Mr. Hamawi has extensive expertise in insurance coverage, business negotiations, and commercial litigation. He focuses his practice on representing businessowners, homeowners, property owners, and other insurance policyholders in fire, property damage, and insurance-coverage disputes with insurance companies and in errors-and-omissions cases against insurance agents. He has successfully litigated hundreds of cases against insurance companies and insurance agents, and recovered millions of dollars for his clients.
Mr. Hamawi holds licenses in Property, Casualty, Life, Accident, and Health insurance. He is a Licensed multiple lines Property and Casualty, Life, Accident, and Health Insurance Counselor (LIC). He earned the prestigious Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU®), Certified Insurance Consultant (CIC), and Certified Risk Manager (CRM) designations. He previously served as a managing principal for an insurance and financial services agency, where he managed two offices and built a multi-million-dollar book of business.
While in law school, Mr. Hamawi interned for the Honorable John Corbett O’Meara, Federal Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. He also interned for the United States Department of Justice in the United States Attorney’s Office in Detroit.
While in law school, Mr. Hamawi also served on the Cooley Law Review Board of Editors as a Symposium Editor, where he received the Law Review Board Award for the most significant contributions to the Law Review Board during his tenure. He also served on the Moot Court and Mock Trial Executive Boards, and was a member of Cooley’s National Trial Team. Upon graduation, he received the Student Leadership Achievement Award for his outstanding participation in a leadership role during law school. He is bilingual and fluent in Arabic.
Mr. Hamawi has also taught as an adjunct professor teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in Personal and Corporate Finance, Risk Management, and Insurance and Financial Planning at the University of Phoenix, Davenport University, and Southern New Hampshire University.
Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Master’s in Finance with a concentration in financial and insurance planning, Walsh College
Bachelor of Laws with high honors, Lebanese University, Faculty of Law
State Bar of Michigan
United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
United States District Court, Western District of Michigan
Licensed multiple lines Property and Casualty, Life, Accident, and Health Insurance Counselor (LIC)
Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU®)
Certified Insurance Consultant (CIC)
Certified Risk Manager (CRM)
Professional Associations & Activities
Treasurer of the Insurance and Indemnity Law Section, State Bar of Michigan
Vice-Chair of the Property Insurance Law Committee, American Bar Association
Michigan Association of Justice
Inns of Court, Oakland County Bar Association
Inns of Court, Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association
Board member of the ICLE New Lawyers Advisory Board
The Society of Certified Insurance Counselors
The Society of Certified Risk Managers
The Society of Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriters
Mr. Hamawi has been named to the Michigan Super Lawyers Rising Stars list in insurance law in 2017, 2018, and 2019. This is an exclusive list, recognizing no more than 2.5 percent of exceptional young attorneys in Michigan, who have demonstrated excellence in their areas of expertise.