Fadwa Hammoud

Managing Member, Miller Johnson Law Firm, Detroit Office

Fadwa Hammoud is a Managing Member of the Miller Johnson Law Firm’s Detroit Office. Miller Johnson is among the fastest growing law firms in the state, boasting double-digit growth in employees and revenue gains over the past 24 months and maintaining its mission of giving back to the communities it serves and serving clients to help them achieve their goals. In her capacity, she helps lead key lines of service for the firm, including crisis management, dispute resolution, intellectual property, health care, corporate, mergers and acquisitions, real estate and education law. In addition to being a Managing Member, Mrs. Hammoud was appointed in April 2024 by Governor Whitmer to serve on the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), Executive Committee.

In 2022, Mrs. Hammoud was appointed Chief Deputy Attorney General at the Michigan Department of Attorney General, the state’s largest public interest law firm. In five years with the Department, she went from serving as Michigan’s 12th Solicitor General to ultimately being appointed to the highest position in the office, Chief Deputy Attorney General, and has achieved historic wins for the people of Michigan. In the course of leading in the Department, she shattered glass ceilings she did not necessarily set out to break by becoming Michigan’s youngest Solicitor General, the first Arab and Muslim American to hold the office in the nation, the highest ranking Arab or Muslim state official in Michigan’s history, and the first Muslim woman to argue a case before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Prior to joining the Department of Attorney General, Mrs. Hammoud served eight years at the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office, where she launched the Business Protection Unit, a first-of-its-kind organized retail crime unit that became central to the County’s strategy for attracting and retaining key investments and development opportunities. Mrs. Hammoud also served as a Trustee and Treasurer of the Dearborn Public Schools Board of Education and the Henry Ford College Board, championing public education in her hometown. A first-generation American, Hammoud advocated on behalf of Michigan’s various ethnic and immigrant communities and advised state, county, and city leaders on their affairs. After thirteen years in public service, she has culminated the respect and support of her colleagues in the legal community who recently named her Michigan Lawyers Weekly's 2023 Influential Woman of the Year.