Famous Lawyers & Judges - List of Famous Lawyers & Judges

Lawyers are the professionals who practice law as an attorney, counsel or solicitor. They are involved with the practical application of legal theories and knowledge to solve specific problems related to social and political justice. Lawyers provide legal advice to their clients, who can be individuals, businesses, the government, or other organizations. Judges are the appointed magistrates who preside over court proceedings. They may preside alone or as a part of a panel of judges. A judge is supposed to be impartial and issue the ruling after hearing all the witnesses, examining evidences, and by assessing the credibility of the parties involved. Different countries and states have different legal systems, and thus the powers and functions of judges wary widely across jurisdictions. Judges also supervise legal proceedings and uphold the rights of individuals involved in a legal process while ensuring that trials are conducted according to established rules and procedures. To become a judge, one must hold a law degree and should have practiced as a lawyer. The legal profession is a highly demanding one; it requires a high level of analytical skills, critical thinking, and reasoning powers. Read on to learn more about the life and works of famous lawyers & judges from all over the world.

The Most Famous Lawyers & Judges

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Sunny HostinOctober 20, 1968AmericanSunny Hostin is an American lawyer, social commentator, columnist and journalist
Jerry SheindlinNovember 19, 1933AmericanJerry Sheindlin is an American judge, author, and television personality
Geraldo RiveraJuly 4, 1943AmericanGeraldo Rivera is an American reporter, author, attorney, and talk show host
Vicki IovineJanuary 13, 1954AmericanVicki Iovine is an American author, model, and lawyer
Sally YatesAugust 20, 1960AmericanSally Caroline Yates is an American lawyer, who served as the United States Attorney and later as the United States Deputy Attorney General
Thurgood MarshallJuly 2, 1908AmericanThurgood Marshall was an Associate Justice of the United States’ Supreme Court
Thomas GirardiJune 3, 1939AmericanThomas Girardi is an American attorney who co-founded the law firm, Girardi & Keese
Jeanine PirroJune 2, 1951AmericanJeanine Pirro is an American TV personality, and former prosecutor and politician
Antonin ScaliaMarch 11, 1936AmericanAntonin Scalia currently serves as the Associate Justice of United States
Judith SheindlinOctober 21, 1942AmericanJudith Sheindlin is a famous American lawyer, judge and reality television star
Malcolm Turnbull

Malcolm Turnbull

Malcolm Turnbull is an Australian politician and the current Prime Minister of Australia

AustralianOctober 24, 1954129 views

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a Justice at the U.S

AmericanMarch 15, 1933136 views

John F. Kennedy Jr.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr., also referred to as JFK Jr

Geraldo Rivera

Geraldo Rivera is an American reporter, author, attorney, and talk show host

AmericanJuly 4, 1943579 views

Georges Danton

Georges Danton was a French revolutionary

FrenchOctober 26, 1759220 views

Jean Chrétien

Joseph Jacques Jean Chrétien is a Canadian lawyer, politician and a former Prime Minister of Canada

CanadianJanuary 11, 1934111 views

Benjamin Cardozo

Benjamin Cardozo was an eminent American jurist who contributed significantly towards the development of ‘common law’ in United States

AmericanMay 24, 1870122 views

Ben Stein

Ben Stein is an American writer, actor and lawyer

AmericanNovember 25, 1944139 views

René Cassin

René Cassin was a French jurist known for his work in drafting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

FrenchOctober 5, 1887196 views

Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz is an American politician who is campaigning for the Republican presidential nomination in the 2016 presidential election

AmericanDecember 22, 1970128 views