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 following list of attorneys is provided as a service to U.S. citizens who desire to retain legal representation in Uganda.   Consular Section employees are not allowed to recommend particular attorneys, and this list should serve only as an initial guide to deciding which law firm to employ.

The U.S. Embassy in Kampala assumes no responsibility for the professional ability or integrity of the following persons or firms.  Each firm on this list has indicated a willingness to accept requests to perform legal services on behalf of U.S. citizens.

International Telephone code for Uganda:  [256]
Telephone code for Kampala:  [414]

S & L COMPANY ADVOCATES: 14 Mackinnon Road, Nakasero, P.O, Box 2255 Kampala

  • Tel. 0312250013, 0312202030, 0414233063.Mobile 0772763763
  • Email: jsmukasa@sladvocates.ug
  • Number of lawyers in firm:  20
  • Years law firm in existence:  42 years since 1980
  • Previous U.S. Citizen Clients:  Yes
  • Accept cases outside Kampala:  Yes
  • Handle criminal cases:  No
  • Field(s) of specialization:  Guardianship and Adoptions, children matters, Regulatory and Investigative compliance, Banking and Finance, Projects and Finance, marriage/divorce, Commercial law, Corporations, Foreign claims, Immigration, Insurance, Advisory role on Energy, Oil and Gas, labor relations/ Employment Benefits, etc. (Civil and Criminal matters).

BYAMUGISHA ADVOCATES: P.O. Box 9400, East African Development Bank Building, Kampala, Uganda

  • Tel:  0414-341-899 / 0414-341-898  Mobile:  0772-709-957
  • Email: byam@africaonline.co.ug
  • Number of lawyers in firm:  2
  • Years law firm in existence: 47 years since 1975.
  • Previous U.S. Citizen clients:  Yes
  • Accept cases outside Kampala:  Yes
  • Handle criminal cases:  Yes
  • Field(s) of specialization: Foreign investment, civil law, damages, commercial law, contracts, corporations, foreign claims, government relations, insurance, marketing agreements, autos/accidents, labor relations, immigration matters, and patents/trademarks/copyrights.

 WANTE & Co. ADVOCATES 76A Shoal House, 2nd Floor, Suite 5, Kampala Road, Kampala, Uganda.
P O Box 29217, Kampala.
Name of head partner: Elijah Wante
Legal Assistants: Proscovia Nakaseeta

  • Tel: 0414-341255 / 0772-448527
  • Email: eliwante@gmail.com
  • Number  of lawyers in the firm: 3
  • Previous U.S citizens clients: yes
  • Years of existence of the law firm: since 2013
  • Field(s) of specialization: Litigation and alternative dispute resolution, land/property transactions and litigation, Adoption, children’s matters, family and labor law, marriage/divorce, contracts and agreements, incorporations of companies, debt and rent collections, immigration, foreign claims, administration of estates, intellectual property law and commercial law.

KAKURU & CO. ADVOCATES, 2nd Street, Industrial Area, Plot 7 & 9, Chloride Exide Building (Battery Masters) First Floor, Suite F 5, P.O. Box 6256, Kampala, Uganda

  • Tel:  0414-599681/0414-252-397
  • Email: info@kakuruadvocates.co.ug
  • www.kakuruadvocates.co.ug
  • Number of lawyers in firm:  9
  • Years law firm in existence:  35
  • Previous U.S. Citizen clients:  Yes
  • Accept cases outside Kampala:  Yes
  • Handle criminal cases:  Yes

Field(s) of specialization: Commercial and Company law, Civil litigation, Land and Real property, Family matters (adoption and custody), Environmental law, all immigration matters.

KIBEEDI & CO. ADVOCATES: City Apartments Building Bombo Road, 2nd floor, Suite # 12, P.O. Box 5780, Kampala, Uganda

  • Tel: 0414-231-197 / 0752-693-041
  • Fax: 0414-251-548
  • email: kibeedi@gmail.com
  • Number of lawyers in firm:  6
  • Years law firm in existence:  since 1993
  • Previous U.S. Citizen clients:  yes
  • Accept cases outside Kampala:  Yes
  • Handle criminal cases:  Yes
  • Field(s) of specialization: Adoption, guardianship, children’s matters, family law and succession, intellectual property, banking, marriage/divorce, civil and criminal law, civil rights enforcement, contract, tort, corporations, immigration, insurance, labor relations, autos/accidents, patents/trademarks/copyrights, commercial law, and conveyance

NGOBI NDIKO ADVOCATES: BMK House, Hotel Africana, Plot 4-5 Wampewo Ave, P.O. Box 21625, Kampala, Uganda

  • Tel: 0772-694-071 / 0312-260-665 / 0701106806
  • Email: innocentndiko@yahoo.com
  • Number of lawyers in the firm: 3
  • Years of law firm in existence: 37 years
  • Acceptance of clients outside Kampala: Yes
  • Previous U.S. Citizen clients:  Yes
  • Field(s) of specialization: Adoption, guardianship, children’s matters, family law and succession, intellectual property, banking, contract, tort, business, commercial law, and conveyance, notary services

