Attorney Joumana Kayrouz honored for legal achievements
(Dearborn, Michigan) – Michigan Accident Attorney Joumana Kayrouz was honored at the 25th Annual Arab American Chamber of Commerce “Building Economic Bridges” gala for her contributions to the business and legal community.
The Economic Bridge Builder of the Year award recognizes individuals and businesses for their commitment to leadership and excellence. This is the second award of recognition Kayrouz has received from the Arab American Chamber of Commerce (AACC).
The largest Arab-American business organization in America, AACC provides services to more than 1,500 small businesses to multinational corporations, and to business professionals.
“It is a great honor for me to be recognized by such a prestigious organization as the Arab American Chamber of Commerce,” Kayrouz said in accepting the award Friday Oct. 13 at the Henry in Dearborn.
“I will continue to defend the rights of everyday people who come to my offices seeking my help. Helping others to achieve their rights has always been my mission and I won’t be discouraged from that public service.”
More than 700 people including government officials, corporate executives, small business leaders, and community leaders attended the sold-out event.
Kayrouz has received many honors and distinctions over the years both for professional legal work and philanthropic endeavors.
In 2016 Kayrouz was named “Best Female Attorney” by the readers of Detroit Metro Times in it’s annual survey.
She has been featured on the cover of the Metro Times and named by Crain’s Detroit Business in 2014 as the “American Dreamer.” In 2012, she was named “Top Lawyer of the Year” in a survey of more than 18,000 Michigan lawyers.
Kayrouz is a popular guest speaker on the University circuit. In 2012, Kayrouz served as the national sponsor of the 50th Gala for St. Jude Children’s Hospital. She is a frequently sought speaker on legal and motivational issues at universities around the world.
A thought leader in American politics, Kayrouz hosted fundraisers at her home for various local, statewide and national candidates including for US Congress and president. Kayrouz serves on the re-election campaign committees of several judges as well as supporting many judicial candidates.
As a leading champion for Lebanon, Kayrouz hosts Lebanese government officials in pursuit of her philanthropic work through the Joumana Kayrouz & Daughters Foundation which provide support to needy families in Lebanon.
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