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Thrun Law Firm, P.C., provides a full range of legal services to the public sector. We also represent the vast majority of school districts in Michigan.

Our history of representing the majority of Michigan's school districts for over 50 years benefits our school clients through effective and efficient legal representation, comprehensive and knowledgeable legal analysis of issues facing school boards and administrators, and fair and cost-effective billing practices.

Founded by the Thrun family in the 1950's (see our firm History page), Thrun Law Firm has set the standard for legal representation of school districts and other municipalities in the State of Michigan. Because of this legal expertise and the number of school districts and other municipalities it represents, our attorneys generally have knowledge of, and prior experience in, addressing similar legal issues and problems that occur among several of our school district and other public sector clients.

About Thrun Law Firm

Thrun Law Firm, P.C. is Michigan’s premier public sector law firm, specializing in education and municipal law. In contrast to other law firms, public sector law is not just a “sideline” business or one of many practice areas for our firm. Instead, our attorneys focus almost exclusively on public sector law and representing the firm’s school district, public school academy, local government and other public sector clients across Michigan. We have a deep bench of experienced attorneys and other resources necessary to provide our public sector clients with quality and effective legal representation, and our concentration on public sector law results in substantial cost savings for our clients.

The Ingham County Bar Association recently named Thrun Law Firm’s Jennifer Johnston as one of the “Top 5 Under 35” attorneys in Ingham County, recognizing Jennifer for her integrity, character, judg­ment, legal scholarship, service to the profession and the community, and her reputation for advancing the highest legal standards.  The Bar Association pre­sented Jennifer with this award at its 6th Annual Barristers night on March 19, 2015. 

Some districts recently received a letter from the Michigan Department of Education’s Office of Professional Preparation Services—Professional Accountability Unit (“OPPS”) notifying them that they have been selected for an audit of their professional development records. The notification letters sought records showing proof of compliance with either Section 1526 or 1527 of the Revised School Code.

MDE recently revised its 2011 guidance on “Appropriate Instructional Assignments for Elementary Certified Teachers.” A copy of the new guidance is available on our website link at www.thrunlaw.com/links.