The Law Firm of Sarmiento Loriega or “SL Law” is a full-service law firm led by Partners with formidable and world-class academic credentials and almost three decades of seasoned law practice. The Partners are supported by a strong and vibrant team of highly-experienced and well-trained lawyers from the most prestigious law schools in the Philippines. SL Law provides a cost-effective and total solutions approach for every engagement it handles, guided by its uncompromising standards of excellence, thoroughness, diligence, creativity and the desire to consistently exceed clients’ expectations.
A Dream Reborn
Our Firm was founded in 2020. But our story goes back two and a half decades ago. Our Founding Partners were then building up their skills as associate attorneys in the country’s biggest law firm. Young and idealistic lawyers, they dreamt of founding the ideal law firm. They dreamt of a firm with values beyond work-ethic and legal excellence. They dreamt of a firm that values honor and integrity. A law partnership that benefits not just the partners, but also its associates, employees, and its community. A firm whose clientele is not limited to its clients, as it also strives to serve God, nature, and country.
The seeds of that dream were first sown when our Founding Partners were recruited to rebuild a litigation-focused law partnership into a full-service firm. Inspired by the values shared with each other and the esteemed founder of that firm, our Founding Partners devoted their full energies as senior partners to rebuild the legal team, the culture, and the clientele that will be the foundation of their ideal law firm. Alas, as years went by and the esteemed founder sadly passed away, our Founding Partners saw, as the Gospel sower found, that some seeds do not fall exactly as dreamed.
After years of hard work, Atty. Sarmiento retired from the firm and focused on his advocacy to build sustainable farming communities with indigenous peoples that provide for their livelihood while preserving our Common Home through micro-grid renewable energy systems. The old dream of the ideal law firm became dormant though never forgotten. By a twist of fate, Atty. Loriega was finally ready to start anew. With newfound vigor, our Founding Partners picked up the proverbial stone the builders rejected and turned it into the cornerstone of our Firm. With their dream renewed, their skills sharpened, and their minds seasoned with experience, our Founding Partners ushered in a new class of law firm.
Rooted in love for God, country, and fellowmen, with aim to nurture progress, but with nature an equal purpose, Sarmiento Loriega takes strength from the wisdom of the ages. Taking kindly the counsel of Lincoln, our Founding Partners now stand on a dream reborn: With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in…
And so, as 2020 unfolded, our Founding Partners saw not a year of volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, global pandemics, and economic disasters, but a year of clear vision. A 20/20 vision not just in the faculty of sight, but vision sharpened by insight, foresight, and imagination.
Our Firm was founded in 2020. It was the worst year. It was the best year. It was a year of vision and imagination. It was the year when Sarmiento Loriega was born – a new law firm that goes above and beyond. Beyond the Practice.