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American Bar Association, Antitrust Law Section

American Bar Association, Tort, Trial & Insurance Practice Section

American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Women Advocate Committee

Federal Bar Association for the Eastern District of Michigan

State Bar of Michigan, Appellate Practice Section Council

State Bar of Michigan, Past Chair, Antitrust, Franchise & Trade Regulation Section

State Bar of Michigan, Negligence Section

Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association, Board of Directors

Washtenaw County Bar Association

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  • Michigan
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • United States District Court for the District of Utah


Wayne State University Law School, J.D.

  • cum laude

Michigan State University, B.A.

Joanne Geha Swanson


Joanne Geha Swanson has more than 30 years of experience as a litigator and appellate attorney. Her civil litigation practice primarily involves complex commercial disputes, antitrust, class actions, business torts, legal malpractice and other related matters.

Joanne also devotes a significant percentage of her professional time to state and federal appellate practice involving issues across the spectrum of subject areas, including insurance disputes, constitutional challenges, questions of statutory interpretation, business torts, commercial disputes, medical and legal malpractice, real estate disputes, and civil procedural questions.

She has authored numerous published articles related to her areas of practice, and she has lectured on topics related to litigation and the appeals process.  Joanne is the Past Chair of the State Bar of Michigan's Antitrust, Franchise & Trade Regulation Section.  She is a current Council Member of the Appellate Practice Section of the State Bar of Michigan and a member of the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association Board of Directors.

Joanne is listed in The Best Lawyers in America®, Woodward/White, Inc.; was named a “Best Michigan Attorney”; honored by Corporate Counsel Magazine as a “Super Lawyer”; and selected by dbusiness Magazine as a “Top Lawyer.” She has been ranked as a “Michigan Super Lawyer” by Thomson Reuters. She also received the Thomas M. Cooley Law School Distinguished Brief Award.

Joanne is a fellow of the Michigan State Bar Foundation and the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association Foundation.

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