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Lisa J. Hamameh

Phone: 248.489.4100
Fax: 248.489.1726

Lisa J. Hamameh practices primarily municipal law, land use and zoning, Condominium and Homeowners’ Association law. 

She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Wayne State University in 1995 and is a 2000 graduate of Wayne State University Law School.

Lisa has been recognized by Michigan Super Lawyers for seven consecutive years – in 2011 and 2012 she was recognized as a “Rising Star” and from 2013-2018 she was included as a “Super Lawyer” for Government, Cities and Municipalities.  She was also selected for Best Lawyers in America ® 2016-2020 in municipal law and as a Top Lawyer for dbusiness in 2014, 2017-2020.  In 2014, Lisa was selected for the 2014 class of “Women in the Law” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly.  Additionally, in 2011, she was awarded the Frances R. Avadenka Memorial Award by the Oakland County Bar Association, for her contributions to the community outside of the legal profession.

She is a frequent presenter at the Michigan Townships Association’s Annual Conference & Expo.  She is a guest speaker at the White Lake Citizen’s Academy – Judicial Night.  Lisa presents training sessions for municipal clients relative to parliamentary procedure, zoning and land use, ordinance enforcement, municipal civil infractions and criminal law updates.

Lisa is the co-author of a chapter on Liquor Licensing in the Michigan Institute of Continuing Legal Education’s publication Michigan Municipal Law, 2012; and a chapter on Plea Bargaining in Michigan Criminal Procedure, 2010.  Hamameh authored the cover story for the Michigan Townships Association’s March 2016 publication Michigan Township Focus titled “What’s Brewing with Liquor License Regulation.”  She authored an article for the Oakland County Bar Association’s publication Laches, titled “Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign” and co-authored an article for the same publication titled “Municipal Prosecutions 101.”

In 2018, Lisa was elected to serve on the State Bar of Michigan’s (SBM) Board of Commissioners.  The SBM Board of Commissioners provide oversight to the State Bar on finance, public policy, professional standards and member services and communications. SBM is the governing body for the 42,000-plus lawyers in the State of Michigan. 

Practice Areas

  • General Municipal Law
  • Prosecutions and Ordinance Enforcement
  • Zoning and Land Use
  • Real Estate and Construction

Education

  • Wayne State University Law School, JD
  • Wayne State University, B.S., Criminal Justice

Professional Activities/Memberships

  • State Bar of Michigan
    Commissioner District I (2018-2021)
    Young Lawyers Section, Executive Council Member (2018-2010)
    Criminal Law Section, Member
    Real Estate Section, Member
    Government Law Section, Member
    Character & Fitness Committee – District I (2014-2018)
  • Michigan State Bar Foundation
    Fellow
  • Oakland County Bar Foundation
    Board of Trustees, Member
    Fellow
  • Oakland County Bar Association
    American Inns of Court (2003-2007)
    Municipal Law Committee Chair (2005-2006) Member (2003-present)
    New Lawyers Committee, Director (2003-2010)
    Membership Committee, Chair (2000-present) Member (2009-2018)
  • Macomb County Bar Association (2000-present)
  • American Bar Association (2000-present)
  • Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys
    Member

Admitted to Practice

  • Michigan

Awards

  • Listed in the Best Lawyers in America, Municipal Law, 2016-2020
  • Named in as a Top Lawyer by dBusiness, 2014, 2017-2020
  • Selected to Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers for Government, Cities and Municipalities, 2013-2019
  • Selected to Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers Rising Stars in Government, Cities and Municipalities, 2011-2012
  • Listed in Lawyers Weekly “Women in the Law”, 2014
  • Awarded the Frances R. Avadenka Memorial Award by the Oakland County Bar Association for contributions to the community outside of the legal profession, 2011

Publications/Presentations

  • Author, "What's Brewing with Liquor License Regulation," Michigan Township Focus, March 2016
  • Author, "Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign," Laches, October 1, 2013
  • Author, "Municipal Prosecutions 101," Laches, 2013
  • Author, "Chapter on Liquor Licensing," Michigan ICLE: Michigan Municipal Law, 2012
  • Author, "Chapter on Plea Bargaining," Michigan ICLE: Michigan Criminal Procedure, 2010
  • Presenter at the Michigan Townships Association Annual Conference & Expo, "What the Heck is an SAD?", April 2019
  • Presenter at the Michigan Townships Association Annual Conference & Expo, "Parliamentary Procedures at its Worst," April 2019
  • Presenter at the Michigan Townships Association Annual Conference & Expo, "Regulating Liquor Licensing in Your Community," April 2018
  • Presenter at the Michigan Townships Association Annual Conference & Expo, "It Shouldn't Be This Hard to Clean Up That Property," April 2017
  • Presenter at the Macomb Michigan Townships Association Chapter, "Liquor Control Updates," February 2015
  • Presenter at the Macomb Michigan Townships Association Chapter, "Municipal Civil Infractions and Liquor License Updates," November 2015

Community Service

  • Children's Hospital of Michigan (1999-2014)
  • Judge for the Michigan Center of Civil Education High School Mock Trial Tournaments (2007 and 2011)
  • Coach for Youth in Government Team at Stoney Creek High School (2009)