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Famous Lawyers from Germany

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

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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 on Wikipedia
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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: 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 on Wikipedia
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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 70 (1872-1942)
    • Birthplace: Karlsruhe, Germany
    • Profession: Lawyer
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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 39
    • Birthplace: Schweinfurt, Germany
    • Profession: Politician, Lawyer
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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 54 (1892-1946)
    • Birthplace: Stonařov, Czech Republic
    • Profession: Politician, Lawyer
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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 on Wikipedia
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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 98 (1913-2011)
    • Profession: Lawyer
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    Baron Bernhard August von Lindenau was a German lawyer, astronomer, politician, and art collector. Lindenau was born in Altenburg, where he also died. In 1830 he was the Minister of the Interior during a turbulent period in the history of Saxony. Late in the year he oversaw measures to calm violent ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 74 (1780-1854)
    • Birthplace: Altenburg, Germany
    • Profession: Politician, Lawyer
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    Bill Drews

    Wilhelm Arnold Drews, known as Bill Drews, was a German lawyer and administrator. Bill Drews was the creator of the Prussian 1931 police administrative law, which became the model for all German police regulations. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 68 (1870-1938)
    • Profession: Politician, Lawyer
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    Boris Meissner

    Boris Meissner was a German lawyer and social scientist, specializing in international law and Eastern European history and politics. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 88 (1915-2003)
    • Birthplace: Pskov, Russia
    • Profession: Lawyer
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    Britta Böhler is a lawyer in international law and human rights, and a member of the Dutch Senate for the GreenLeft Party. She was born in West Germany and became a Dutch citizen to run for political office. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 55
    • Birthplace: Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
    • Profession: Lawyer
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    Burchard of Worms

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    Burchard of Worms was the Roman Catholic bishop of Worms in the Holy Roman Empire, and author of a canon law collection of twenty books, known as Decretum Burchardi, also Decretum, or Collectarium canonum. 'Decretum' in English means decree, decision, principle, statute, and doctrine. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 75 (950-1025)
    • Profession: Writer, Lawyer
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    Burkhard Hirsch is a German politician and civil liberties advocate. A member of the Free Democratic Party, Hirsch spent 21 years in the German Bundestag. He also served five years as Minister of the Interior of Northrhine-Westphalia. Born in Magdeburg, then part of Prussian Province of Saxony, Hirsch ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 85
    • Birthplace: Magdeburg, Germany
    • Profession: Politician, Lawyer
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    Carl Louis Nippert was a German engineer and politician, who served as the 26th Lieutenant Governor of Ohio in 1902. Nippert was born in Frankfurt to American parents, Louis and Meta Nippert. His father was from Cincinnati, Ohio, and was sent to Frankfurt to run a Methodist Episcopal Church seminary. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 52 (1852-1904)
    • Birthplace: Frankfurt, Germany
    • Profession: Lawyer
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    Carl Melchior was born in Hamburg. Melchior studied law and eventually was appointed a judge, and later became a German banker. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 62 (1871-1933)
    • Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
    • Profession: Banker, Lawyer
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    Carl Christian Schurz was a German revolutionary, American statesman and reformer, U.S. Minister to Spain, Union Army General in the American Civil War, U. S. Senator, and Secretary of the Interior. He was also an accomplished journalist, newspaper editor and orator, who in 1869 became the first ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 77 (1829-1906)
    • Birthplace: Erftstadt, Germany
    • Profession: Politician, Journalist, Lawyer
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    Christian Markle Straub

    Christian Markle Straub was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania. Christian M. Straub was born in Milton, Pennsylvania. He studied law and was admitted to the bar. He served as prothonotary of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, in 1845, and sheriff of Schuylkill ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Birthplace: United States of America
    • Profession: Lawyer
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    Christian Tomuschat is a German jurist. He is emeritus professor of public international law and European law at the Humboldt University in Berlin and is a former member of the UN Human Rights Committee and the UN's International Law Commission. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 79
    • Birthplace: Szczecin, Poland
    • Profession: Professor, Lawyer
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    Christian Wilhelm Walter Wulff is a German politician and lawyer. He served as the President of Germany from 2010 to 2012. A member of the Christian Democratic Union, he served as Prime Minister of the state of Lower Saxony from 2003 to 2010. He was elected President in the 30 June 2010 presidential ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 56
    • Birthplace: Osnabrück, Germany
    • Profession: Politician, Lawyer
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