Five Most Famous Batak Lawyers in Indonesia
The Batak tribe is known to have a melodious voice. No doubt many of them work as singers. However, who would have thought that many Batak people became famous lawyers. They are respected because they dare to defend their clients in court. The following hashtag summarized the five famous Batak lawyers in Indonesia
- Hotman Paris Hutapea
The name Hotman Paris Hutapea is well-known in the world of justice. The man born in Laguboti, Toba Samosir Regency, North Sumatra is a lawyer in the field of international business law. He has his own law firm called Hotman Paris Hutapea & Partners which was founded in 1999. Because he often helps or provides input on legal issues to the poor, in his favorite place to hang out at Kopi Joni, Hotman often receives thanks or payment in the form of cracker gifts, or pancakes.
- Hotma Sitompul
Hotma Sitompul is the biological father of former vocalist Bam Samson. One of the most respected lawyers in the Indonesian legal world is known to have high pay. Per case handled can have tariffs reaching hundreds of millions. Having his own law firm Hotma Sitompoel & Associates, Hotma, who is said to have cost hundreds of millions, has also initiated the Mawar Saron Legal Aid Institute (LBH) which benefits the non-poor.
- Luhut MP Pangaribuan
Lawyer Luhut Marihot Parulian Pangaribuan was born in Balige, North Sumatra, on May 24, 1956. After earning a law degree from the University of Indonesia (UI) in 1981, he then joined the Legal Aid Post (Posbakum), which is under the Indonesian Advocates Association (Peradin). ). He joined the Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) in 1980 and was appointed as Executive Secretary of the YLBHI Executive Board. This foundation is known to have been founded on October 26, 1970, at the initiative of Adnan Buyung Nasution and Ali Sadikin (at that time the Governor of DKI Jakarta). They were also Megawati Soekarnoputri’s attorney at that time when they challenged the validity of Soerjadi’s version of the Indonesian Democratic Party (PDI) Congress in 1996.
- Juniver Girsang
He is one of the senior lawyers in Indonesia who started his career in the Indonesian legal world in 1987. Juniver is often involved in various serious legal cases, such as being one of Firman Wijaya’s attorneys in facing the lawsuit of the 6th President of Indonesia Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY), the Grand Indonesia Mall corruption case, and many more. Juniver Girsang also actively participates in various commodity activities of Indonesian advocates. He also formed a Pancasila defense team with senior police officers and with members of the Indonesian Advocates Association, which at that time was tasked with protecting Pancasila as the state ideology by several parties who wanted to replace it.
- Otto Hasiabuan
Otto Hasibuan served as chairman of the DPP Indonesian Advocates Association (Ikadin) for two periods, namely 2003-2007 and 2007-2012. Also, he was the chairman of the Indonesian Advocates Association (Peradi) for the period 2005-2015. In October 2014, Otto received the title of honorary professor from the Jayabaya University for his services in upholding law and justice during his 32 years as an advocate.