Jānis Neimanis

Judge 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 public notary.

In 2003 Jānis Neimanis became a sworn advocate. In 2007, he was confirmed as a Judge and entered into office at the Department of Administrative Cases of the Supreme Court of Latvia. From 2014 until entering the office of the Judge 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.

From 1999 to 2018, Jānis Neimanis taught at the Faculty of Law, the University of Latvia (lecturer, docent, associate professor). He has been teaching at the Riga Graduate School of Law since 2020.

Jānis Neimanis has written several books on issues of law: “Ievads tiesībās” (Introduction to Law) (2004), “Juridisku kāzusu risināšanas tehnika” (Methods for Resolving Legal Cases) (2004), “Tiesību tālākveidošana” (Development of Law) (2006), “Paziņošanas likuma komentāri” (Commentaries on the Law on Notification) (2014, 2nd edition in 2017), “Satversmes tiesas procesa tiesības” (Procedural Law of the Constitutional Court) (2019); he is the co-author of the books – “Biedrības biedra rokasgrāmata” (Handbook of an Association Member) (2005), “Latvijas Republikas Satversmes komentāri. VIII nodaļa. Cilvēka pamattiesības” (Commentaries on the Satversme of the Republic of Latvia. Chapter VIII. Fundamental Human Rights) (2011), “Latvijas Republikas Satversmes komentāri. VI nodaļa. Tiesa. VII nodaļa. Valsts kontrole” (Commentaries on the Satversme of the Republic of Latvia. Chapter VI. Courts. Chapter VII. The State Audit Office.) (2013), “Latvijas Republikas Satversmes komentāri. II nodaļa. Saeima.” (Commentaries on the Satversme of the Republic of Latvia. Chapter II. The Saeima.) (2020), “Good Administration and the Council of Europe: Law, Principles, and Effectiveness” (2020), as well as the author of numerous articles.

On 22 December 2016, Jānis Neimains was confirmed as the Judge of the Constitutional Court and entered office on 3 April 2017.