Robert A. Lusk
Mr. Lusk is an attorney, arbitrator and mediator. Mr. Lusk graduated from Michigan State University (B. A., Economics) and Wayne State University Law School (J. D., cum laude).
Mr. Lusk is a widely known and well-respected expert in the areas of Education Law and Labor and Employment Law. Mr. Lusk founded Lusk Albertson, PLC, with Mr. Albertson, in 2010 and served as its CEO until 2019. In 2003, Mr. Lusk founded the Education Law Practice Group at Clark Hill, PLC, and served as the Practice Group Leader of that firm’s Education and Municipal Practice Group. Mr. Lusk has litigated and tried many precedent setting cases.
Mr. Lusk’s expertise and experience has been recognized by his peers and clients. He holds Martindale-Hubbell’s highest ranking for legal skills and ethics (AV Preeminent). In 2019 he was recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America and, before that, by several other publications that rank lawyers by skill, reputation and ethics. In 2020, he was recognized as one of the Midwest’s Top Rated Lawyers.
Mr. Lusk is frequently invited to write, teach and speak on Education and Labor and Employment Law topics. In addition to publishing articles in professional journals, he has served as an Adjunct Professor at Grand Valley State University and Oakland University. He has been invited to speak at conferences sponsored by national, state and local industry groups, including: the National School Board Association’s Council of School Attorneys; the Education Law Association; the Michigan Association of School Boards’ Council of School Attorneys; the Michigan Association of School Administrators (MASA); the Michigan School Business Officials (MSBO) and the Michigan Association of Administrators of Special Education (“MAASE”). Additionally, Mr. Lusk regularly provides in-services and other trainings for clients and client organizations.
Mr. Lusk is a trained and certified general civil mediator and a panelist on the American Arbitration Association’s Employment Panel. He is a member of many professional organizations, including: the American Bar Association (Labor and Employment, Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Sections); the Michigan Bar Association (Labor and Employment, Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Sections); the National School Board Association’s Council of School Attorneys; and, the Michigan Council of School Attorneys.
Mr. Lusk’s parents are retired school teachers. His wife, Vita, is a special education administrator. He is the proud father of five children, all of whom graduated from the Walled Lake Consolidated Schools.