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
Mobile: +251 0911214519
Mobile: +251 0932299816

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
Phone: +251 0116630834
Mobile: +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
Phone: +251 0111552380 (Office)
Mobile: +251 0922566156 / 0912612279/ 0911228783

Dilnesahu Tadesse

P.O. Box 363, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone: +251 115155338

Specialty: Criminal and Commercial

Hailu Nigatu

Attorney and Consultant at Law
P.O. Box 24793, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone: +251 0113483681
Mobile: +251 911208812

Kathya Parsons – Tax Planner CPA LP

Phone: +1-855-TAX-2555; (855) 8292555;  +1 6176395550
Description: Tax Preparer | U.S. Taxes | Tax Online | Tax Planner CPA – U.S. Certified Public Accountants that specialize in the taxation of U.S. Taxpayers living abroad.

Mekuria Taffesse

P.O.Box 5630, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone: +251 011 4162169 or 0114164865
Fax: +251 0115510064

Born in 1934, Addis Ababa, LL.B. University of Montreal, 1957
Master of Public International Law, University of Geneva
Doctor of Law, International University, Bombay
Languages: Amharic, English, French, Italian, and Spanish

Mulugeta Zemene Zerihun

Attorney and Consultant at Law (Criminal and Tax)
P.O .Box 21982, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Tel. +251 911898557/ 911424451

Rahel Alemayehu, LL.B.

Attorney At Law
P.O .Box 30883
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Office: 251-11-6292488; 0116293051
Mobile: +251 911206075
Fax: +251 16292611

Specialty: Adoption Law

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

Office: +251 0116630685
Phone: +251 0911220032

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

Tameru Wondimagegnehu

P.O. Box 30504, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Office: +251 0115531645; +251 0116613168
Mobile: +251 0911228101
Fax: +251 0115519548

Specialty: Criminal and Commercial

Teshome Gabre-Mariam Bokan

P.O. Box 101485, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Office: +251 0115518484; +251 011-5518020; +251 0115514069
Mobile: +251 0911200493
Fax: +251 0115513500

Specialty: Commercial law (Taxation, Banking, arbitration), Constitutional law

Yoseph Gebregiziabher

P.O. Box 70163Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone: +251 0115511222
Mobile: +251 0911201390

Specialty: Criminal and Commercial

(October, 2015)