list of best lawyers in Kenya

1. GEORGE ORARO – Senior Counsel) (SC)

He is the originator and Senior Partner at Oraro and Company Advocates. In the extent of his 35 years of duty at the firm, he has been included in practicing litigation in the High Court of Kenya, the Court Of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Kenya.
Mr. Oraro is a prominent lawyer for cases related to Commercial Law and Civil, Banking, Corporate, and Criminal Litigation. He triumphantly defended former Cabinet minister Henry Kosgey in an incident at the International Criminal Court (ICC). He further represented the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) at the Goldenberg Commission of Inquiry.

2. FRED NGATIA – Senior Counsel (SC )

-Spoken but with stinging facts on matters of law. He is a hard-working lawyer who exhibits himself well and is highly regarded for his litigation experience.
The distinguished lawyer is regarded in legal circles as the guru of constitutional and judicial service cases. He has been the attorney for the late Cabinet Minister George Saitoti and represented him at the Goldenberg Commission of Inquiry. He also successfully represented the formerJubilee Alliance during the 2012 election appeal at the Supreme Court among others.

3. PROF GITHU MUIGAI – Senior Counsel (SC)

He is a former constitutional instructor at the U.O.N and currently the Attorney General of the Republic of Kenya. Before becoming Attorney General, he served in the defunct Constitution of Kenya Review Commission (CKRC) and at the United Nations as a Special Rapporteur on modern forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia, and related intolerance. He is a Fellow of the infamous Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK) and a member of the American Association of Trial Lawyers

4. AHMEDNASSIR ABDULAHI – Senior Counsel) (SC)

Former Dean, law school the University of Nairobi and member of JSC- a master in Litigation and Arbitration and played a critical part in the recruitment of judges of the Supreme Court.
He is a senior partner in the Ahmednassir, Abdikadir and Company Advocates alongside former Mandera Central MP Abdikadir Mohammed. He successfully advocated for the IEBC during the 2012 election petition at the Supreme Court. Abdulahi is similarly the publisher of the Nairobi Law Monthly.

5. FRED OJIAMBO- Senior Counsel (SC)

Impeccable mastery of language and a partner at one the best law firms around. He is a “brilliant lawyer” who is even held in high esteem across the market. He represented Lord Delamere’s grandson when he shot a Kenyan on his expansive ranch near Nakuru and got away with it.

6. PROF. PATRICIA KAMORI MBOTE – Senior Counsel (SC)

Her scholarly participation on Land Law to the legal fraternity is enormous. She is Professor of Law at the Strathmore University. She formerly worked as an Associate Professor of Law at the School of Law, University of Nairobi and is also an advocate of the High Court of Kenya. Mbote has served as a brilliant Policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. She has published extensively in the areas of international law, environmental law, women’s rights, and property rights.

7. AMBROSE RACHIER

He is a successful practitioner, particularly in the field of conveyance. An advocate of the High Court, an expert on property rights and human rights and legal & ethical issues relating to health.

8. AMOS WAKO – Senior Counsel (SC)

The longest-serving AG, (Constitutional Law) He is the immediate former AG of Kenya. He served the Kenyan government as a chief Legal advisor for 20 years. Wako served as a Secretary General of African Bar Association between 1978 and 1980. He is a member of the faculty at the University of Nairobi, and he served as a committee member with the United Nations Human Rights. He oversaw the transition from a single-party state to multi-party democracy.

9. KENNETH FRASER – Senior Counsel – (litigation)

Fraser is the senior partner of the Hamilton Harrison & Mathews firm and manages the Litigation Department. He has extensive commercial arbitration and litigation experience in connection with various aspects of banking law, state corporations, insurance law, communications law, and business law.

10. JAMES ORENGO – Senior Counsel (SC)

A man of broad experience, his legal mind, and his political career place him in a unique position. This is one of the most senior lawyers who advocated for the CORD coalition in the petition case. He is a notable lawyer in Kenya, a former Ugenya MP, former Minister and currently the Siaya County Senator.

