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Joumana Boutros Kayrouz

Personal injury Attorney at Southfield, MI

4.4   56 reviews
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1998
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Attorney Joumana Kayrouz

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

 

Kayrouz 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. She built her career on a combination of legal savvy, hard work and a sincere empathy for the financial, physical and psychological needs of accident victims.

 

Ms. Kayrouz is as a pioneer in her field, effectively breaking down barriers to reach out to those in need of her services and growing an immensely successful enterprise.

 

Since earning her Doctorate in Juris Doctor degree in 1997, she has recovered tens of millions of dollars for clients. Her law firm is growing constantly, adding highly qualified attorneys and legal staff who treat each client with skill and compassion.

 

After earning her law degree, Kayrouz worked at Philo, Atkinson, et al. Known as the “father of personal injury law,” Harry Philo was a valuable and much-loved mentor. After four months, she was offered a partnership in the firm. After Philo’s retirement, she left the firm. Since then, the Kayrouz Law Firm has grown by leaps and bounds. Currently located on the fifth floor of the Southfield Town Center, the firm will soon occupy much of the building’s seventh floor.

 

Kayrouz was born in Lebanon where she experienced the ravages of war from an early age. This awakened her acute sense of justice. She began college at the American University of Beirut (AUB) as a pre-medical student. Emigrating from Lebanon at the age of 22, she finished her undergraduate studies Master’s degree from Yale in Ethics, with a concentration in Medical Ethics.

 

Kayrouz, who is fluent in four languages — several dialects of Arabic, French, Italian, and English — feels her job involves more than helping people recoup money owed to them by insurance companies.

 

“When you graduate, they call you ‘lawyer and counselor.’ I never understood the ‘counselor’ part until I became a practitioner,” she says.

 

“Then I understood that when people come to you they are, quite often, very wounded, not just physically, but also emotionally. And you have to really become a healer.

 

“You’re dealing not just with the economic loss and the physical limitations that people might have from their accidents, but also with their depression, their personal relationships, and their daily struggles. Suddenly you find yourself offering advice, both legal and psychological; guiding them and being a role model to them; reminding them of faith and the power of the mind.”

 

In addition to managing her successful law practice, Kayrouz also maintains an energetic role in community and social activism.

 

Kayrouz served as the national president of Auxilia, the premier Lebanese charitable organization, providing millions of dollars of aid to families in her native country. She currently serves as secretary of the D-MAN Foundation, which assists those injured in automobile accidents with private duty nurses, medical transportation, music therapy, and other services.

 

SOCIAL ACTIVISM

 

 Active in the Arab American Political Action Committee (AAPAC) and an honorary adviser to the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), she is an Executive Board Member of the Michigan Association for Justice (MAJ) and the Minority Delegate from the State of Michigan to the American Association for Justice (AAJ).

 

 In March of 2012, Kayrouz was appointed President of the Board of Directors for the Miss Lebanon Emigrants USA – 2012 by the Lebanese Ministry of Tourism. As President of the organization in the United States, Kayrouz will be the official representative of the Lebanese Ministry of Tourism in the United States and in everything related to Lebanese events.

 

 Kayrouz helped direct the Miss Lebanon Emigrants – USA 2012 pageant which was held in Michigan on May 24. The event attracted celebrities from around the world including hosting the Lebanese Minister of Tourism as well as the Lebanese Ambassador to the United States and other high ranking officials.

 

 The winner of the prestigious Michigan pageant competes with other contestants selected from pageants in 35 countries each August at Castle Assouf in Dhour Shweir, Lebanon.

 

 Kayrouz hosts her own Arabic language program every Friday on WNKZ 690 AM radio from 12:30 to 1 PM where she offers legal advice to her Middle-Eastern community and takes live calls from listeners. She is frequently told that listeners take their lunch break at 12:30 for the specific purpose of tuning in and taping her show. She also appears as a guest every Wednesday from 8:30 to 8:45 a.m. on “Good Morning, Michigan,” hosted by Laila Al Husini, also on WNZK.

 

 In March 2013, Kayrouz launched the Joumana Kayrouz & Daughters with a $50,000 starting endowment that will provide health and medical assistance to individuals in need in Lebanon, and disseminate information on the challenges facing the families and children in need.

