Our Professionals / Associate / Paola Avitabile


2008: Law Degree, “Università Bocconi” Milan

2011: Admission to the Bar of Bari

Paola Avitabile


  • paola.avitabile@polisavvocati.com
  • paola.avitabile@pec.polisavvocati.com

Practice Areas

Our law firm provides assistance to natural persons, companies, public and private bodies, not only in terms of legal advice delivered by our experts in the field of criminal law, but also by providing our clients with general legal advice that, thanks to the multidisciplinary nature of our team, can also play a role crime prevention.

For example, our Criminal Law Team boasts specialised skills in all areas of criminal law which is the highest-growth legal practice area. This includes industry and commerce, business, insolvency proceedings (bankruptcy penalties), tax, banking and finance, public administration, urban planning and the environment, the operation, provision, and delivery of health care services, press and internet offences, intentional and unintentional crimes of danger, cybercrimes and crimes against property and persons (murder, personal injury, stalking and harassment).

Legislative Decree No. 231/2001 attributes to legal persons a special form of strict liability regarding certain kinds of offences, giving rise to the possibility that organizations previously exempted from liability for offences committed by executives and/or employees- might be sanctioned operationally and financially.

In the framework of this complex discipline, in which rules of criminal, administrative and civil law are to be complied with, our law firm offers comprehensive assistance to companies representing them in court, and playing a role in any crime-prevention activity.

In particular, Polis Avvocati's lawyers draft the Organisational and Management Model pursuant to Legislative Decree no. 231/2001, and handle any preliminary phase thereof (e.g. the analysis of risks in relation to alleged offences and corporate needs, the mapping of corporate areas potentially at risk, the sharing of the gap analysis and the identification of inconsistencies, and the sharing of possible improvements with the management), and provide training programs for company directors and employees, aimed at achieving proper understanding and application of the Model in question.

Education and Work Experience

Law Degree from Università Bocconi in 2008, presenting a thesis on criminal law entitled " L'associazione mafiosa e l'economia criminale tra codice penale e legislazione complementare" (Mafia-type criminal association and criminal economy, criminal code and complementary legislation).

After a period of qualifying legal work experience at Studio Legale Laforgia, Castellano e Associati, she qualified as a lawyer and has been a member of the Bari Bar Association since 2011.

She is an expert in criminal legal advice, particularly in the field of honour crimes and cybercrime, crimes arising from professional negligence, crimes against property and crimes against persons.

She is a member of the Supervisory Board of some healthcare and assisted living facilities.


«Consapevole della dignità della professione forense e della sua funzione sociale, mi impegno ad osservare con lealtà, onore e diligenza i doveri della professione di avvocato per i fini della giustizia ed a tutela dell’assistito nelle forme e secondo i principi del nostro ordinamento»