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A. Paul Ghanouni

also known as Paul Ghanouni

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


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


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Jessica Marie Chapman

    Paul is a dedicated and passionate attorney. I have had numerous cases with him in Juvenile Court over the last six years, and he always comes to court prepared and advocates very strongly for his clients.


    Jessica Chapman Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Attorney
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  • Andrew Frasier Wehunt

    Paul is one of the most intelligent individuals I have had the pleasure of working with. Paul works hard to make sure all of his cases are handled with detailed precision. Paul was one of the first calls I made when decided to start my own law firm. Paul has a well deserved reputation as being one of the top attorney's in the local bar. I would strongly suggest using Paul if you find yourself in need of legal counsel.


    Andrew Wehunt Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Ghanouni Teen & Young Adult Defense Firm

300 ParkBrooke Place
Suite 320
Woodstock, GA, 30189


GAActive Member in Good Standing 200601/14/2016
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
2015 Top 10 in 10 Young ProfessionalsCherokee County Chamber of Commerce2015
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
N/ALaw Office of Paul Ghanouni, P.C.2007 - Present
Part-Time Associate Magistrate JudgeCherokee County Magistrate Court2013 - 2015
Association namePosition nameDuration
Optimist InternationLt. Governor of Zone 22014 - 2015
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2012 - 2015
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