Originally from Nigeria, – where he qualified as a lawyer and practiced for over 20 years – Anthony Merah has consistently been a point of contact for people of all backgrounds in Calgary. After challenging and passing the conversion exams required by the National Committee for Accreditation of foreign trained lawyers, Anthony took the time to fully immerse himself in understanding the Canadian Legal System at Smith Law Office in Calgary. He founded Merah Law Office in 2014 to better serve as a lawyer and share his vast experience. Anthony’s approach is based on two things: an unwavering dedication to helping people in need, and a deep obligation to give back to the City that has given so much to him. In his very limited spare time, he volunteers at Church as well as at the Calgary Remand Centre and the Calgary Youth Offenders’ Centre, and spends time with his beloved wife, children and grandchildren.