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Gareeb Koussan recently graduated from the University of Michigan Dearborn - College of Business, where he obtained a Bachelors in Business Administration with a Minor in Marketing. Gareeb plans on attending law school at the University of Detroit Mercy. Gareeb has been with our firm since its inception, and has developed extensive experience in pre-litigation matters, including case management, filing of new complaints and other pleadings, and handling various aspects of client communication.



Heather Polakowski has been employed with the firm since October 2017 as the firm’s head legal assistant. She handles the day-to-day operations such as scheduling of hearings, drafting various legal documents and managing e-filing systems. She is a 2013 graduate of Oakland University in Rochester Hills earning her Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Communications. Heather also attended Macomb Community College earning her Associates Degree in general studies. She has been employed as a legal assistant since March 2015, beginning her career working in civil litigation for a defense law firm in the Southfield area.



Joann has over 5 years of legal experience as a paralegal. She has been with our firm since December 2016, and manages all aspects of discovery and paralegal support for the firm. She has a Bachelor of Arts from Grand Valley State University. She earned her Paralegal Certificate and a Master of Science from Sullivan University in Kentucky in 2013. Joann has a diverse legal background and experience, working in the areas of family law, criminal defense and extensive civil litigation.



Laila has two years of legal experience as a paralegal and is a current student at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, where she is pursuing a degree in Business Administration. She earned her Paralegal Certificate from Baker College in 2016. Laila was recently added to the firm to assist our successful personal injury practice, handling client intake, pre-litigation, and litigated claims. Prior to Koussan Hamood PLC, Laila worked at a large personal injury practice in Southfield, Michigan.