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Meet Jinan Hamood



My name is Jinan Hamood, and I am running for Washtenaw County Circuit Court Judge. 


Over my lifetime, I have served in several roles: first as a daughter, an older sister (twice), a student, and now as a lawyer, a wife, and most important to me, a mother. While these roles are vastly different and have spanned across varying degrees of life experience, maturity, and hardship, one thing has been and remains true for me in each of these roles. I consistently felt and still feel compelled to advocate for those in my care, for those around me, and speak up for what is fair, what is just, and what simply feels right. 


I immigrated to the United States with my family when I was seven years old. My parents wanted to provide us with the best life they could. My father always told me if you set goals, work hard, stay true to who you are and do the right thing, you can accomplish anything. That’s how I have approached each of my roles, the privilege of practicing law, and how I intend to serve Washtenaw County if elected to the open Judge seat in 2024. My experiences in each of these roles are why I believe in compassion, understanding, fairness, and justice. I have seen too often people in our courtrooms across the state, those experiencing some of the worst days of their lives, not treated with the respect and compassion they deserve.

As a proud Muslim woman, I know what it means to not have anyone in the room with my background and life experiences. I look forward to expanding the diversity and multicultural representation on the Washtenaw County Circuit Court bench. I am committed to ensuring our legal system breaks down all racial, religious, cultural, and socioeconomic barriers for black, brown, LGBT, and other minorities. I have been committed to doing so over the course of my career as an advocate for my clients and will work with my future colleagues on the Bench to ensure justice for our entire community. 


When we set goals, work hard, and work together, there is little we cannot accomplish!


Jinan Hamood

Candidate for 22nd Circuit Court Judge


"As a former litigator and now as a judge, I have personally seen Jinan's drive and passion for justice, and I am confident she is the best choice to serve Washtenaw County on our Circuit Court"

- Hon. Arianne Slay

  Circuit Court Judge

"I have seen Jinan work in a variety of disciplines in the courtroom, those that a circuit judge is responsible for, and at all times she has conducted herself knowledgeably and  professionally, while in vigorous pursuit of her clients' interests."

- Joseph Simon

  Criminal Defense Attorney

"I have known Jinan for years, both personally and professionally. Her unwavering commitment to her family, her community, and making a difference in the life of others has been a constant source of inspiration for me.  Electing her as judge would be an opportunity to have a truly compassionate and impactful leader in our judicial system."

- Dr. Maya Hammoud

  Jinan's Aunt

"Jinan is experienced, ethical, competent and compassionate, a perfect combination for the next Circuit Court Judge."

- Steven Reed

  Family Law Attorney

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