Tim A. Attalla was born and raised in Detroit to parents who migrated to the United States from Palestine in 1950. He went on to obtain his BA in Political Science from Wayne State University and his law degree from Cooley Law School. He opened his practice in 1988 and has joined many organizations over the years. In 1991 Governor John Engler recognized Tim as someone who builds bridges and relationships with various communities and appointed him as the first Muslim to serve on The Michigan Civil Rights Commission. Tim served on the commission from 1991-1998.
In 1997, Tim was introduced to an organization called Seeds of Peace and later became a board member until 2012. The mission for Seeds of Peace is to bring teenagers from the Middle East, specifically from Palestine and Israel, together to shape them into new leaders. He introduced Seeds of Peace to the Arab and Jewish communities in the Metro Detroit area, that resulted in much support. What Tim learned was if you create a platform, people will come.
Tim’s favorite quote is by President Eisenhower, “If people come together, so eventually will nations”.