Michelle is a director and a member of the firm's education law, labor and employment, and litigation practice groups. She has extensive experience working with educational institutions and municipalities in grievance resolution and arbitration hearings, workers' compensation, employee and student discipline, employee dismissal matters, unfair labor practice matters, employment discrimination and retaliation, policy development, student bullying, statutory and regulatory compliance, collective bargaining and labor relations, wage and hour matters, unemployment compensation, civil litigation defense matters, tort claims, and intellectual property matters.
She is a frequent speaker for continuing education seminars on education and labor and employment related topics.
Michelle brings a vast range of experience to every situation to find practical, innovative, and cost effective solutions to the array of legal issues her clients face. She helps clients in all aspects of their operation, including governance issues, labor, employment, student affairs, compliance, contracts, and litigation.
Michelle is a frequent speaker and publishes materials on a variety of topics impacting educational institutions and governmental entities in the State of Indiana, including: teacher dismissal; teacher compensation; teacher and administrator evaluation; administrator contracts; employee handbooks; ghost employment; bullying; the Fair Labor Standards Act; conducting internal investigations; the Indiana Access to Public Records Act and Indiana Open Door Law; social media implications in the workplace; social media and student discipline; civil rights litigation; the Family and Medical Leave Act; worker's compensation; unemployment compensation; the Americans with Disabilities Act; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act; collective bargaining; police and firefighter discipline and dismissals; and the Indiana Tort Claims Act.