Famous Lawyers from Germany

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List of notable or famous lawyers from Germany, with bios and photos, including the top lawyers born in Germany and even some popular lawyers who immigrated to Germany. If you're trying to find out the names of famous German lawyers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These lawyers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known lawyer from Germany is included when available.

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This historic lawyers from Germany list can help answer the questions "Who are some German lawyers of note?" and "Who are the most famous lawyers from Germany?" These prominent lawyers of Germany may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected German lawyers.

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    Albert Battel

    Albert Battel is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Lawyers from Germany
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    Albert Battel was a German Wehrmacht army lieutenant and lawyer recognized for his resistance during World War II to the Nazi plans for the 1942 liquidation of the Przemyśl Jewish ghetto. He was posthumously recognized as Righteous Among the Nations in 1981. more

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    • Age: Died at 61 (1891-1952)
    • Profession: Lawyer
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    Alexander Nuno Alvaro is a German politician and was a Member of the European Parliament with the Free Democratic Party of Germany, which is part of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe. During his first mandate he worked in the European Parliament's Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice ...more

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    • Age: 40
    • Birthplace: Bonn, Germany
    • Profession: Politician, Lawyer
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    Alfons Goppel was a German politician of the CSU party and Prime Minister of Bavaria. more

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    • Age: Died at 86 (1905-1991)
    • Birthplace: Regensburg, Germany
    • Profession: Lawyer
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    Alfred Mombert

    Alfred Mombert was a German poet, born in Karlsruhe, and educated at the universities of Heidelberg, Leipzig, Munich, and Berlin. He practiced law for six years and then devoted himself to his literary work. His works include: Der Sonnengeist Aeon, der Weltgesuchte Aeon vor Syrakus Der Himmlische ...more

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    • Age: Died at 70 (1872-1942)
    • Birthplace: Karlsruhe, Germany
    • Profession: Lawyer
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    Anja Weisgerber is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Lawyers from Germany
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    Anja Weisgerber is a German politician and Member of the European Parliament for Bavaria with the Christian Social Union in Bavaria, part of the European People's Party and sits on the European Parliament's Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety. She is a substitute for the ...more

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    • Age: 39
    • Birthplace: Schweinfurt, Germany
    • Profession: Politician, Lawyer
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    Arthur Seyss-Inquart is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Lawyers from Germany
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    Arthur Seyss-Inquart was an Austrian Nazi politician who served as Chancellor of Austria for two days – from March 11 until March 13, 1938 – before the Anschluss annexation of Austria by Nazi Germany, signing the constitutional law as acting head of state upon the resignation of President Wilhelm ...more

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    • Age: Died at 54 (1892-1946)
    • Birthplace: Stonařov, Czech Republic
    • Profession: Politician, Lawyer
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    Arthur von Posadowsky-Wehner is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Lawyers from Germany
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    Arthur, Count of Posadowsky-Wehner, Baron of Postelwitz was a German conservative politician and statesman. He served as Secretary for the Treasury, Secretary of the Interior, Vice Chancellor of Germany and Prussian Minister of State. Born to Silesian nobility, the son of a judge, Posadowsky-Wehner ...more

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    • Age: Died at 87 (1845-1932)
    • Birthplace: Głogów, Poland
    • Profession: Lawyer
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    Arved Deringer

    Arved Deringer was a German lawyer and politician for the CDU. He was a member of the Bundestag from 1957 and 1969. In 1952, Deringer partnered with Alfred Gleiss in a law firm that is now Gleiss Lutz. He left the firm in 1961, and partnered with Claus Tessin in Bonn. The firm, later known as Deringer ...more

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    • Age: Died at 98 (1913-2011)
    • Profession: Lawyer
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