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Detroit Bar Association Names Erika Giroux Winner of Barristers Section Pro Bono Award

July 24, 2023

Miller Canfield is pleased to announce that Erika Giroux has been selected by the Detroit Bar Association as the winner of the Barristers Section 2023 Pro Bono Award.

Giroux is an associate in Miller Canfield’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group. Soon after Giroux joined the firm in 2017, she dove into the high-impact, complex Hamama v. Adducci pro bono national class action matter, where she was part of a team that successfully represented 1,400 Iraqi nationals living in the U.S. to secure an injunction to stop their immediate removal and allow them time to pursue relief in immigration court. 

More recently, Giroux was the lead attorney in a pro bono matter in which she represented a single mother whose former partner was using the court system to harass her after the couple’s relationship had dissolved. The cases were dismissed, even as the client’s former partner had filed appeals up to the Michigan Supreme Court.

Giroux was also part of the team that handled a pro bono matter involving the drafting and filing of amicus briefs on behalf of the Brennan Center, a national nonpartisan voting rights organization, arguing Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson had the authority to affirmatively mail absentee ballot applications to all registered voters in the state during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In addition to her pro bono work, Giroux has worked on several high-profile Title IX litigation matters in higher education and class action cases involving Michigan municipalities.

Giroux is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School. She has been named to the State Bar of Michigan Pro Bono Honor Roll since its inception in 2019.

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