Jānis Neimanis

Justice of the Constitutional Court
Dr. iur.

Jānis Neimanis graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Latvia, receiving a lawyer’s qualification in 1999 and a Master of Social Sciences degree in law in 2000.

Having completed his doctoral studies at the Faculty of Law of the University of Latvia, and defended his thesis “Constitutional and Methodological Challenges in the Further Development of Law” in 2005, he was awarded a doctor’s degree in Legal Theory and History.

Jānis Neimanis started his working career in 1995 as a desk officer at the Ministry of Justice, later becoming an assistant to the Deputy State Secretary of the Ministry of Justice. From 1997, he continued his career by working for the Register of Enterprises of Latvia – first as the Head of the Public Organisations Register, then as the Deputy Head of the Legal Department, and a notary public.

In 2003, Jānis Neimanis became a sworn advocate; in 2007, he was confirmed as a Judge and assumed the office at the Department of Administrative Cases of the Supreme Court of Latvia. From 2014 until entering the office of the Justice of the Constitutional Court he was a member of the Judicial Disciplinary Committee. He is a member of the Board of Latvian Association of Administrative Judges, and between 2009 and 2017 was also its Chairman.

Between 1999 and 2018, Jānis Neimanis taught academic courses at the Faculty of Law of the University of Latvia.

Jānis Neimanis has published numerous books on aspects of law: Ievads tiesībās [Introduction to the Law] (2004), Juridisku kāzusu risināšanas tehnika [The Technique for Adjudicating Special Legal Cases] (2004), Biedrības biedra rokasgrāmata [A Handbook of the Association Member] (co-auth., 2005), Tiesību tālākveidošana [The Further Development of Law] (2006), Latvijas Republikas Satversmes komentāri. VIII nodaļa. Cilvēka pamattiesības [Commentaries on the Constitution of the Republic of Latvia. Chapter VIII. Fundamental Human Rights] (co-auth.). (2011); Latvijas Republikas Satversmes komentāri. VI nodaļa. Tiesa. VII nodaļa. Valsts kontrole [Commentaries on the Constitution of the Republic of Latvia. Chapter VI. Courts. Chapter VII. The State Audit Office] (co-auth.). (2013), Paziņošanas likuma komentāri [Commentaries on the Law on Notification] (2014, 2017), Satversmes tiesas procesa tiesības [The Constitutional Court Procedural Law] (2019).

On 22 December 2016, Jānis Neimanis was confirmed as a Justice of the Constitutional Court and assumed the office on 3 April 2017.