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José António Barreiros obtained a law degree from the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon.

His legal apprenticeship was carried out under the guidance of lawyers Francisco Salgado Zenha and Xencora Camotim. Lawyer since Fev 1974.

In 1972 received the Portuguese Bar Association’s Alves de Sá award, n 2018 the Medal of Honor of the Bar, in 2020 the Gold Medal of the Bar.

He taught Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure Law for seventeen years at the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon and also at Lusíada University and International University.

Former member of the executive General Council of the Portuguese Bar Association, as well as of its disciplinary High Council, to which he presided and President of the Legislative Policy Cabinet in the Bar.

Member of the Legislative Commission that drafted the Criminal Code of 1987.

Alongside his legal practice he has written historical essays and works of fiction, and published books in the field of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure

Contact & Links
  • Avenida Barbosa du Bocage, 98, 1º Esq.
    Lisbon 1050-032
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Criminal Defense
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
  • Criminal Defense, Lisbon, Portugal (2020)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Portugal 2024 for work in:
  • Criminal Defense
  • Litigation
  • Best Lawyers, since 2019

    Best Lawyer [Lawyer of the Year - Portugal, 2020]

    Chambers [Senior Statespeople/Dispute Resolution: Corporate Crime], since 2018


    Portuguese Bar Association: Medal of Honour and Gold Medal

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