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In Metro Detroit, all the roads lead to attorney Joumana Kayrouz

June 20th, 2013


Joumana Kayrouz’s face was on a city bus heading south. Joumana Kayrouz’s face was on two other buses heading north.


As they all crossed paths in front of the Westin Book Cadillac Detroit, Suzanne Janik thought, “This is history. This will never happen again in my life.”


Except that really, it could. And if it does, Janik will score a ton of points.


Kayrouz, 49, is a personal injury lawyer in Southfield who has said she spends $350,000 per month on billboards and bus banners, with the occasional bus bench thrown in.

That kind of money will get you heaps of notoriety and hordes of clients, and if it doesn’t also get you at least a little bit of friendly teasing, the rest of us aren’t paying enough attention. “Injured?” asks the heading on the ads. No, but we’re increasingly entertained....read more




Prominent Michigan accident attorney Joumana Kayrouz Named “Top Lawyer” by DBusiness Magazine

January, 2013


Prominent Michigan accident attorney Joumana Kayrouz was named as one of the Top Lawyers of 2012 by DBusiness Magazine, Detroit’s premiere business publication.


The recognition comes from a confidential poll conducted by DBusiness Magazine of more than 18,000 Michigan lawyers in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw, and Livingston counties recognizing attorneys in 50 legal specialties.


Joumana Kayrouz, president of Joumana Kayrouz P.L.L.C. of Southfield, Michigan, was cited for her services in the legal specialty of automobile accidents.


“I am honored by this recognition from my industry colleagues and by DBusiness Magazine,” Kayrouz said.

“I strive to provide the best legal representation for our clients in accident related cases. This recognition shows we are doing our job professionally and effectively.”


Editors at DBusiness Magazine noted that lawyers were asked to nominate up to three attorneys among 50 legal specialties with special weight given to lawyers chosen by attorneys working at firms other than their own.


Kayrouz joined other DBusiness Magazine honorees at an invitation-only reception held Monday (Jan. 7) at Tre Monti Ristorante in Troy, Michigan.


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 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 and a pioneer in the Michigan legal industry.




AC Milan and prominent attorney Joumana Kayrouz kicks off world class success tournament in Michigan this weekend

December, 2012



Young future soccer stars will be competing in an international challenge hosted by one of the sports’ greatest teams, AC Milan, this weekend in Pontiac, Michigan co-hosted by prominent Michigan accident attorney Joumana Kayrouz who is a presenting sponsor.


AC Milan (Associazione Calcio Milan) is one of the world’s most famous football clubs, founded in Italy in 1899, said local organizer and AC Milan Marketing Director AJ Kreiss. The football club has won four world titles, more than any other team and is considered the most successful football club in the world.


Kayrouz will be presenting opening remarks at the ceremonies on Friday and will also be presenting trophies to winners on Sunday.


AC Milan officials and Kayrouz said they are looking forward to building its new club location right here in Michigan.

“I am very proud to be a sponsor of this world class event. Soccer, or football as it is called in Europe, has become very popular here in the United States. It’s a very athletic sport and not only promotes healthy competition for our youth but also engages our young people in a sport that requires physical agility and mental stamina,” Kayrouz said.


“I am very proud to be a sponsor of this world class event. Soccer, or football as it is called in Europe, has become very popular here in the United States. It’s a very athletic sport and not only promotes healthy competition for our youth but also engages our young people in a sport that requires physical agility and mental stamina,” Kayrouz said.


Kayrouz said that AC Milan has tournaments in Dubai, Hong Kong and Sydney and have launched a team tournament in Michigan called “AC Milan Detroit.”


“We start training in January and we will begin offering a local tournament now at the Ultimate Soccer Arenas in Pontiac, the first in-door soccer tournament in the world,” Kreiss said.


AC Milan officials said that more than 1,355 kids in more than 34 teams will participate in the AC Milan “Audi Cup” competition and tournament this weekend Friday December 28 and Sunday December 30.


