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.

If you encounter legal difficulties in Djibouti, including arrest or fines, please below contact licensed Djiboutian attorney for representation. The U.S. Embassy does not intervene in local legal disputes between U.S. citizens, including their employers or financial interests, and Djiboutian citizens and organizations.


The following individuals have indicated their willingness to provide legal services in Djibouti 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. 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.

Cabinet de Maître Martinet – Banking, Foreign investments and Corporate – since 1987
Rue de Khartoum P. O. Box 169
Tel: (+253) 21-35-28-79
Fax: (+253) 21-35-25-43
Languages: French and English

Cabinet de Maître Alain Montagné – Criminal Law 3, rue de Pekin
P. O. Box 177
Tel: (+253) 21-35-21-51
Fax: (+253) 21-35-13-29
Languages: French and English

Maitre Abdillahi Aidid Farah – General Law 4, rue Bir Hakeim
P. O. Box 2556
Tel: (+253) 21-35-59-11
Fax: (+253) 21-35-80-53
Languages: French and Somali

Maître Fatouma Hassan Mahamoud – Corporate/Commercial and International Business Law, Adoption, Real Estate – Since 1997
Croix de la Lorraine – Plateau du Serpent
Tel: (+253) 21-35-65-25/21-35-65-28
Fax: (+253) 21-35-65-26
E-mail: or
Languages: French, Somali, Arabic and English

Maître Mohamed Ali Foulie – General Law – since 1994
6, rue de Rome P. O. Box 1851
Tel: (+253) 21-35-30-37
Languages: Somali, French, Arabic and English

Maître Mohamed Omar Mohamed – Corporate and Business Law, Banking/Financial
Bldg. Modarek Ave Clemenceau P. O. Box 2348
Tel: (+253) 21-35-81-01

Maître Aref Mohamed Aref – Criminal Law
Rue de Moscow, Imm. Bourhan P.O.Box 1441
Tel: (+253) 21-35-34-49
Languages: French, Afar, Somali, English and Italian

Maître Mohamed Abayazid Houmed – General Law
2, Boulevard Galieni, Croix de la Lorraine
Tel: (+253) 21-35-20-60 – (+253) 77-82-31-65

Maître Osman Abdillahi Hersi – Islamic Law
Boulevard Bonhoure
Tel: (+253) 21-35-45-96/77-88-64-63
Languages: French, Somali and Arabic

Maître Daher Farah Omar – Islamic Law
Quartier 1. Blvd 4, Ave 12
Tel: (+253) 77-82-58-03