for the opening of Michigan’s Frank Murphy Hall of Justice.

Robert prides himself on providing his clients with great service through a solution-oriented approach. As a partner, Robert provided guidance to many of Thrun Law Firm’s younger attorneys, ensuring that the tradi­tion of providing exceptional legal services to public schools will continue. While we will deeply miss Robert, we wish him much happiness in his well-deserved re­tirement, which he will spend sailing, tree farming, and traveling with his wife between Dimondale, Bay City, and Naples, Florida. Congratulations on your retire­ment, Robert!