Famous Lawyers & Judges - List of Famous Lawyers & Judges - page 2

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
Thomas GirardiJune 3, 1939AmericanThomas Girardi is an American attorney who co-founded the law firm, Girardi & Keese
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
Jeanine PirroJune 2, 1951AmericanJeanine Pirro is an American TV personality, and former prosecutor and politician
Thurgood MarshallJuly 2, 1908AmericanThurgood Marshall was an Associate Justice of the United States’ Supreme Court
Judith SheindlinOctober 21, 1942AmericanJudith Sheindlin is a famous American lawyer, judge and reality television star
Antonin ScaliaMarch 11, 1936AmericanAntonin Scalia currently serves as the Associate Justice of United States
Frank B. Kellogg

Frank B. Kellogg

Frank Billing Kellogg was a renowned American lawyer, politician, and statesman who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1929

AmericanDecember 22, 1856104 views

John Lindsay

John Vliet Lindsay was an American politician, broadcaster and lawyer.

AmericanNovember 24, 1921133 views

Bob Dole

Bob Dole is an American politician, attorney and a World War II veteran

AmericanJuly 22, 1923118 views

Shirin Ebadi

Shirin Ebadi is an Iranian lawyer, human rights activist, and the Nobel Peace Prize winner

IranianJune 21, 1947115 views

Maximilien de Robespierre

Maximilien Robespierre was a French lawyer who became one of the most influential figures of the French Revolution

FrenchMay 6, 1758215 views

Thomas Cromwell

Thomas Cromwell was an English lawyer and statesman who served as the principal adviser to English King Henry VIII from 1532–40.

British1485110 views

Edmund Barton

Sir Edmund Barton was the first Prime Minister of Australia and the founding member of the High Court of the nation

AustralianJanuary 18, 1849138 views

Valerie Jarrett

Valerie Jarrett is a senior White House officer and a Chicago lawyer and businesswoman

AmericanNovember 14, 1956146 views

Jacques Vergès

Jacques Vergès was a lawyer known for defending clients such as the infamous Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie

FrenchMarch 5, 192585 views

Waleed Abulkhair

Waleed Abulkhair is a prominent Saudi Arabian lawyer and human rights activist

Saudi ArabianJune 17, 1979221 views