The law firm of Bose McKinney & Evans LLP is pleased to announce that attorney Jon Mayes has been appointed chair of the Bose McKinney & Evans Education Law Practice Group.

“Jon brings a wealth of knowledge and a sound reputation in the field of education law, making him an excellent choice to lead our Education Law Practice Group,” said Jeff Gaither, managing partner of Bose McKinney & Evans. “The appointment underlines the firm’s ongoing commitment to providing exceptional legal counsel in the dynamic world of education law.”

As chair, Jon will oversee the Education Law Group, which offers comprehensive legal services to K-12 school districts, administrators, higher education institutions and related governmental entities in a variety of matters, including rights of students and employees, constitutional issues, privacy laws, discrimination, labor matters, public finance, public purchasing, public disclosure matters, property acquisition and management, insurance trusts, intellectual property, and construction contracts and disputes.

“I am excited about the opportunity to lead a wonderful group of attorneys,” said Mayes. “Our Education Law Group has been delivering exceptional client service for years, and I am thrilled to contribute to its continued success.”

Jon will replace Charles R. Rubright, who has served as chair of the Education Law Practice Group for over 30 years and will remain a member of group. “Jon has been an invaluable member of our team, providing clients with timely and critical advice in these trying times for education,” Rubright said. “I am proud to continue serving alongside Jon in the Education Law Practice Group.”

Jon has defended a school corporation in district-wide compliance review by the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, litigated cases in state and federal courts and agencies on an array of issues including constitutional claims, employment claims, labor disputes, and public disclosure laws. Jon has also represented schools in investigations, at the bargaining table in negotiations with unions, and in statutory due process proceedings. He is also a member of the firm’s Labor and Employment Law Group, where he advises clients on a wide array of matters including employment and labor-related issues, tort claims, and contract claims.

Jon is a graduate of Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law and the Indiana University Kelley School of Business.