Lawyers are experts in understanding, explaining, and helping resolve legal matters. They can tackle complex issues and communicate with different parties involved in your case. Lawyers have vast experience that will help you with court and out-of-court matters. Below is a compiled list of top lawyers in Kenya (listed not in any order) with their law firms.
George Oraro has been practicing law for over 44 years in Kenya. His practice is in arbitration, mediation, and litigation.
George Oraro established a law firm that deals with dispute resolution, corporate and commercial law, and his law firm has been constantly ranked as a top-tier law firm in Kenya.
The law firm has a website https://www.oraro.co.ke/ that you can check out to learn more about them
Paras Shah is one of Kenya’s top lawyers with several accolades to his name. He is a solicitor and an Advocate of the High court of Kenya.
Paras Shah is a corporate and commercial lawyer specializing in banking and finance Laws, corporate law, mergers, and acquisitions.
Paras Shah is the appointed managing partner of Bowman’s Kenyan branch. You can read more about him here on their company website https://www.bowmanslaw.com/lawyer/paras-shah/
Alexandra Kontos has been practicing law in Kenya as a commercial lawyer since 1979 and is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Kenya) chapter. She is also a Notary Public and commissioner for oaths.
She has also specialized in banking and corporate finance, merger, and acquisition and is also an experienced property and insurance lawyer.
She is a co-founder of Walker Kontos and holds a senior position in the firm. And their website http://www.walkerkontos.com/ has more information about her and the firm
Adil Khawaja has been the advocate of the high court since 1995. He is currently the managing partner at Dentons Hamilton Harrison& Mathews.
He actively takes part in community initiatives and in Pro Bono services. And is an advocate at the High Court of Kenya since 1995.
Adil Focuses on banking and Finance, Energy and infrastructure, mergers and acquisitions, real estate planning, and environmental law. You can find his profile on the company website https://www.dentonshhm.com/en/adil-khawaja
Charles Waweru Gatonye
Charles has over 30 years of experience as a lawyer and is the founder of Waweru Gatonye & Company Advocates. He has worked as a deputy to the then director of public prosecutions.
The Central Bank of Kenya appointed him as the lead counsel into the sale and transfer of the Grand Regency Hotel
He is a member of the Law Society of Kenya, East Africa Law Society, and Charted Institute of Arbitrators. His law firm deals with corporate/commercial litigations, conveyance and property matters, and arbitration.
Wamaitha Waweru Advocates
Established over 20 years ago, Wamaitha Waweru Advocates is headed by Irene Mally. With a rich history as a speaker in wealth creation and family law, the firm has a a strong leader.
The firm prime focus is in enhancing generational wealth during the succession process. Rather than just deal with succession law, the firm specializes in advising and mentoring families through the succession process.
Take a look at their law blog and you shall get great tips on how to go through Estate planning and management without the headaches.
Nelson is a dynamic lawyer with over 15 years in the legal profession. He is the founder of Havi and Company Advocates. Havi is also the 49th president of the Law Society of Kenya.
His law firm has hired young advocated who offer excellent legal services to their clients. You can find out more about the law firm’s services on this company website. https://haviandcompany.co.ke/
Joan is a young lawyer who has 8 years of experience working as a legal practitioner. She is also an advocate of the High Court of Kenya. She is a Registered Notary public and a Commissioner for Oaths.
Joan has a master of Law degree and a Bachelor of law degree from the University of Cape Town in South Africa.
She deals with succession laws, advice on capital financing, she also deals in business legal setup and operations advisory. She is also skilled at commercial law and dispute resolution. Insolvency and restructuring, among others. You can learn more about Joan from her company website.
Oliver is a Kenyan Advocate and an English Solicitor. He is skilled at commercial work and in particular, corporate and taxation matters. He is the chairperson of Rea Vipingo Plantations Limited and is also a director of I&M Holdings Limited.
Oliver joined Kaplan & Stratton in 1978, where he extensively represents all the project finance work that is undertaken by the firm regarding capital markets, banking and foreign investment.
Karim S. Anjarwalla
Karim is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya and is an English solicitor. He is also rated as a Leading Lawyer by Chambers Global, IFLR1000, and also by Legal 500. Karim is also featured in Who’s who Legal. He is probably one of top lawyers in Kenya.
Karim is the managing partner of Anjarwalla & Khanna and heads the firm’s corporate section. Anjarwalla and Khanna(A&K) are among Kenya’s top law firms and one of the largest law firms in East Africa. You can learn about his representations here.
Caroline W Ratemo
Caroline is the managing partner and CEO of CR Advocates LLP and an experienced Advocate of the High Court of Kenya. She practices Cross Border& corporate Law Practices, intellectual property& franchising, Banking & Finance services, Shipping and international law among others.
She is an affiliate of The Law Society of Kenya, Organisation of Women in International Trade, Kenya Women Business Owners Association among others. You can check their company website to read more about her and her associates.
Dominic Mwale is the founder and managing partner of Mwale & Co. Advocates. He practices Real estate, Project Planning & conveyancing, Litigation, Family & Succession Law, employment and Labour Relations.
