General School Law


Thrun Law Firm has been the preeminent school law firm in the state since 1946. With over two centuries of combined experience representing Michigan public schools, Thrun attorneys are well versed in all areas of general school law. While our attorneys may focus on a particular specialty area like labor and employment or special education, Thrun attorneys know the school law “basics” and understand how all the school law pieces fit together. This broad expertise makes Thrun Law Firm uniquely qualified to serve as general counsel to Michigan’s public schools.

Areas of Expertise

  • Constitutional Law, including Free Speech, Religion, Search & Seizure, and Due Process
  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
  • Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
  • Open Meetings Act (OMA)
  • Revised School Code
  • State School Aid Act
  • Board Policy Drafting and Review
  • Board Governance, including Robert’s Rules of Order
  • Incompatibility of Public Offices and Conflicts of Interest