Chuck Rubright is a partner and chair of the Education Law Group. Chuck has extensive practical experience in negotiations, arbitration, employee dismissals, public section employee and retirement benefit matters, and litigation of public sector labor questions. He was formerly a hearing examiner and mediator for the Indiana Education Employment Relations Board. He has been a practicing attorney since 1974, a member of the firm since 1975 and a partner since 1982. Chuck has negotiated and settled more than 350 collective bargaining agreements. He has negotiated contracts for Indiana public schools ranging in size as small as Crothersville to as large as the Gary Community School Corporation. Currently Chuck is serving as chief negotiator in several school districts including Anderson Community Schools, M.S.D. Washington Township, Vigo County School Corporation, Monroe County Community School Corporation, and Richmond Community Schools. Additionally, Chuck personally serves as general counsel to the Anderson Community School Corporation, and M.S.D. Washington Township. Chuck also has been extensively involved in implementing the mandates of Senate Enrolled Act 199 and restructuring retirement benefits at numerous school corporations. Since 2011, Chuck has been assisting school districts addressing changes in the bargaining law, the new evaluation requirements and performance based compensation.
Indiana University Maurer School of Law – Bloomington (J.D., 1973)
Indiana State University (B.S., 1969)
Honors / Awards
The Best Lawyers in America® 2007-2021; Best Lawyers® 2011 Indianapolis Education Lawyer of the Year; AV® Peer Review rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Appearances / Publications
Speaker: Chuck has been a frequent lecturer on collective bargaining, public employment issues, including fringe benefit and retirement matters before the Indiana School Boards Association, Indiana Association for School Business Officials, Indiana University, Purdue University, and Butler University. Chuck regularly serves as a trainer for employment law and collective bargaining for new principals and superintendents.
Appointments / Memberships
Member: Counsel of School Attorneys of the National School Boards Association, Association of Educational Negotiators, Educational Law Association, Sub-Committee of the Employment Law Section of the American Bar Association concerning State and Local Government Bargaining. Indianapolis and Indiana State (Labor Law Section) Bar Associations.