Ziyad Hermiz Joins Grand Rapid’s Varnum

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Hermiz Ziyad // Photo courtesy of Varnum

Ziyad I. Hermiz has joined Varnum, a law firm headquartered in Grand Rapids. Hermiz is on the firm’s litigation and trial practice team. He is based in Varnum’s Birmingham office.

With more than 10 years of experience as a trial attorney, Hermiz focuses on business and commercial litigation. His work includes resolving disputes in the areas of non-compete and trade secrets, shareholders and LLCs, physician and medical provider representation, civil RICO, franchises, real estate, and other business-related matters. He also advises startup and closely held businesses.

Hermiz graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law in Detroit. He received his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University in East Lansing. Hermiz interned for the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Michigan in Detroit before he entered private practice.

“We are very pleased to welcome Ziyad to the firm,” says Ron DeWaard, chair of Varnum. “Attracting an attorney of Ziyad’s caliber and reputation will further strengthen our growing Birmingham office and litigation practice.” Hermiz was named to DBusiness magazine’s 2020 Top Lawyers. He previously served as vice president of the Chaldean American Bar Association and is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and the American Bar Association.

“I am excited about joining the Varnum team,” Hermiz says. “I have known several Varnum attorneys personally for many years, and the firm has a great reputation. I look forward to growing my practice and serving Varnum clients.”

Varnum has more than 180 attorneys in eight offices in Michigan.

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