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Joyce Q. Lower, American lawyer, specializing in the field of Estate Planning Law, Probate Administration Law, Probate Litigation, Tax Law, Real Estate Law.


Lower, Joyce Q. was born on July 15, 1943 in Milford, Massachusetts, United States. Daughter of Raymond Joseph and Marion (Little) Quenneville.


Wellesley College (Bachelor of Arts, 1965). University of Michigan (Juris Doctor, 1967).


Admitted to the bar, 1968, Michigan. 1983, United States. Claims Court. 1990, United States. Tax Court.

Co-Author: "Michigan Estate Planning, Will Drafting and Estate Administration." Member: Oakland County (Chairperson, 1978-1979, Judicial Liaison-Probate Court Committee. Chairperson, 1981-1982, Taxation Committee) and American Bar Associations. State Bar of Michigan (Member: Probate and Trust Law Section, Probate Code Committee, 1977-1978.

Probate Practice Committee, 1981-1982. Senior Justice Committee, 1986-1992. Real Property Law Section.

Taxation Section); Financial and Estate Planning Council of Detroit. Oakland County Financial and Estate Planning Council.


President Young Women’s Christian Association Metropolitan Detroit, 1984-1986. Trustee Roeper City and Country School, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, 1981-1986, Financial and Estate Planning Council, Detroit, Oakland County Estate Planning Council. Board directors United Community Services, Detroit, 1990-1995, United Way Community Services, 1995-1997, Alzheimers Association, Detroit, 1990-1992, Beaumont Foundation, Royal Oak, Michigan, since 1998.

Chair Beaumont Council Finance Professionals, since 1997. Member American Bar Association, Daughters of the American Revolution, Michigan Bar Association, Oakland County Bar Association, Village Club, Society Mayflower Descendants Michigan (state historian).


Married Michael Rhodes Lower, August 7, 1965. Children: Anthony Miles, Courtney Anne.