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LIST: 5 TikTok attorneys you should be following

By Melanie Uson Published Dec 04, 2023 8:15 pm

Empowering oneself to thrive in life involves a constant commitment to knowledge cultivation, with a crucial focus on legal matters. This not only serves as a means of self-protection but also provides a deeper understanding of potential social issues. It also equips individuals with the knowledge to navigate challenging situations should they arise.

Whether you're an aspiring lawyer or simply curious to delve into the intricacies of the law, there are content creators who, as licensed practitioners, can assist you in comprehending legal matters. They offer insights in easily digestible bite-sized content or in-depth 30-minute dives—all accessible conveniently on your smartphones.

Note that legal concerns vary in each case, and these types of content only serve as general guides.

For personalized advice, it is advisable to consult with a licensed lawyer who can provide specific guidance tailored to your situation.

Atty. Chel Diokno
@attycheldiokno Mga dapat malaman tungkol sa Confidential and Intelligence Funds! 🕵️ #PhilippinesBudget #Transparency #AttyPakiExplain ♬ original sound - Atty. Chel Diokno

One of the notable content creators in the realm of law is human rights lawyer and professor Atty. Chel Diokno, who shares insightful #LegalLifehacks on his social media pages.

Atty. Chel has been giving free legal advice to the public for 30 years. During the pandemic, he extended his services on Facebook, which has then expanded on his X (formerly Twitter), YouTube, and TikTok. As of writing, his content has been reaching over a million followers on Facebook and TikTok, respectively. 

He covers a wide array of topics from business to employment-related concerns, and many others. He also discusses topics on civil transactions, like debt, and leases, and family matters, like negligence on child support. Learn more about his legal services here.  

Atty. Tina Amador-Robles

Atty. Tina Robles specializes in corporate and renewable energy law and has earned a master's degree in Energy and Climate Change Law at Queen Mary University of London.  

With a substantial following of over 20,000 subscribers on YouTube, her content spans a wide range, offering valuable insights into studying for bar exams, exploring job opportunities, excelling in Chevening essay writing (a scholarship provided by the United Kingdom government for professionals pursuing a master’s degree), and providing glimpses into her life as a student, fur mom, and lawyer, all while documenting her travels.

Atty. Tony Roman
@attytonyroman Bumangga ako sa biktimang nag-counterflow sa linya ko. Kakasuhan daw ako para sa Reckless Imprudence resulting in Homicide dahil namatay ang biktima. Mananagot po ba ako? #AttyTonyRoman #WalangLAWkohan #tiktoklawyer #lawtiktokph #legaladviceph #lawyersoftiktok #TrafficAccident #RecklessImprudenceresultinginHomicide #Counterflow ♬ original sound - Atty. Tony Roman

Atty. Tony Roman serves as one of the provincial board members in Bataan. Apart from being a public servant, he provides free legal advice to his two million followers on Facebook and TikTok.  

His content encompasses a broad spectrum of legal topics, spanning from cybercrime, traffic violations, and debt concerns to issues as serious as sexual assault, and even delving into the dos and don’ts during elections.

In addition to offering legal advice, he actively engages in current trends, such as reacting to films, participating in lie detector test challenges, and providing insights into his life as a lawyer, particularly during his stay in New York City.

Atty. Migs Nograles
@attymigsnograles Someone takes a picture of me without my consent and then post it online pa! LEGAL BA TO? #lawyer #lawyerph #tiktoklawyer #tiktoklawyerph #legaladvice #lawyerphilippines ♬ original sound - Atty Migs Nograles

Atty. Margarita “Migs” Nograles is among the members of Congress as PBA Partylist Representative. 

Outside the session hall, Atty. Migs gives legal advice on her #PaanoBaAtty series on YouTube which she co-hosts with Gerome Ray Sanoy. They cover legal matters on child support, infidelity, debt, and cybercrime, specifically bullying, among others. She currently has over 600,000 followers on Facebook and over 20,000 followers on Instagram. 

For bite-sized content, she also uploads reels and shorts on her Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube pages. 

Atty. Paolo Javier

Atty. Paolo Javier is a professor and a Certified Data Protection Officer and Senior Associate for litigation & contracts at Lim & Associates. 

According to his page, he initially thought of creating his YouTube channel to provide learning materials for his students during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. His content has been re-shared and has since helped his over 50,000 subscribers. 

Unlike others in this list, his video treatment is scholarly since he usually caters to students. He specifically covers topics on data privacy, obligations and contracts, sales, agency and bailments, and more. Apart from this, he also actively engages with his subscribers by answering their questions posted in the comment section.