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Novara Lawyer Appointed to the Michigan Board of Chiropractic


Novara Law Partner Ahmed Hassouna has been appointed by Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer to serve on the Michigan Board of Chiropractic. He is appointed to represent the general public for a term commencing May 9, 2024, and expiring December 31, 2027. He succeeds Michael Connelly who resigned.

At Novara Law, Hassouna leads the Alternative Dispute Resolution team, including facilitative mediation and arbitration, after spending over a decade as in-house trial counsel with two Fortune 500 national insurance companies.

Hassouna received a B.A. in political science from Michigan State University and a J.D. from the University of Toledo College of Law. 

The Michigan Board of Chiropractic was originally formed with the enactment of Public Act 145 of 1933. On September 30, 1978, this authority was transferred to the Public Health Code, Public Act 368 of 1978, as amended. The “practice of chiropractic” means that discipline within the healing arts that deals with the human nervous system and the musculoskeletal system and their interrelationship with other body systems. The Board takes disciplinary action against licensees who have adversely affected the public's health, safety, and welfare. The board works with the department to oversee the practice of approximately 2,863 chiropractors. This appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.


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