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Royal Oak, Mich.—August 12, 2022—J.J. Conway Law, an employee benefits and Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) law firm, is pleased to announce that principal attorney and founder John Joseph (J.J.) Conway has been named a 2022 Michigan Super Lawyer. Super Lawyers uses a patented multiphase selection process with peer nominations, evaluations and independent research to determine who is awarded the Super Lawyers designation.
Identified as a Michigan Super Lawyer since 2013, Conway has been listed in the category of Employee Benefits in 2022. He adds this recognition to several other Super Lawyers titles including Michigan Super Lawyers’ list of “Rising Stars” 2008–2011 and the Top 50: Michigan Consumer Super Lawyers for 2016 and 2017.
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. He 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,” and has acted as co-lead class action counsel on many cases—one notably for a nationwide class action of 22,000 military families seeking healthcare treatment for their children with autism.
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. He has been involved in similar class action litigation protecting the pension rights of police, fire, and sheriff deputies from improper financial investments by their pension plan trustees.
Throughout his career, Conway has been the recipient of multiple awards and 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. He is a co-author of the Michigan Basic Practice Handbook, published by the Institute for Continuing Legal Education.
About Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented, multi-phase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer review by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive, and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys. For more information, go to SuperLawyers.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.
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