Amanda M Ghannam

Amanda M Ghannam

Partner at Schulz Ghannam PLLC, a Detroit-based employment and civil rights firm
  • Employment Law, Civil Rights, Education Law
  • Michigan
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Amanda M. Ghannam is a partner at Schulz Ghannam PLLC, where she represents workers in employment disputes, whistleblowers, survivors of sexual abuse, and victims of police misconduct in negotiations and lawsuits in state and federal court. Amanda specializes in advocacy for clients experiencing discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in the workplace. She has secured numerous settlements for clients who were wrongfully terminated and has a record of success defending employees accused of breaching non-competition agreements.

Amanda approaches her cases with a combination of expertise, compassion, and fierce advocacy to help her clients obtain not just compensation, but accountability and closure.

Education
Northeastern University School of Law
J.D. (2018) | Labor, Work, and Income
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Honors: Full Tuition Merit Scholarship
Activities: Texas Young Lawyers Association National Trial Competition Student Bar Association Teaching Assistant to Professor Jessica Silbey (Constitutional Law) Research Assistant to Professor Margaret Russell
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Professional Experience
Partner
Schulz Ghannam PLLC
- Current
Headquartered in historic downtown Detroit, Schulz Ghannam PLLC represents unions, workers in all industries, students facing discrimination at school, whistleblowers, survivors of sexual abuse, and victims of police and government misconduct.
Attorney
Nacht & Roumel, P.C.
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Attorney specializing in plaintiff-side employment and civil rights litigation.
Law Clerk
Hirsch Roberts Weinstein LLP
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- Researched and wrote legal memoranda regarding issues arising in management-side employment practice (including cutting-edge noncompete and trade secret issues; employer background check and equal opportunity employment policies; anti-harassment training guidelines; and wage-and-hour claims). - Attended and presented at client trainings and seminars. - Wrote motions in Superior Court proceedings. - Wrote position statements in state agency proceedings.
Law Clerk
Sandulli Grace, P.C.
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- Researched and wrote legal memoranda on issues arising in union-side labor and employment law, including race discrimination, sexual harassment, accommodation of disabled employees, arbitration of employee discipline, collective bargaining, and constitutionality of agency fees, public employee retirement, FMLA leave, and more. - Attended labor arbitrations, agency proceedings, and contract negotiations. - Wrote motions in state agency proceedings and post-hearing arbitration briefs.
Judicial Intern to Judge Victoria A. Roberts
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
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- Researched a wide range of legal issues arising at the federal trial level, including intellectual property, First Amendment gender discrimination, First Amendment retaliation, and garnishment of wages as restitution in criminal cases. - Wrote legal memoranda and drafted judicial opinions, including rulings on motions in limine during trial. - Edited jury instructions and helped negotiate agreements between parties on jury instructions & verdict forms pre-trial. - Observed court proceedings including motion and plea hearings, sentencings, and trials.
Legal Intern
Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination
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- Interviewed complainants and filed lawsuits under Massachusetts state anti-discrimination laws. - Investigated active employment discrimination cases by requesting information from complainants, respondents, and attorneys, reviewing all the evidence, and deciding whether each case met the standard for a probable cause finding. - Wrote investigative dispositions after concluding investigations. - Researched and drafted legal memoranda on novel legal issues.
Awards
SuperLawyers Rising Star
Thomson Reuters SuperLawyers
SuperLawyers Rising Star
Thomson Reuters SuperLawyers
Outstanding Young Lawyer Award
Detroit Bar Association
Professional Associations
State Bar of Michigan  # P83065
Member
Current
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National Arab American Bar Association
Current
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Women Lawyers Association of Michigan
Member
- Current
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Michigan Association for Justice
Member
- Current
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National Employment Lawyers Association
Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Michigan
State Bar of Michigan
ID Number: P83065
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Federal District Court for the Central District of Illinois
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Federal District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
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Federal District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
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Practice Areas
Employment Law
Employment Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
Civil Rights
Discrimination, Employment, Police Misconduct
Education Law
Languages
  • English
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Website
Schulz Ghannam PLLC
Contact & Map
Schulz Ghannam PLLC
645 Griswold St.
Suite 4100
Detroit, MI 48226
Telephone: (313) 788-7446
Monday: 10 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 10 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 10 AM - 6 PM (Today)
Thursday: 10 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 10 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed