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Usman & Partners

 Founded in 2015

At Usman & Partners, a renowned law firm based in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, we are driven by a profound commitment to defending the defenceless. We firmly believe that justice should be accessible to all, regardless of their backgrounds, and that includes the undocumented, stateless, refugees, irregular migrants, women, and children.


Our Vision

Founded in 2015, Usman & Partners (UP) is a distinguished law firm based in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, driven by an unwavering commitment to fighting for justice. With a strong belief in the equal treatment of all individuals before the law, UP stands as a beacon of hope for those in need of legal assistance.


At UP, we understand that justice should be blind and impartial, ensuring that it is served according to the law and not influenced by the whims and fancy of a select few. We firmly believe that every human being, regardless of their background or circumstances, deserves to have their rights protected and their voices heard.


Our passion for justice extends to those who are often marginalised and overlooked, including the stateless, undocumented, refugees, irregular migrants, women, and children. We tirelessly advocate for their rights, providing dedicated legal representation and support to ensure that they are not silenced or forgotten.


We go beyond traditional legal practice by actively pursuing cases that others may shy away from, seeking to make a meaningful impact in the pursuit of justice. Upholding the rule of law and promoting peaceful human rights lie at the core of our work. We aim to resolve disputes through peaceful means, prioritising mediation, negotiation, collaborative practice (for family disputes) and alternative dispute resolution whenever possible.


If you have any queries regarding your legal rights and responsibilities, we invite you to reach out to us. Our team of compassionate and experienced lawyers is here to listen, guide, and provide you with the assistance you need. At UP, we are dedicated to ensuring that justice prevails, uplifting the lives of individuals, and creating a society that respects and upholds the rule of law.

UP is dedicated to making a positive impact in the lives of individuals and the community at large. We are committed to social justice and strive to serve not only our clients but also the greater good. Through pro bono work, community initiatives, and advocacy for marginalised groups, we actively contribute to a more just and equitable society.


Contact Usman & Partners today to schedule a consultation with us for a peaceful, reliable, compassionate, and effective legal respresentation.


The Lawyer

Michelle R. Usman


Book a consultation with me here or call or text me on WhatsApp me at +6014-9308595.

Owner & Founder of Usman & Partners


Practice areas:-

Alternative Dispute Resolution which include:-

- Negotiation

- Mediation

- Arbitration

- Collaborative Practice (Family disputes)

- Conciliation

Corporate Governance Advisory

Consultancy in relation to Sabah Laws
Consultancy in relation to Human Rights in Sabah

Cross borders sale and purchase of lands and other assets

Criminal Defence 

Islamic Finance

Probate & Inheritance

Family Law

Civil Litigation

NGO/NGI Advisory


LL.B (Hons) IIUM


- Malayan Bar (since 2011)

- Sabah Bar (since 2011)

About Me: Passionate Lawyer Committed to Human Rights and Peaceful Resolutions


Hello and welcome to UP's website!

I am a dedicated lawyer with a strong focus on human rights and providing peaceful resolutions to legal issues. My primary goal is to help the marginalised and underserved members of society by advocating for their rights and seeking amicable solutions to their problems.


Throughout my career, I have consistently prioritised peaceful resolutions over courtroom battles. I firmly believe that by fostering open communication and promoting understanding, many conflicts can be resolved outside of the courtroom. I work closely with my clients to understand their needs and concerns, guiding them towards peaceful and amicable solutions that serve their best interests.


In addition to my work with individuals, I also provide advisory services to various local and international NGOs (Non-Governmental Organisations) and NGIs (Non-Governmental Institutions), which include trainings for human rights defenders, human rights protection under local laws, and incorporation of human rights groups into formal entities. I consider myself fortunate to be able to do what I am passionate about in my line of work of supporting these organisations in their important work and providing legal guidance that aligns with their missions. By offering my expertise and insights, I contribute to their success in making a positive impact in the world.


One of the aspects of my legal practice that I particularly enjoy is acting as a defence counsel in criminal cases. I have experience handling a diverse range of criminal matters, including cases from petty crimes to drugs, penal code offenses, corporate crime or white-collar crimes, murder, manslaughter, burglary, cheating, impersonating a police officer, obstruction of justice, traffic violations, child sexual offenses, and various other legal issues.


By serving as a defence counsel, I am committed to upholding the principles of justice and rule of law. My role is to ensure a fair trial for my clients while upholding my duty to the Court to uphold the rule of law. I approach each case with meticulous preparation, a deep understanding of the law, and a genuine desire to protect the rights of the accused. I believe that everyone deserves a competent defence, regardless of the nature of the charges they face.


Throughout my career, I have witnessed the positive impact that effective legal advice and representation can have on individuals and communities. I am grateful for the opportunity to provide online and in person consultations to my clients, empowering them with knowledge and guiding them towards favorable outcomes. It is immensely satisfying to see their problems resolved through these consultations, often without the need for initiating lengthy court proceedings.


As you navigate this website, you will find more information about my areas of expertise, the services I offer, and some notable cases I have handled. If you require legal assistance, I encourage you to reach out to schedule a consultation. I am here to listen, provide guidance, and work towards achieving the best possible outcome for you.


Thank you for visiting, and I look forward to assisting you with your legal needs.




Mich Usman

Human Rights Lawyer


Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.

(Benjamin Franklin)

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