The schedule features: Opening ceremonies at 5:30 pm at the Ultimate Soccer Arenas, 867 S. Boulevard East, Pontiac; and, Closing Ceremonies at 3 pm Sunday also at the Ultimate Soccer Arenas, followed by the Detroit Pistons game at 7:30 pm at the Palace of Auburn Hills, 6 Championship Drive, Auburn Hills, Michigan.


In addition to the backing of Joumana Kayrouz, the tournament weekend features support from Vespa of Dearborn, Josef’s Pastry Shop, Audi and Audi Detroit dealers, Roma Sposa Altier Bridal, Redsmoke, Marriott and Michigan Bucks Soccer.



Michigan Accident Attorney Joumana Kayrouz and Lebanese Officials announce plans to build Eye Center

November, 2012



Prominent Michigan Accident attorney Joumana Kayrouz and leaders of the Government of Lebanon agreed to build an eye center in Southern Lebanon that will provide health care services to disabled individuals facing eye loss and sight issues.


Kayrouz also announced that as a way to give back to her country she will open a charitable donor’s fund in Lebanon called The Joumana Kayrouz and Daughters Foundation, to also honor her daughters Stephanie and Nathalie Shamma.


The announcements came during an 6-day tour of Lebanon where Kayrouz was invited to lecture to over 400 students, professors and politicians at Beirut Arab University (BAU) about her personal success and achievements in the United States, and on the role women in Lebanon can play in strengthening society.


“Randa Berri and I spent about 8 hours discussing the concerns we share to help people in Lebanon, especially those marginalized by Lebanese society and the Lebanese government. I was beyond being moved by her commitment, activism, and her ability to overcome challenges over the years to bring support to people in need,” said Kayrouz.


“We seemed to share so much and I immediately identified with her commitment to those who need help.”


Kayrouz was led on a tour of the disability center by Berri and saw firsthand the ongoing needs, including helping people to walk and also speak for the first time in their lives among many other circumstances. So moved by what she saw, Kayrouz immediately donated $50,000 to Berri’s center.


The visit concluded with an intimate, private dinner with Berri at her and Speaker Nabih Berri’s home, where they discussed the need for the eye center. Berri immediately announced the eye center would be inaugurated in the name of Joumana Kayrouz. Berri asked Kayrouz to accept an invitation to travel to Southern Lebanon to officially open its doors when completed.


Kayrouz said the Second lady of Lebanon reminisced that while she was pregnant she would deliver food and much needed supplies to people in need in Southern Lebanon during the dangerous times.


“She shared with me how bombs were exploding behind her as she was driving but she believed that God would get her through it safely because she was doing His work,” said Kayrouz, who stressed that Berri was an activist long before she became the wife of a Lebanese politician.


During the trip, Kayrouz met with several high government and political leaders and gave multiple TV interviews. She also attended the inauguration of a lecture hall at BAU and was honored to offer the first lecture.


Kayrouz said she spoke with many students at the BAU about the challenges they face and one that really impressed her was the concern many of the young women had about overcoming societal limits on the role of women.


“I told them about my story overcoming the obstacles that many women face in struggling to be successful in a still male-dominated society in America and they connected immediately,” Kayrouz said.

“Afterwards, the students spoke about the lack of scholarships for their education and how difficult it is for women to find jobs and break through the glass ceiling that holds women down in Arab society. They said Arab women often only rise to power when they are in partnership with prominent male figures in their lives, like a father, husband, or brother but that rising independently on their own merits is difficult.”


Kayrouz said a part-time security guard at the University explained how she was holding down two other jobs just trying to survive, but wanted desperately to get a college education to advance her career.



After speaking with the woman, Kayrouz said she decided to fund her entire education for four years at the BAU.


“I told the students when I spoke that sometimes, you can’t take on everything but that you could make a difference in the world by helping someone,” Kayrouz said.


