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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.

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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.

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Abdulwahid Bidin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Lawyers from The Philippines
Dec. at 74 (1925-1999)
Abdulwahid A. Bidin was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines. Appointed by President Corazon Aquino in 1987, he was the first Filipino Muslim named to the country's High

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Adel Tamano is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Lawyers from The Philippines
age 48
Adel Tamano is a Filipino lawyer and politician. He is the spokesperson of the United Opposition and also one of its candidates running for the position of Senator of the Philippines in the 2010 ...more

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Alex Lacson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Lawyers from The Philippines
age 54
Alexander L. Lacson is a Filipino lawyer, author, lecturer, philanthropist and politician best known as the author of "12 Little Things Every Filipino Can Do To Help Our Country.", and ...more

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Alvaro Antonio is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Lawyers from The Philippines
Alvaro Antonio age 67
Alvaro Trinidad Antonio, also known by his nickname Bong or Ambong is a Filipino politician, who is the incumbent Governor of Cagayan. He is a former pro-bono lawyer at the Citizen's Legal ...more

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Jose Diokno is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Lawyers from The Philippines
Dec. at 65 (1922-1987)
Jose "Pepe" Wright Diokno was a Filipino nationalist. He served as Senator of the Philippines, Secretary of Justice, founding chair of the Commission on Human Rights, and founder of ...more

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Ameurfina Melencio-Herrera is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Lawyers from The Philippines
age 96
Ameurfina Aguinaldo Melencio-Herrera served as an Associate Justice of the Philippine Supreme Court from 1979 until 1992. She was the second woman appointed to the Supreme Court, filling the ...more

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Anacleto Díaz is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Lawyers from The Philippines
Dec. at 67 (1878-1945)
Anacleto Díaz was a Filipino jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.

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Andres Narvasa is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Lawyers from The Philippines
Dec. at 85 (1928-2013)
Andres dela Rosa Narvasa was the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines from December 1, 1991 to November 30, 1998. He served as Chairman of the Preparatory Commission for ...more

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Antonio Carpio is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Lawyers from The Philippines
age 69
Antonio Tirol Carpio is an incumbent Senior Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines. He was appointed to the Court by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and assumed office on ...more

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Aquilino Pimentel III is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Lawyers from The Philippines
age 55
Aquilino Martin de la Llana Pimentel III commonly known as Koko Pimentel, is a Filipino politician, a member of the Partido ng Demokratikong Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan, and serving as member of the ...more

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Carlos P. Garcia is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Lawyers from The Philippines
Dec. at 75 (1896-1971)
Carlos Polístico García, commonly known as Carlos P. García, was a Filipino teacher, poet, orator, lawyer, public official, political economist, organized guerrilla and ...more

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Carmelino Alvendia, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Lawyers from The Philippines
Dec. at 76 (1906-1982)
Justice Carmelino Gomez Alvendia, Sr. was a justice of Court of Appeals of the Philippines, a founder of Quezon City Academy and a co-founder of the Manuel L. Quezon University, formerly Manuel ...more

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Cecilia Muñoz-Palma is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Lawyers from The Philippines
Dec. at 93 (1913-2006)
Cecilia Muñoz-Palma was a Filipino jurist and the first woman appointed to the Supreme Court of the Philippines. She was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Ferdinand Marcos on ...more

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Antonio Villa-Real is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Lawyers from The Philippines
Dec. at 65 (1880-1945)
Antonio Villa-Real was a Filipino jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.

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Artemio Panganiban is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Lawyers from The Philippines
age 82
Artemio V. Panganiban, "The Renaissance Jurist of the 21st Century" was the 21st Supreme Court Chief Justice of the Philippines.

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Arturo Brion is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Lawyers from The Philippines
age 72
Arturo D. Brion is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines. He took his oath as a member of the Supreme Court on March 17, 2008. From 2006 until his appointment to the ...more

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Benigno Aquino, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Lawyers from The Philippines
Dec. at 53 (1894-1947)
Benigno Simeon "Igno" Aquino, Sr, also known as Benigno S. Aquino or Benigno S. Aquino, Sr., was a Filipino politician who served as Speaker of the National Assembly of the Second ...more

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Adolfo Azcuna is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Lawyers from The Philippines
age 80
Adolfo S. Azcuna is a Filipino jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines from 2002 to 2009. He was appointed to the Court by President Gloria ...more

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Bernardo P. Pardo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Lawyers from The Philippines
age 87
Bernardo Pardo is a former Philippine Supreme court Associate justice and a former Comelec Chairman. He was appointed by former Philippine President Joseph Estrada. He was born in Manila, to San ...more

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César Bengzon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Lawyers from The Philippines
Dec. at 96 (1896-1992)
César Bengzon was the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines from April 28, 1961 until May 29, 1966. In November 1966, a few months after his retirement, he became the ...more

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Cipriano P. Primicias, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Lawyers from The Philippines
Dec. at 64 (1901-1965)
Cipriano Purugganan Primicias, Sr. was a Filipino politician who was best known for his service as a Senator of the Philippines. He was born in 1901 at Alcala, in the northern Philippine ...more

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Claudio Teehankee, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Lawyers from The Philippines
Dec. at 71 (1918-1989)
Claudio Teehankee, PLH was the 16th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines from 1986 to 1988. He was also the most senior associate justice and chairman of the First Division of ...more

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Conchita Carpio-Morales is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Lawyers from The Philippines
age 77
Conchita Carpio-Morales is the current Ombudsman of the Philippines. She was previously an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines. Carpio-Morales is married to Eugenio T. ...more

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Alfredo Benipayo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Lawyers from The Philippines
age 80
Alfredo Logronio Benipayo is the former Dean of the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Civil Law, the oldest law school in the Philippines. He is a former magistrate and a respected law ...more

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Conrado M. Vasquez is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Lawyers from The Philippines
Dec. at 93 (1913-2006)
Conrado M. Vasquez was the first Ombudsman of the Philippines and an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines.