Due to the pandemic resulting from the coronavirus (Covid-19) and in accordance with the guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the competent health authorities, the Eugênio Pacelli Advocacia e Consultoria office communicates that, excelling for the health of its entire team, clients and family members, opted for the realization of service preferably remote.

Contact can be made by phone (31) 3659-9473 and by the lawyers' e-mails below:

  • Eugênio Pacelli de Oliveira:
  • Frederico Gomes de Almeida Horta:
  • Rogéria Maria de Castro de Bellis:
  • Silvia Maria de Oliveira Mattos:
  • Matheus Oliveira de Carvalho:
  • Isabela de Moura Oliveira:
  • Marciley Fonseca:
  • Lívia Vilela Bernardes:
  • Maria Letícia Nascimento Gontijo:

The team's professionals are at your disposal and certain of everyone's understanding of this delicate moment.


Escritório Eugênio Pacelli Advocacia e Consultoria 

Who We Are

Our Firm

Under the meticulous direction and coordination of criminal law expert Eugênio Pacelli de Oliveira, EUGÊNIO PACELLI Advocacia e Consultoria has an unwavering commitment to ethics and good faith in the practice of law, strictly observing the legal principles and precepts. Our firm has been rising to prominence in the Brazilian legal scene, and our goal is to offer a highly exclusive, personal service, working closely with our clients.

Throughout his long career in the Brazilian Federal Prosecution Office, Eugênio Pacelli de Oliveira garnered a solid and prestigious reputation in the public bodies for his commitment to strengthening the bedrock principles of the rule of law and democracy in Brazil, which continues to be the guiding philosophy of our work.

With a highly qualified staff, our firm has offices in Belo Horizonte and Brasilia, as well as a team in Sao Paulo, proving excellent services in the areas of legal advice, preventive law and litigation, representing our clients’ interests at all levels of jurisdiction, including Higher Courts.


EUGÊNIO PACELLI Advocacia e Consultoria offers legal advice and representation in administrative and judicial cases, with a special focus on:

  • Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure Law
    • Administrative Criminal Law
    • Economic and Financial Criminal Law
    • Corporate Criminal Law
    • Environmental Criminal Law
  • Administrative Litigation
  • Compliance and Anti-corruption
  • Advice in leniency deals, agreements to turn state’s evidence, and other collaboration deals
  • Legal crisis management
  • Expert opinions


In our commitment to ensuring individual rights and justice, our firm provides pro bono services to clients who fulfil the requirements to qualify for our pro bono legal aid.

If you are interested in requesting our pro bono services, please complete the registration form.

The following organizations and persons are eligible for analysis: i) social and nonprofit organizations; and ii) individuals who cannot afford a lawyer and other court costs.

Eugênio Pacelli de Oliveira

Eugênio Pacelli de Oliveira holds a Master’s and a Doctoral degree in Law from the Law School of the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG).

Since his graduation, Dr. Pacelli pursued a career in public service. He was an Appellate Prosecutor for the State of Minas Gerais and held positions in the Federal Prosecution Office for over 20 years, including Appellate Federal Prosecutor in the cities of Belo Horizonte and Brasilia.

He is the General Rapporteur of the Commission of Jurists created by the Federal Senate for the formulation of the draft of the New Code of Criminal Procedure - PLS 106 (current PL 8045/11, pending approval from the House of Representatives).

Concurrently with his public career, Eugênio Pacelli de Oliveira devoted a great part of his efforts to writing books and papers and to teaching. He is the author and coordinator of over 10 law books, with more than 150 thousand copies sold.

He started to practice law in 2015, when he established his law firm, EUGÊNIO PACELLI Advocacia e Consultoria, with offices in Brasilia (Federal District) and Belo Horizonte (State of Minas Gerais). In 2019, a new team was formed to represent our clients in Sao Paulo too.


Our Team

Rogéria Maria Castro de Bellis

Graduated in Law from Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais (PUC Minas). Received a graduate degree in Criminal Law from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG). Held positions in the Federal Prosecution Office and Minas Gerais's Prosecution Office. Retired as a federal Judge.

Frederico Gomes de Almeida Horta

Adjunct Professor of Law and Criminal Procedure of the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG). Member of the Permanent Faculty of the Graduate Program in Law of UFMG. Militant lawyer since 2004. PhD in Law from the UFMG Law School (2013). Master in Criminal Sciences from the Faculty of Law of UFMG (2006). Specialist in European Economic Criminal Law from the University of Coimbra (2007). Bachelor of Laws from UFMG. Academic Director of the Institute of Penal Sciences (ICP) and Editor-in-Chief of ICP Journal. Leader of the Study Group on Corporate Criminal Law (GEPE - UFMG). Author of several articles published in scientific journals and collective works, co-author of General Part of the Penal Code: an alternative proposal for debate (GRECO, Luís et al., 2018); author of Normative Elements of Criminal Laws and Intellectual Content of Dolo (2016) and Apparent Contest of Criminal Rules (2007)

Marciley Fernandes

Lawyer. Coordinator of the legal team. Attending post graduation course in Criminal law and Criminal Procedure Law.

Matheus Oliveira de Carvalho

Graduated in Law from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) and received a graduate degree in Criminal Law from the "Universidad de Salamanca". Currently in a Master's program in Criminal Law at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG).

Isabela de Moura Oliveira

Graduated in Law from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG). Coordinator of the pro bono practice.
isabela@eugeniopacelli.adv br

Pedro Ivo de Moura Oliveira

Criminal Lawyer. Graduated in Law from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG).

Sílvia Maria de Oliveira Mattos

Lawyer specialized in Criminal Procedural Law

Lívia Vilela Bernardes

Graduated in Law from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG).

Maria Letícia Nascimento Gontijo

Graduated in Law from the University of Brasilia and received a graduate degree in Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure Law from the Instituto Brasiliense de Direito Público (IDP); currently in a Law Master’s program at the IDP studying the Object of the Criminal Justice System and the Sanctioning Power in a Democracy governed by the Rule of Law.

Major Publications

Prisão Preventiva e Liberdade Provisória. Editora Atlas – 2013.

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Manual de Direito Penal –Parte Geral. Editora Atlas, 3ª Edição – 2017.

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Processo e Hermenêutica na tutela penal dos Direitos Fundamentais. Editora Atlas, 3ª Edição – 2012.

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Comentários ao Código de Processo Penal e sua Jurisprudência. Editora Atlas, 9ª Edição – 2017.

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Curso de Processo Penal. Editora Atlas, 21ª Edição – 2017.

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