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A. Paul Ghanouni

A. Paul Ghanouni

also known as Paul Ghanouni

Practice areas:

Juvenile, Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI

About Me

I made a lot of poor choices when I was younger.  While I probably had more run-ins with the police and other authority figures between the ages of 13 and 22 than many people have throughout their lives, I was fortunate that I was never charged with anything more than minor traffic offenses.  In hindsight, I see how my life could have been derailed if things had gone a little differently for me.  My mission is to protect the futures of our younger generation from their mistakes so that they can achieve their full potential.


Languages Spoken: English, Farsi

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2006

  1. Criminal Defense: 35%
    9 years
  2. Juvenile: 35%
    9 years
  3. DUI & DWI: 30%
    9 years


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Robert Alexander Susor

    Paul is my go to guy for all cases in Cherokee County that I can't handle personally. A dedicated and hardworking advocate for those in need, you can always expect Paul to go the extra mile for his clients.


    Robert Susor Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jessica Margit Hall

    I met Paul when I first began my legal career in Canton as a Law Clerk for the State Court Judges. I am now a solo practitioner and recently relocated my office. I am lucky enough now to share office space with this truely brilliant lawyer. Paul is one of the most honest and straightforward people I know. These traits are some that make him a role model for professionalism, not just between lawters, but in the court room and with clients as well. Paul really cares about his clients and is extremely passionate about "fighting for the little guy." Paul is always well prepared, calm, confidant. Not to mention a brilliant lawyer. Whenever I have a question or need some advice, he always has a bank of information for me. For these reasons, I endorse Paul to anyone accussed of a crime or injured by the negligence of others.


    Jessica Hall Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Office of Paul Ghanouni, P.C.

221 E Main Street.
Canton, GA, 30114


GAActive Member in Good Standing 200605/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2015
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability & EthicsMartindale-Hubbell2015
Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability & EthicsMartindale-Hubbell2014
Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability & EthicsMartindale-Hubbell2013
President's Cup (Recieved as President of Blue Ridge Bar Assoc.)State Bar of Georgia2011

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Part-Time Associate Magistrate JudgeCherokee County Magistrate Court2013 - 2015
Law Office of Paul Ghanouni, P.C.2007 - Present

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Optimist InternationLt. Governor of Zone 22014 - Present
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2012 - Present
Canton Optimist ClubPresident2011 - 2012
Blue Ridge Circuit (Cherokee County) Bar AssociationPresident2010 - 2011
Canton Optimist ClubVice President2010 - 2011
Blue Ridge Circuit (Cherokee County) Bar AssociationVice President2009 - 2010
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2006 - Present
Blue Ridge Circuit (Cherokee County) Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State v. WilsonJury Verdict: Not Guilty
State v. McCoyJury Verdict: Not Guilty All Counts
State v. MaysJury Verdict: Not Guilty All Counts

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Publication NameTitleDate
Cherokee TribuneRemoving the Mystery From the Criminal Process2015
Cherokee TribuneState Allows Youth Offenses Removed in Some Cases2014

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgia State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Georgia State UniversityCriminal JusticeBS - Bachelor of Science2003

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Webinar Presented by the Institute of Continuing Judicial EducationFundamentals of Contract Law2014
Webinar Presented by the Institute of Continuing Judicial EducationReview of Search Warrant Issuance for Georgia Magistrates2014
Webinar Presented by the Institute of Continuing Judicial EducationA Seminar on Sovereign Citizens in Magistrate Court2014
12-Hour Magistrate Recertification IISearch Warrant Issues Related to Electronic Devices2014