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Miller Canfield

Since 1852, Miller Canfield’s collaborative approach, deep resources and network of local, regional and worldwide relationships have helped our lawyers get work done quickly, efficiently and successfully for our clients. We engage the best people, best practices and deliver the best possible results. We know our clients’ businesses, organizations and industries and look out for their best interests. They look to us for legal expertise as well as insight and business advice. Together, we build businesses, communities and prosperity. 

We don’t just advise. We make things happen.

Miller Canfield attorneys have been representing public entities, including numerous counties, cities, townships, public school districts, and colleges and universities, for over 100 years. Miller Canfield employment and labor attorneys were involved in negotiating some of the first public entity labor contracts under the Public Employment Relations Act (PERA) and represent public entities in all employment issues, including contract bargaining, regulatory compliance and reporting obligations.

Among the areas we assist clients with are school law compliance, including both public school districts and private institutions, with issues dealing with Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, student discipline, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, teacher tenure and Title IX provisions.



Amanda VanDusen
Principal & Group Leader, Public Law
150 West Jefferson, Suite 2500
Detroit, MI 48226