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Marshall W. Grate

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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.


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


Named among The Best Lawyers in America® – Education Law and Labor Law – Management by Best Lawyers (2024)


Michigan Association of School Board Attorneys, Member of the Board of Directors

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