Famous Lawyers from New Zealand

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

Examples of people on this list include Charles Chauvel and Bill Hastings.

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

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  • Alfred Brandon

    Alfred Brandon

    Dec. at 83 (1854-1938)
    Alfred de Bathe Brandon (12 December 1854 – 30 July 1938) was the Mayor of Wellington, New Zealand in 1894.Brandon was the son of Member of Parliament Alfred Brandon. He married Louisa Kebbell, the ...more
  • Alfred Hindmarsh
    Dec. at 58 (1860-1918)
    • Birthplace: Port Elliot, Australia
    Alfred Humphrey Hindmarsh (18 April 1860 – 13 November 1918) was a New Zealand politician, lawyer and unionist. He died in the 1918 influenza epidemic.
    • Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand
    Sir Anand Satyanand (born 22 July 1944) is a former lawyer, judge and ombudsman who served as the 19th Governor-General of New Zealand from 2006 to 2011. He was chair of the Commonwealth Foundation ...more
  • Arthur Guinness
    Dec. at 67 (1846-1913)
    • Birthplace: Kolkata, India
    Sir Arthur Robert Guinness (11 January 1846 – 10 June 1913) was a New Zealand politician, and Speaker of the House of Representatives.
  • Arthur Rhodes

    Arthur Rhodes

    Dec. at 63 (1859-1922)
    • Birthplace: Timaru, New Zealand
    Arthur Edgar Gravenor Rhodes (20 March 1859 – 26 December 1922) was a New Zealand Member of Parliament and Mayor of Christchurch.
  • Barry Edward Brill (born 22 October 1940) is a New Zealand politician and a lawyer. Brill was a parliamentary under-secretary in the Third National Government from 1978 to 1981. He is a climate ...more