Joyce Gwadz

Volunteer Staff Attorney

Joyce Gwadz is a Volunteer Staff Attorney in the Public Benefits Law Unit. She works with clients on a range of public benefits matters, with a focus on Supplemental Security Insurance (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). She also advises clients on tax-related issues that may arise.

Joyce joined Legal Aid in February 2015. Prior to that, until her retirement at the end of 2013, Joyce was a partner in Dow Lohnes PLLC, where she maintained a tax and corporate practice for over 35 years and served as Chair of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee. During her time in private practice, Joyce was a member of the Legal Aid Board of Trustees (2003-2012), and served a term as Board Secretary (2009-2012).

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J.D.magna cum laude, The University of Michigan
A.B., Smith College


Phone: (202) 661-5974
Fax: (202) 727-2132