“Mother Theresa once said ‘Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time and always start with the person nearest you.’ I believe that instead of being discouraged by the challenges, that we begin by helping someone. I told them I was Grateful to God that He has so blessed me that I am able to help some others like this student.”



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

October, 31, 2012



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.


“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 named “Presenting Sponsor” honored 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.



Joumana Kayrouz honored for her support of St Jude Children’s Research Hospital

October, 26, 2012



Prominent attorney Joumana Kayrouz was honored Thursday at the 50th Annual Gala Banquet hosted by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for her support of the organization’s mission.


Kayrouz, who is of Lebanese American heritage, was recognized as a “Presenting Sponsor” for her generous donation of $50,000 to the organization which was founded in 1962 by the late Hollywood actor Danny Thomas.


Thomas was born in 1912 in Deerfield, Michigan, to Maronite Catholic immigrants from Lebanon, Charles Yakhoob Kairouz and his wife Margaret Taouk. When he first entered acting, Thomas vowed that if he succeeded in Hollywood, he would open a shrine dedicated to St. Jude, which he did in 1962 in Memphis, Tennessee.


“Danny Thomas is a role model for every American, whether they are immigrants or whether they are born in this country of immigrant parents or grandparents, who came here to embrace opportunity,” Ms. Kayrouz said.


“Not only did he succeed in this country reaching great heights as an iconic American actor in Hollywood and on television with the popular Make Room for Daddy TV series, but he also took it one step further by taking his success and using it to help others.”


Ms. Kayrouz said that building St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital which helps so many children in need is one of the most significant accomplishments of any American Arab in this country.


“I am very proud and honored that I can follow in his footsteps and use my own success to help others, including St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,” she said.”


Since opening 50 years ago, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has changed the way the world treats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. No family ever pays St. Jude for the care their child receives and, for every child treated here, thousands more have been saved worldwide through St. Jude discoveries.


Ms. Kayrouz is the owner of the Michigan Center for Personal Injury and the Law Offices of Joumana Kayrouz. As one of the most recognized attorneys in Michigan, and only woman attorney to own a major personal-injury law firm in Michigan, Ms. Kayrouz has served as a pioneer in her field, as she has effectively broken down barriers to reach out to those in need of her services, thus growing an immensely successful enterprise.


Ms. Kayrouz is the owner of the Michigan Center for Personal Injury and the Law Offices of Joumana Kayrouz. As one of the most recognized attorneys in Michigan, and only woman attorney to own a major personal-injury law firm in Michigan, Ms. Kayrouz has served as a pioneer in her field, as she has effectively broken down barriers to reach out to those in need of her services, thus growing an immensely successful enterprise.


Kayrouz has received many recognitions for her community leadership and professional achievements as a lawyer. She was named a “Top Lawyer of the Year” for 2012 by members of the Michigan Legal Industry. 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.

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.



Joumana Kayrouz to receive Economic Bridge Builder of the Year Award from American Arab Chamber of Commerce at 20th Anniversary Gala

October, 10, 2012



Prominent attorney Joumana Kayrouz Wednesday said she is thrilled to be one of the recipients of this year’s prestigious American Arab Chamber of Commerce (AACC) “Economic Bridge Builder of the Year Award.”


The award will be presented to Ms. Kayrouz at the AACC 20th anniversary Building Economic Bridges Gala at the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center on Friday Oct. 26.


Ms. Kayrouz is the owner of the Michigan Center for Personal Injury and the Law Offices of Joumana Kayrouz. In addition, John Antakli, President of INTRACO, will also receive an award.


Both will receive their honors in recognition by the Detroit business and leadership community “for their commitment to excellence and leadership in their respective fields,” said Fay Beydoun, AACC Executive Director.


