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Marshall W. Grate

Senior Attorney
Office

Grand Rapids

200 Ottawa NW
Suite 500
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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Fax: +16166081183
Education
J.D., summa cum laude, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1981
B.S., summa cum laude, Harding University, Searcy, Arkansas
State Bar Licenses
Michigan
Indiana
Court Admissions
U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court

Marshall W. Grate

Senior Attorney

Marshall Grate is experienced in public school law and labor and employment law. In addition to being a certified Title IX investigator, he advises education entities on school code compliance, personnel administration, collective bargaining, and more.

Marshall has successfully defended clients in both bench and jury trials and administrative proceedings. 

In addition to his practice, 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 education law 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.

Memberships
Michigan Association of School Board Attorneys, Member of the Board of Directors
Newsletter Alerts
Non-Renewal of Michigan School Administrator ContractsNon-Renewal of Michigan Probationary Teacher ContractsSixth Circuit Court of Appeals Rules That School District Administrators Can Be Liable for Failing to Prevent Teacher’s Physical Abuse of a StudentCalifornia Federal Court Joins Washington Federal Court in Halting the U.S. Department of Education’s Rule on Distributing Coronavirus Aid Relief to Private SchoolsFederal Court Halts U.S. Department of Education’s Rule on Distributing Coronavirus Aid Relief to Private SchoolsNon-Renewal of Probationary Teacher ContractsNon-Renewal of Administrator ContractsUse of Derogatory Terms to Motivate Student-Athletes is Permissible Under Title IXEducation Records Are Subject to FOIA RequestsSubsequent Harassment Must Occur in Title IX Private Causes of ActionNon-Renewal of Probationary Teacher ContractsNon-Renewal of Administrator ContractsNon-Renewal of Probationary Teacher ContractsNon-Renewal of Administrator ContractsContractual Restrictions Against Forum Shopping May Be IllegalNon-Renewal of Probationary Teacher ContractsNon-Renewal of Administrator ContractsMichigan Legislature Repeals Preferential Hiring Requirement for Special Education PersonnelThe United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Supports a Female Transgender Student's Right to Use the Girl's School RestroomA Minnesota Court Rules Pre-Kindergarten Instructors Should Be Excluded From A Teacher Collective Bargaining UnitMichigan Schools Can Demand Removal of Prohibited Subjects From Collective Bargaining AgreementsUnited States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Adopts OCR's Title IX Gender Identity Interpretation for Transgender Students' Access to School Facilities
Articles
TITLE IX Q&A: How to Protect your Educational Institution from LitigationContractual Restrictions Against Forum Shopping May Be Illegal
Presentations
Top 5 Trends for the New School YearWEBINAR: Title IX: Hot Topics2016 Clark Hill & Plante Moran School Law & Finance Seminar Presentation on January 9, 2016MNA Spring Conference: We CAN Learn From Our Past and Impact Our FutureMASA/MCSA Shared-Time Agreements by Marshall Grate
Practice Areas
Labor & Employment
Areas of Emphasis
Title IX Compliance and Investigations
Industries
Education