BIRMINGHAM, Mich., Feb. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Former District Court Judge Jodi Debbrecht Switalski has joined Lippitt O'Keefe Gornbein PLLC as an of-counsel attorney focused on legal issues related to opioid abuse.
A legal expert in the field of substance abuse and addiction, Switalski served as a Michigan district court judge from 2010 until 2016 and previously was an assistant prosecuting attorney in Macomb County. She also is the founder of Switalski Consulting LLC, a firm providing evidence-based controlled-substance agreements, as well as risk evaluation and mitigation strategies for medical practices.
"Jodi Switalski will provide Lippitt O'Keefe Gornbein and our clients with invaluable counsel over a broad spectrum of medical issues related to opioid abuse," said Brian O'Keefe, a founding partner of the Birmingham-based law firm. "She is recognized as a pioneer and multi-disciplinary expert in the field of substance abuse and addiction."
A native of Columbia, Missouri, Switalski is a graduate of the University of Missouri's School of Law in Columbia and holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Missouri as well.
A frequent speaker at major universities, medical groups and community organization, she recently spoke at Harvard Medical School's International Conference on Opioids and was a panelist at Boston University's Scope of Pain program for doctors and medical professionals.
Based in southeastern Michigan, Lippitt O'Keefe Gornbein is a full-service law firm providing experienced, client-focused legal counsel and advocacy. Founded by Norman Lippitt and Brian O'Keefe, its legal team in addition to Switalski includes partners Henry S. Gornbein, Daniel J. McCarthy, Harvey R. Weingarden and Ryan C. Plecha.
The firm's areas of expertise include commercial and business litigation; business and corporate law; divorce and family law; intellectual property law; civil litigation; real estate law; personal asset and estate planning and protection; municipal law; bankruptcy law; appellate court practice, and dispute resolution.