11 JOTHAM ARWA

One of the Best litigation lawyers. He is the current Managing Partner of the law firm of Rachier & Amollo Advocates, where he heads Legal Consultancy and Commercial Law department. Arwa, arguably one of the most profound legal and analytical minds in the business, has tremendous experience in civil and criminal law an extension to his excellent expertise in a commercial matter. He has rendered various complex legal consultancy services on numerous entries over the years and has a wealth of experience in legal and regulatory framework review. He has taught law in several universities and colleges including Kenya school of monetary studies, Kenya school of law, the University of Nairobi and he is presently lecturing law at the Jomo Kenyatta University Agriculture and technology.

12 PHEROZE NOWRJEE (SC) – (Litigation)

He is an iconic personality in the disputes arena, which is highly regarded for his knowledge of constitutional law. Clients seek his advice on, especially complex cases.
Currently, the lawyer is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, Zanzibar, and Tanzania. In addition to that, he is further a barrister on Linciln’s Inn. He obtained a B.A. degree from Xavier’s and later attended Yale University from where he earned an LLM degree in 1974.

13 JOE OKWATCH (SC)-Civil litigation

14 GIBSON KAMAU KURIA – (civil and criminal litigation)

Since 1975, Dr. Kuria has written many articles on constitutionalism, the rule of law, family law, human rights, legal education, and succession in such scholarly journals as The East African Law Journal. On 28 March of 2003, Dr. Kuria was selected by the President to serve as assisting counsel in the commission to inquire into the Goldenberg Scandal.
He has received so many regional and international award for championing for human rights.

15 PAUL MUITE (SC) – (Constitutional Law)

Paul Kibugi Muite- a reformist, senior counsel, human rights lawyer, leader, and politician. He is one of the originators of the original Forum for the Restoration of Democracy (FORD) before its breakup and became the very first vice- chairman of FORD-K under the late Jaramogi Oginga Odinga.
He is currently representing the Mau Mau group against the British government.

16 WILLY MUTUNGA (SC)– (Constitutional Law)

He is a reform activist, an intellectual, and, since June 2011, the Chief Justice of Kenya and the President of the Supreme Court of Kenya.
Mutunga is also the author of several internationally published articles on the rights of detainees, the role of NGOs and even civil society in democratization, the constitutional rights of Kenya’s nomad pastoralists, and the rights of tenants.
Until his nomination as the Chief Justice, Dr. Mutunga was the representative for the Ford Foundation in Nairobi, supervising all grants making in the Eastern Africa region, mainly focusing on human rights and social justice and safeguard of women’s rights.

17 PROF. PLO LUMUMBA– (Constitutional Law)

He has over 25 years’ expertise in legal practice and academia. He has in-depth knowledge gained over the years in several practice areas as follows: civil litigation, commercial and conveyance law, trusts, probate, and administrative law, constitutional and family law, employment, and labor law, administrative and human rights law.
P.L.O- Lumumba has since lectured at the United States International University, Nairobi, the University of Nairobi, and Widener University (in the USA) Nairobi Summer Programs.
P.L.O- Lumumba is a distinguished legal practitioner recognized by peers as a leading litigator in Constitutional Law and Judicial Review Cases. He has also has been acknowledged by the Kenya- USA Society as a Leader in the mould of Dr. Martin Luther King Jnr. With several thousand speeches on various subjects delivered in and outside Kenya, Lumumba is recognized as one of the leading public lecturers in Kenya. In the years between 2002- 2005, Dr. Lumumba worked as the Secretary (Chief Executive) of the Constitution of Kenya Review Commission, the society that was mandated to collect Kenyan views and prepare draft Constitution for consultations at the National Constitutional Conference.

18 RACHAEL OMAMO (SC)

A lawyer with vast experience. She is the first Kenyan woman to become the chair lady of the Law Society of Kenya (LSK). She is the immediate previous ambassador to France and currently Kenya’s Defense secretary. Omamo was a part of the task force for the establishment of Truth, Justice, and Reconciliation Commission, a member of the task force on the Review of Landlord and Tenant legislation as well as Assisting Counsel to the Ndung’ you Land Commission.

19 JUDY THONGORI– (Family Law)

a family lawyer and the former executive director Fida Kenya that advocates for women.

20 MOHAMED NYAOGA– (Civil litigation)

He has extensive expertise in civil and commercial disputes and is also considered a go-to specialist for admiralty and maritime law. Nyaoga specializes in commercial litigation and corporate finance. He is a recognized authority on bank securities. In extension to the practice of Law, he is the immediate past Vice -Chairman of the Law Reform Commission and the Chairperson of its Business Laws Committee

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