Jodi Switalski is a National Leader in the Fight Against Opioid Addiction
Her nationally recognized program for safe and responsible administration of controlled substances is used by hundreds of medical & dental professionals across the country. She is now positively impacting workplace protocols as well.
IN THE COMMUNITY
Appointed by the Governor of Michigan after serving as a Metro Detroit felony prosecutor with a perfect trial record, Jodi Switalski has witnessed first-hand, the devastating effects of interpersonal violence, substance abuse and dependency within our families, our children and our communities, and puts a face to its victims through a girl named Paige. In fact, for over 25 years Jodi has been on the front lines of this drug war, pioneering an early state response to synthetic drugs and the opioid epidemic, orchestrating town hall forums and seminars in schools and private institutions, reaching out to judges, correction officers, medical professionals and more. At the same time, Jodi also co-founded the Regional Anti-Drug Education and Outreach organization (RADEO), pronounced RADIO.
IN THE COURTROOM
Former Judge Jodi has leveraged the power of her judicial seat to make a difference, operating a highly successful sobriety and drug court, as well as founding a regional veteran’s treatment court in the State of Michigan. In short, when it comes to our veterans, "Jodi has their six!" Of her numerous accolades, Jodi is proud to have appeared in and consulted on the 2016 PBS documentary, “Invisible Wounds”, which focuses on veterans and PTSD. She was unanimously selected to receive the state wide, first ever "Integrity in our Communities" Award from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School, and was appointed to serve as a member of the Michigan State Drug Treatment Court (Legislative) Advisory Committee. She now works in the highly-respected law firm, Lippitt O’Keefe Gornbein PLLC, specializing in divorce and family law and criminal and civil litigation, including medical malpractice and risk mitigation.Download Jodi's Resume
IN THE FIELD
As Partner with The Stutman Switalski Group, LLC, Jodi provides over 125 presentations each year, speaking to thousands of students, parents, medical and dental professionals, and more regarding the devastating drug epidemic our country faces today.
As Founder & Chief Consultant of Switalski Law and Consulting, Jodi's broad educational background in science, treatment, violence, mental health, and the law provide a diverse background and unique focus when consulting on the use and implementation of informed consent and monitoring strategies. Her private consulting assists dental office, medical practices, and hospital groups in establishing treatment systems for early recognition of physical dependency, treatment responses for addiction, and risk mitigation through the use of best practice templates and protocols as part of the larger treatment plan. She has had the privilege of working with numerous hospital systems and individual practices throughout the country.
Jodi is currently expanding her consulting into the workplace arena, uniquely revamping outdated Drug Free Workplace Policies and EAP to create treatment systems and safety policies that never could have anitcipated the liabilities of legal drugs. She furthers her efforts in the community, school and educational systems for administration, staff/teachers and students as well.
IN THE MEDIA
As a frequent guest on TV and radio shows, Jodi has appeared before hundreds of audiences in the U.S. of varying demographics, including the 2016 and 2017 International Conference on Opioids (where she was rated Best Speaker), Boston University SCOPE of PAIN and MD Anderson in Houston. Most recently her article, ”Your Name is on the Bottle”, was published by the Seattle Study Club, Inc., a national dental society. Jodi earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology with an emphasis in children with behavioral disorders, studied Human Development in her graduate program, Family Studies and Public Policy, as well as completed her Juris Doctorate in 2003.