Detroit is home to one of the largest Arab American communities in the United States. People of Arabic descent from Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Yemen and other countries enrich Detroit’s cultural fabric. In fact, Arab Americans and people from the Middle East represent such a significant portion of the population that the Arab American National Museum is located in Dearborn, Michigan.
At Goodman Acker, P.C., we are proud to serve the legal needs of individuals and families of diverse backgrounds throughout the Detroit area, including Chaldean-Americans and their families.
Our experienced legal team at Goodman Acker, P.C. includes two attorneys of Middle Eastern descent, Ronita Bahri and Johnny Hamood.
Johnny Hamood, who was born and raised in Dearborn, received his Juris Doctorate from Wayne State University and served as president of the Middle Eastern Law Student Association. He handles civil and personal injury litigation and is an active member of the Arab American Bar Association.
Attorney Ronita Bahri joined our legal team in 2015, bringing with her a unique understanding of Chaldean-American culture and her own diverse background. Attorney Bahri is a Chaldean-American who immigrated as a child with her family to the Detroit area from Iraq. Bahri graduated with honors from Wayne State University and received her Juris Doctor from the University of San Francisco School of Law. She speaks Arabic, Aramaic, and English and is proud to serve her local and native communities.
According to Michigan Public Radio, Arab immigrants started coming to Michigan in the late 19th century and the numbers increased in the 20th century as Detroit’s automotive industry grew. Conflicts and wars in the Middle East in the late 20th and early 21st centuries drove new waves of immigration to Warren, Sterling Heights, and adjacent communities in Detroit’s Macomb County suburbs. The Michigan Health Department estimates there are between 409,000 and 490,000 Arab Americans in Michigan, according to Arab America.
Detroit has the country’s largest community of Chaldean-Americans, with an estimated population of 121,000, according to the Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce. We are honored to have Attorney Bahri on our team to help serve our Middle Eastern neighbors. If you have been injured in any type of accident, call Goodman Acker, P.C.
After an accident caused by another individual, it is important to speak with a lawyer who can explain your legal rights and determine if you are eligible to seek compensation. There is a time limit for taking legal action on certain accidents, which is why seeking a lawyer as soon as possible is in your best interest.
Goodman Acker, P.C. offers assistance to clients injured in:
Our Detroit personal injury lawyers understand this time in your life may be difficult and you may be more comfortable meeting with an Arabic-speaking lawyer or an Aramaic-speaking lawyer. We have significant experience in personal injury cases and we are well versed in Michigan personal injury law. You can be confident when you place your trust in our team.
Are you ready to speak with an attorney? Whether you are a member of the Chaldean-American community, a recent Middle Eastern immigrant, or an Arab American whose family has lived here for generations, we are ready to assist you. We offer outstanding assistance to individuals and families in the Detroit area and we may be able to help you obtain a favorable resolution to your personal injury case.
Take advantage of our multilingual staff and have confidence in our ability to serve you. We have more than 75 years of combined legal experience and take pride in the numerous successful case results we have been able to obtain for our clients.
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