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Philippine Criminal Lawyers & Attorneys

Defenders of the Innocent and Protectors of the Wronged. That, in a nutshell, best describes the Philippine criminal lawyers of Nicolas & De Vega Law Offices. Our ardent and zealous Philippine criminal lawyers enable us to remain steadfast to our credo, which is, to secure justice for our clients. To learn more, visit our website www.ndvlaw.com.

The dedicated Philippine criminal lawyers of Nicolas & De Vega Law Offices are:

Atty. Krisanto Karlo E. Nicolas - Senior Partner, Philippine Criminal Lawyer
Atty. Krisanto Karlo Nicolas, one of the Founding Partners, obtained his Juris Doctor degree in Law from the Ateneo de Manila University School of Law, where he graduated with Honors and was awarded the Silver Medal Second Honors award. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from the University of the Philippines in Diliman.

Before forming the firm, Atty. Nicolas was connected with Sycip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan Law Offices, where he practiced Litigation, Labor and Employment Law, Corporate Law and Corporate Services, and Intellectual Property Law.

Being the Senior Partner and head of the Litigation Department, Atty. Nicolas has successfully defended many clients against frivolous, malicious, oppressive and trumped-up criminal cases in the Philippines. In the same vein, he has also efficiently filed and prosecuted criminal cases and has secured numerous victories for victims of crimes and felonies in the Philippines.

Atty. Norieva D. de Vega - Senior Partner, Philippine Criminal Lawyer

Atty. Norieva D. de Vega obtained her Juris Doctor degree in Law from the Ateneo de Manila University School of Law where she graduated Class Salutatorian . She also received the Silver Medal Second Honors award. Moreover, she was bestowed the Silver Medal for Academic Excellence for her achievements in the field of academics. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from the University of the Philippines in Diliman.

Before forming the firm, Atty. de Vega was connected with Carpio Villaraza & Cruz (CVC Law), where she practiced Intellectual Property Law, Corporate Law and Litigation.

Atty. De Vega is actively engaged in criminal litigation and prosecution before the Office of the City Prosecutor, trial and appellate courts in the Philippines.

Atty. De Vega is a law professor at the De La Salle Graduate School of Business -Far Eastern University Institute of Law, the Philippines' first Juris Doctor-M.B.A. program, where she teaches Political Law .

In addition to teaching, Atty. De Vega hosts a radio show entitled "Mind Your Own Business" aired every Wednesday from 11 am to 12 noon at DZRJ 810 AM, the first English format AM station in the Philippines.

At present, Atty. De Vega is the President of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce & Industry- Mandaluyong.

Atty. Jan Paulo DL. Dino - Junior Partner, Philippine Criminal Lawyer

Atty. Dino has a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Santo Tomas. In addition, he holds a Bachelor of Science Degree, Major in Business Administration from the same university.

Prior to joining the firm, Atty. Dino worked as a legal editor and lawyer for a provider of digital content services and solutions.

Atty. Dino specializes in civil and criminal litigation. He has successfully defended many clients against frivolous, malicious, oppressive and trumped-up criminal cases. In the same vein, Atty. Dino has also efficiently filed and prosecuted criminal cases and has secured numerous victories for victims of crimes and felonies. In civil cases, Atty. Dino has secured justice for the firm’s clients whether they be enforcing a civil claim or thwarting an unjust civil liability.With Atty. Dino at the forefront of the Legal Team, the Firm’s clients are assured of only the best legal representation.

Atty. Carlo B. Marquez - Senior Associate, Philippine Criminal Lawyer

Atty. Marquez has a Juris Doctor degree in Law from the Ateneo de Manila School of Law. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the Ateneo de Manila University.

Prior to joining the firm, Atty. Marquez was an intern at the Feria Feria La'O Tantoco Law Offices. He also served as a research assistant for the Ateneo Human Rights Center.

Atty. Marquez has secured many victories for clients seeking criminal justice in the Philippines.

Atty. Joeben T. De Jesus - Senior Associate, Philippine Criminal Lawyer

Atty. De Jesus has a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Sto. Tomas, the oldest existing university in Asia. Furthermore, he holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from the same university where he was bestowed with the Best Thesis Award.

Atty. De Jesus is actively engaged in criminal litigation and trial, most especially in preliminary investigations before the Office of the City Prosecutor. With Atty. De Jesus leading the roster of associates, the Firm's clients can rest easy as they are in the best hands.

Atty. Unica Amor R. Mananquil - Junior Associate, Philippine Criminal Lawyer

Atty. Mananquil obtained both her Bachelor of Arts degree Major in Legal Management and Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Santo Tomas where she won accolades on various debate competitions and served as a leader in numerous organizations. She is also a prolific writer such that her literary works have been published on various fora including the Philippine Daily Inquirer. In addition, she was the topnotcher in the 2009 Professional Civil Service Exam.

Before joining the Firm, she worked as a direct assistant to a regional trial court judge in Manila and a legal researcher for an Assistant Prosecutor in Quezon City. Moreover, she served as a paralegal at the Optical Media Board, a government agency charged with the regulation of the manufacture, use, sale, distribution, exportation and importation of optical media in the country. Pertinently, she interned at the Public Attorney’s Office during law school.

Atty. Mananquil brings to the Firm's Civil and Criminal Litigation department her legal acumen and exemplary legal writing skills. A passionate and dedicated advocate, Atty. Mananquil is adept at drafting pleadings filed in courts and administrative agencies. She specializes in criminal and civil litigation and actively appears before the Office of the City Prosecutor where he has assisted victims of crimes and felonies achieve justice.