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Robert A. Dietzel

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517.374.8858
Assistant: 
Jill Walker
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517.484.0041
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rdietzel@thrunlaw.com
jwalker@thrunlaw.com

Robert A. Dietzel joined Thrun Law Firm in 2008.  He graduated from Michigan State University (B.A., with honors, 2001) and the Michigan State University College of Law (J.D., summa cum laude, 2004). He was a Dean King Scholar, a Senior Editor of the Law Review, and the recipient of several jurisprudence awards.  He also participated in the Masters in Education Law program at Franklin Pierce Law Center.

Before joining the firm, Rob was an assistant attorney general with the Michigan Department of Attorney General. He represented the Governor, the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the State Board of Education, the Michigan Department of Education, the State Office of Administrative Hearings and Rules, and the Michigan School for the Deaf.

For several years, Rob served as an adjunct professor of legal research and writing at the Thomas Cooley Law School. He currently teaches Educational Law and Policy at the University of Michigan-Flint.

With extensive experience in both administrative law and litigation, Rob regularly represents public school clients in state and federal courts, in the Tenure Commission, and in state and federal tribunals on special education, disability rights, and pupil accounting matters. He has also successfully represented clients in jury trials and in Michigan’s appellate courts.

Rob regularly presents to public school officials on special education, disability rights, and general school law. He is the author of a published law review article on school vouchers.

In 2006, Attorney General Mike Cox awarded Rob the Excellence in Opinion Draftsmanship award.

Rob enjoys spending time with his two daughters and is a proud member of the firm’s recreational softball team.