Attorneys Famous Lawyers from Germany

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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Lawyers from Germany
Albert Battel Dec. at 61 (1891-1952)
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 ...more

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Alexander Nuno Alvaro is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Lawyers from Germany
age 43
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 ...more

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Alfons Goppel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Lawyers from Germany
Dec. at 86 (1905-1991)
Alfons Goppel was a German politician of the CSU party and Prime Minister of Bavaria.

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Alfred Mombert is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Lawyers from Germany
Alfred Mombert Dec. at 70 (1872-1942)
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 ...more

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Anja Weisgerber is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Lawyers from Germany
age 42
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 ...more

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Arthur Seyss-Inquart is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Lawyers from Germany
Dec. at 54 (1892-1946)
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 ...more

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Arthur von Posadowsky-Wehner is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Lawyers from Germany
Dec. at 87 (1845-1932)
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 ...more

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Arved Deringer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Lawyers from Germany
Arved Deringer Dec. at 98 (1913-2011)
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 ...more

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Bernhard von Lindenau is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Lawyers from Germany
Dec. at 74 (1780-1854)
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 ...more

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Bill Drews is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Lawyers from Germany
Bill Drews Dec. at 68 (1870-1938)
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 ...more

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Boris Meissner is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Lawyers from Germany
Boris Meissner Dec. at 88 (1915-2003)
Boris Meissner was a German lawyer and social scientist, specializing in international law and Eastern European history and politics.

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Britta Böhler is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Lawyers from Germany
age 58
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 ...more

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Burchard of Worms is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Lawyers from Germany
Burchard of Worms Dec. at 75 (950-1025)
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 ...more

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Burkhard Hirsch is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Lawyers from Germany
age 88
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 ...more

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Carl L. Nippert is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Lawyers from Germany
Dec. at 52 (1852-1904)
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. ...more

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Carl Melchior is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Lawyers from Germany
Dec. at 62 (1871-1933)
Carl Melchior was born in Hamburg. Melchior studied law and eventually was appointed a judge, and later became a German banker.

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Carl Schurz is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Lawyers from Germany
Dec. at 77 (1829-1906)
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 ...more

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Christian Markle Straub is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Lawyers from Germany
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 ...more

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Christian Tomuschat is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Lawyers from Germany
age 82
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 ...more

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Christian Wulff is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Lawyers from Germany
age 59
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 ...more

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Christopher Memminger is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Lawyers from Germany
Dec. at 85 (1803-1888)
Christopher Gustavus Memminger was a prominent German-American political leader and the first Secretary of the Treasury for the Confederate States of America.

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Conrad of Gelnhausen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Lawyers from Germany
Conrad of Gelnhausen Dec. at 70 (1320-1390)
Conrad of Gelnhausen was a German theologian and canon lawyer, and one of the founders of the conciliar movement of the late fourteenth century. Details of his life are sketchy. He was ...more

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Dieter Stauder is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Lawyers from Germany
Dieter Stauder age 79
Dieter Stauder is a German attorney-at-law and an expert in intellectual property law. He was Director of the International Section of the Centre for International Industrial Property Studies, ...more

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Edgar Julius Jung is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Lawyers from Germany
Edgar Julius Jung Dec. at 40 (1894-1934)
Edgar Julius Jung was a German lawyer born in Ludwigshafen, in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Jung was a leader of the Conservative Revolutionary movement in Germany, which stood not only in ...more

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Eike von Repgow is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Lawyers from Germany
Eike von Repgow Dec. at 55 (1180-1235)
Eike of Repgow from Repgow, now Reppichau in Saxony-Anhalt, was a medieval German administrator who compiled the Sachsenspiegel in the 13th century.