10 Famous Lawyers On TV

Famous Movie And TV Show Lawyers

The legal profession is a favorite topic in the entertainment industry. Legal thrillers are popular both on the big screen and on television.  TV series about lawyers have given us some of the most memorable characters in our pop culture history.

List of 10 Famous Lawyers On TV (from Movies and TV Shows)

10. Jack McCoy, Law & Order

John James "Jack" McCoy is a fictional character in the television drama Law & Order, created by Michael S. Chernuchin and played by Sam Waterston since 1994. He is the second-longest tenured character on the show, after Lt. Anita Van Buren (S. Epatha Merkerson). On January 28, 2009, McCoy's character ended the longest run of a character appearing in consecutive episodes. 
In the last seasons McCoy is the District Attorney for the borough of Manhattan. He was previously an Executive Assistant District Attorney.

9. Alan Shore, Boston Legal

Alan Shore is a lawyer with and Counsel at Crane, Poole, & Schmidt; he is also best friends with firm co-founder Denny Crane in the ABC-TV series Boston Legal. The part of Alan is played by actor James Spader.

8. Ally McBeal, Ally McBeal

Allison Marie "Ally" McBeal is the central fictional character in the Fox series Ally McBeal played by Calista Flockhart. Ally is a Boston-based lawyer. She is shown as a woman who believes in love and is continually looking for her soul mate. She often hears songs in her head and experiences hallucinations, mostly of a dancing baby, due to her biological clock ticking and of sexual endeavors with various men.

7. Michael Clayton, Michael Clayton

Michael Clayton is an in-house fixer at one of the largest corporate law firms in
New York. A former criminal prosecutor, Clayton takes care of Kenner, Bach, &
Ledeen's dirtiest work at the behest of the firm's co-founder, Marty Bach. Though
burned out and hardly content with his job as a fixer, his divorce, a failed
business venture, and mounting debt have left Clayton inextricably tied to the
George Clooney is at his cynical best as a fixer brought in to clean up after a litigator breaks down while representing a chemical company in a billion-dollar class action.

6. Mickey Haller, The Lincoln Lawyer

Michael "Mickey" Haller, Junior is a fictional character created by Michael Connelly in the 2005 novel The Lincoln Lawyer. Mickey Haller is a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney who operates out of the back of his Lincoln Continental sedan. Haller has spent most of his career defending garden-variety criminals, until he lands the case of a lifetime: defending a Beverly Hills playboy accused of murder. But the seemingly straightforward case suddenly develops into a deadly game of survival for Haller. 

5.  Alicia Florrick, The Good Wife

Alicia Florrick is the main character of the TV series The Good Wife. The wife of Peter Florrick ,a disgraced state's attorney , she returns to work as a junior litigator at the law firm Stern, Lockhart & Gardner. Alicia has often been known as a complicated person. She is portrayed by actress Julianna Margulies.

4. Bobby DonnellThe Practice

Bobby Donnell is a fictional character, a self-made lawyer and head of a law firm on the former ABC TV drama, The Practice (1997–2004), set in Boston, Massachusetts. Donnell was played by Dylan McDermott.
Bobby Donnell is the founder and senior partner of Donnell, Young, Dole and Frutt (previously Donnell and Assoc.). Originally his firm consisted of simply a typewriter, Rebecca Washington and big dreams. Now, Donnell, Young, Dole and Frutt and Bobby himself are very well known in Boston, and have been highly recommended by many. Bobby is a great lawyer, and is willing to represent almost anybody who will come to him.

3 Denny Crane, Boston Legal

Denny Crane (played by William Shatner in The Practice and Boston Legal) is Founding and Senior Partner of Crane, Poole & Schmidt, Denny is a renowned attorney of some fifty years of practice who claims he has never lost a case, and never will. He considers himself a legend and loves to say his own name to "sign" his verbal utterances. In one of the final episodes of The Practice, he explained that often people don't believe they're in the room with a legend, so he says his own name to let them know it's true. Denny often refers to a condition he calls "mad cow" when his utterances are confusing to others or when he himself becomes confused. 

2. Harvey Specter, Suits

Harvey Reginald Specter is a skilled lawyer, considered "the best closer in New York City", and a name partner at Pearson Darby Specter. After being promoted to the position of senior partner at Pearson Hardman, he hired Mike Ross, a veritable genius who was able to pass the bar exam despite not attending law school, as his associate.

1. Saul Goodman, Breaking Bad 

Saul McGill, known almost exclusively by his professional alias Saul Goodman, is a fictional character in the American television drama series Breaking Bad on AMC. He is portrayed by Bob Odenkirk and was created by Peter Gould, a writer of the series. Saul is a criminal lawyer and can be easily found in the yellow pages of Albuquerque. His made up surname "Goodman" is a play on words to better attract clients: "'S'all good, man!" becomes "Saul Goodman". He is also known for his low-budget television commercials in Albuquerque, where he advertises mainly under the tagline “Better Call Saul!” Saul will be the main character of the upcoming spin-off series Better Call Saul.

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