 

In December 2013, Kayrouz was invited by Governor Rick Snyder to the ceremonial signing of the two Public acts, 218 and 219, for supporting two new laws that protect accident victims from unscrupulous attorneys known as “ambulance chasers.”

 

Garden City Hospital opened the doors to the new birthing center in March 2014; after months of renovations to their oldest wing. Hospital president and CEO Gary Ley acknowledged the “substantial” support of Kayrouz and her donation for future families at Garden City.

 

 HONORS & RECOGNITIONS

 

Joumana Kayrouz was named a “Top Lawyer of the Year” for 2012 by DBusiness Magazine, the premier business publication of Detroit, in a survey of more than 18,000 Michigan lawyers.

 

Ms. Kayrouz received the Humanitarian of the Year Award from Life for Relief and Development at their 20th Anniversary dinner on April 19, 2013. And. Ms. Kayrouz also received the prestigious 2012 American Arab Chamber of Commerce (AACC) “Economic Bridge Builder of the Year Award” at their 20th Annual Banquet celebration.

 

She was named a “Presenting Sponsor” honored during the 50th Anniversary gala of the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

 

In April 2014, Joumana Kayrouz was featured on the cover of Metro Times accompanied with an article written by Drew Philp.  Philp wrote this article after shadowing Kayrouz on more than five occasions in her office, home, and other public events so he can provide a glimpse “behind the billboard.”  Full article is available here.

 

 Just recently, in June 2014, Kayrouz was named by Crain’s Detroit Business as one of the featured “American Dreamers.”  This recognition cites successful local men and women of Metro Detroit and their road to accomplishments.  The article feature can be found here.

 

In 2010 Ms. Kayrouz received the Trailblazer Award from the Lebanese American Club of Michigan (LACOM) during their 15th Annual dinner for her achievements in the legal field and for being an outstanding member of the Lebanese-American community.

 

PERSONAL LIFE

 

Kayrouz is a devoted mother to her two daughters, Stephanie and Nathalie. She is somewhat of a fanatic about her pet dogs, Bella a Chihuahua and Pierre a French Bulldog. She loves to travel, but, except for occasionally longer trips to Lebanon, a typical vacation usually runs from Friday through Sunday.

