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Located into the foothills of Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, Canton is a treasure for history buffs and lovers of arts, culture and the great outdoors.

Canton, the seat of Cherokee County, is located 40 miles north of Atlanta. The town’s 23,000 residents enjoy a small town lifestyle with easy access to a major airport and other amenities a large city like Atlanta provides.

The seat of Cherokee County, Canton is enjoying a 21st Century revival. The former textile town was home to the Canton Cotton Mill, which shut down in 1979. Today, new downtown streetscapes, along with parks and upgraded sidewalks, have made the community pedestrian friendly. Its Etowah River Greenway anchors the 30-acre Heritage Park and new playing fields for baseball, softball and soccer. A new community center, developed in partnership with the Metro-Atlanta YMCA features a state of the art fitness center and houses the Cherokee Sports Hall of Fame.

The Cherokee County Historical Society displays the area’s vibrant history and is dedicated to historic preservation. The Cherokee County History Museum and Visitor’s Center displays artifacts, photographs and features an interactive presentation on the area’s unique heritage.

Lawyer Paul Ghanouni’s Legal Services for Canton-Area Residents

Attorney Paul Ghanouni is a lifelong resident of Georgia, born in Marietta and educated at Georgia State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and his law degree from the university’s College of Law.

His criminal defense practice focuses on helping protect the futures of teens and young adults who have been accused of a crime. He offers legal services in a broad range of cases including juvenile delinquency, traffic violations, shoplifting, theft, driving under the influence (DUI), battery, marijuana crimes, other drug crimes, misdemeanors, and felonies.

In June 2013, Ghanouni was admitted to the bench as a part-time Associate Judge of the Magistrate Court for Cherokee County. As an Associate Judge, Ghanouni presides over criminal and civil cases.

Community Involvement

Ghanouni is active in the Blue Ridge Bar Association, which is Cherokee County’s local bar association. He served as vice president in 2009-2010 and president in 2010-2011. During his term as president, the organization won the President’s Cup from the State Bar of Georgia as the most outstanding local or voluntary bar association in the state that year.

Long active in the Blue Ridge Bar Association’s Law Day, he served as chair of the event in 2007-2008, the year the State Bar of Georgia awarded the Law Day Award to the association.

As part of a Law Day events in 2008, Ghanouni played the part of Pudgy Pig in the Blue Ridge Bar Association’s mock trial, based on the case of the Three Little Pigs and The Big Bad Wolf with a class of fifth grade students who served as jurors. The program was designed to present a picture of a real jury trial in a way that is interesting to young students. Since 2008, he has participated in each year’s mock trial in a number of different capacities, including playing the roles of witnesses and attorneys.

Ghanouni’s community activities also include membership in the Canton Optimist Club. On the Respect for Law Day, he has assisted in a breakfast to recognize law enforcement officers for their outstanding service. Through the organization, he also assists in a youth appreciation breakfast for parents, students, and teachers, which recognizes local students for exemplifying the Optimist creed. He also assists with the Canton Optimist Club’s annual Christmas parade.

Ghanouni speaks about legal issues to community groups, including the Boy Scouts. He spoke at a presentation on Georgia’s new Juvenile Delinquency Code that went into effect in January 2014. Audience members included lawyers, Department of Juvenile Justice employees, Assistant District Attorneys, Department of Family and Children’s Services employees, and law enforcement.

Ghanouni has also been a presenter for a number of Continuing Judicial Education webinars for Magistrate Judges, including topics such as Search Warrants and Probable Cause for Search Warrants.  He has also been a presenter at the Magistrate Court Judge’s Recertification Course on the top of Search Warrants for Electronic Devices.

Ghanouni is active in the Canton Main Street Program, which seeks to help revitalize the historic downtown community in Canton. Ghanouni’s law office was spotlighted in Sixes Living Magazine in February 2014 (see page 48).

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