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Famous Lawyers from The Philippines

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List of notable or famous lawyers from the Philippines, with bios and photos, including the top lawyers born in the Philippines and even some popular lawyers who immigrated to the Philippines. You might also be interested in famous Filipino judges and famous professors from Philippines. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Filipino 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 Philippines is included when available.

These people, like Adel Tamano and Evelio Javier include images when available.

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

Use this list of renowned Filipino 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. 

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    Abdulwahid Bidin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Lawyers from The Philippines

    Abdulwahid Bidin

    Dec. at 74 (1925-1999)

    BirthplaceTawi-Tawi, Sitangkai, Municipalities of the Philippines, Philippines

    Abdulwahid A. Bidin (7 April 1925 – 2 February 1999) is a Filipino lawyer who was an Associate... more on Wikipedia
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    Adel Tamano is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Lawyers from The Philippines

    BirthplaceLanao del Sur, Philippines

    Adel Fadel Abbas Tamano is a Filipino educator, lawyer and former politician. He is currently... more on Wikipedia
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    Alex Lacson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Lawyers from The Philippines

    BirthplaceKabankalan, Philippines

    Alexander L. Lacson (born 5 January 1965 in Kabankalan) is a Filipino poet, writer,... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Alvaro Antonio is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Lawyers from The Philippines

    BirthplaceAlcala, Cagayan, Cagayan, Cagayan Valley

    Alvaro Trinidad Antonio, also known by his nickname Bong or Ambong, (born February 19, 1952)... more on Wikipedia
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    Jose Diokno is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Lawyers from The Philippines

    Jose Diokno

    Dec. at 65 (1922-1987)

    BirthplaceMetropolitan Manila, Manila, Municipalities of the Philippines, Philippines

    Jose "Pepe" Wright Diokno (February 26, 1922 – February 27, 1987) was a Filipino nationalist.... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Ameurfina Melencio-Herrera is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Lawyers from The Philippines

    Ameurfina Melencio-Herrera

    Age: 98

    BirthplaceLegislative districts of Nueva Ecija, Nueva Ecija, Municipalities of the Philippines, Central Luzon, Philippines

    Ameurfina Aguinaldo Melencio-Herrera (born 11 May 1922) served as an Associate Justice of the... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Anacleto Díaz is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Lawyers from The Philippines

    Anacleto Díaz

    Dec. at 67 (1878-1945)

    BirthplaceAringay, La Union

    Anacleto Díaz (November 20, 1878 – February 10, 1945) was a Filipino jurist who served as an... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Andres Narvasa is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Lawyers from The Philippines

    Andres Narvasa

    Dec. at 85 (1928-2013)
    Andres dela Rosa Narvasa (November 30, 1928 – October 31, 2013) was the Chief Justice of the... more on Wikipedia
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    Antonio Carpio is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Lawyers from The Philippines

    BirthplaceDavao, Philippines

    Antonio Tirol Carpio (born October 26, 1949) is an incumbent Senior Associate Justice and, for... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Aquilino Pimentel III is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Lawyers from The Philippines

    BirthplaceCagayan de Oro, Philippines

    Aquilino Martin de la Llana Pimentel III (born January 20, 1964), commonly known as Koko... more on Wikipedia
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    Carlos P. Garcia is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Lawyers from The Philippines

    Carlos P. Garcia

    Dec. at 75 (1896-1971)

    BirthplaceTalibon, Bohol, Philippines

    Carlos Polestico García (November 4, 1896 – June 14, 1971) was a Filipino teacher, poet,... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Carmelino Alvendia, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Lawyers from The Philippines

    Carmelino Alvendia, Sr.

    Dec. at 76 (1906-1982)

    BirthplaceFloridablanca, Pampanga, Philippines

    Justice Carmelino Gomez Alvendia Sr. (November 3, 1906 - March 6, 1982) was a justice of Court... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Cecilia Muñoz-Palma is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Lawyers from The Philippines

    Cecilia Muñoz-Palma

    Dec. at 93 (1913-2006)

    BirthplaceBauan, Batangas, Philippines

    Cecilia Muñoz-Palma (November 22, 1913 – January 2, 2006) was a Filipino jurist and the first... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Antonio Villa-Real is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Lawyers from The Philippines

    Antonio Villa-Real

    Dec. at 65 (1880-1945)

    BirthplaceArayat, Municipalities of the Philippines, Philippines, Pampanga

    Antonio Villareal (January 17, 1880 — February 12, 1945) was a Filipino jurist who served as... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Artemio Panganiban is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Lawyers from The Philippines

    BirthplaceMetropolitan Manila, Manila, Municipalities of the Philippines, Philippines

    Artemio Villaseñor Panganiban Jr. (born December 7, 1936), "The Renaissance Jurist of the 21st... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Arturo Brion is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Lawyers from The Philippines

    BirthplaceManila, Philippines

    Arturo Dizon Brion (born December 29, 1946) is a former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Benigno Aquino, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Lawyers from The Philippines

    Benigno Aquino, Sr.

    Dec. at 53 (1894-1947)

    BirthplaceLegislative districts of Tarlac, Concepcion, Tarlac, Tarlac, Municipalities of the Philippines

    Benigno Simeon "Igno" Aquino Sr. (September 3, 1894 – December 20, 1947), also known as... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Adolfo Azcuna is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Lawyers from The Philippines

    BirthplaceKatipunan, Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines

    Adolfo Sevilla Azcuna (born February 16, 1939) is a Filipino jurist who served as an Associate... more on Wikipedia
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    Bernardo P. Pardo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Lawyers from The Philippines

    BirthplaceEurasia, Maritime Southeast Asia, Municipalities of the Philippines, Philippines, Asia

    Bernardo Pardo (born February 11, 1932) is a former Philippine Supreme court Associate justice... more on Wikipedia
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    César Bengzon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Lawyers from The Philippines

    César Bengzon

    Dec. at 96 (1896-1992)

    BirthplaceCamiling, Tarlac, Tarlac, Municipalities of the Philippines, Philippines

    César Fernando Cabrera Bengzon (May 29, 1896 – September 3, 1992) was the Chief Justice of the... more on Wikipedia
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    Cipriano P. Primicias, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Lawyers from The Philippines

    Cipriano P. Primicias, Sr.

    Dec. at 64 (1901-1965)

    BirthplaceAlcala, Pangasinan, Ilocos Region, Pangasinan

    Cipriano Purugganan Primicias Sr. (September 14, 1901 – September 20, 1965) was a Filipino... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Claudio Teehankee, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Lawyers from The Philippines

    Claudio Teehankee, Sr.

    Dec. at 71 (1918-1989)

    BirthplaceManila, Philippines

    Claudio Teehankee, CCLH (April 18, 1918 – November 27, 1989) was the 16th Chief Justice of the... more on Wikipedia
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    Conchita Carpio-Morales is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Lawyers from The Philippines

    BirthplacePaoay, Philippines

    Conchita Claudio Carpio-Morales (born Conchita Claudio Carpio on June 19, 1941) was the... more on Wikipedia
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    Alfredo Benipayo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Lawyers from The Philippines

    BirthplaceManila, Philippines

    Alfredo Logronio Benipayo (born December 10, 1938) is the former Dean of the University of... more on Wikipedia
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    Conrado M. Vasquez is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Lawyers from The Philippines

    Conrado M. Vasquez

    Dec. at 93 (1913-2006)

    BirthplaceBiñan, Municipalities of the Philippines, Philippines, Laguna, CALABARZON

    Conrado M. Vasquez (September 3, 1913 — September 19, 2006) was the first Ombudsman of the... more on Wikipedia
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