Famous Lawyers & Judges - List of Famous Lawyers & Judges - page 9

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
Karenna Gore Schiff

Karenna Gore Schiff

Karenna Gore is an American author, journalist, and attorney

AmericanAugust 6, 1973162 views

Jeanine Pirro

Jeanine Pirro is an American TV personality, and former prosecutor and politician

AmericanJune 2, 1951353 views

Sonia Sotomayor

Sonia Sotomayor is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States

AmericanJune 25, 1954197 views

Greta Van Susteren

Greta Van Susteren is an American commentator and a sports journalist

AmericanJune 11, 1954169 views

Judith Sheindlin

Judith Sheindlin is a famous American lawyer, judge and reality television star

AmericanOctober 21, 1942305 views

Marine Le Pen

Marine Le Pen is a well-known French lawyer and politician

FrenchAugust 5, 1968228 views

Clarence Darrow

Clarence Darrow was an American lawyer and a member of the American Civil Liberties Union

AmericanApril 18, 1857111 views


Cicero was a Roman philosopher, politician, lawyer, and orator

Italian166 views

Mariano Rajoy

Mariano Rajoy is a Spanish politician and the leader of the People’s Party

SpanishMarch 27, 1955167 views