• Adane House 7, Deco Road, Warri - Delta State

  • wwr@thompsonokpoko.com.ng

  • +234 802 305 7021

Senior Partner

Chief T. J. Omonigbo Okpoko OON (SAN) (FCIArb)


Chief Okpoko is the Principal Partner and Co-founder of Thompson Okpoko & Partners..


  • LLB, University of London (1969)
  • LLM, London School of Economics and Political Science (1970)
  • BL, Nigerian Law School (1971)

Chief Okpoko was elevated to the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria in 1987 and was made a Life Bencher in 2000. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Nigeria and a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators UK. He is a foremost lawyer representing international and indigenous companies in various matters including oil and gas, environmental matters, tax claims, communities and land matters, contractual relationship matters and litigation in various courts. He has also represented a lot of blue chip companies in major proceedings before the Senate and the Federal House of Representatives. He has extensive contact and network in major policy formulating agencies of the Federal Government and many State Governments.

Professional Associations/Committees

  • President, Nigerian Bar Association (1998 – 2000)
  • Trustee, Nigerian Bar Association to date.
  • Chairman, Body of Benchers (2013-2015)
  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators of Nigeria
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators UK
  • Member, Advisory Committee of Lagos Regional Centre for International and Commercial Arbitration