Legal Counsel

Members Can Count on MASB's Legal Counsel

MASB’s experienced legal counsel provides board members and superintendents information regarding current school law, recent court decisions and Attorney General opinions. In addition, the Legal Department provides administrative support for the Council of School Attorneys and operates the Legal Trust Fund to assist school districts involved in litigation having statewide significance.

Brad A. Banasik, J.D., Legal Counsel/Director of Labor Relations & Policy

Brad grew up in Watervliet, Mich. and is a 1993 graduate of Western Michigan University with a degree in Education, majoring in History. He taught in the Berrien County Intermediate School District before receiving a Juris Doctor degree from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School and admittance to the Michigan Bar in 1997.

Brad has been with MASB since May 1997; serving as Assistant Director of Policy Services until promoted to the position of Legal Counsel in September 1999. In 2009, he was appointed as Director of MASB’s Labor Relations Department in addition to his Legal Counsel position. And, he is program manager and secretary for the Michigan Council of School Attorneys.

Brad has also taught School Law graduate courses as an adjunct professor in Michigan State University’s College of Education and WMU’s Educational Leadership program.