In a historic and emotional occasion held at Fordson High School, Fadwa A. Hammoud was sworn in as The State of Michigan’s 12th Solicitor General. Solicitor General Hammoud is the first woman Solicitor General in Michigan history as well as the first Arab-American Muslim woman Solicitor General in the United States.
The ceremony featured an impressive crowd of friends, family, community leaders, attorneys, judges, law enforcement and public officials. The ceremony began with the Dearborn Police Color Guard followed by the Fordson High School Choir who preformed the National Anthem. Lead Attorney of the Kregse Foundation, Zenna Faraj Elhassan, was the Master of Ceremonies who introduced the speakers; Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy, Publisher of the Arab American News Osama Siblani, Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Mariam Bazzi, Congressman Andy Levin’s Legislative Advisor and Hammoud’s brother Abbas Alawieh and Attorney General Dana Nessel who introduced and gave the Oath of Office to Solicitor General Hammoud.