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Famous Lawyers from The Philippines

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.

Use this list of renowned Filipino 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. (86 items)


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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 74 (1925-1999)
    • Birthplace: Sitangkai, Philippines
    • Profession: Judge, Lawyer
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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 45
    • Birthplace: Lanao del Sur, Philippines
    • Profession: Spokesperson, Lawyer
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    Adolfo S. Azcuna is a Filipino jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines from 2002 to 2009. He was appointed to the Court by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on October 24, 2002. He is the current Chancellor of the Philippine Judicial Academy, having been ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 76
    • Birthplace: Katipunan, Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines
    • Profession: Judge, 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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 50
    • Birthplace: Kabankalan, Philippines
    • Profession: Lawyer
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    Alfredo Logronio Benipayo is the former Dean of the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Civil Law, the oldest law school in the Philippines. He is a former magistrate and a respected law professor and bar reviewer in the country. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 77
    • Birthplace: Manila, Philippines
    • Profession: Judge, Solicitor, Lawyer
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    Ma. Alicia Austria-Martinez is a Filipino jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines from 2002 to 2009. She was appointed to the Court by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on April 12, 2002. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 75
    • Birthplace: Manila, Philippines
    • Profession: Judge, Lawyer
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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 63
    • Birthplace: Alcala, Cagayan, Philippines
    • Profession: Politician, Lawyer
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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 93
    • Birthplace: Cabanatuan, Philippines
    • Profession: Judge, Lawyer
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    Anacleto Díaz was a Filipino jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. more on Wikipedia
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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 on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 85 (1928-2013)
    • Profession: Judge, Lawyer
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    Angelina Sandoval-Gutierrez is a Filipino jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines from 2000 to 2008. She was the last appointment to the Court made by President Joseph Estrada. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 77
    • Birthplace: Alitagtag, Philippines
    • Profession: Judge, Lawyer
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    Antonio Tirol Carpio is an incumbent Senior Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines. He was appointed to the Court by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and assumed office on October 26, 2001, his 52nd birthday. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 66
    • Birthplace: Davao, Philippines
    • Profession: Judge, Lawyer
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    Antonio Eduardo B. Nachura was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines until his mandatory retirement in June 13, 2011. He had been Solicitor-General of the Philippines at the time of his appointment to the Court was announced on January 31, 2007 by President Gloria ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 74
    • Birthplace: Catbalogan, Philippines
    • Profession: Judge, Politician, Solicitor, Lawyer
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    Antonio Villa-Real was a Filipino jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 65 (1880-1945)
    • Birthplace: Arayat, Philippines
    • Profession: Judge, Lawyer
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    Aquilino Martin de la Llana Pimentel III commonly known as Koko Pimentel, is a Filipino politician, a member of the Partido ng Demokratikong Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan, and serving as member of the Senate of the Philippines. He is the eldest son of the former senator Aquilino Pimentel, Jr. and Lourdes dela ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 51
    • Birthplace: Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
    • Profession: Politician, Lecturer, Lawyer
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    Artemio V. Panganiban, "The Renaissance Jurist of the 21st Century" was the 21st Supreme Court Chief Justice of the Philippines. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 79
    • Birthplace: Manila, Philippines
    • Profession: Judge, Lawyer
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    Arturo D. Brion is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines. He took his oath as a member of the Supreme Court on March 17, 2008. From 2006 until his appointment to the Supreme Court, Brion had served as in the Cabinet of President Macapagal-Arroyo as the Secretary of the Department ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 69
    • Birthplace: Manila, Philippines
    • Profession: Judge, Politician, Lawyer
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    Benigno Simeon "Igno" Aquino, Sr, also known as Benigno S. Aquino or Benigno S. Aquino, Sr., was a Filipino politician who served as Speaker of the National Assembly of the Second Philippine Republic from 1943 to 1944. His grandson Benigno S. Aquino III is the current President of the Philippines. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 53 (1894-1947)
    • Birthplace: Concepcion, Tarlac, Philippines
    • Profession: Politician, Farmer, Lawyer
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    Bernardo Pardo is a former Philippine Supreme court Associate justice and a former Comelec Chairman. He was appointed by former Philippine President Joseph Estrada. He was born in Manila, to San Isidro, Nueva Ecija natives, Dr. and Mrs. Leopoldo G. Pardo, and is married to Zenaida C. De Dios, with whom ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: age 83
    • Birthplace: Philippines
    • Profession: Associate Justice, Lawyer
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    Cancio C. Garcia was a Filipino lawyer and jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines. He was appointed to the Court on October 6, 2004 by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and retired on October 19, 2007. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 76 (1937-2013)
    • Birthplace: Alitagtag, Philippines
    • Profession: Judge, Lawyer
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