Indisputably, the law profession will continue to reign as the most learned and highly respected area almost every person would want to join or associate with.
The Ghana Bar Association is undoubtedly among the most recognized and reputable legal associations in Africa and beyond due to its strong foundation for training and equipping students in the profession with the right, timely and the most appropriate skills and expertise.
In this article, we are going to specifically introduce you to the Top 5 Lawyers in Ghana at the moment.
1. Tsatsu Tsikata, Esq
Born on October 1, 1950 to Mr. Godwin Kraku-Sru Tsikata and Mrs. Tsikata in Keta in the Southern part of Ghana's Volta Region, Tsatsu Tsikata continues to reign as the most respected and renowned legal practitioner in the country.
His strong intellectual prowess makes him a competitor to none. Over the years, he has groomed and taught so many students to become renowned judges, lawyers, and top politicians.
Tsatsu obtained First Class (Honours) in LLB and Civil Law from the University of Ghana and University of Oxford respectively.
At age nine, he was already a student at the Mfanstsipim School on a United Africa Company Scholarship.
Even when he was convicted for causing a financial loss to the state while a CEO of GNPC, he rejected a pardon granted by former president John Agyekum Kufour, and used the due procudures to prove his innocence.
Tsikata is also an elder of the Asbury Dunwell Church in Accra, Ghana.
2. Justin Amenuvor, Esq
With over 23 years experience in legal practice, Amenuvor has won several cases in relation to Employment, Property, Company Law, Probate, Family, Land and Commercial Transactions in the Apex Court, Trial Courts and Appeals Court.
His rich experience in Arbitration Matters has given him the edge to establish a very strong relationship with Arbitration Centres in Ghana.
Amenuvor is a member of the Ghana Bar Association, Commonwealth of Lawyers as well as the International Bar Association.
He is the Managing Partner of Amenuvor and Associates, a renowned Law Firm in Ghana.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Law Degree from the University of Ghana, Legon, Amenuvor proceeded to the Ghana School of Law, where he obtained his Barrister-at-Law certificate.
Amenuvor was then called to the Ghana Bar in 1995.
He is proudly an old student of St. Paul's Secondary School, Denu, Volta Region, Ghana.
3. Akoto Ampaw, Esq
Born on June 14, 1971 in Ghana, Akoto Ampaw was part of the New Patriotic Party's Legal Team during the 2013 Election Petition, and was as well the party's lead counsel for the 2020 Election Petition.
His areas of practice include Company Law, Industrial Law, Litigation and Commercial.
His outstanding experience and expertise in Human Rights campaigns and justice pursuance makes him one of the rarest legal practitioners in the country.
Akoto obtained his Bachelor of Law Degree in 1973 and Barrister-at-Law certificate in 1993 from the University of Ghana, Legon and Ghana School of Law respectively.
Ampaw is a competent partner of Akufo-Addo, Prempeh and Co. Law Firm.
4. Marrietta Brew Appiah-Oppong, Esq
Brew began her legal journey at Fugar and Co. Law Firm before she partnered with Brew and Co.
She obtained her Bachelor of Law Degree from the University of Ghana, Legon, then proceeded to the Ghana School of Law, Makola for her Barrister-at-Law certificate.
Brew further did a Postgraduate Studies at the Institute of Social Studies, Hague in the Netherlands.
The renowned female legal practitioner served as the Minisiter for Justice (from 2013 to 2017), and as well served as a Board Member of the Volta River Authority in 2009.
She is an Honorary Council Member of the Ghana Association of Restructuring and Insolvency Advisors (GARIA), with over 23 years experience in legal practice.
Brew, Esq is currently serving a three-year period on the International Chamber of Commerce's Court of Arbitration.
She is proudly an old student of St. Roses Senior High School, Akwatia, Ghana.
5. Nana Adjoa Adobea Asante, Esq
Adobea Asante is the Founding Director of Social Bridge as well as the Acting Director of National Folklore and a Member of Heritage Fund Committee.
She is well-known for playing a very critical role in the facilitation of UNESCO Needs Assessment of Ghana's Intangible Cultural Heritage Project as well as setting up of Clubs in Ghanaian basic schools.
Nana Adjoa is regarded as the brain behind the establishment of the Creative Arts Rights Courts as well as the Drafting of the Memorandum to Creative Arts Bill of Ghana.
She has additionally represented Ghana at the WIPO Intergovernmental Meeting on Traditional Knowledge and Traditional Expressions.
Among the legal firms she has worked with include MCTM Milan, Fresh Fields Bruckhaus Derringer, Scarlet Macaw Legal Practitioners and JLD & MB Legal Consultancy.
Her areas of expertise include Corporate Governance, Intellectual Property and Commercial Litigation.
Adobea had her secondary education at Tema International School, Tema, Ghana. She then proceeded to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, where she graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Law.
Asante continued her studies at the Ghana School of Law, where she obtained her Barrister-at-Law certificate.
She holds certificates in International Anti-Corruption and Sustainable Dispute Resolution from the University of Milan, Italy.
Adobea further obtained a Master's Degree in Gender, Peace and Security at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre, Accra-Ghana.
- Tony Lithur, Esq
- Nii Ayikoi Otoo, Esq
- Gloria Akuffo, Esq
- Francis-Xavier Kojo Sosu, Esq
Born on February 12, 1979 in Accra New Town, Ghana, Francis-Xavier Kojo Sosu is a renowned Human Rights Lawyer, and current Madina Constituency Member of Parliament on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress.
He had his secondary education at the St. John's Grammar Senior High School, Ghana.
He then proceeded to the University of Ghana, Legon, where he obtained his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology.
Sosu additionally did a Bachelor of Law Degree at the same University.
He then proceeded to the Ghana School of Law, where he obtained his Barrister-at-Law certificate.
And in 2010, he was called to to the Ghana Bar.
Sosu further obtained a Master's Degree in Oil and Gas Law (LLM) from the University of Ghana, Legon.
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