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Famous Lawyers from Ghana

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List of notable or famous lawyers from Ghana, with bios and photos, including the top lawyers born in Ghana and even some popular lawyers who immigrated to Ghana. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Ghanaian 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 ghana is included when available.

Examples of people on this list include Ebenezer Sekyi-Hughes and Patrick Kwateng Acheampong.

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

Use this list of renowned Ghanaian lawyers to discover some new lawyers that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (38 items)



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    Aaron Mike Oquaye is a Ghanaian politician who served as the Second Deputy Speaker of the Parliament of Ghana between 2009 and 2013. A member of the New Patriotic Party, he was the Member of Parliament for Dome-Kwabenya from 2005 to 2013. He was Ghana's High Commissioner to India from 2001 to 2004, then ...more

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    • Age: age 71
    • Birthplace: West Africa, Ghana, Africa
    • Profession: Politician, Professor, Lawyer
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    Akua Kuenyehia is a Ghanaian lawyer who has been a judge of the International Criminal Court since 2003. She is currently First Vice-President of the Court. She is also one of the only three female African judges at the ICC. She represented Ghana on the United Nations' Convention on the Elimination of ...more

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    • Profession: Judge, Lawyer
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    Alban Kingsford Sumani Bagbin is a Ghanaian politician. He was the Minister for Health in the Ghana government until February 2013 when Hanny-Sherry Ayittey took over the position. He is also the Member of Parliament for Nadowli West. Bagbin hails from the Upper West Region of Ghana and obtained a ...more

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    • Age: age 58
    • Birthplace: Upper West Region, Ghana
    • Profession: Politician, Lawyer
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    Justice Augustus Molade Akiwumi was a judge and also the second Speaker of the Parliament of Ghana.more

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    • Birthplace: Lagos, Nigeria
    • Profession: Politician, Barrister, Lawyer
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    Goosie Augustus Obuadum Tanoh is a Ghanaian politician. He is a member of the National Reform Party and represented his party in the 2000 presidential election, where he garnered 1.1% of the national vote.more

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    • Age: age 59
    • Birthplace: Ghana
    • Profession: Politician, Lawyer
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    Betty Mould-Iddrisu is a Ghanaian lawyer and politician. She was the Minister for Education in Ghana. Her first direct involvement in the Ghana government was as the Attorney General and Minister for Justice of Ghana since 2009. Prior to that, she had been the Head of Legal and Constitutional Affairs of ...more

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    • Age: age 62
    • Profession: Politician, Lawyer
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    Daniel Francis Annan
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    Justice Daniel Francis Kweipe Annan was a Speaker of the Parliament of Ghana. He is also a former member of the Provisional National Defence Council government which preceded the fourth republic and was once the Chairman of the National Commission for Democracy.more

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    • Age: Died at 78 (1928-2006)
    • Birthplace: Accra, Ghana
    • Profession: Judge, Politician, Lawyer
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    Ebenezer Begyina Sekyi-Hughes was the Speaker of the Ghanaian parliament between 2005 and 2009.more

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    • Age: age 76
    • Birthplace: Cape Coast, Ghana
    • Profession: Politician, Barrister, Solicitor, Lawyer
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    Edmund Alexander Lanquaye Bannerman

    Edmund Alexander Lanquaye Bannerman was the Chief Justice of Ghana between 1970 and 1972. He was the fourth person to hold this position since Ghana became an independent nation. He was removed from office by the National Redemption Council, the military government in power after the coup of 13 January ...more

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    • Profession: Lawyer
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    Edward Akufo-Addo
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    Edward Akufo-Addo was a Ghanaian politician and lawyer. He was a member of the "Big Six" leaders of the United Gold Coast Convention, which engaged in the fight for Ghana's independence. He became the Chief Justice and later President of the Republic of Ghana.more

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    • Age: Died at 73 (1906-1979)
    • Birthplace: Gold Coast
    • Profession: Judge, Politician, Lawyer
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    Edward Kwame Wiredu

    Edward Kwame Wiredu was the Chief Justice of Ghana between 2001 and 2003. He was the tenth since Ghana became an independent nation. He is noted for introducing the Fast Track High Courts in Ghana as well as Alternate Dispute Resolution and the Judicial Institute.more

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    • Age: Died at 72 (1936-2008)
    • Profession: Lawyer
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    Sir Emmanuel Charles Quist, OBE, also known as Paa Quist was a barrister and the first Ghanaian Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of the Gold Coast and the first Speaker of the Parliament of Ghana.more

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    • Age: Died at 79 (1880-1959)
    • Birthplace: Accra, Ghana
    • Profession: Politician, Barrister, Lawyer
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    Frank George Bernasko was a retired Ghanaian soldier, lawyer and politician. He served as the Commissioner for Agriculture among others in the National Redemption Council military government of General I.K. Acheampong. He was also the founder and leader of the erstwhile Action Congress Party and ...more

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    • Age: Died at 80 (1930-2010)
    • Birthplace: Ghana
    • Profession: Politician, Soldier, Lawyer
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    Frederick Kwasi Apaloo was a Ghanaian barrister who served as Chief Justice of Ghana and later Kenya.more

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    • Age: Died at 79 (1921-2000)
    • Birthplace: Gold Coast
    • Profession: Lawyer
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    Frederick Worsemao Armah Blay, popularly called Freddie Blay, is a lawyer and politician. He was a Member of Parliament in Ghana and served as the First Deputy Speaker in the Fourth Parliament of Ghana. He lost his seat in the December 7th 2008 general elections to Armah Kofi Buah of the NDC. He was ...more

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    • Age: age 73
    • Profession: Politician, Barrister, Lawyer
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    Justice George Kingsley Acquah was the twenty-third Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Ghana. He was appointed as Chief Justice on 4 July 2003 and was the incumbent until his death. His appointment made it three out of four recent Chief Justices who were former students of Adisadel College; the other ...more

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    • Age: Died at 65 (1942-2007)
    • Birthplace: Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana
    • Profession: Lawyer
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    Georgina Theodora Wood

    Georgina Theodora Wood is a judge and also a former police prosecution officer. She is the Chief Justice of Ghana and the first woman to occupy that position.more

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    • Age: age 68
    • Birthplace: Ghana
    • Profession: Lawyer
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    Isaac Kobina Donkor Abban was the Chief Justice of Ghana between 1995 and 2001. He was the ninth person to hold this position since Ghana became an independent nation.more

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    • Age: Died at 68 (1933-2001)
    • Profession: Lawyer
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    Justice Julius Sarkodee-Addo was the second Chief Justice of Ghana during the First Republic. He was educated at King's College London, admitted to Inner Temple in 1928, and called to the Bar in 1932. He replaced the first native Ghanaian chief justice, Sir Kobina Arku Korsah in 1964. He was removed ...more

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    • Profession: Lawyer
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    Justice Jacob Hackenburg Griffiths-Randolph was a judge and also the Speaker of the Parliament of Ghana during the Third Republic. He was once Commissioner of Income Tax during the First Republic of Ghana. He went into exile in Togo in 1962. He was later appointed Speaker of Parliament on June 10, 1965 ...more

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    • Birthplace: Accra, Ghana
    • Profession: Politician, Lawyer
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