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

This list is made up of a variety of people, including Manuel de Arriaga and Afonso Costa.

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

Use this list of renowned Portuguese 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. (26 items)
Adelino da Palma Carlos is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Lawyers from Portugal
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Adelino da Palma Carlos, GCC, GCIH, GOL, was a Portuguese lawyer, scholar, politician and a freemason, one of at least five sons of Manuel Carlos and wife Auta Vaz Velho da Palma. He was an opponent of the fascist regime of the Estado Novo of António de Oliveira Salazar since his youth, and, being a liberal, rather than a socialist, was chosen by President António de Spínola, as the 103rd and the first prime-minister after the 25 April 1974 revolution. He was also the 11th Bastonary of the Order of the Lawyers of Portugal. His 1st Provisional Government was in power from 15 May to 17 July 1974. As an independent, he chose cabinet members from widely divergent political parties and positions, ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 87 (1905-1992)

Birthplace: Faro, Portugal

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Afonso Costa is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Lawyers from Portugal
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Afonso Augusto da Costa, GCTE, GCL was a Portuguese lawyer, professor, and republican politician. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 66 (1871-1937)

Birthplace: Seia, Portugal

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Álvaro de Castro is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Lawyers from Portugal
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Álvaro Xavier de Castro was Prime Minister of Portugal from 20 November to 30 November 1920 and from 18 December 1923 to 6 July 1924. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 50 (1878-1928)

Birthplace: Guarda, Portugal

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António Granjo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Lawyers from Portugal
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António Granjo

António Joaquim Granjo was a Portuguese lawyer and politician. He was a republican from his youth, and was a member of the National Constituent Assembly, elected on 28 May 1911. He fought during Portuguese participation in World War I, and wrote a book about his experiences. After President Sidónio Pais was shot dead, Granjo took action against the Monarchy of the North, an attempt to restore a royalist regime in the north of Portugal, in 1919. He was President of the Municipal Chamber of Chaves, from February to July 1919. He was elected, the same year, to the Chamber of Deputies, by the Evolutionist Party, later being a founder of its successor movement, the Republican Liberal Party. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 40 (1881-1921)

Birthplace: Chaves Municipality, Portugal, Portugal