Famous Lawyers from The Philippines

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

These people, like Ferdinand Marcos and Evelio Javier include images when available.

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

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    Abdulwahid Bidin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Lawyers from The Philippines
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    Abdulwahid A. Bidin was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines. Appointed by President Corazon Aquino in 1987, he was the first Filipino Muslim named to the country's High Bench. more

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    • Age: Died at 74 (1925-1999)
    • Birthplace: Sitangkai, Philippines
    • Profession: Judge, Lawyer
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    Adel Tamano is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Lawyers from The Philippines
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    Adel Tamano is a Filipino lawyer and politician. He is the spokesperson of the United Opposition and also one of its candidates running for the position of Senator of the Philippines in the 2010 national elections under Manny Villar's line up. He was the President of the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng ...more

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    • Age: 45
    • Birthplace: Lanao del Sur, Philippines
    • Profession: Spokesperson, Lawyer
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    Alexander L. Lacson is a Filipino lawyer, author, lecturer, philanthropist and politician best known as the author of "12 Little Things Every Filipino Can Do To Help Our Country.", and for having run in the 2010 Philippine Senatorial Election. Because of the significance of Lacson's advocacies in a ...more

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    • Age: 50
    • Birthplace: Kabankalan, Philippines
    • Profession: Lawyer
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    Alvaro Antonio

    Alvaro Antonio is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Lawyers from The Philippines
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    Alvaro Trinidad Antonio, also known by his nickname Bong or Ambong is a Filipino politician, who is the incumbent Governor of Cagayan. He is a former pro-bono lawyer at the Citizen's Legal Action Office and a former Mayor of Alcala. more

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    • Age: 63
    • Birthplace: Alcala^! Cagayan, Philippines
    • Profession: Politician, Lawyer
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    Jose Diokno is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Lawyers from The Philippines
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    Jose "Pepe" Wright Diokno was a Filipino nationalist. He served as Senator of the Philippines, Secretary of Justice, founding chair of the Commission on Human Rights, and founder of the Free Legal Assistance Group. Diokno is the only person to top both the Philippine Bar Examination and the board exam ...more

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    • Age: Died at 65 (1922-1987)
    • Birthplace: Metropolitan Manila, Manila, Municipalities of the Philippines, Philippines
    • Profession: Politician, Lawyer
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    Ameurfina Melencio-Herrera is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Lawyers from The Philippines
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    Ameurfina Aguinaldo Melencio-Herrera served as an Associate Justice of the Philippine Supreme Court from 1979 until 1992. She was the second woman appointed to the Supreme Court, filling the vacancy left by the retirement of the first female Supreme Court Justice, Cecilia Muñoz-Palma more

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    • Age: 93
    • Birthplace: Cabanatuan, Philippines
    • Profession: Judge, Lawyer
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    Anacleto Díaz is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Lawyers from The Philippines
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    Anacleto Díaz was a Filipino jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. more

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    • Age: Died at 67 (1878-1945)
    • Birthplace: Aringay, La Union
    • Profession: Judge, Lawyer
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    Andres dela Rosa Narvasa was the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines from December 1, 1991 to November 30, 1998. He served as Chairman of the Preparatory Commission for Constitutional Reform, a special agency tasked to look into potentially positive modifications in the Philippine ...more

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    • Age: Died at 85 (1928-2013)
    • Profession: Judge, Lawyer
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