Maria Carissa C. Guinto

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Maria Carissa C. Guinto


Practice Areas


  • Intra-Corporate Disputes
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Debt and Asset Recovery
  • Family Law
  • Torts and Damages
  • Testate and Intestate Proceedings
  • Adoption, Guardianship and other special proceedings
  • Criminal Prosecution and Defense


  • Employment and Related Contracts
  • Labor Disputes
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Human Resource Advisory

Legal Education, Legislative Advocacy, and Policy Reform

  • Government Relations and Regulatory Affairs
  • Bills, Policies, and Position Papers

Professional Background

  • Former Legal Assistant, DivinaLaw
  • Former Political Affairs Officer II, House of Representatives
  • Former Legislative Researcher, House of Representatives
  • Former Consultant, Committee on Youth and Sports, House of Representatives
  • Former Professor (Taxation Law, Business Law, Human Rights, Legal Aspect in Tourism and Hospitality, Court Testimony), College of St. Catherine

Educational Background

  • Juris Doctor (Rank 7), San Beda University College of Law
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (Cum Laude), University of the Philippines Diliman

Awards and Recognitions

  • Exemplary Passer, Philippine Bar Examinations (2020/2021)
  • Scholar, Foundation for Liberty and Prosperity (founded by Chief Justice Artemio Panganiban)

Published Works

  • Compendious Bar Reviewer on Political Law (2023 Edition, 2024 Edition; CentralBooks)