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Location

Joumana Boutros Kayrouz
1000 Town Ctr Ste 550
Southfield, MI, 48075

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Reviews

4.4 / 5.0
  56 customer reviews
Posted by Arica | June 9, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
THE ABSOLUTE BEST!
Honest, Caring, Genuine, Kind, and a FORCE all at once! There’s so much to type here from the receptionist the assistants and attorneys I could never thank you enough for believing in me, helping me, pointing me in the correct direction and taking my calls when I didn’t understand due to my brain injury. I was run over in my sleep there were only 2 cases like mines and new to the attorneys since I wasn’t driving and not outside walking or on a bike but sleep in my bed. I met Joumana in PERSON up close and personal and after meeting her the first day I chose her, I was looking for a caring honest attorney that I felt comfortable being a part of my family and she was the ONLY top attorney who didn’t shove me off to her staff and when she did refer me they were also amazing! Joumana, Ali, and staff will fight for your BEST outcome! We won and I know they will WIN FOR YOU!
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Posted by Alexis | October 26, 2022
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Happy day!
Today is a happy day! Joumana Kayrouz made me feel like family and got me an unbelievable settlement!! Also thanks to Ali Ajrouch Who Was so helpful. The office always kept me informed and gave me the Best advice. Thank you thank you thank you thank you
Posted by Bradley | October 6, 2021
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Client
Joumana is detail oriented and so professional. Nour is the best and is a very hard worker. The firm really did an amazing job and i would recommend anyone to go to them. A big thank you to the Law Offices of Joumana Kayrouz.
Posted by Sheree Duplessis | September 24, 2021
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She is A blessing
I just want toI just want to thankYou for all your support love and patienceYou made me feel like not just a client but a friendYou was there for me anytime I needed you answered all my questionsAs a woman to another woman I look up to youAnd I am thankful to have you as a role modelMy Lord God continue to bless you as you continue to bless others
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Posted by Sharon King | July 22, 2021
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Outstanding Law Firm
I had 3 accidents with the Law Offices of Joumana Kayrouz. I was happy with the settlement amounts for each case. I was extremely pleased with the outcome and settlement amount I received from my third accident with this law firm. I received a very nice amount and I could not be any happier. I want to thank Ali, Abe, and Diane for everything, they were very helpful, and answered every call I had regarding each car accident case. I would recommend anyone to come to this law firm for any legal help.
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Posted by Patricia | March 2, 2021
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Immigration attorney Sam Saif
I highly recommend this law firm and especially attorney Sam Saif for all your immigration needs. He is very knowledgeable, personable and professional. He was very transparent in all our transactions and gave me the best information and advice possible to obtain a positive outcome.
Posted by mazin shaya | February 12, 2021
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bankruptcy
the best lawyer and assistant you can have wow. awesome.wonderfull .respectful. they explained everythink from the first day till the last day step by step and easy to understand everythink p.s you will not be sorry _(_michael Benkstein ) ( Alyssa Burden ) TY. very much
Posted by anonymous | February 3, 2021
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Great experience!
I’m very happy with how the firm helped me with my car accident. Ali, Abe and Diane helped me every step of the way. I’m very pleased with my settlement and the results of my case. I would recommend this firm to anyone!
Posted by anonymous | January 27, 2021
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Good Firm
I was a client at the firm and John is a very good attorney. I got a good settlement.
Posted by Ali | January 15, 2021
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Highly recommend
Ali, Abe and Diane were very courteous and professional! I am overall very happy with the services they provided. I was very pleased with the results of my settlement. They fought for me the whole way throughout my case. I would highly recommend them!
Posted by Mark | January 15, 2021
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Very Professional Law Firm
I had very good help here. Everyone was very professional and timely. Ali, Abe and Diane were very nice and helpful. I was treated with a lot of kindness and always got very professional advice. They negotiated a very good settlement for me.
Posted by anonymous | January 6, 2021
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Great attorneys
Very helpful with my case! Thank you so much, Diane was very helpful along with the rest of the team.
Posted by anonymous | December 7, 2020
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Settlement
This was an amazing law firm I had John s. As my attorney very good guy updated me about my case very often and did a lot for me to help Me out in this case I would highly recommend them.
Posted by Amira yasine | October 11, 2019
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Amazing people
Wonderful people and very professional, they will never give up on you... I've been working with Tamara taha, and attorney John... I've tried more than one attorney, but none of them handled my case like this office of jumana kayrooz ... All respect highly recommend !!!
Posted by Amira | October 11, 2019
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Amazing people
These people will fight for you even if your case was missed up, I've been dealing with many lawyersrs, but never seen any of the other lawyers professional as much as these people, I'm working with Mrs. Tamara taha and lawyer John ... Those people are the best !!!
Posted by Jamal Hashem | August 9, 2019
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Great lawyer and great personality
I called joumana at7:00 on Sunday night left and the answering service called her and she returned my call that night. I was assigned to Ali Ajrouch and he was the best lawyer and Sara was the best too, she returned my calls and very nice. Tamara and Diane were also very nice. Natalie was also very helpful and nice. Ladies watch out Attorney Ali is very handsome. I highly recommend the law offices of joumana Kayrouz. Sincerely Jamal Hashem
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Posted by LAURA K | April 22, 2018
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My saviors
Kassem Haidar was able to help me after my terrible car accident. I am very happy with the services I received from the Law Offices of Joumana Kayrouz. I was able to get the settlement I wanted after my car accident. I would highly recommend this firm and Attorney Kassem Haidar if you have ever been involved in a car accident.
Posted by Hanan | January 3, 2018
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lawyer
one of the best lawyers I've hired. knows what she is doing and very supportive.
Posted by Susan | June 13, 2017
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Best Personal Injury Law Firm Ever!!!
I would like to thank Joumana and her team for their complete dedication, professionalism and support when managing all my case phases... They always answered all my calls on time. They gave me wonderful advices and help me settled all my medical bills through a continuous follow up and i get my check from them very quickly. I am so grateful for their compassion and understanding, they were informing me about all steps to protect my rights. Joumana is not only my lawyer but a great person to whom I can rely in anything I want, she always asking about my kids and she knows them by name and treat me always with lot of respect and dignity. I recommend everybody to have this law firm.
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Posted by Beverly | October 14, 2016
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She fights for your rights!!!!!
Joumana and her staff stand above all others. Their dedication and diligence to my case was nothing less than extraordinary. Joumana's poise, knowledge, and honesty is pure elegance at its best!!!! No other attorney can compete with her. She is relentless in her pursuit to ensure that the rights of everyone are not being violated. I am eternally honored to have been in her presence and I am especially pleased with $$$$$. Thank you, Joumana and thanks to your staff. God truly works through you with pure grace.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-33%

