Rickey Tarfa & Co. was established in 1988 with the foresight of ranking amongst the foremost law firms in Nigeria, by providing excellent and quality legal services to its numerous clients. The Firm commenced with three (3) Lawyers, and has now grown to over fifty (50) Lawyers, thirty (30) paralegal and supporting staff, with two (2) retired Judges as Consultants in Chambers.
The Principal Counsel/Head of Practise is Mr. Rickey Tarfa, SAN, while the firm currently also has four (4) partners and several associates.
The firm has developed from one office into four branches in Nigeria, having its offices at Lagos, Abuja, Yola and more recently, Port Harcourt. Rickey Tarfa & Co. is also affiliated with law firms in the United Kingdom and the United States of America.
The Firm has been listed in the KIMES International Directory, Chambers Global Legal Directory and the British Chambers of Commerce’s Guide to African Markets. It has several local and foreign blue-chip companies, individual’s, banks and corporations among its clientele.
Rickey Tarfa & Co. maintains a fair balance between general litigation and commercial practice with different cases bordering on different subject matters which spread across several Courts of records in Nigeria. The firm also acts as Company Secretary and Legal Adviser to several companies. The strength of the firm is derived over the years from the cordial relationship and trust between the firm and its clients.
Corporate Social Responsibility
The firm, Rickey Tarfa & Co., engages in numerous pro bono cases.
The firm has seen the need to not only satisfy and meet the legal needs of its paying Clientele but also the legal needs of its pro bono clientele, with as much dedication in time, research and legal service.
The need to give back to society is one of the driving forces of the firm. Rickey Tarfa & Co. not only engages in pro bono cases but also in impacting and setting high legal standards for young lawyers who have at one time or the other passed through the firm.
In encouraging education for all, the firm has in its little way, lent its support to individuals over the years in furthering their education and has contributed to the growth and development of several schools.
Awards & Recognition
- Appreciation award by High three international school, Lagos
- Immigration Law firm of the year in Nigeria, 2013 awarded by Global law Experts
- Merit Award by Nigerian Bar Association, Yola Branch 2012
- Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary International 2007
- Corporate Press Men of Achievement Award 2007
- Law personality of the Year 2004
- Fame Achievers Award 2004
- Rotary Excellence Award 2003
- Life Patron of National Association of Judicial Correspondents 2003