ContactRobert T. Schindler

Robert Schindler is a Member at Miller Johnson in the Education practice. Bob focuses his legal practice on the areas of labor and employment law, general school law, and civil litigation and appeals.

Robert Schindler is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University (B.S., cum laude) and Michigan State University College of Law (J.D., magna cum laude). He has successfully represented public school clients in both state and federal courts, as well as before administrative agencies (including the State Tenure Commission, the Michigan Employment Relations Commission and the Michigan Compensation Appellate Commission), in labor arbitrations, and at the collective bargaining table.

Bob has become known throughout the state not just as a school law attorney, but as a speaker, author, and teacher as well. In this regard, he speaks regularly on education law and labor and employment topics to school districts and professional organizations, including the Metropolitan Detroit Bureau of School Studies, the Michigan Negotiators Association, the Michigan Association of School Personnel Administrators, and others. He has also published several articles in the member newsletter for the Michigan Association of School Personnel Administrators and helps produce regular newsletters for the Michigan Negotiators Association and the Metro Bureau.

In addition, Bob is an adjunct professor at Oakland University. In this role he teaches Education Law to teachers and administrators seeking their Ed.S. degree through OU’s Department of Educational Leadership. He is also a member of the Michigan Council of School Attorneys and has served on their Board of Directors.

Education has long been a passion of Bob’s as he began his professional career as a secondary-level Social Studies teacher and coach.  He is also an avid skier, cyclist, and fan of Detroit and Michigan State sports. His biggest passion, however, is his wife Danielle and their four children, with whom he resides in Beverly Hills.