"Joumana Kayrouz has served as a trailblazer, not only within the Arab American community, but within the business community as a whole,” Beydoun said. read more



Joumana Kayrouz hosts gourmet reception for Lebanese Energy Minister His Excellency Gebran Bassil

September, 2012



Celebrated personal injury attorney Joumana Kayrouz hosted a first class gourmet style reception in honor of the visit of His Excellency Gebran Bassil, the Lebanese Minister of Energy, during his recent tour of Michigan.


Bassil was visiting with Lebanese communities throughout the United including in Detroit Sept. 27 thru Sept. 28, to meet with community leaders and to listen to their concerns hoping to strengthen their support of Lebanon.


In Bassil’s honor, Kayrouz hosted an elegant reception at her Bloomfield Hills, Michigan home that was attended by 75 of the most influential members of the Lebanese and American community including local judges, elected office holders, business leaders and government officials.


In Bassil’s honor, Kayrouz hosted an elegant reception at her Bloomfield Hills, Michigan home that was attended by 75 of the most influential members of the Lebanese and American community including local judges, elected office holders, business leaders and government officials.


The event was covered by Lebanese television stations that accompanied Bassil to the United States and the Kayrouz-hosted reception was featured in their reporting.


Described as the most spectacular of the events held in honor of the Minister’s tour, the dinner featured a 5-course gourmet meal specially prepared by the award winning Lebanese American Chef, Robert Nahra. Known for his exquisite meal presentations, Nahra is the owner of Lakeland Banquet & Events Centre on 9 Mile Road in Saint Clair shores. Nahra caters to many venues, such as the GM Heritage center, Michigan Opera Theatre, the Royal Oak Music Theatre, the Birmingham Community Center, and the Masonic Temple.


“Ms. Kayrouz told me she wanted a dinner that was presidential and first class in honor of the Lebanese Minister,” Nahra said. “What we did was what would have been prepared for the President of the United States or for a Fortune 500 Company event. She personally selected the menu including lobster tail from South Africa, Prime Fillet, and also the decorations which included about 3,000 flowers, gold gilded crystal and china settings.”


Nahra said to enhance the presentation he created several large cylinders of boiled cinnamon placed over dried ice that generated a white mist that imbued a fragrance during the dinner of freshly made apple pie.


"Joumana wanted to serenade her guests with elegance and fragrant gourmet cuisine using black and white truffle shaved over tortellini and served in glass sealed jars that when opened overwhelmed the gathering with the scent of truffles," Nahra said.


"The apple spice technique was used for an all-American dessert, which is the Lakelands' signature apple pie presentation using dry ice and apple spice infused solution."


Bassil called Kayrouz, who is the only woman attorney to own a major personal-injury law firm in the State of Michigan, a “role model” for every woman who aspires to equality and a successful career.


“His Excellency Gebran Bassil is an effective voice for the people of Lebanon as they move the country forward and energize American Lebanese throughout the United States to remain proud and involved in their heritage,” Kayrouz said.


“I was honored to accept his invitation to join him during parts of his visit to Michigan’s Lebanese community, and to host His Excellency at a spectacular social evening that I hope reflected the best of our community.”


Attendees raved about the event.


“No foreign dignitary has ever been treated to a more classy reception than the one you hosted in your lovely home,” one attendee later said. “Everything – every last detail – was exquisite. The most impressive thing about the evening, however, was the great heart behind it that made every guest feel welcome and at home. Our people are known for their hospitality, but you really took it to another level.”


In March, 2012, Kayrouz was appointed by the Government of Lebanon to serve as President of the Miss Lebanon Emigrants USA Board of Directors.


During the Detroit leg of the International Pageant held in June, His Excellency Fady Abboud, Lebanese Minister of Tourism, presented Kayrouz with the “Lebanese-American Heritage” Award


The award read, “… for your tireless efforts in strengthening ties between your native Lebanon and the home of your choice, the United States, we honor you for understanding the shared values and the historic relationship between our two great nations… we especially are grateful for your generosity to and leadership in highlighting the unending work St. Jude Children Research Hospital of Beirut.”



