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Zainab S. Hazimi

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  • Detroit

    t. +1.313.546.6169

    f. +1.248.603.9769


Zainab Hazimi is a litigator who handles both commercial and employment disputes in a variety of industries, ranging from automotive to health care. She is a member of Warner’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Group and its Employment Litigation Practice Group. Her litigation experience ranges from state, federal and appellate courts, to private arbitration. Zainab began her legal career as a two-year law clerk for U.S. District Court Judge Sean F. Cox in the Eastern District of Michigan, where she obtained significant courtroom experience and insight into the inner workings of a federal courthouse. Zainab’s unique perspective in approaching conflict has proven itself invaluable to clients during their commercial litigation disputes. She is passionate about being a litigator, and enjoys finding creative solutions to difficult situations.


  • Wayne State University Law School J.D. 2015 cum laude
  • University of Michigan B.A. 2012 high distinction


  • Michigan


  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan

Clerk Experience

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, Honorable Sean F. Cox

Bar Associations

  • Federal Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan


  • Arabic


  • Successfully defended against a $6.5 million claim for tortious interference and defamation on behalf of healthcare provider, resulting in dismissal of all claims
  • Obtained over $4 million in preliminary injunctive relief on behalf of automotive supplier
  • Successfully defended against an appeal on forum non-conveniens grounds, resulting in a favorable opinion published by the Sixth Circuit

Honors & Awards

  • A Lawyer Helps Pro Bono Honor Roll, State Bar of Michigan, Tier 1, 2020-21
  • Named on the Best Lawyers' 2021 Detroit Litigation - Labor and Employment "Ones to Watch" List



Professional Affiliations

  • Federal Bar Association Newsletter Committee, Co-editor (2020-Present)
  • Note and Comment Editor, Wayne Law Review

Community Affiliations

  • KEYS Grace Academy
    Secretary, Board of Directors

Speaking Engagements

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