About Joan

Joan is a rigorous and engaged attorney committed to asking the right questions to achieve the best results for her clients.

Immediately following law school, Joan worked at Jones Day in Chicago as a litigation associate.  She was a member of large teams handling complex multi-district litigation and also represented pro bono clients, including several individuals pursuing asylum and a prisoner seeking vindication of his civil rights.  After that, she served as a Research Attorney for the three Justices of the Supreme Court of Guam.  Most recently, she completed a judicial clerkship with the Honorable Bernard A. Friedman of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

Joan graduated with honors from the University of Michigan Law School.  While there she was a Senior Editor for the Michigan Journal of Environmental and Administrative Law, a teaching assistant in the school’s legal research and writing program, and a Dean’s Scholar. She also worked in the Environmental Law Clinic.

Prior to law school, Joan served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Panama and worked in her family’s small business.  She earned her B.A. from Michigan State University.

Bar Admissions

Joan is a member of the Illinois Bar and has been admitted to the Northern District of Illinois, the Eastern District of Michigan, and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.