The Detroit Free Press Features Joumana Kayrouz

August, 2012



On August 13th of 2012 The Detroit Free Press has published an article featuring attorney Joumana Kayrouz.


First, it was billboards. Now, it's transit buses. Attorney Joumana Kayrouz's face is popping up all over metro Detroit these days as the queen of legal advertising, rivaling such icons as Sam Bernstein and Geoffrey Fieger.


"I call her the Helen of Troy of legal marketing, because her face has launched a thousand lawsuits," said Clinton Township lawyer William Dobreff, who knows and works with Kayrouz. "Her law firm is growing in a market where a lot of other firms are struggling."


Dobreff and others attribute Kayrouz's success to drive, determination and eye-catching ads, which feature a larger-than-life photo of Kayrouz and few words: "Injured? 1-866-YOUR RIGHTS. Millions recovered. Attorney Joumana Kayrouz."...read more




American Arab Chamber Of Commerce Thanks Joumana Kayrouz For Her Sponsorship Of The 17th Annual Arab International Festival

June, 2012



On July the 12th of this year the Arab American Chamber Of Commerce thanked Joumana Kayrouz for her efforts to make this years Arab Inernational Festival a wonderful success.


On behalf of the American Arab Chamber of Commerce, we would like to thank you for your support of the 17th Arab International Festival. Your participation was extremely important as we work together to highlight the rich and vibrant diversity in our community.


We are proud to have organized a family-oriented festival that celebrates our community's heritage. The festival continues to be the largest Arab-American Event in the country and a treasured tradition in our region.


The three day Festival attracted more than 275,000 people from the United States and Canada, and thousands watched the festival online and satellite channels through live-recorded broadcast coverage.


We are grateful for your generous sponsorship and support that allowed us to organize the Festival for the benefit of the community. We look forward to working with you to promote cultural understanding, build economic bridges and highlight the rich vibrant diversity in Southeastern Michigan.



Detroit Tigers To Commemorate Miguel Cabrera Home Run Feat With Miguel Cabrera 300TH Home Run Poster Giveaway On September 1st

May, 2012


FIRST 10,000 FANS TO RECEIVE SPECIAL ITEM ON SEPTEMBER 1ST


DETROIT – An exciting new promotion has been added to the lineup this season to commemorate a special accomplishment that took place yesterday at Comerica Park. Two innings after already driving one out of the park, Miguel Cabrera connected for the 300th home run of his major league career, becoming only the second player born in Venezuela to collect 300 home runs during his major league career. The only other Venezuelan slugger to have accomplished the feat was Andres Galarraga, who finished with 399 home runs during his major league career.


In order to commemorate this special accomplishment, the Tigers have added an exciting new promotion. On Saturday, September 1st, as the Tigers take on the Chicago White Sox at 7:05 p.m. during a weekend series, the first 10,000 fans will receive a Miguel Cabrera 300th Home Run Poster, courtesy of The Law Offices of Joumana B. Kayrouz, PLLC. Don’t miss out on your very own commemorative piece of Tigers history!


Get your Tigers tickets for September 1st against the Chicago White Sox and the rest of 2012 season at Comerica Park now! Tickets are available at the Comerica Park Box Office, online at tigers.com and by phone at (866) 66-TIGER (84437). For complete ticket information including single game, season, group and suites visit tigers.com/tickets or call 313-471-BALL (2255).



Prominent Attorney Joumana Kayrouz Presented “Lebanese-American Heritage Award” by Lebanese Ministry of Tourism

May, 2012


HE Fady Abboud, LEBANESE Minister of Tourism, concludes official diplomatic visit to Detroit by honoring “tireless efforts” of Joumana Kayrouz in strengthening ties between the United States and the Republic of Lebanon


Attorney Joumana Kayrouz, President and owner of the Law Offices of Joumana Kayrouz, P.L.L.C., was awarded the “Lebanese-American Heritage” Award by HE Fady Abboud, Lebanese Minister of Tourism, during the Miss Lebanon Emigrants, USA – 2012 pageant, last Thursday evening, May 24, 2012.


