Monday Profile: Maggie Swift


Maggie Swift received her bachelor of arts in sociology and women’s studies with honors from the University of Michigan. She also completed a minor in art history through L’Institut Catholique in Paris.

Swift attended Wayne State University Law School as a dean’s scholar, graduating with honors. She received the Silver Key Award for Academics and was a member of the Executive Board for the Journal of Law in Society.
During law school, she interned for the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office, The Wayne State Office of General Counsel, and Judge Michael Warren of Oakland County Circuit Court.

Early this year, Swift joined Lorandos Joshi and relocated to the Ann Arbor area.

A Dexter native, she was excited to return to her roots along with her husband and infant daughter.

 Prior to joining Lorandos Joshi, Swift worked at a small firm handling cases in the areas of family law, criminal law, and civil litigation.

By Jo Mathis
Legal News

Residence:  Whitmore Lake.

What is your most treasured material possession? My snowboard.

Favorite local hangouts: Belle Isle, Planet Rock, and Imperial. 

What’s most exciting in your professional life right now? In my position with Lorandos Joshi I have the opportunity to work with experts in the field of parental alienation. As a family law practitioner for several years, some of the most difficult cases of my career have been those where parents and children have been alienated from one another. I am excited about the opportunity to bring true resolution and family reunification to cases that, without such expertise, would result in an unsatisfying resolution for all parties involved.

What are you better at than everyone else you know? I am cultivating a pretty great grilled cheese sandwich “recipe”.

What do you wish someone would invent? A bubble wand to put in front of car air vents.  It would blow bubbles and entertain my daughter in her car seat as I drive.  

If you could trade places with someone for a day, who would that be?
A judge, to learn how to make my arguments more compelling.

What’s the most awe-inspiring place you’ve ever been? A Michigan lake on a summer afternoon.

What is your proudest moment as a lawyer?
Swearing in one of my closest friends from law school.

If you could choose to do anything for a day, what would it be?
I would return to Paris and relive some of my semester spent studying abroad in college.

What do you do to relax? I enjoy working in my garden, foraging wild mushrooms, and beekeeping.

What is one thing you would like to learn to do? I am envious of people who can play guitar well.

What is something most people don’t know about you? I really hate watching movies.

What is the best advice you ever received? Taking no risks is the riskiest move of all so make smart gambles when the opportunity presents itself.

If you can help it, where will you never return?
Ikea on a Saturday.