Kenneth B. Chapie

 education law

Curriculum vitae

EXPERIENCE

Mr. Kenneth Chapie is a Shareholder in the firm’s Municipal and Education Practice Group. Mr. Chapie represents public school districts, municipalities and employers against claims of wrongful discharge, employment discrimination, harassment breach of contract, retaliation, wage and hour laws, and family medical leave laws. He also assists public school districts and intermediate school districts with student issues involving: special education, civil rights and constitutional claims, Title IX, student discipline and due process, peer-on-peer harassment and personal injury. As a trial lawyer, Mr. Chapie has defended clients in state and federal courts, at both the trial and appellate levels.

Additionally, Mr. Chapie has experience in counseling and advising clients on their employment agreements, employment policies, non-compete agreements, disciplinary actions, WARN Act compliance, FMLA compliance and ADA compliance.

Mr. Chapie is admitted to practice in the State of Michigan (2003), the Eastern District of Michigan (2004), and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals (2007). He is a member of the Michigan Council of School Attorneys and the American Bar Association. Mr. Chapie has been named a Michigan “Rising Star” (Super Lawyers) in 2012, 2013 and 2014, was named a “Top Lawyer” in the areas of School Law and Litigation by dBusiness and recognized as a Top Attorney in Michigan by the New York Times.

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P  (248) 457-7048
E  kchapie@gmhlaw.com

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EXPERIENCE

Mr. Kenneth Chapie is a Shareholder in the firm’s Municipal and Education Practice Group. Mr. Chapie represents public school districts, municipalities and employers against claims of wrongful discharge, employment discrimination, harassment breach of contract, retaliation, wage and hour laws, and family medical leave laws. He also assists public school districts and intermediate school districts with student issues involving: special education, civil rights and constitutional claims, Title IX, student discipline and due process, peer-on-peer harassment and personal injury. As a trial lawyer, Mr. Chapie has defended clients in state and federal courts, at both the trial and appellate levels.

Additionally, Mr. Chapie has experience in counseling and advising clients on their employment agreements, employment policies, non-compete agreements, disciplinary actions, WARN Act compliance, FMLA compliance and ADA compliance.

Mr. Chapie is admitted to practice in the State of Michigan (2003), the Eastern District of Michigan (2004), and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals (2007). He is a member of the Michigan Council of School Attorneys and the American Bar Association. Mr. Chapie has been named a Michigan “Rising Star” (Super Lawyers) in 2012, 2013 and 2014, was named a “Top Lawyer” in the areas of School Law and Litigation by dBusiness and recognized as a Top Attorney in Michigan by the New York Times.

Practice Areas

•  Education Law
•  Employment & Labor Law
•  Litigation
•  Municipal & Government
•  Government Law
•  Insurance Defense
•  Workers’ Compensation

EDUCATION

•  Michigan State University B.A.
•  University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, J.D., cum laude

Admitted to Practice

•  Michigan: 2003
•  Eastern District of Michigan 2004
•  Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals 2007

Memberships

•  Michigan Council of School Attorneys
•  American Bar Association

Distinctions

top lawyer

top attorney

rising star: 2012-2014

top lawyer

top attorney

rising star: 2012-2014

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Honors

US News Best Lawyers Best Law Firms
Detroit Free Press Top Places to Work
Leading Lawyers
DBusiness Top Lawyers
Martindale-Hubbell Peer Reviewed
Fortune Magazine Top Ranked Law Firms

Contact

P  (248) 457-7000
F  (248) 457-7001
E  contact@gmhlaw.com

Honors

US News Best Lawyers Best Law Firms
Detroit Free Press Top Places to Work
Leading Lawyers
DBusiness Top Lawyers
Martindale-Hubbell Peer Reviewed
Fortune Magazine Top Ranked Law Firms

Contact

P  (248) 457-7000
F  (248) 457-7001
E  contact@gmhlaw.com