Famous Lawyers from Israel

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

This list includes Tzipi Livni, Yosef Tamir and more people.

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  • Dov Shilansky (Hebrew: דב שילנסקי, 21 March 1924 – 9 December 2010) was an Israeli politician and Speaker of the Knesset from 1988 to 1992.
    • Age: Dec. at 86 (1924-2010)
    • Birthplace: Šiauliai, Lithuania
  • Elias Khoury

    Elias Daoud Khoury (Arabic: الياس داؤد خوري‎, Hebrew: אליאס ח'ורי) is an Arab-Israeli Jerusalem-based lawyer. He specializes in real property law. Elias made appeals several times to the Supreme Court of Israel, and has had Palestinian politicians among his clients in Israeli courts. Elias gained fame in the 1970s when he led a legal battle against the Israeli settlers of Sebastia and Elon Moreh. Elias Khoury was born in the Galilee. His father lost the family land to Israel in the 1948 war, took citizenship in Israel and believed he could work patiently through Israeli law to get his land back. Elias studied law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and lived in the Beit Hanina and Shuafat neighborhoods of Jerusalem. He has a practice in Jerusalem, formerly in its Eastern part and now in the West, specializing in real property law. He has represented clients at all Israeli court levels, including the Supreme Court of Israel, as well as in planning commissions. In the framework of his public activities, he has expressed concerns with the impacts of the lack of Arab participation in the urban politics of Jerusalem, while expressing understanding for the rationale. In 2008, he expressed concerns with a planned real estate deal between his own Eastern Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem and the State of Israel. Both Khoury's father and son were killed in Palestinian terror attacks. Khoury's father, Daoud Khoury, was killed when a booby-trapped refrigerator exploded in Zion Square. Elias' son, George Khoury, was mistakenly killed from gunfire on March 19, 2004, while jogging in the neighborhood of French Hill in Jerusalem. The Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, the military branch of the Fatah movement, claimed responsibility. After it became clear that the victim was an Arab it apologized, and offered to declare him a martyr for the Palestinian cause. "This is a barbaric act that will not change my world view, which includes deep faith in Palestinian rights," said Khoury.On March 6, 2010, The New York Times reported that Khoury had paid to have Amos Oz's A Tale of Love and Darkness translated into Arabic and distributed in Beirut and other Arab capitals. Of his decision to pay for the translation and publication of the book, Khoury said: "This book tells the history of the rebirth of the Jewish people. We can learn from it how a people like the Jewish people emerged from the tragedy of the Holocaust and were able to reorganize themselves and build their country and become an independent people. If we can't learn from that, we will not be able to do anything for our independence."
    • Birthplace: Israel
  • Ilan Shavit
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    Ilan Shavit

    Ilan Shavit (Hebrew: אילן שביט, born 31 July 1958) is an Israeli lawyer, businessman and entrepreneur. Shavit is a founding partner of the commercial and corporate Tel Aviv law firm Shavit Bar-On Gal-On Tzin Yagur and of the Shaviram property group.
    • Age: 65
    • Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
  • Orit Noked (Hebrew: אורית נוקד‎, born 25 October 1952) is an Israeli politician who served as a member of the Knesset for Independence and the Labor Party and as Minister of Agriculture.
    • Age: 70
    • Birthplace: Jerusalem, Israel
  • Ram Caspi

    Ram Caspi (Hebrew: רם כספי‎; b. Israel, 1939), is a prominent Israeli attorney. He received his LL.M (cum laude) from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1962), and was admitted to the Israel Bar in 1964. Caspi's expertise is in international transactions and Mergers & Acquisitions, as well as in civil litigation. He also practices Commercial and Property Law. He is the head of Caspi & Co. and son of the late Adv. Michael Caspi.
    • Age: 84
    • Birthplace: Israel
  • Sabri Jiryis

    Sabri Jiryis (Arabic: صبري جريس‎, Ṣābri Jiryis, Hebrew: סברי ג'ריס; born in 1938), also known as Sabri Jaris, Sabri Geries or Sabri Jirais, is a Palestinian-Arab Israeli writer and lawyer, a graduate of the Hebrew University law faculty, and prominent Palestinian activist. In 1966, the first edition of his book The Arabs in Israel was published in Hebrew.
    • Age: 85
    • Birthplace: Fassuta, Israel