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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.

Overview

Legal Information for American Citizens in The Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands

While U.S. Consuls are prevented from providing legal advice or becoming involved in private legal matters involving Americans abroad, the American Citizens Services Unit does maintain several lists of attorneys and law firms willing to work with U.S. citizens to resolve legal disputes.

Attorneys & Lawyers in The Bahamas

The following is a list of some lawyers and attorneys practicing in The Bahamas. The American Embassy assumes no responsibility for the professional ability or integrity of the persons or firms whose names appear in the attached list. The information cited was current as of July 2023. The lawyers/law firms are grouped according to the island on which the practice is located; the order in which they appear has no other significance. There are many lawyers practicing in The Bahamas; this list includes only those who wish to have their names appear. Information about additional lawyers can be located on the Bahamian Bar Association’s website. (Please note: The Embassy maintains a separate list of Lawyers who practice in the Turks & Caicos Islands).

For information on retaining a foreign attorney click here.

Attorneys in the Turks and Caicos

The following is a list of some lawyers and attorneys practicing in the Turks & Caicos Islands. The American Embassy assumes no responsibility for the professional ability or integrity of the persons or firms whose names appear in the attached list. The information cited was current as of July 2023. There are many lawyers practicing in the Turks & Caicos Islands; this list includes only those who indicated to us their wish to have their names appear. The names are arranged alphabetically and the order in which they appear has no significance. (Please note: The Embassy maintains a separate list of Lawyers who practice in The Bahamas.)

For information on retaining a foreign attorney click here.

Barnett & Associates

Mr. Courtenay Barnett
Address: P. O. Box 45, Arawak House, Suite 202,
Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos Islands
Telephone: (649)241-5043 or (649)946-2854;  Fax: (649)946-2772
Email: barnett462@hotmail.com
Education: London University (B.Sc), London (Law Diploma), Bar Exam London
Place of Birth: Kingston, Jamaica
Willing to Handle Cases of the Following Nature:  Maritime, Assault, Auto Accidents, Banking/Financial, Civil Damages, Corporations, Customs Violations, Estates, Foreign Claims, Foreign Investments, Government Relations, Immigration Violation, Labor Relations, Marriage/Divorce, Narcotics, Taxes, Theft/Fraud/Embezzlement
Years of Practice: 15 years
Registered Notary Public
Consultation: “no consultation fee – will provide 20 minutes free to determine whether the matter would be accepted or not”
Divorce  – $2,500 – $5,000

Dempsey & Company

Address: P.O. Box 97, Leeward Highway
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands, B.W.I.
Telephone: (649)946-4344  Fax: (649)946-4564
Email: info@dempseyandcompany.com

Duncanson & Company

Address: P.O. Box 52
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands, B.W.I.
Telephone: (649)941-4444  Fax: (649)941-4235
Email: duncanson@tciway.tc

Finbar F. Dempsey & Co.

Dempsey T. Barry
Address: P. O. Box 70, Cockburn House,  Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos Islands, B. W. I.
Telephone: (649) 946-2245  Fax: (649) 946-2758;
Email: ffdlawco@tciway.tc .
Date/Place of Birth: 1968, Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos Islands, British West Indies.
Education: B. A., LL.B., B. L., (University College Galway), Barrister called to the Bar of the Supreme Court of Ireland 1995, Attorney at Law admitted to the Bar of the Turks & Caicos Islands.
Willing to Handle Cases of the Following Nature:  Aeronautical/Maritime; Banking/Financial; Government Relations; Investments; Marketing Agreements; Estates.

Gardiner & Company

Address: P.O. Box 8, Leeward Highway
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands, B.W.I.
Telephone: (649)946-4819  Fax: (649)941-3452
Email: tcilaw@tciway.tc

Arthur W. Hamilton

Address: P O Box 109, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands, B.W.I.
Telephone: (64)9 941-8332 Fax: (649) 941-3073
Email: http://arthurwhamilton.com/

Paul M. Keeble

Address: P O Box 282, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands, B.W.I.
Telephone: (649) 941-5685 Fax: (649) 941-5686
Email: keeblelaw@tciway.tc

Samuel McCleery

Address: P O Box 127, Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands, B.W.I.  Telephone: (649) 946-2818 Fax: (649) 946-2819
Email: ultra@tciway.tc

McCollum & Newlands

Address: PO Box 678,Market Square, Providencials, Turks & Caicos Islands, B.W.I.
Telephone: (649)946-4109 Fax: (649)946-4939
Email: mcn@tciway.tc

McLeans

Address: Temple Financial Centre, PO Box 62
Providencials, Turks & Caicos Islands
Telephone: (649)946-4227 Fax: (649)946-4484

Miller Simons O’Sullivan

Address: P O Box 260, Butterfield Square, Providenciales,Turks & Caicos Islands
Telephone: (649)946-4650 Fax: (649)946-4663
Email: mslaw@tciway.tc

Misick & Stanbrook

Address: P O Box 127, Town Centre Mall
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands, B.W.I.
Telephone: (649)946-4732 Fax: (649)946-4734
Email: misick@tciway.tc

Northcote & Co.

Address: P O Box 25, Britannic House,
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands, B.W.I.
Telephone: (649)946-4566 Fax: (649)946-4500
Email: northcot@tciway.tc

Hugh G. O’Neill & Co.

Address: P O Box 267,
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands, B.W.I.
Telephone: (649)946-4514 Fax: (649)946-4955
Email: hgoneillco@tciway.tc

Rodney & Associates

Address: P O Box 120, Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands, B.W.I.
Telephone: (649)946-2918 Fax: (649)946-2923
Email: lettice_87@hotmail.com

Saunders & Co.

Address: P O Box 257, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands, B.W.I.  Telephone: (649)941-4500 Fax: (649)941-4533
Email: info@saunders.tc

Savory & Co. Lawyers

Address: Town Centre Building, Butterfield Square P O Box 175
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands, B.W.I.
Telephone: (649)946-4602 Fax: (649)946-4848
Email: savoryco@tciway.tc

TWA, Cochrane, Marcelin

Address: Chancery Court, P O Box 209
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands, B.W.I.
Telephone: (649)946-4261 Fax: (649)946-4410
Email: twa@tciway.tc

Williams & Co.

Address: P O Box 667, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands, B.W.I.
Telephone: (649)941-4817 Fax: (649)941-4899

Service of Process

The Hague Convention on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extra-Judicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters entered into force in the Commonwealth of the Bahamas on February 1, 1998.  Request for Service of Process should be sent to the Office of the Attorney General, Legal Affairs Division, 7th Floor Post Office Building, East Hill Street, P. O. Box N 3007, Nassau, The Bahamas.  Telephone: 242-502-0400 or Fax: 242-356-4179.

All requests should include a copy of the complaint or citation, and a request for service. The standard fee for the service of process is $80; contact the Legal Department of the Attorney General’s Office for further instructions.  Also, the whereabouts of the person to be served should be furnished with as many particulars as possible since many local streets have no names or street numbers.  Alternately, the interested party in the U. S. could retain a Bahamian law firm to affect the service of process.