Paul Attia is an Ottawa based lawyer with the Ministry of the Attorney General. He began his legal career as a Bay Street litigator for one of Canada's largest law firms. He has spent the majority of his career, as a Criminal Prosecutor with the Crown Attorney's Office. Mr. Attia has prosecuted a large number of cases including those involving charges of murder, fraud, assault, elder abuse and child exploitation.
Prior to commencing his career as a lawyer, Mr. Attia was a two-sport varsity athlete while pursuing his law degree from the University of Western Ontario. While in law school, he was also involved as a competitive debater. Prior to graduating, Mr. Attia received the Edna Yuet-Lui Chan Memorial Award for his ingenuity, enthusiasm and camaraderie.
During the course of his career, Mr. Attia has been passionate about issues involving justice. He has been a guest lecturer at The University of Ottawa Faculty of Law and The Canadian Police College. He has been interviewed on CBC television and radio, as well as other media outlets across the country. Mr. Attia has also been the spokesperson for national advocacy group representing immigrants in Canada.