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Estrella C Elamparo is a senior partner and co-head of DivinaLaw's dispute resolution group. She practises commercial litigation, criminal prosecution and defence, arbitration and dispute resolution, and crisis management. She pioneered and currently heads the firm’s crisis management and communications department – a unique practice group catering to the legal and public relations requirements of clients embroiled in crisis situations. Among the top female lawyers in the SE Asia region, Estrella was awarded the first Woman Lawyer of the Year award at the Asian Legal Business (ALB) – Southeast Asia Law Awards in Singapore – a testament to her sterling legal career, integrity and grit. Before joining the firm, she was the Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Counsel of the Government Service Insurance System, the social insurance provider for government employees in the Philippines. She also served as a State Prosecutor handling cases of the indigent and disadvantaged. She continues her advocacy even in private practice by handling pro bono cases involving children and women’s rights. Estrella has a Master of Arts in Health Care Ethics and Law from the University of Manchester, England as a Chevening scholar. She received her Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws degrees from the University of the Philippines.
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