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Joelle Gurnoe-Adams has dedicated her life to helping others and to advocating for those who are disadvantaged or have special needs. She began her career helping persons with disabilities almost thirty years ago when she was a youth coach for Washtenaw County Special Olympics. As a young woman, Joelle worked for Washtenaw County Community Mental Health as a Program Manager for persons with developmental disabilities and as a Client Services Manager for persons with mental illness.
Joelle focuses her practice in the areas of special needs planning, elder law, probate and disability advocacy. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in psychology and sociology from the University of Michigan, and graduated near the top of her class at Wayne State University Law School. She is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and the Washtenaw County Bar Association. Joelle serves on the PAIMI Advisory Council through Disability Rights Michigan, and has received several honors for her work including the Washtenaw County Human Services Communication Skills Award, the Mark Weiss Endowment for Public Interest Achievement, and the Bergstrom Child Welfare Law Fellowship.