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Marshall W. Grate
Marshall W. Grate is a Senior Attorney in Clark Hill’s Grand Rapids office where he is a member of the Education & Municipal Law, and Labor & Employment Law practice groups. Marshall is an ATIXA certified Title IX investigator. Marshall specializes his practice in public school law, labor and employment law, municipal corporations, and private sector employers. Marshall has broad experience in all labor and employment matters, and focuses on school code compliance, FERPA, constitutional legal issues that affect public schools, personnel administration, wage and hour issues, employment discrimination (EEOC), teacher tenure cases, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), unfair labor practices, collective bargaining, mediation, fact finding and labor arbitration. Marshall has successfully defended clients in both bench and jury trials and administrative proceedings. He is licensed to practice in all state and federal courts in Michigan and Indiana and is admitted to the Sixth and Seventh Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals, as well as the United States Supreme Court.
Marshall received his law degree, summa cum laude, from Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis campus, in 1981. While in law school, he was the Associate Editor to the Indiana Law Review. Marshall has published several articles, including, “COBRA’S Requirements for Group Health Plans, Do They Apply in a Strike” and “Binding Arbitrations of Statutory Employment Discrimination Claims”. He currently serves as editor of Clark Hill’s educational newsletter. He has also had numerous speaking engagements for labor, employment, and school law issues, including the Michigan Negotiators Association, Michigan Association of School Board Attorneys, and the Michigan Association of School Law Attorneys.