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Theresa C. Joswick


  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law Detroit, Michigan, 1985 J.D. University of Detroit Law Review Member, 1983-1984 Case and Comment Editor, 1984-1985
  • Institute for Paralegal Training Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1976 Employee Benefits Certificate
  • University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1976 A.B.



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Theresa C. Joswick

Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

(248) 540-8092 p / (248) 642-7791 f

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Theresa C. Joswick practices in the areas of employee benefits and ERISA. Ms. Joswick has more than 36 years experience in assisting a wide range of clients in the design, preparation, implementation, administration and taxation of retirement plans, welfare (medical, dental, vision, life, flex, cafeteria and severance) plans, and executive compensation plans for both for-profit and tax-exempt organizations. She also advises both buyers and sellers on benefit issues in connection with business mergers, acquisitions and dispositions.

Ms. Joswick earned her J.D. from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law (formerly known as the University of Detroit School of Law), and her A.B. from the University of Michigan.

Ms. Joswick served as Chair of the Employee Benefits Committee of the Oakland County Bar Association for the 2002-2003 year. She is the author of the employee benefits chapter of “Employment Law in Michigan, An Employer’s Guide”, published by The Institute of Continuing Legal Education.

She has been listed since 1997 in The Best Lawyers in America for her employee benefits specialty and since 2006 as a Leader in her specialty in Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Ms. Joswick has been listed in “Michigan Super Lawyers” since 2007. She was listed as one of the “Top 50 Women Michigan Super Lawyers” since 2008 and was named as one of the “Top 50 Women Attorneys in Michigan”, as published by The New York Times in 2011.

Bar Admissions

Michigan, 1985

Honors and Awards

Named “Lawyer of the Year” by The Best Lawyers in America© – Detroit area, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, 2018

Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America© – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, 1997-2020

Chambers USA: Michigan Employee Benefits and Compensation, Band 3 – 2006-2018

Top Lawyer: Employee Benefits Law – DBusiness, 2010-2020

Selected to Michigan Super Lawyers list – 2007-2020

Named to Super Lawyers Top 50: Women Michigan – 2008, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015

Listed in Leading Lawyer: Employee Benefits Law – Since 2013

AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated – LexisNexis/Martindale-Hubbell®

Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition – December 2008

Published Works

Employment Law in Michigan, An Employer’s Guide (Employee Benefits Chapter)
The Institute of Continuing Legal Education


State Bar of Michigan
Taxation Section
Labor and Employment Section

Oakland County Bar Association
Employee Benefits Committee, Member
Chairperson, 2002-2003

American Bar Association
Taxation Section
Labor and Employment Section