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William J. Blaha graduated with honors from Michigan State University and received his Juris Doctorate degree from Wayne State University Law School. Mr. Blaha's expertise has been concentrated in representing educational institutions in the specialized area of labor relations and education law. Mr. Blahaís litigation practice includes representing public schools in state and federal courts and such administrative forums as the American Arbitration Association, Michigan Employment Relations Commission, Michigan Department of Civil Rights, and the Michigan Department of Education. Mr. Blaha frequently speaks at conferences for board of education members, administrators and employees on current legal issues confronting schools. William J. Blaha co-authored the 2009 Edition of The Michigan Teacher and Tenure with Gary J. Collins. He is a member of the Labor Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan. Additionally, Mr. Blaha holds memberships with the National Council of School Board Attorneys and the Michigan Council of School Board Attorneys. Mr. Blaha also serves as a representative on Michiganís Safe Schools Initiative Work Group and provides a quarterly legal update on school related safety issues.

 

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE

  • Admitted to the State Bar of Michigan

  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan

  • 6th Circuit Court of Appeals

EDUCATION

  • Michigan State University (B.A., Business/Marketing)

  • Wayne State University Law School (J.D.)

LEGAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Labor / Employment Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan

  • National Council of School Board Attorneys

  • Michigan Council of School Board Attorneys

PRESENTATIONS

  • Current Issues in Collective Bargaining

  • Legal Issues/Educatorís Use of Social Networking Sites

  • Michigan Teacher Tenure Evaluation/Discipline

  • Legal Issues in School Safety

  • Freedom of Information Act, Personnel Files and Open Meetings Act

PUBLICATIONS

  • Co-Author of the 1993, 2002 and 2009 editions of the Michigan Teacher and Tenure

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

Students Rights and Responsibilities
Municipal Finance
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


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