Famous Lawyers from Italy

Updated October 13, 2018 3.6k views 76 items

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

Examples of people on this list include G. Gordon Liddy and Andrea Bocelli.

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

Use this list of renowned Italian 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. (76 items)
Aldo Vidussoni is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Lawyers from Italy
Aldo Vidussoni Dec. at 68 (1914-1982)

Birthplace: Fogliano Redipuglia, Italy

Aldo Vidussoni (21 January 1914, in Fogliano Redipuglia, in Gorizia – 30 November 1982, in Cagliari) was an Italian lawyer and Fascist politician. After law studies at the University of Trieste, ...more
Alessandro Pavolini is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Lawyers from Italy
Dec. at 42 (1903-1945)

Birthplace: Europe, Eurasia, Italy, Florence, Southern Europe, + more

Alessandro Pavolini (September 27, 1903 – April 28, 1945) was an Italian politician, journalist, and essayist, notable for his involvement in the Fascist government, during World War II, and ...more
Andrea Bocelli is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Lawyers from Italy
Age: 60

Birthplace: Lajatico, Italy

Andrea Bocelli, OMRI, OMDSM (Italian pronunciation: [anˈdreːa boˈtʃɛlli]; born 22 September 1958) is an Italian opera singer, songwriter, and record producer. Celine Dion has said that "if ...more

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Angela Alioto is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Lawyers from Italy
Age: 69

Birthplace: California

Angela Alioto (born October 20, 1949) is an American attorney, politician, member of the Secular Franciscan Order, and founder of the Knights of Saint Francis at the Porziuncola Nuova. A member ...more
Antonio Tajani is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Lawyers from Italy
Age: 65

Birthplace: Rome, Italy

Antonio Tajani (Italian pronunciation: [anˈtɔːnjo taˈjaːni]; born 4 August 1953) is an Italian politician and former Italian Army's officer, serving as President of the European Parliament from ...more
Arthur L. Aidala is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Lawyers from Italy
Age: 52

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Arthur L. Aidala, currently a New York criminal defense lawyer and legal analyst on Fox News Channel where he appears on various day-time and prime-time programs. He was recently a guest ...more
Benedetto Accolti the El... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Lawyers from Italy
Benedetto Accolti the Elder Dec. at 51 (1415-1466)

Birthplace: Italy

Benedetto Accolti (1415 in Arezzo – 26 September 1464 in Florence) was an Italian jurist, humanist and historian. He was born at Arezzo in Tuscany, of a prominent family, several members of ...more
Bettisia Gozzadini is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Lawyers from Italy
Bettisia Gozzadini Dec. at 52 (1209-1261)
Bettisia Gozzadini (1209 – 2 November 1261):11 was a jurist who lectured at the University of Bologna from about 1239. She is thought to be the first woman to have taught at a university.
Brant Imperatore is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Lawyers from Italy
Bruno Leoni is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Lawyers from Italy
Dec. at 54 (1913-1967)

Birthplace: Europe, Marche, Eurasia, Italy, Province of Ancona, + more

Bruno Leoni (26 April 1913 – 21 November 1967) was an Italian classical-liberal political philosopher and lawyer. Whilst the war kept Leoni away from teaching, in 1945 he became Full professor ...more
Carlo Alberto Biggini is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Lawyers from Italy
Carlo Alberto Biggini Dec. at 43 (1902-1945)

Birthplace: Sarzana, Italy

Carlo Alberto Biggini (December 9, 1902 – November 19, 1945) was an Italian fascist politician who served as Minister of Education before and after proclamation of the Italian Social Republic ...more
Carlo Gambuzzi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Lawyers from Italy
Carlo Gambuzzi Dec. at 65 (1837-1902)
Carlo Gambuzzi (26 August, 1837 – 30 April, 1902) was an Italian anarchist. Carlo Gambuzzi was born in Naples the son of Pasquale and Maria Carolina Landolfi. He graduated as a lawyer in 1858. ...more
Carlo Poerio is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Lawyers from Italy
Carlo Poerio Dec. at 64 (1803-1867)
Carlo Poerio (1803 - 28 April Naples - 1867, Florence) was an Italian poet, Risorgimento and 1848 Revolution activist, politician, and brother of Alessandro Poerio.
Carlo Ponti is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Lawyers from Italy
Dec. at 95 (1912-2007)

