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Amanda M. Ghannam

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Practice Areas

  • Labor and Employment Law 80%
  • Civil Rights Law 20%

Biography

Amanda M. Ghannam is an attorney proudly representing workers in employment disputes, survivors of sexual assault, student-complainants in Title IX proceedings, and victims of police misconduct in negotiations and lawsuits in state and federal courts. Amanda specializes in advocacy for clients experiencing discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in the workplace and has secured numerous settlements for clients who were wrongfully terminated. In 2020, Amanda and her co-counsel obtained a historic federal restraining order and preliminary injunction prohibiting the Detroit Police Department from using excessive force against Black Lives Matter protestors.

Amanda first joined Nacht, Roumel, & Hurwitz, P.C. in 2018 and returned to the firm in 2021 after a year with another Metro Detroit civil rights firm. She earned her Juris Doctor with a specialization in Labor, Work, and Income from Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts. During her time at Northeastern, she worked at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, interned for the Eastern District of Michigan's Honorable Victoria Roberts, and worked at two Boston labor and employment firms.

Amanda works at NachtLaw's Detroit office. When she is not advocating for her clients, she enjoys spending time with her rescue dog, Rocco, and exploring all the city of Detroit has to offer.

Education

  • Northeastern University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
    • Juris Doctor - 2018
    • Major: Labor, Work, and Income
  • University of Michigan-Dearborn, Dearborn, Michigan
    • B.A. - 2014
    • Honors: With High Distinction
    • Major: Political Science

Year Joined Firm

  • 2018

Past Positions

  • Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination
  • Honorable Victoria A. Roberts at the District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan in Detroit, Law Clerk
  • Sandulli Grace P.C., Law Clerk
  • Hirsch Roberts Weinstein L.L.P., Law Clerk

Languages

  • English

Professional Associations

  • State Bar Labor and Employment Section
  • Michigan Association for Justice
  • Women’s Law Association of Michigan
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • National Arab American Bar Association, Michigan Chapter – Board Member

Current Employment Position

  • Associate

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan