Advocate Samih Salem El-Atrash was born in Benghazi city in 1953 and grew up in a family environment shaped by the profession of leading Libyan lawyer, Advocate Salem El-Atrash.
Advocate Samih Salem El-Atrash graduated in 1977 from the Libyan University (Gharyounis) before undertaking his professional training with El-Atrash Law Firm in Benghazi.
Advocate Samih Salem El-Atrash continued to practise law in the family firm until the promulgation of Law no.4/1982, when he enrolled in the People’s Advocacy under the umbrella of the Ministry of Justice, undertaking cases in the penal, civil, personal status and other fields.
After the promulgation of Law no.10/1990 amending Law no.4/1982 and reinstating the private and independent law profession, Advocate Samih Salem El-Atrash resumed the operation of El-Atrash Law Office in Benghazi as an Appeal Court lawyer, before gaining the status of Supreme Court lawyer in 1990.
Throughout his career, Advocate Samih Salem El-Atrash has achieved notable success in the penal sphere and is considered one of the leading Libyan lawyers. He is a well-known personality in his home city of Benghazi and has participated in several national and international conferences in Tunisia, Morocco and Luxemburg.