Legal Assistance

Please note: The Department of State assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the entities or individuals whose names appear on the following lists. Inclusion on this list is in no way an endorsement by the Department or the U.S. government. Names are listed alphabetically, and the order in which they appear has no other significance. The information on the list is provided directly by the local service providers; the Department is not in a position to vouch for such information.

The Addis Ababa Consular District comprises all of Ethiopia.

The following individuals have indicated their willingness to provide legal services in Ethiopia to private American Citizens. The U.S. Embassy assumes no responsibility for the professional ability or integrity of the persons or firms whose names appear on this list. They are, however, selected with care. The names listed are arranged alphabetically by first name, in accordance with local practice. The order in which they appear has no other significance.

Unless otherwise indicated, the attorneys listed are engaged in general practice, to include adoptions, commercial law, tax matters, estates, trade disputes, criminal cases, and insurance matters. Collection cases are handled on a percentage basis. All of the attorneys listed accept correspondence in English.

The rate for first-class airmail from the U.S. to Ethiopia is 45 cents for the first half-ounce. Registered mail may be sent through the Ethiopian postal service and return receipts obtained. Various “rapid mail” services such as DHL, TNT and Federal Express are also available locally.

To dial from the United States, dial 011-251, and then the telephone number omitting the initial zero (011 is the code to make an international call from the U.S., 251 is the Ethiopian country code).

Example: If an office number is 011-551-1322, you would dial 011-251-11-551-1322 from the U.S.

Belay Ketema Homa

Law Consultant & Attorney

P.O Box 7371, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Cell:    +251 0911214519/  +251 0932299816


Location: Haile Gebresillasie road, Haile building 1st floor room # 102/103

 Born in 1959, Gore, Ethiopia

LLB Degree (1986) from Addis Ababa University, Faculty of Law.

Certificate of Training

Trans National Contracts for the sale of goods IDLI (Rome 1993)

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) International Work shop on Patent and Copy Right Addis Ababa and Harare Zimbabwe (1997).

Legal Aid and Arbitration Seminar Entebbe Uganda (2003) etc…

Arbitration and Mediation Training (Addis Ababa 2005, 2007, 2008).

 Berhane Ghebray (Dr.)

P.O Box 5786, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Tel:      +251 0116630834

Cell:    +251 0911201897

Fax:    +251 0116630930


 Born in 1938, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

L.L.B., Toulouse, France. Doctor of Law, Sorbonne, France

Specialty: Corporate Law, Privatization and Property Matters

Language: English, French, Italian, Amharic and Tigrinya


Daniel Alemu (LL.D.)

Consultant & Attorney-at-Law

P.O. Box 548, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Tel:      +251 0111552380 (Office)

Cell:    +251 0922566156 / 0912612279/ 0911228783



 Dilnesahu Tadesse

P.O. Box 363, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Tel: +251115155387/ 0115510763

Cell: +251911201825

Fax: +251115536379


Specialty:         Counselor and Attorney at Law


Hailu Nigatu

Attorney and Consultant at Law

Tel: +251 0113483681

Cell: +251 911208812

P.O. Box 24793, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


 Haseeb Zakaria

 Tax planner CPA

 Company name: Zak Tax Services

Phone: 832 228 4278



Address: 14614 Falling Creek Dr. Suite 104 Houston, TX 77068


Kathya Parsons

Tax Planner CPA LP


Company Name: Tax Planner CPA LP

Description: Tax Preparer | US Taxes | Tax Online | Tax Planner CPA – US Certified Public Accountants that specialize in the taxation of US Taxpayers living abroad.

Telephone: +1-855-TAX-2555 / (855) 8292555 or +1 6176395550



Makonnen Semu

Advocate all Federal Courts and Consultant at Law

LL.B Degree, BA in Sociology and Social Anthropology, BA in Political Science and International Relations, MA in Social Anthropology and MBA from Lincoln University Oakland Ca
Tel:  +251118567288

Cell: +251911402398


Location: Opposite of Bole Medhanealem Church, Birhane Adere African Mall ground floor office number M12.


Mehrteab Leul & Associates Law Office

Tel : +251 115 159 79/ 251115 547938

Cell : +251967299918

Fax : +251 115 159922  

Email :


Location: Dembel city center, African Avenue, Addis Ababa, PO Box 33449, Ethiopia


Rahel Alemayehu, LL.B.              

Attorney At Law                                

Tel: +251116292488 / 0116293051

Cell: +251 911206075

Fax: +251 16292611

P.O .Box: 30883


Specialty:  Adoption Law


Tamerat Delelegne, LL.B., L.L.M.

LLM in Comparative Law– McGill University (Montreal, Canada)
LLB –HSI University (now A.A, University)                                    

Tel: +251116630685

Celll: +251911220032

Tameru Wondimagegnehu

 Tel:  +251115531645/ 116613168/ 116686200/ 116674771

Cell:      +251911228101

 Fax:      +251115519548


P.O. Box: 30504, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Specialty:         Criminal and Commercial


Teshome Gabre-Mariam Bokan

Tel:        +251 118720774

              +251 111569761

              +251 111569762

 Cell:     +251 0930098375


P.O. Box: 101485, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Location: YeEnat Building, 3rd floor, piazza

Specialty: Consultancy Services for Business and Investment



Dr. Zewdineh Beyene Haile Law Office

Consultant & Attorney at law

 Tel:      +251 11 667 6707

Cell:    +251 911 228696  

Fax:     +251 11 667 6664