J.O. Juma & Co. Advocates is a partnership of legal practitioners specializing in the provision of legal services to a wide range of clients nationally, regionally and internationally by affability, ability, availability and affordability and strengthening their capacity to effectively address the various legal issues affecting them. The firm aims to provide efficient, cost effective protection, preservation and enforcement of client’s legal rights and the provision of thorough legal counsel based on sound interpretation of the law.
Although established in 2001, the firm became inactive after the founder Mr. John Oscar Juma, then in the employ of M/s Akide & Company Advocates was invited by his employer into a Partnership at the said firm. Owing to his vast knowledge and expertise in law, Mr. Juma competently handled the Litigation and Commercial work at Akide & Company advocates as a Partner at Akide & Company Advocates until January 2010 when he voluntarily resigned to activate and ran the firm of J. O. Juma & Co. Advocates.
- While at Akide & Company Advocates, Mr. Juma acquired expertise in diverse areas in the Kenyan market, and undertook various key assignments in that field including, but not limited to:
- Research and legal advisory to the Law Society of Kenya on issues pertaining to the legal framework of the insurance industry in Kenya, which comprises perhaps 30-40% of legal practitioners’ work in Kenya.
Provision of legal services to leading insurance companies in Kenya. Mr. Juma handled key accounts such as Kenindia Assurance Company Ltd, (a composite Insurance Company writing over 30% of Insurance Business in Kenya), General Accident Insurance Company Limited, Standard Assurance Company Limited and Gateway Insurance Company Limited among others.
- This experience, combined with the formal education and knowledge acquired through various training, bears testimony to Mr. Juma’s specialization in the Insurance sector, Conveyancing and Property Law, Corporate Law Practice, Intellectual Property Law Practice.
Due to his legal and administrative competence, skills and due diligence, the firm has experienced tremendous growth and development within a period of five years. The firm opened its first branch in Busia in 2016