Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Joumana Kayrouz endorses three candidates for Michigan Supreme Court, donates 30 billboards to help promote their candidacies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                 Contact: Ray Hanania
Wednesday Oct. 31, 2012                                       rghanania     @     gmail   .    com

Joumana Kayrouz endorses three candidates for Michigan Supreme Court,
donates 30 billboards to help promote their candidacies

Declaring women must continue to fight for equality in today’s society, attorney Joumana Kayrouz endorsed three women for the Michigan Supreme Court in the Nov. 6 election.

Kayrouz donated 30 billboards from her vast array of marketing billboards endorsing University of Michigan Law Professor Bridget Mary McCormack, 3rd Circuit Judge Connie Kelley and 46th District Chief Judge Pro Tem Shelia Johnson.

“These three experienced and highly qualified members of our judicial and legal system are proven champions of the rights of families and children,” Kayrouz said in announcing her support and donation.

“Their legal knowledge will bring strength and consistency to the Michigan Supreme Court. Running together as a team, Professor McCormack, Judge Kelley and Judge Johnson will strengthen the role of women not only in our judicial system but in our society.”

All three candidates have received strong endorsements from the media and political organizations and professional law associations.

Kayrouz said the billboards went up last month to help raise public awareness of the important Michigan Supreme Court race reaching more than 3 million people each day.

“Too often in past elections, the voter turnout for judicial races has been low, yet these judicial offices are among the most important,” Kayrouz said.

McCormack is a veteran litigator, legal scholar and educator. A law professor, she is Dean for Clinical Affairs at the University of Michigan Law School.

Judge Kelley practiced law for 27 years representing victims of illegal discrimination before being elected to the Wayne County Circuit Court as a family law judge in 2008 in the 3rd Circuit District.

Judge Johnson worked as both a trial judge in the 46th District, serving 8 years as Chief Judge Pro Tem, and in private practice defending the rights of people in the community.

Joumana Kayrouz is the owner of the Michigan Center for Personal Injury and the Law Offices of Joumana Kayrouz PLLC.

She is one of the most recognized attorneys in Michigan, and the only woman attorney to own a major personal-injury law firm in the state.

Kayrouz is as a pioneer in her field, breaking down barriers to serve those in need of her services, growing an immensely successful enterprise.

Kayrouz was named a “Top Lawyer of the Year” for 2012 by members of the Michigan Legal Industry.

Kayrouz received the prestigious 2012 American Arab Chamber of Commerce (AACC) “Economic Bridge Builder of the Year Award” at their 20th Annual Banquet celebration, and was honored as a “Presenting Sponsor” during the 50th Anniversary gala of the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

In 2010 Kayrouz received the Trailblazer Award from the Lebanese American Club of Michigan during their 15th Annual dinner for her achievements in the legal field.

Her web site is

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