MAGEZI, IBALE & COMPANY ADVOCATES: 1st Floor, Reco House, 25 Nkurumah Road, P.O. Box 10969, Kampala, Uganda

  • Tel: 0414-256-718/ 0414-235-740 / 0312-370-090, 1, 2 / 0772-885-996 / 0414-235-539
  • Email: info@wakili.co.ug, jmagezi@wakili.co.ug
  • Webpage: www.wakili.co.ug
  • Number of lawyers in firm:  3
  • Years law firm in existence:  since 1995.
  • Previous U.S. Citizen clients:  Yes
  • Accept cases outside Kampala:  Yes
  • Handle criminal cases:  Yes
  • Field(s) of specialization: Damages, contracts, corporations, foreign investment, foreign claims, collections, government relations, notary, Adoptions, criminal cases, Lands, patents/trademarks/copyrights, and commercial law

MAKEERA & COMPANY ADVOCATES: Plot 8/10 Entebbe Road, Metropole House, P.O Box 23528, Kampala, Uganda

  • Tel: 0414-254-915 / 0772-449-576
  • Fax: 0414-232-175
  • Email: salimmakeera@yahoo.com /makeerasalim@gmail.com
  • Number of lawyers in firm:  3
  • Previous U.S. Citizen clients:  No
  • Accept cases outside Kampala:  Yes
  • Field(s) of specialization: Adoption, guardianship, children matters, family law and succession, foreign investment, intellectual property, banking, marriage/divorce, civil law, damages, collections, commercial law, contracts, tort, corporations, foreign claims, estates taxes, government relations, immigration, insurance, marketing agreements, labor relations, autos/accidents, patents/trademarks/copyrights, and aeronautical/maritime.

MUKIIBI SENTAMU & CO. ADVOCATES, Plot 8 Kyaggwe Road, Kisozi House Annex, P.O. Box 27073, Kampala, Uganda

  • Tel: 0414-341-288 /  0772-505-614 / +256 200 922 701
  • E-mail: corniem@yahoo.com; cornelius@cms.co.ug.ug
  • Years law firm in existence:  21 years
  • Accept cases outside Kampala:  Yes
  • Previous U.S. Citizen clients:  Yes
  • Field(s) of specialization:  Family Law, Foreign investment, adoption, child custody, marriage/divorce, civil law, damage, collection, commercial law, contracts, corporation, foreign claims, estates taxes, immigration, insurance, patents/trademarks/copyrights, labor relations, certified translator, court reporter, and notary.

The Law Associates AdvocatesPlot 635/636 Sir Apollo Kaggwa Road,
Matildaz Complex, Old Kampala, 2nd Floor Suite 2B

  • Tel: 0776/0702 773 097
  • Email: lawassos@gmail.com
  • Number of lawyers in the firm: 2
  • Accept cases outside Kampala:  Yes
  • Previous U.S. Citizen clients:  Yes
  • Fields of specialization:  General practitioner

SHONUBI, MUSOKE & CO. ADVOCATES, Plot 14 Hannington Road, SM Chambers, P.O. Box 3213, Kampala, Uganda

  • Tel: 0414-233-204 / 0312-260-347 / 0752-794-854
  • Email: Mail@shonubimusoke.co.ug
  • Fax: 0414-230-388
  • Number of lawyers in firm:  25
  • Years law firm in existence:  Since 1987
  • Previous U.S. Citizen clients:  Yes
  • Accept cases outside Kampala:  Yes
  • Handle criminal cases:  Yes
  • Field(s) of specialization:  Guardianship, children’s matters, foreign investment, intellectual property, banking, marriage/divorce, civil law, damages, collections, commercial law, contracts, tort, corporations, foreign claims, labor relations, immigration, insurance, marketing agreements, labor relations, autos/accidents, and aeronautical/maritime, Company secretaries.

BARENZI & COMPANY ADVOCATES, PLOT 5 MUDEKA ROAD, KISWA-BUGOLOBI, KAMPALA, UGANDA.
Name of Senior Associate: RAMATHAN RUYONGA
Name of Partner: JOHNNY PATRICK BARENZI IMANZI

  • Tel. +256414 342453 /+256788666405/+256709666405
  • Email: admin@barenziadvocates.com/ ramruyonga@gmail.com/ ramruyonga@barenziadvocates.com
  • Website: https://www.barenziadvocates.com/
  • Number of lawyers in the firm:  16
  • Years of the law firm in existence:  18
  • Previous U.S. Citizen Clients:  Yes
  • Accept cases outside Kampala:  Yes
  • Handle criminal cases:  Yes
  • Field(s) of specialization:  Adoptions, children matters, marriage/divorce Petitions, criminal law, corporate and advisory, legal taxation and investment advisors, litigation, business formalization and management,  immigration,  Banking and Finance law, land law, legal compliance advisory, oil and gas law, compensatory claims arising out of service provider negligence.