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Ziyad Hermiz Joins Varnum Litigation Team

February 28, 2020

Experienced trial attorney focuses on business and commercial litigation

Ziyad I. Hermiz has joined Varnum’s Litigation and Trial Practice Team. He is based in the firm’s Birmingham office.

A trial attorney with more than 10 years of experience, Hermiz focuses on business and commercial litigation. His work includes resolving disputes in the areas of non-compete and trade secrets, shareholders and LLC's, physician and medical provider representation, civil RICO, franchises, real estate and other business related matters. He also advises startup and closely-held businesses. 

Hermiz graduated cum laude from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law where he served as executive editor of the Law Review. He received his undergraduate degree with honors from Michigan State University. Prior to entering private practice, Hermiz interned for the Honorable Judge Avern Cohn for the U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Michigan.

“We are very pleased to welcome Ziyad to the firm,” said Varnum Chair Ron DeWaard. “Attracting an attorney of Ziyad’s caliber and reputation will further strengthen our growing Birmingham office and litigation practice.”

“Ziyad is an excellent and accomplished attorney, and we are delighted that he has joined the Varnum team,” said litigation attorney Rich Hewlett. “Ziyad’s extensive experience and skill sets will be a great asset for our clients.”

Hermiz has been recognized by Super Lawyers for several years and was named to DBusiness Magazine’s Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit in 2020. He previously served as vice president of the Chaldean American Bar Association and is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and the American Bar Association.

“I am excited about joining the Varnum team,” Hermiz said. “I have known several Varnum attorneys personally for many years, and the firm has a great reputation. I look forward to growing my practice and serving Varnum clients.”

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