Team -> Sophio Japaridze
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Sophio Japaridze

An associate partner of KH & PARTNERS with a 8-year experience of serving as an attorney at law; she is a criminal and civil  law expert. 

She has won dozens of high-profile cases of complex categories of criminal law with acquittals; participates in jury trials; more than 100 plea bargains were reached by her in criminal cases; a member of the Georgian Bar Association.

Specialization: general practice.

Main field of service: civil and criminal law.


  • 2014: Awarded Bachelor of Law Degree (TSU);
  • 2016: Awarded an academic degree of Master of Criminal Law (GTTU) was awarded; defended the thesis on the topic: “Sentences and Alternative Mechanisms of Criminal Responsibility (Prosecution)” – conditional sentence; diversion, diversion-mediation);
  • 2014: successfully passed the qualifying exam for a lawyer of criminal law, and of a lawyer of general practice in 2015;
  • 2014: completed a 6-month internship at the Criminal Board of Tbilisi City Courtю


Work experience

  • 2015-2017: Law office “Modebadze & Co.”, general practice lawyer;
  • April 2017-July 2017: Legal Aid Bureau of Kvemo Kartli, general practice lawyer;
  • July 2017-December 1, 2019: Tbilisi Legal Aid Bureau, general practice lawyer;
  • 2017-present: Legal practice in criminal law and juvenile justice;
  • 2019: Head of the Master’s Clinic “Pro-Bono Services” at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University;
  • December 10, 2019-present: Founder and head of Sophio Japaridze Law Office..
  • June 2020-present: Attorney-mentorек with office mentees;
  • August 4, 2020-present: a lawyer specializing in juvenile justice issues in the civil-administrative field;
  • April 4, 2021-present: Member of the Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Rights of the Georgian Bar Association.



  • Underwent a number of professional trainings and participated in various international conferences, including the preparation of a recommendation document regarding the guiding principles of lawyers and lawyers’ associations;
  • Participated as a mentor in a number of simulated processes between schoolchildren and students.

The main field of her activity is civil (family) and criminal law..