Ato Fikadu Asfaw Demissie

Founder and Senior Partner

Ato Fikadu Asfaw Demissie is the founder and senior partner of the firm. He has been practicing law since 2000. He has got considerable experience and expertise in various areas of the law.

Education:

  • Addis Ababa University, Faculty of Law, Bachelor of Laws (LLB), in 2000;
  • Addis Ababa University, Faculty of Law, master's degree in Private International Law and the Law of Business Organizations (LLM), in 2008.
  • Past Employment Positions:
  • Assistant Judge at the Federal First Instance Court;
  • Legal Counselor and Attorney & Head of the Legal Research and Advisory Division (Legal Service Department) at the Construction and Business Bank (CBB);
  • Legal Counselor and Attorney at the Debt Recovery and Legal Claims Division (Legal Service Department) of the Ethiopian Insurance Corporation (EIC);
  • Instructor for the course of Law of Business Law (a law course designed for business practitioners including bankers, entrepreneurs, and managers) at the National College.
  • Since he started practicing law independently, Fikadu Asfaw has been rendering his legal services for various individuals and corporate entities.
  • Professional Associations and Membership
  • Ethiopian Lawyers Association,
  • Ethiopian Law Graduates Alumni Association,
  • Ethiopian Economic Professionals Association, and
  • African Child Policy Forum

W/ro Yodit Gurji Argaw

Senior Partner

W/o YODIT GURJI is senior partner at Fikadu Asfaw and Associates Law Office. She has been practicing law since 2003. She has got considerable experience and expertise in various areas of the law.

Education

  • l Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from Addis Ababa University, Faculty of Law, in June 2003
  • l Postgraduate Certificate from Ethiopian Justice Professionals Training Centre, (2004-2006)
  • Past Employment Positions:
  • Assistant Judge at the Federal High Court,
  • Judge at the Federal First Instance Court,
  • Professional Associations and Membership
  • Ethiopian Lawyers Association,
  • Ethiopian Women Lawyers Association

Ato Wondemagegne Tadesse

Partner

Ato Wondemagegne Tadesse is a partner at Fikadu Asfaw and Associates Law Office. He has been practicing law since 2003. He has got considerable experience and expertise in various areas of the law.

Education

  • l Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from Addis Ababa University, Faculty of Law, in June 2000
  • l Master of Laws (LLM) in Public International Law in 2007 from the University of Oslo, Faculty of Law.
  • Past Employment Positions:
  • Assistant Judge at the Federal High Court,
  • legal expert on human rights at the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Member of a legal team at the Ethiopian Commodity Exchange (ECX)
  • Lecturer at the Commercial College of Addis Ababa University
  • Lecturer at Addis Ababa University, Faculty of Law
  • Professional Associations and Membership
  • Ethiopian Lawyers Association,
  • Ethiopian Law Graduates Alumni Association,

Ato Tarekegn Molla Wassie

Partner

Ato Tarekegn Molla is a partner at Fikadu Asfaw and Associates Law Office. He has been practicing law since 2000. He has got considerable experience and expertise in various areas of the law.

Education

  • Diploma from Addis Ababa University, Faculty of Law, in June 1999.
  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from St. Marry University College
  • Past Employment Positions:
  • Addis Ababa City Government an advocate
  • House of Federation as a Registrar
  • Ministry of Justice as Public Prosecutor Grade IV
  • Ministry of Finance as an Advocate
  • Professional Associations and Membership
  • Ethiopian Lawyers Association

Ato Tabor Shiferaw

Associate

Ato Tabor Shiferaw obtained his Bachelor of Laws (LLB), from Unity University, Faculty of Law, in June 2009. He used to work for Awash Bank and Ethiopian Insurance Corporation (EIC). Currently he is working as an associate at Fikadu Asfaw and Associates Law Office.

Ato Amalay Tsegaye

Associate

Ato Amalay Tsegaye obtained his Bachelor of Laws (LLB), from Haromaya University, Faculty of Law, in June 2008. He worked as a public prosecutor, company advocate and Judge in the Amhara Regional Courts. Currently he is working as an associate at Fikadu Asfaw and Associates Law Office.

Ato Wondwosen Yilma Menkir

Associate

Ato Wondwosen Yilma Menkir obtained his Bachelor of Laws (LLB), from Unity University, Faculty of Law, in June 2009. He used to work for Special Public Prosecutor Office of Ethiopia and Ethiopian Insurance Corporation (EIC). Since 2011 he started practicing law and currently he is working as an associate at Fikadu Asfaw and Associates Law Office.

Ato Eyoel Seife

Ato Eyoel Seife obtained his Bachelor of Laws (LLB), from Haromaya University, Faculty of Law, in June 2007. Since his graduation, he has been teaching law at the various private colleges and as a Law Journalist for private Medias. Further he is working with Fikadu Asfaw and Associates Law Office.

W/t Tsion Hailemariam

W/t Tsion Hailemariam obtained her Bachelor of Laws LLB), from Addis Ababa University, Faculty of Law, in July 2008. She worked as a law clerk for the Ethiopian Intellectual Property Office, a Private Practitioner and as an assistant for a law professor at the Addis Ababa University. Currently She is working with Fikadu Asfaw and Associates Law Office.

W/t Ruth Afework

W/t Ruth Afework obtained her Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from Addis Ababa University, Faculty of Law, in July 2008. She worked as a law clerk for the Ethiopian Intellectual Property Office, and as an assistant for a law professor at the Addis Ababa University. Currently She is working with Fikadu Asfaw and Associates Law Office.

W/t Haimanot Amare

W/t Haimanot Amare obtained her Bachelor of Laws (LLB), from Mekele University, Faculty of Law in June 2008. Currently she is working with Fikadu Asfaw and Associates Law Office.

W/t Maedot Kassahun

Law Clerk

W/t Maedot Kassahun obtained her Bachelor of Laws LLB), from Mekelle University, Faculty of Law, in July 2011. Currently She is working at Fikadu Asfaw and Associates Law Office as Lawyers' Assistant (Law Clerk).

W/t Menen Berhanu Mekuria

Law Clerk

W/t Menen Berhanu Mekuria obtained her Bachelor of Laws (LLB), from Jimma University, Faculty of Law, in July 2012. She worked as a Law Clerk at the Federal Court. Currently She is working at Fikadu Asfaw and Associates Law Office as Lawyers' Assistant (Law Clerk).

Ato Neway Mulugeta Nega

Law Clerk

Ato Neway Mulugeta Nega obtained her Bachelor of Laws (LLB), from Jigjiga University, Faculty of Law. Currently he is working at Fikadu Asfaw and Associates Law Office as Lawyers' Assistant (Law Clerk).

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