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Michigan Center For Personal Injury and The Law Offices Of Joumana B. Kayrouz PLLC
  • 2003 - Present

Education

  • Yale University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997

Associations

  • Michigan Association for Justice
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2008 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Arabic
  • French
  • Italian

Honors and Awards

  • Top Lawyers
  • dbusiness
  • 2012

Publications

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (1)
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Car accident Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Joumana Kayrouz is extremely knowledgeable about the law and a zealous advocate for her clients. Joumana and her entire firm are both respected and feared by their adversaries. When you need a personal injury attorney, you need somebody who is highly skilled and willing to stand with you every step of the way. You need an attorney who frightens insurance companies when they see their name on a case. When you must make the difficult decision on who will represent you for your case, I strongly recommend and endorse Joumana Kayrouz."
Car accident Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"She is a very caring competent and compassionate attorney and counselor. Her belief in fighting for the victims against the insurance companies is legitimate and supported by her passionate and individual approach to each case.An attitude which is carried on in her entire firm."
Car accident Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Kayrouz is a terrific attorney. She is not only very knowledgeable about the law but cares deeply about her clients. She has developed a law firm which aggressively fights for her clients in a professional manner. Her clients are very fortunate to have Ms. Kayrouz working on their behalf."
Car accident Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joumana is an exceptional lawyer and a great legal mind. Over the years, she has represented her clients with great diligence and passion resulting in multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts. I highly recommend Joumana and am happy to endorse her."
Car accident Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. She is a true advocate for her clients. She combines a true compassion for the injured people who come to her with the skill and resources to zealously fight for their rights. Trust that you are in good good hands."
Car accident Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Joumana is a great attorney, mentor, and person. She not only has made a huge impact in the community but she has greatly assisted the minority community (unlike other firms). Joumana is a respectable business woman and knows how to hold her own in a traditionally male-dominated field. I absolutely love working for her and the morals she espouses."
Car accident Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. She is the real deal. She is what the hype says she is. One of the most intelligent and critical thinkers of our time. She is a natural business woman and more importantly a pillar in our community for giving back. I'm blessed to have the opportunity to work for and learn from such a great person."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I happily endorse this lawyer. She is an excellent attorney and a role model for the community."
Car accident Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse Ms. Kayrouz. She is an expert and leader in the personal injury field. Through years of experience and knowledge of the law, combined with her incredible compassion for her clients, Ms. Kayrouz successfully fight for clients' rights."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Kayrouz entered the extremely competitive field of personal injury attorneys in Michigan and in a short time has distinguished herself to be among the best. She is extrenmely bright, incredibly hard working, very knowledgeable, and always watches out for the best interests of her clients. Ms. Kayrouz fights hard for and succeeds in obtaining justuce for injured victims of negligent actions of others. I endorse here without qualification."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Joumana for a number of years and have had the opportunity to observe first hand the care, skill and sensitivity that she brings to each of her cases. She is a very fine advocate for her clients, and is an exemplary attorney in our community."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Joumana is a highly competent Personal Injury lawyer who refuses to take no for an answer. She works very hard for her clients and gets great results on their cases. I have personally worked with Joumana for the past two(2) years and would not hesitate recommending her as an attorney in any personal injury case."
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Southfield Personal injury Lawyer Joumana Boutros Kayrouz
Joumana Boutros Kayrouz
Personal injury Attorney
Southfield, MI
Licensed for 25 years