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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.

Governor Snyder recently signed into law PA 563 of 2014, modifying statewide standards for public bodies in disclosing public records and charging fees under the Freedom of Information Act. PA 563 is effective July 1, 2015.

On January 13, 2015, Governor Snyder signed into law PA 478 of 2014, which amends section 1310b of the Revised School Code to require school anti-bullying policies to include a statement prohibiting cyberbullying. This amendment becomes effective on March 19, 2015, and requires that, by September 19, 2015, schools include “cyberbullying as a form of bul­lying” in anti-bullying policies.

PA 478 amends the statutory definition of “bully­ing” to include “cyberbullying.” The amended law defines cyberbullying as:

In a matter handled by Thrun, the Michigan Employment Relations Commission recently offered additional guidance on the treatment of prohibited bargaining subjects contained in section 15 of the Pub­lic Employment Relations Act.  Ionia Pub Schs and Ionia Ed Ass’n, MERC Case Nos. C12 E-094, CU12 C-013 (December 18, 2014).

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