Dominic Mwale holds an LLB degree, is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and a Diploma in Human Relations.
He is a member of the Law Society of Kenya, East Africa Law Society, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, International Trademark Association, and pharmaceutical Trademark Group. You can learn more here about his associates and his law firm.
Elvis B. N. Abenga
Mr. Elvis B.N. Abenga is a holder of a Master of Laws from the University of Cape Town specializing in dispute resolution. He also has a postgraduate diploma from the Kenya School of Law and a Bachelor of Laws honors from Moi University. He is currently pursuing his doctoral program at the University of Cape Town. He is a lecturer at the Kisii University school of Law.
Mr. Abenga has represented many clients in various courtrooms. He is a member of the Law Society of Kenya and the international court of justice. He has won awards for his legal representations. You can read more about his practices and accolades on this website.
He is a senior partner and head of the Corporate and Commercial department in Nairobi, Kenya. He co-founded Coulson Harney LLP. in 2008.
He has specialized in Company and Commercial law, acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate re-organization among others. He is a member of the Law Society of Kenya, The Law Society of England and Wales, and also the International Bar Association and Commonwealth Lawyers’ association. You can learn more about his practice here.
Akash R. Devani
Akash co-heads the banking & finance department at Anjarwalla & Khanna(A&K) where he is also a partner. According to this website, Akas is regarded as a leading lawyer in Kenya by Legal 500 in 2019 under the banking, finance and capital markets practice area.
Akash holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law. he also holds a Law Practice from the University of Bristol, UK. He also has a Bachelor of Laws, from Cardiff University Wales, UK.
He has won many accolades from his practice. His area of expertise is Banking and Finance, Commercial, Corporate Merger and Acquisition, Intellectual Property, Private Equity, Real estate and Construction.
Patrick is your go-to Advocate for matters concerning intellectual property, industrial property law, image rights, and basically for any copyright representations. He represents companies in the fields of pharmaceutical, research and education institutions, music and entertainment among others.
He is a member of The Law Society of Kenya and the International Trademark Association. He holds has advanced certifications in intellectual Property Laws from WIPO Academy in Geneva Switzerland. He has certifications from The Kenya School of Law where he did his Bar Qualifying examinations. He also graduated from the university of Nairobi with LLB. Hons.
He has several rankings and accolades under his belt from years of legal representations. He is also a partner at Kaplan & Stratton Advocates. You can find his area of representation on the company website
Geoffrey Imende is the managing partner at the Mohammed Muigai Advocates law firm. He was admitted as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya. He is an arbitrator in construction and other legal disputes. He is also an exam Moderator for the trial advocacy paper.
According to his company website, “Mr. Imende has been ranked in Band 3 in Dispute resolution in Kenya by Chambers and Partners in 2018”.
He is a member of the Law Society of Kenya, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK and International Commission of Jurists(ICJ)- Kenya Chapter.
Professor Githu Muigai
Professor Githu Muigai holds an LLB and a Ph.D. from the University of Nairobi. He also has an LLM from Columbia University. Prof. Githu Muigai also has a diploma in law from the Kenya School of Law.
His area of specialization is in public procurement law, civil and commercial litigation, and corporate finance. He is also the immediate former Attorney general of the Republic of Kenya.
He is a member of the Law Society of Kenya, The East African Law Society, Internation Bar Associate, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK, Permanent Cort of Arbitration- the Hague among others. He is the senior partner of Mohammed Muigai LLP.
Fred Ojiambo is a member of The Law Society of Kenya, the International Bar Association, and The Common Wealth Law Association.
He was admitted as an advocate of the High court of Kenya in 1975. His area of practice is Civil Litigation, Arbitration & Mediation, Banking Insurance & Telecommunications, Employment & Retirement Benefits.
He holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Nairobi and did his bar qualifying examination from the Kenya School of Law. He is a senior Partner at Kapplan & Stratton Advocates.
Jotham Okome Arwa
Mr. Arwa is experienced in Civil and Criminal law and commercial law matters. He has taught law in various institutions like the Kenya School of Monetary Studies and the Kenya school of law, University of Nairobi and Jomo Kenyatta University Agriculture and Technology.
He is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya. He holds a Bachelor of Laws degree and Masters of Law degree from the university of Nairobi.
He is the managing partner of Rachier & Amollo Advocates LLP.
Mr. Rachier is the founder and senior partner of Rachier & Amollo LLP. He holds a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Dar es Salaam, a Master’s Degree in Law from the University of Nairobi, and a Diploma in French from the University of Madagascar.
Mr. Rachier provides services related to property transfer, perfection of securities among others. He was also actively engaged in revising and aligning land laws from the 2010 constitution. You can read more about his practice from his law firm’s website.
Kenneth Fraser heads the litigation department in the Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews law firm where he is also an active partner.
He is a member of the Law Society of Kenya, a member of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries, a member of the London Court of International Arbitration and a member of the American Bar association.
It is wise to seek legal services from top lawyers in Kenya as they will offer you the best legal representation or give the best advice for whatever case you may have. You can check out the services these top lawyers offer on their websites.