Alberto Zacharias Toron

Founding partner


Criminal lawyer and one of the founders of Toron Advogados.

Master and PhD in Criminal Law from the University of São Paulo (USP), postgraduate degree in Economic Criminal Law from the Faculty of Law of Coimbra (Portugal), and in Constitutional Law from the Faculty of Law of Salamanca (Spain).

He is a Federal Advisor of the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB) and a member of the Board of Directors of the Brazilian Journal of Criminal Sciences, of the Executive Board of the Manoel Pedro Pimentel Institute (USP) and of the Brazilian Society of Victimology.

He was president of the Brazilian Institute of Criminal Sciences (IBCCrim) and of the State Council on Narcotics, in addition to Deputy General Secretary of the Federal Council and President of the National Commission on Prerogatives of the OAB. He was also a judge at the Regional Electoral Court of São Paulo.

He is a professor of Criminal Law at Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado (FAAP) and guest professor in the master’s program at Universidade Cândido Mendes.

Main works

  • “Commented Criminal Procedure Code” (“Código de Processo Penal Comentado”), organizer with Gustavo Henrique Badaró and Antonio Magalhães Gomes Filho (SP, ed. Thomson Reuters Brasil, 2018)
  • “Habeas Corpus – Control of due process of law: Controversial issues and writ processing” (“Habeas Corpus – Controle do devido processo legal: Questões controvertidas e de processamento do writ”) (SP, ed. Revista dos Tribunais, 2017)
  • “Professional Prerogatives of the Lawyer” (“Prerrogativas Profissionais do Advogado”) (Brasília, OAB editora, 2006)
  • “Criminal Inviolability of City Councilors” (“Inviolabilidade Penal dos Vereadores”) (SP, ed. Saraiva, 2004)
  • “Heinous Crimes – The myth of penal repression” (“Crimes Hediondos – O mito da repressão penal”) (SP, ed. Revista dos Tribunais, 1996)

Main organizations

  • Deputy Secretary General of the Federal Council of the OAB
  • President of the National Commission of Prerogatives of the Federal Council of the OAB
  • Professor of Criminal Law at PUC-SP
  • President of the State Council on Narcotics “CONEN-SP”
  • President of the Brazilian Institute of Criminal Sciences “IBCCrim”
  • Member of the National Anti-drug Council “CONAD”

Main recognitions

  • “Band 1” among Brazilian criminalists: Chambers Brazil
  • “Thought Leader” in Corporate Criminal Law and Investigations: Who’s Who Legal
  • Among the most admired lawyers in Brazil: Análise Advocacia
  • Santo Ivo Medal: Federação dos Institutos dos Advogados do Brasil
  • Merit for Valuing Life: National Antidrug Secretariat

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