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John C. Kava received his undergraduate degree from Saginaw Valley State University and received his Juris Doctor from Ave Maria School of Law, where he served as Vice President of the Moot Court Board. Mr. Kava represented Ave Maria School of Law as an oral advocate in several Moot Court Competitions, and was a member of the Moot Court Team that won the 2008 State of Michigan Competition. Prior to entering law school, Mr. Kava was a college football coach at Gannon University and took graduate courses in Business Administration.

Mr. Kava practices in the area of labor relations and educational law. Mr. Kava also counsels clients in areas of special education and student discipline. In addition to Mr. Kavaís experience with traditional school districts, Mr. Kava has extensive expertise in representing public school academies.



  • Admitted to the State Bar of Michigan

  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan


  • Saginaw Valley State University (B.A., History)

  • Ave Maria School of Law (J.D.)

  • Moot Court Board of Directors, Vice President

  • Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland, International Law Certificate


  • Labor/Employment and Litigation sections of the State Bar of Michigan

  • American Bar Association

  • Federal Bar Association

  • Michigan and National Councils of School Attorneys

  • Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys


  • Legal Issues: Sexting, Cell Phones, & Improper Technology Use in School Setting

  • Employment Laws & Discrimination in the Workplace

  • Legal Issues in School Safety and the Law

  • Legal Issues: Educatorís Use of Social Networking Sites

Revised School Code
Michigan Teacher Tenure Act
Labor and Employment MattersLitigation
Special Education

Students Rights and Responsibilities
Municipal Finance










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