News from Thrun Law

November 1, 2012

Joe Mosier - Attorney

Patrick O'Brien - Law Clerk

Kevin Harty - Attorney

Gordon VanWieren - President

Sandy Bashore - Accounts Payable

Connie Bila - Legal Assistant

Meg Hackett - Attorney

Rob Dietzel - Attorney

Brigitte Kyes - Legal Assistant

Kim Lavin - Law Clerk

Robin Murray - Legal Assistant

Ray Davis - Attorney

Andrew Martini - Law Firm Messenger

Susan Woebse - Legal Assistant

Barb Feldkamp...

October 25, 2012

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the death of our colleague and friend, Dick Robinson. With an extensive practice in public sector and municipal law, Dick was well-known throughout the Lansing and tri-county area. Dick was born in Lansing, Michigan on October 5, 1942 and passed away October 24, 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jay and Frances (Daniel) Robinson. He is survived by his wife, Karen; daughter, Bonnie (Robert) Owens; son, Bill Robinson; brother, Robert...

October 24, 2012

     The 2013 regular election dates for millage or bond proposals are as follows:

February 26, 2013
May 7, 2013
August 6, 2013
November 5, 2013

Michigan election law requires that a certified copy of the resolution approving ballot language for millage or bond propositions be forwarded to the...

October 12, 2012

Thrun Law Firm is pleased to announce that Brandon C. Walker has recently joined our practice in the East Lansing office as an associate attorney.

Mr. Walker graduated from the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University (B.A., 2005) and Thomas M. Cooley Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2011) where he was an Associate Editor of the Cooley Law Review, a Grade Appeals Board Member, and a Thomas M. Cooley Honors Scholarship recipient.

Mr. Walker is a member of the State...

March 10, 2012

Thrun Law Firm will present its annual seminar for school administrators and school board members on current developments in school law. The alternative dates and locations are:

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 Mt. Pleasant Comfort Inn & Suites
November 24, 2011

Thrun Law Firm is proud to announce that attorney Michael B. Farrell was recently awarded the Ingham County Bar Association's Camille S. Abood Distinguished Volunteer Award. The award is presented to an attorney who has distinguished himself or herself by making voluntary contributions of time and talent for the benefit of others.

Mike exemplifies the values highlighted by the Distinguished Volunteer Award. He has volunteered his time with such worthy organizations as the Greater...

November 23, 2011

Thrun Law Firm is pleased to announce that Ryan J. Nicholson has recently joined our practice in the East Lansing office as an associate attorney.

Ryan graduated from Kalamazoo College (B.A., 2007) and Indiana University Maurer School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2011). While in law school, Ryan worked for the National Labor Relations Board, the Indiana Attorney General, and at Thrun Law Firm as a law clerk.

Ryan is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and the Michigan and...

January 4, 2011

Thrun Law Firm is pleased to announce that Jennifer K. Johnston has recently joined our practice in the East Lansing office as an associate attorney.

Ms. Johnston graduated from Michigan State University (B.A., 2007) and the Michigan State University College of Law (J.D., 2010), where she was a merit scholarship recipient, a member of the Vis International Commercial Arbitration team and an active participant in the Street Law Program. While in law school, Ms. Johnston worked at Thrun...

February 4, 2010

The Michigan Court of Appeals recently held that personal and union business e-mails, the majority of which were sent during instructional time, were not subject to the Michigan Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA") because they are not "public records" within the meaning of the statute. Howell Educ Ass’n v Howell Bd of Educ, ___ Mich App ___ (2010).

(Excerpted from the March 25, 2010 edition of School Law Notes, Thrun Law Firm’s monthly newsletter for retainer clients.)

February 4, 2010

We are pleased to announce the relocation of our Southeast Michigan Office to Novi.

39555 Orchard Hill Place, Suite 600
Novi, Michigan 48375

Main Phone: 248.449.2950
Fax: 248.449.2953

Matthew F. Hiser
Direct: 248.449.2952

Kari S. Costanza
Direct: 248.449.2951