Stephanie J. Addison
Ms. Addison joined the firm in 2017, bringing 6 years of bankruptcy and litigation experience. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Addison represented large and small financial institutions in bankruptcy and commercial litigation with a focus on real estate and creditor rights. Her practice area now is focused in Employee Benefits Law, including investment compliance, litigation and bankruptcy under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). Ms. Addison drafts and negotiates highly complex international investments on behalf of her clients. She also handles collection matters to assert plans’ creditor rights against delinquent contractors with a focus on protecting fringe benefit funds in the event of employer bankruptcy.
Prior to law school, Ms. Addison worked in Human Resources focusing on employee benefits, employee relations and sourcing.
Education: Ms. Addison earned her Juris Doctor degree from the Western Michigan University, Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2010. While in law school, Ms. Addison’s article, Is Michigan’s 100 Mile Rule Still Relevant? A Look at the Impact of Michigan’s Economy on the 100 Mile Rule, was published in the Thomas M. Cooley Journal of Practical and Clinical Law. She also served as a Senior Associate Editor of the Thomas M. Cooley Law Review, received Dean’s List honors, and was elected to the Executive Board of the Student Bar Association. Ms. Addison earned a Bachelor of Arts, with honors, from Oakland University in 2003.
Professional Affiliations: Ms. Addison is admitted to the State Bar of Michigan with appearances before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.