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Top 10 Famous Lawyers

This post has been awhile in the making. We wanted to run a list of the Top 10 most Famous Lawyers of all time. The people in our list, for the majority of them found notoriety outwith law but they all studied it at some point in their lives. We have drawn from many mediums to compile our list. So, sit back and enjoy as The Injury Lawyers bring you The Top 10 Famous Lawyers List…


10: Franz Kafka

Franz Kafka

Born in Prague, made famous for his fictional written work such as The Metamorphosis (1915), and novels, including The Trial (1925) and The Castle (1926). His stories centered around troubled individuals in a nightmarishly impersonal and bureaucratic world.


09: Lionel Hutz

Lionel Hutz

Lionel Hutz is a fictional character from the animated TV series The Simpsons, he claims to have graduated from Princeton School of Law, although Princeton Law School closed in 1852.


08: John Knox

John Knox

Born in Scotland, in 1510, his claim to fame is as one of the leaders of the Protestant Reformation movement which swept Europe in the sixteenth century.


07: Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson

Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, 1850, Stevenson had a fondness for woman and wine but also penned great fiction particulary Treasure Island, Kidnapped and Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.


06: Geraldo Rivera

Geraldo Rivera

Gerald Michael Rivera (born July 4, 1943), known by his television name of Geraldo Rivera or simply Geraldo, is an American television journalist, attorney, and former talk show host. He is known to have an affinity for dramatic, high-profile stories, and issues that are divisive in nature.


05: John Grisham

John Grisham

John Ray Grisham (born February 8, 1955) is an American former politician, retired attorney and novelist best known for his works of modern legal drama. As of 2008, his books have sold over 235 million copies worldwide.


04: Cherie Blair

Cherie Blair

Cherie Blair 23 September 1954, known professionally as Cherie Booth QC, is an English barrister. She is married to Tony Blair, the former British Prime Minister. She specializes in employment, discrimination and public law has represented claimants taking cases against the UK government.


03: Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809) was the sixteenth President of the United States. He introduced measures that resulted in the abolition of slavery and also defeated the Confederate Army during the American Civil War.


02: Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton

William Jefferson Clinton (born August 19, 1946), one of the most popular presidents ever. Clinton left office with a 65% approval rating, the highest end-of-presidency rating of any President who came into office after World War II. Heavy womaniser who had a much-publiced affair with Monica Lewinsky.


01: Gandhi


Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, born 1869, was a major political and spiritual leader of India. He was the pioneer of Satyagraha—a philosophy that is largely concerned with truth and ‘resistance to evil through active, non-violent resistance’—which led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. He underwent long (at times over a month) fasts, for both self-purification and protest.
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