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Experienced Lawyers in Brazil

Brazilian Lawyers

Looking for the right Brazilian attorney? Known that there are many attorneys in Brazil. Only bar-approved lawyers can petition a provision to the Brazilian courts. Therefore, for a country with over 200 million people, it is natural that a large number of lawyers exist.

Scroll down for exact instructions on how to check / verify the credentials of a Brazilian lawyer!

Finding the Right Brazilian Lawyer

As of 2011, there were 676,845 lawyers practicing legally in Brazil. There are even more that have completed all schooling and examinations, but have not yet been licensed. When lawyers complete the Bar exam and their appropriate schooling, they can actually work in any field of law they want.

Now, for you to find the right lawyer, a few qualities he or she should have:

  • Fluent English spoken
  • Easily accessible by email or phone
  • Understanding of other cultures
  • Results-oriented
  • Fair pricing

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Some of the largest firms in Brazil will have over 500 lawyers. The larger law firms in Brazil are always full-service, because “big law” in Brazil is a lot smaller than in the United States. Some of the larger firms include Pinheiro Neto and TozziniFreire. Law firms that specialize in one area are usually operated with less than 50 people. According to statistics, the top law firms in Brazil rarely hire many of the almost 700,000 licensed Brazilian lawyers. There are definitely more law school graduates than available lawyer positions in Brazil.

The lawyers that work at law firms are separated into three categories. Employees are either partners, associates or interns. On average in Brazil, there are as many interns in any given firm as there are associates. Partners are paid based on the amount of business they bring into the law firm. Associates, on the other hand, are paid salary. Clients are usually charged an hourly fee. Interesting to note that Brazilian lawyers are different from US lawyers in many aspects. Finding a Brazilian lawyer experienced with foreign clients is important for the success of your case.

Brazil Lawyers

Lawyers in Brazil

If you are looking for a lawyer in Brazil, it is not difficult to find many willing to work for you. However, to make sure you find a reputable one, always do your research and get references from friends and colleagues about which law firms are most reputable. Since law students go through rigorous schooling and a difficult Bar examination, many of them are very professional and excellent at defending their clients. As the Brazilian legal system grows, more lawyers will start working and they will grow with the legal system as it works out the usual kinks of a brand new organization.

How to verify a Brazilian lawyer's credential

You can search for the OAB number for a lawyer you are considering hiring at the National Registry of Attorneys. The OAB number is a proof that the person in contact with you is a bar-approved lawyer. See this picture to learn how to use the form.

This verification service is offered free of charge by the OAB Conselho Federal (Federal Council of the Brazilian Bar Association)
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English Speaker Lawyers

Something very interesting about Brazilian lawyers. Most of them will tell you they speak English. However, it is actually rare to find Brazilian attorneys truly fluent in English. Our Brazilian lawyers have extensive experience with US and foreign clients, and many of them have lived for in the US for decades. You get the peace of mind of communicating with a counsel who speaks professional English and fully understands the cultural aspects of the American society.

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