Famous Lawyers from Brazil

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

List contains people like Emídio Brasileiro, Getúlio Vargas.

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

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  • Adelmar Tavares

    Adelmar Tavares da Silva (Recife, February 16, 1888 – June 20, 1963 Rio de Janeiro) was a lawyer, magistrate, jurist, professor and poet from Recife. He was a member of Brazilian Societies devoted to criminology and law. As a poet he was respected with several of his poems becoming songs. In 1948 he became President of the Academia Brasileira de Letras.
    • Age: Dec. at 75 (1888-1963)
  • Afonso Pena
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    Afonso Augusto Moreira Pena (Portuguese: [aˈfõsu awˈɡustu moˈrejrɐ ˈpenɐ]; 30 November 1847 – 14 June 1909) was a Brazilian politician who served as President of Brazil between 1906 and 1909. Before his political career, Pena had been an attorney and legal scholar. He was the first President to die in office. Pena began his political career in 1874 with an election to the Imperial General Assembly. In the succeeding years, Pena reconciled legislative work with some periods occupying secretariats—secretary of Agriculture (1882), Commerce and Public Issues (1883) and Justice (1885). Pena then presided over the provincial assembly of Minas Gerais. After the proclamation of the Republic, he was ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 61 (1847-1909)
    • Birthplace: Santa Bárbara, Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Alvarenga Peixoto
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    Inácio José de Alvarenga Peixoto (1744–1793) was a Colonial Brazilian Neoclassic poet and lawyer. He wrote under the pen name Eureste Fenício. It is attributed to him the design of the flag of Minas Gerais.
    • Age: Dec. at 48 (1744-1792)
    • Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Álvares de Azevedo
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    Manuel Antônio Álvares de Azevedo (September 12, 1831 – April 25, 1852), affectionately called "Maneco" by his close friends, relatives and admirers, was a Brazilian Romantic poet, short story writer, playwright and essayist, considered to be one of the major exponents of Ultra-Romanticism and Gothic literature in Brazil. His works tend to play heavily with opposite notions, such as love and death, platonism and sarcasm, sentimentalism and pessimism, among others, and have a strong influence of Musset, Chateaubriand, Lamartine, Goethe and – above all – Byron. All of his works were published posthumously due to his premature death with only 20 years old after a horse-riding accident. They ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 20 (1831-1852)
    • Birthplace: São Paulo, Brazil
  • André Franco Montoro
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    André Franco Montoro (Portuguese: [ɐ̃ˈdrɛ ˈfrãku mõˈtoru]; 14 July 1916 – 16 July 1999) was a Brazilian politician and lawyer. He was born in São Paulo as the son of André de Blois Montoro and Tomásia Alijostes. He was a senator and governor of São Paulo. He was a member of several parties, such as PDC, MDB, PMDB and one of the founders of PSDB. He was also a law philosopher and a professor at PUC-SP, who wrote several law books. Montoro is credited as being one of the key figures in the Diretas Já movement, along with Tancredo Neves and Ulysses Guimarães, which helped to bring about the return of direct elections to Brazil. The São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport is named after him.
    • Age: Dec. at 83 (1916-1999)
    • Birthplace: São Paulo, Brazil
  • Francisco de Assis Chateaubriand Bandeira de Melo (pronounced [fɾɐ̃ˈsisku dʒi aˈsis ʃɐtobɾiˈɐ̃ bɐ̃ˈdejɾɐ dʒi ˈmɛlu]), best known as Assis Chateaubriand and also nicknamed Chatô (October 4, 1892 – April 4, 1968), was a Brazilian lawyer, journalist, politician and diplomat. He was one of the most influential public figures in Brazil during the 1940s and the 1950s, becoming notable as a journalist, an entrepreneur, an arts patron as well as a politician. Chateaubriand was appointed Ambassador of Brazil to the United Kingdom, position he held from 1957 to 1961. He was also a lawyer and professor of law, writer and member of the Brazilian Academy of Letters, occupying its 37th chair from 1954 ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 76 (1892-1968)
    • Birthplace: Brazil