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.
This list of lawyers and law firms is provided by the U.S. Embassy as a convenience to U.S. citizens. It is not a complete list of lawyers practicing here and absence of a law firm or an individual from the list is in no way a reflection of its competence. Inclusion on the list is based primarily on the firm or the individual having provided the Embassy with detailed information. The U.S. Embassy Budapest, Hungary assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the following persons or firms. Inclusion on this list is in no way an endorsement by the Department of State or the U.S. Embassy. Names are listed alphabetically, and the order in which they appear has no other significance. The information in the list on professional credentials, areas of expertise and language ability are provided directly by the lawyers. You may receive additional information about the individuals by contacting the local bar association or the local licensing authorities.
Travelers to Hungary are under the jurisdiction of Hungarian law. Hence, the Embassy cannot require or command the release of an arrested U.S. citizen. When a U.S. citizen is arrested, the Hungarian police will notify the U.S. Embassy, which will in turn endeavor to visit the arrested U.S. citizen as soon as possible. Please note that the Embassy has no official funds or authority to pay U.S. citizens’ legal bills, local indebtedness, or fines. While most U.S. citizens arrested in Hungary prefer to retain their own legal representation, there is a public defender system in Hungary, through which a lawyer will be appointed for individuals who cannot afford to retain their own legal assistance.
All attorneys listed are Hungarian citizens and are authorized to practice before Hungarian courts. They are not notaries public, this function being separated from that of an attorney in Hungary. However, they can obtain notary services through qualified notaries public. Each lawyer on the list speaks English sufficiently well to discuss cases with U.S. citizens who do not speak Hungarian.
Office hours are irregular and generally dependent upon the attorney’s appointment schedule. Appointments generally can be made by calling the attorney’s office in the afternoon or his/her home telephone number in the early morning hours. It is recommended to use airmail for sending letters to Hungary. Registered mail from the United States is accepted by the Hungarian postal service and a return receipt may be requested. International reply coupons should be used when you want to prepay for a reply.
Links to Sources of Information about the Hungarian Legal System
- Library of Congress Nations of the World
- World Fact Book Legal System Field
- DOJ Bureau of Justice Statistics Criminal Justice Systems
- University of Chicago Foreign Law Legal Resources
- Harvard Law School Foreign Law Page
- World Legal Information Institute
- European Commission European Judicial Network
Hungarian Web Resources