Employee benefits attorney J.J. Conway named to 2022 Leading Lawyers list

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Royal Oak, Mich.—August 25, 2022—Employee benefits and ERISA law firm J.J. Conway Law is pleased to announce that principal attorney and founder John Joseph (J.J.) Conway has been selected for inclusion on Michigan’s Leading Lawyers list for 2022 in the category of Employee Benefits.  This recognition is bestowed on fewer than 5% of Michigan’s licensed attorneys.

A nationally recognized trial attorney, Conway has legally navigated the complexities of disability, employee health benefits, and ERISA law for the past 23 years. Establishing his practice on the principle of helping people secure the employee benefits rightfully owed to them, Conway has recovered more than $65 million for his clients and won landmark class-action lawsuits in favor of families and retirees.

Conway is known in particular for securing healthcare benefits for children and successfully co-litigated the first federal autism benefits healthcare action against an employee benefit plan where the court held that denying medical treatment for autism was “arbitrary and capricious.”  In addition, Conway served as co-lead class action counsel for 9,000 pension plan participants against the City of Detroit’s Pension Fund, its trustees and advisors, seeking protection of the funds themselves and resulting in a multi-million-dollar settlement and major structural reforms concerning the investment of pension monies in unregulated investments.

Throughout his career, Conway has been the recipient of multiple awards including the Thomas P. Moore Leadership in Philanthropy Award from the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and the State Bar of Michigan Champion of Justice Award.  He authored a primer on ERISA law and benefits: “Hitting You When You Least Expect It: A Basic Guide to ERISA for Non-ERISA Lawyers,” which is one of the top searched documents on the web discussing employee benefits claims. Conway, who is a member of the American Bar Association, State Bar of Michigan, and State Bar of Arizona, has also been elected to membership in the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation and the Fellows of the Michigan State Bar Foundation.

About Leading Lawyers

Leading Lawyers, a division of the Law Bulletin Publishing Company, surveys thousands of attorneys statewide to identify lawyers most often recommended by their peers. Lawyers cannot nominate themselves or anyone at their own law firm. Fewer than five percent of all lawyers licensed to practice law in a given state can be named a Leading Lawyer. Learn more at leadinglawyers.com.

About J.J. Conway Law

J.J. Conway Law was founded by John Joseph (J.J.) Conway in 1999 to work with individuals seeking full access to the employee benefits they have earned. The firm has been involved with nationally significant employee benefit, disability and pension cases, including class action lawsuits for such landmark decisions as requiring Michigan private insurers to cover autism health treatments for children through age 18 and protecting the pension rights of City of Detroit employees, police and firefighters as well as Wayne County employees by holding their trustees accountable for investment decisions. The firm’s motto is “Conquer Tomorrow®” and is dedicated to making tomorrow easier for their clients across the United States. Learn more on the firm’s website.