Keller Thoma's attorneys have represented both public and private educational institutions in Michigan for over thirty years. The firm's education law practice includes regular consultation with school clients regarding a wide variety of topics, as well as the representation of clients before administrative bodies and courts.
Members of the firm regularly represent educational clients before administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, the Michigan Employment Relations Commission, the Department of Education, the Office of Civil Rights, and the Teacher Tenure Commission.
The firm assists clients in areas such as student discipline, search and seizure, codes of conduct, and compliance and litigation issues. Members of the firm have a wealth of experience in successfully representing clients in proceedings concerning student discipline and in all levels of administrative and judicial proceedings regarding student rights under the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act.
The firm's experience with education clients has resulted in a detailed understanding of the litigation needs of educational institutions. Members of the firm regularly defend educational institutions in litigation concerning a wide variety of matters including, for example:
The firm assists educational institutions in all aspects of employment and labor law. In representing schools in this area for over thirty years, the firm has developed a unique understanding of and familiarity with the challenges facing schools and school districts as employers. The firm's practice includes representing its clients in:
One of the most important functions that Keller Thoma lawyers perform for educational institutions is day-to-day counseling. Our lawyers solve problems and advise clients on minimizing risk with respect to an ever-growing and ever-changing array of federal, state, and local laws/regulations on such topics as:
The firm also represents a number of self-insured consortia and other insured educational institutions in general liability and errors and omission cases.
Members of the firm are adept at counseling educational institutions concerning their policies and codes of conduct. This practice includes advising, drafting, monitoring and updating issues regarding policies and codes of conduct.
We welcome you to contact Keller Thoma if we may be of assistance to you in an education law matter. Based in Southfield, Michigan, we work with educational institutions and school districts throughout Michigan.