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June 11, 2003
The Sweet House
254 E. Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
Phone: (616) 892-9300
Marshall Grate, whose specialty is in Labor Law and has worked on cases regarding area public schools, explained at the outset that he was not representing himself as a Constitutional Law scholar and, as a further “disclaimer” (as he put it) he had no visuals to use to augment his talk. His interest in, and independent study of, Constitutional law cases and being an avid student of history, along with an acute memory of details of historical cases more than made up for his non-multimedia presentation to us. His work in public school issues of illegal search and seizure, free speech rights, etc. has caused him to be familiar with and bring to bear the guarantees granted by our U.S. Constitution.
About Marshall Grate Marshall Grate, JD
Clark Hill, PLC - Board of Directors of the Michigan Council for School Attorneys, Law degree summa cum laude from the Indiana University School of Law in 1981
Marshall Grate specializes in Public School Law, Labor Law, and Employment Law representing municipal corporations and private sector employers in all aspects of Labor and Employment matters including: Personal Administration, Personnel Administration, Wage and Hour Employment Discrimination, Family and Medical Leave Act, Unfair Labor Practices, Collective Bargaining, and Labor Arbitration. Attorney Grate has successfully defended clients in Bench Trials, Jury Trials, and Administrative Proceedings and he is licensed to practice in all state and federal courts in Michigan and Indiana. He has been admitted to the 6th Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals and the 7th Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals as well as the United States Supreme Court.