Famous Lawyers & Judges - List of Famous Lawyers & Judges - page 4

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

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
Alan Dershowitz

Alan Dershowitz

Alan Dershowitz is a famous American lawyer, who has authored many books

Abe Fortas

Abe Fortas was an American Supreme Court associate justice, the first nominee for the post of chief justice since 1795 who failed to win Senate approval

AmericanJune 19, 1910103 views

Michael Cohen

Michael Cohen is an American lawyer, who worked for Donald Trump from 2006 to 2018

AmericanAugust 25, 1966114 views

Barbara Jordan

Barbara Jordan was an American politician and leader of the Civil Rights Movement

AmericanFebruary 21, 1936135 views

Woodrow Wilson

Woodrow Wilson was the 28th President of the United States

AmericanDecember 28, 1856131 views

William Howard Taft

William Howard Taft was an American politician who served as the 27th President of the United States

Potter Stewart

Potter Stewart was an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court known for his contributions to criminal laws

AmericanJanuary 23, 1915120 views

Roy Bean

Roy Bean was a judicial officer in Val Verde County, Texas

American1825115 views

Mark White

Mark White is an American lawyer and former Governor of Texas

AmericanMarch 17, 1940106 views

Joseph Story

Joseph Story was an American lawyer, writer and jurist who served in the early 19th century on the Supreme Court of the United States

AmericanSeptember 18, 1779122 views