The award read, “… for your tireless efforts in strengthening ties between your native Lebanon and the home of your choice, the United States, we honor you for understanding the shared values and the historic relationship between our two great nations… we especially are grateful for your generosity to and leadership in highlighting the unending work St. Jude Children Research Hospital of Beirut.”


Ms. Kayrouz, said: “I am humbled to receive this award from the Lebanese Ministry of Tourism. Giving back to one’s community and understanding the importance of doing so is, to me, fundamental in being a good citizen regardless of where you may live. I will continue to give back, especially to children, who - through no fault of their own - are too often presented with negative circumstances beyond their control. Childhood disease is among the most tragic of these circumstances. Thankfully, St. Jude offers hope to many in Beirut, in this country, and around the world. Their 50 years of service, since founded by Lebanese-American icon, Danny Thomas in 1962, is an example of how to best use one’s fame and influence. And I look forward to being their Presenting Sponsor at their 50th upcoming gala here in Detroit in October of 2012”


To underscore her commitment to St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital, as President of the 2012 Miss Lebanon Emigrants, USA committee, Ms. Kayrouz has directed that all net proceeds from the May 24 Pageant are to be donated to St. Jude’s, Beirut. Ms. Kayrouz has also recruited an anonymous donor who will be matching these net revenues with a personal contribution of their own.



American & Lebanese Officials, VIPs Join Attorney Joumana Kayrouz Celebrating Miss Lebanon Emigrants, USA – 2012

May 3, 2012


Attorney Joumana Kayrouz, President and owner of the Law Offices of Joumana Kayrouz, P.L.L.C., announced today that the Miss Lebanon Emigrants, USA – 2012 pageant is in the final stages of planning and promises to be a magical evening for all in attendance.


As President of Miss Lebanon Emigrants, USA – 2012, http://www.misslebanonemigrants.com/, Ms. Kayrouz has been charged with developing and implementing plans for this year’s event. The event, held annually since the 1950’s, honors both American and Lebanese culture. The evening will feature entertainment by internationally renowned artists, Ayaman Zbib and Nancy Afiouni.


The attendance of Miss Lebanon Emigrants, USA - 2011 winner, Krystelle Khoury, will be among the highpoints of this year’s pageant. She will speak about her experiences during the past year before turning over the crown to the 2012 winner in Lebanon.


Khoury was born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in Zahle, Lebanon until the age of 11, when she emigrated back to the United States and continued her education. Khoury’s exposure to many diverse cultures, both in the United States and Lebanon, has fueled her desire to learn more about the world. Even while doing so, she remains very passionate about her studies and improving the environment. She is currently attending St. Francis College, majoring in biology in the hopes of attending medical school.


Khoury, said: “It amazes me how fast the time has flown by, and I’m eager to see who I will be passing down the crown to. One of the most valuable lessons that I have learned this year was that beauty truly is inner and not outer. This is not about who’d the prettiest, it’s about who is the strongest, and who has the fire inside them to positively project their energy on stage. You might be capable of doing things that you would have never imagined yourself doing, just give yourself that chance.”


Women will be arriving in Dearborn from all across the United States for a chance at the 2012 title. The winner of the Dearborn beauty pageant will join pre-pageant winners from more than 35 other countries at Castle Assouf in Dhour Shweir, Lebanon on August 11. Many of the Miss Lebanon Emigrants USA contestants have gone on to international fame including Rima Fakih who won in 2008 and was named Miss USA at the pageant in 2010.


Georgina Rizk who became Lebanon’s first Miss Universe in 1971, will be attending along with Lebanese Minister for Tourism HE Fady Abboud, and other Lebanese and American dignitaries, including the founder of AUD (American University of Dubai).