Birthplace: Magenta, Italy

Carlo Fortunato Pietro Ponti Sr. (11 December 1912 – 10 January 2007) was an Italian film producer with more than 140 productions to his credit. He was the husband of international film star ...more
Cesare Sportelli is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Lawyers from Italy
Cesare Sportelli Dec. at 48 (1702-1750)
Cesare Sportelli (29 March 1702 – 19 April 1750) was an Italian Roman Catholic Redemptorist lawyer.
Charles Bonaparte is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Lawyers from Italy
Dec. at 70 (1851-1921)

Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland

Charles Joseph Bonaparte (; June 9, 1851 – June 28, 1921) was an American lawyer and political activist for progressive and liberal causes. Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, he served in the ...more
Dino Grandi is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Lawyers from Italy
Dec. at 93 (1895-1988)

Birthplace: Mordano, Italy

Dino Grandi (4 June 1895 – 21 May 1988), 1st Conte di Mordano, was an Italian Fascist politician, minister of justice, minister of foreign affairs and president of parliament.
Domenico Mazzocchi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Lawyers from Italy
Dec. at 73 (1592-1665)

Birthplace: Civita Castellana, Italy

Domenico Mazzocchi (1592 – 21 January 1665 in Veja, now ?Vejano, baptised in nearby Cività Castellana, in Lazio region's Viterbo Province) was an Italian Baroque composer of only vocal ...more
Donald Segretti is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Lawyers from Italy
Donald Segretti Age: 77

Birthplace: San Marino, California

Donald Henry Segretti (born September 17, 1941, in San Marino, California) is an attorney best known for working as a political operative with then-U.S. President Richard Nixon's Committee to ...more
Eugene Scalia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Lawyers from Italy
Eugene Scalia Age: 55
Eugene Scalia (born August 14, 1963) is an American corporate attorney and former public official. He is currently a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of the law firm Gibson, Dunn & ...more
Ferdinando Imposimato is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Lawyers from Italy
Ferdinando Imposimato Age: 82

Birthplace: Maddaloni, Italy

Ferdinando Imposimato (9 April 1936 – 2 January 2018) was an Italian magistrate and the honorary president of the Supreme Court of Italy.
Mino Martinazzoli is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Lawyers from Italy
Mino Martinazzoli Dec. at 80 (1931-2011)

Birthplace: Italy

Fermo Mino Martinazzoli (Italian pronunciation: [ˈfermo ˈmiːno martinatˈtsɔːli]; Orzinuovi, 3 November 1931 – Brescia, 4 September 2011) was an Italian lawyer, politician and former Minister. He ...more
Francesco Accolti is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Lawyers from Italy
Francesco Accolti Dec. at 72 (1416-1488)
Francesco Accolti (c. 1416 – 1488), also called Francesco d'Arezzo, was an Italian jurist. The brother of Benedetto Accolti, he professed jurisprudence at Bologna from 1440 to 1445, and ...more
Francesco Zabarella is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Lawyers from Italy
Francesco Zabarella Dec. at 57 (1360-1417)

Birthplace: Padua, Italy

Francesco Zabarella (10 August 1360 – 26 September 1417) was an Italian cardinal and canonist.
Francis de Sales is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Lawyers from Italy
Dec. at 55 (1567-1622)

Birthplace: Château de Sales, Europe, Metropolitan France, Haute-Savoie, Rhône-Alpes, + more

Francis de Sales (French: François de Sales; Italian: Francesco di Sales; 21 August 1567 – 28 December 1622) was a Bishop of Geneva and is honored as a saint in the Catholic Church. He ...more