2018 : Fadwa Hammoud Appointed Michigan Solicitor General, First Arab American and Muslim in the U.S.A.

January 15, 2023 all-day

Fadwa A. Hammoud, a resident of Dearborn, Michigan was appointed as Michigan’s Solicitor General by Michigan’s Attorney General Dana Nessel on January 15, 2019, becoming the first Arab American and Muslim Solicitor General in the history of U.S.A.

According to Attorney General Dana Nessel, “I am proud of the seasoned veterans who have chosen to return to state government – and to those who have already committed their careers to public service.  Today’s appointments show a diverse cross-section of Michigan.  I am proud of the team we have built to advocate for and protect all Michiganders. Together we will bring the Department of the Attorney General back to the people of our state.”

Fadwa A. Hammoud, served as lead attorney in the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office, where she established the Business Protection Unit. Prior to her appointment as lead attorney, Hammoud prosecuted criminal enterprise, homicide, financial crime and identity theft.

Hammoud is a trustee and treasurer of the Dearborn Public Schools Board of Education and the Henry Ford College Board; a Snyder-appointee to the Commission on Middle Eastern American Affairs; and, sits on the Legislative Committee for the Hispanic/Latino, Asian Pacific American and Middle Eastern American Affairs Commissions.

A graduate of Wayne State University Law School and the University of Michigan-Dearborn, Hammoud clerked for the Honorable Judge George Steeh in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan and a 2018 member of the Harvard Business School’s Young American Leaders Program.

Source : ” Fadwa Hammoud appointed to Michigan’s Solicitor General, first Arab American and Muslim in the U.S.A.“, Arab American News, January 15, 2019.