Kayrouz said, “I am very excited about this year’s event. While we will be celebrating beauty and culture, we will also remember the shared American and Lebanese values of community and giving back – which have always been key components of the Miss Lebanon Emigrant organization from the 1950’s, with partial proceeds from the evening going to St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital in Beirut."


"The winner of the USA contest will receive an all-expense-paid 15-day trip to Lebanon to participate in the Miss Lebanon Emigrants 2012 beauty pageant. There are other benefits, too, Kayrouz said including tuition for one semester at one of the American Universities in Beirut, a 3-day vacation cruise and more. The winner of the Miss Lebanon Emigrants 2012 pageant held in Lebanon will receive more than $50,000 in prizes and benefits."



Prominent Attorney Joumana Kayrouz Appointed President, Board of Directors for Miss Lebanon Emigrants, USA

April 18, 2012


Attorney Joumana Kayrouz, President and owner of the Law Offices of Joumana Kayrouz, P.L.L.C., has been 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, Ms. Kayrouz will be the official representative of the Lebanese Ministry of Tourism in the United States and in everything related to Lebanese events. She is honored to bring her talents, resources and connections to her newly named position.


Ms. Kayrouz said: “I am grateful for this appointment to the Board of Directors for the Miss Lebanon Emigrants USA – 2012, and greatly look forward to working with the other board members to ensure a successful event. It is especially gratifying to work with these young women as they seek positive ways in which to express themselves through both their beauty and their career aspirations. I am extremely excited to be involved with the Lebanese Ministry of Tourism and the ongoing efforts of growing the pageant”.


Miss Lebanon Emigrants – USA 2012 will be held on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at Greenfield Manor in Dearborn, Mich. In attendance will be the Lebanese Minister of Tourism as well as the Lebanese Ambassador to the United States and other high ranking officials.


The celebration of Miss Lebanon Emigrants dates originally to the 1950’s in Dhour Shweir, Lebanon with the hope of reconnecting and strengthening Lebanese emigrants to their roots by uniting them through the universal language of beauty and their shared ancestry.


Miss Lebanon Emigrants beauty pageants are being held worldwide in countries known for their large emigrant Lebanese populations. The winner will compete with other young women from 35 countries on August 11, 2012 at Castle Assouf in Dhour Shweir, Lebanon. The winner among American contestants will travel to Lebanon in order to compete for the world title.


The winner of “Miss Lebanon Emigrants USA” will be expected to connect with the American Lebanese community while acting as an ambassador between the United States and Lebanon, promoting goodwill and understanding. Miss Lebanon Emigrants USA also must have the ambition to make positive changes within the Lebanese community and participate in charity events all over the United States.


This event will be held by the committee of Miss Lebanon Emigrants in collaboration with the Lebanese Ministry of Tourism, the Lebanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the city of Dhour Shweir, World Lebanese Cultural Union, the Lebanese Embassy to United States of America and MTV, Lebanon.



Lebanese American Club of Michigan bestows prestigious Trailblazer Award to Prominent Attorney Joumana Kayrouz

February 23, 2013


The Lebanese American Club of Michigan (LACOM) bestowed Attorney Joumana Kayrouz with their Trailblazer award for her outstanding contributions to the Lebanese-American community.


A Trailblazer is awarded to someone who is a pioneer in their field and community, paving the way for others to do extraordinary things. Attorney Kayrouz was presented with the Trailblazer Award acknowledging her success as a leading lawyer on personal injury cases in the State of Michigan.


“I am thankful and honored to be presented with an award such as a Trailblazer. To be considered a pioneer in my community and field gives me great joy and appreciation for all that LACOM does for the Lebanese-American community,” Kayrouz says.


Joumana 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.


The only woman in Michigan who owns a personal injury law firm, Joumana Kayrouz has based her career on a combination of legal savvy, hard work and a sincere empathy for the financial, physical and psychological needs of accident victims.