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Great Lawyers in History (and Fiction!)

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Abraham Lincoln Report Abuse
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Ben Stein Report Abuse
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smart man, also an economist
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Thurgood Marshall Report Abuse
He thoroughly and effectively fought racial segregation laws in the United States, moe particularly Jim Crow Laws. Among 32 cases he argued before the Court, he won 29 of them, including the groundbreaking case of Brown v. Board of Education. Justice Marshall dedicated his life to the upliftment of african-americans and became the first african-american justice of the US Supreme Court.
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Clarence Darrow Report Abuse
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Known by most for his work on the defense of John T. Scopes, Darrow is one of the most well-known lawyers in American history.
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Atticus Finch Report Abuse
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Atticus Finch Is My Hero
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You can shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit them. But remember its a sin 'to kill a mocking bird'/...
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Despite being a fictional character, Finch is widely recognized as being one of the greatest lawyers of all time. Some real-life lawyers even attribute their career choices to the example set by the character.
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Marcus Tullius Cicero Report Abuse
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One of the great figures of Roman history, Cicero is remembered for being one of the greatest thinkers of his time.
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Mohandas Gandhi Report Abuse
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Gandhi's legal career is what ultimately led to his civil rights work in South Africa and India. He is one of the most significant figures of the 20th century.
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Thomas More Report Abuse
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Perhaps remembered more for the circumstances of his death than for his legal and philosophical works, More was nonetheless a significant contributor to both fields.
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