The legal system in Brazil has a reputation of having many lawyers and slow justice. Though there are over 800,000 lawyers in the country, it takes between three and five years to resolve a simple case. Despite having more than 1,240 law schools, many of the law courses offered are not credible. This presents a challenge to individuals and companies that are looking for reliable and professional services.
Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho, the founding partner at Leite, Tosto e Barros Advogados, has over the years succeeded in changing public perception towards the legal profession in Brazil. He was born on March 11, 1963, and has over 22 years’ experience. Ricardo has been instrumental in the adoption of several legal mechanisms that are now part of Brazilian law, as well as the creation of legislation that is of considerable economic importance. His peers and colleagues recognize him as an entrepreneur of Brazilian law and an excellent strategist.
Ricardo Tosto’s firm has developed a reputation for dedication, efficiency, agility and excellence. It is a market leader in commercial litigation, though it also offers services in criminal litigation, labor issues, and environmental issues, among others. Leite, Tosto e Barros has defended many prominent personalities and companies and provided legal services for both local and international corporations. Local politicians and the Brazilian Government also form part of their clientele.
The reason why this firm is so popular lies in its leadership. Ricardo Tosto personally oversees the most important cases and offers guidance and innovative strategies where there are unique problems. He has also mentored his staff, most of whom joined his firm as interns. Leite, Tosto e Barros has therefore developed a reputation for handling complex litigation issues that have high value, and providing clients with excellent legal advice and strategic vision.
Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho is clearly very successful leader and litigator. He however still takes time to give back to the community. His firm offers pro bono services, contributes to the Home of Bethany every Christmas, and supports Best Buddies, a non-profit organization that assists people with developmental and intellectual disabilities. He has set an excellent example on how to practice law in Brazil, and how to do it right.
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