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 Embassy maintains a list of local lawyers (PDF 75 KB) by specialty. The list is also available at the American Citizen Services Section. It is meant as a guide for people in need of assistance, and is not intended as an endorsement or recommendation of any of the listed lawyers.

Please see the State Department publication “Arrest or Detention of an American Citizen Abroad.”