The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever

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What are the best lawyer shows? Here, the very best legal drama shows on television are ranked from best to worst, and await your votes, too! Popular legal drama TV shows have been a staple of television for years, so there's often debate about what the most entertaining legal drama show of all time is. Don't let your favorite legal drama television programs fall to the bottom of the list - be sure to vote them up so they have the chance to reach the top spot. The list of legal drama television shows below includes information like the program's cast, creator, and premiere date, and even pictures, when available.

Below you'll find attorney TV shows and courtroom shows like Conviction, Law & Order, Damages, and many more. Lawyer TV shows and good law TV shows are popular among television fans for their high stakes, inside look at the legal system, and strong characters audiences love. Whether you've been to law school yourself or are just interested in the world of the justice system, these law firm TV shows are sure to be ones you'll enjoy.

What is the best legal drama show of all time? What are the greatest legal drama shows? What are your favorite law shows? Vote them up on this court TV shows list to determine the best shows about the law that have ever aired on television.
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    James Spader, William Shatner, Candice Bergen

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    Dylan McDermott, Kelli Williams, Lara Flynn Boyle

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    Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, Dennis Farina

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    Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams, Meghan Markle

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    Julianna Margulies, Chris Noth, Josh Charles

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    Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T

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    Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Alfred Enoch

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    Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper

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    Bob Odenkirk, Michael Mando, Jonathan Banks

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    Corbin Bernsen, Jill Eikenberry, Alan Rachins

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    Andy Griffith, Linda Purl, Kene Holiday

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    Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Breckin Meyer, Reed Diamond

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    Calista Flockhart, Greg Germann, Jane Krakowski

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    Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes

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    Kathy Bates, Nate Corddry, Christopher McDonald

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    Glenn Close, Rose Byrne, Tate Donovan

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    David James Elliott, Catherine Bell, Patrick Labyorteaux

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    Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin

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    Simon Baker, Alan Rosenberg, Raphael Sbarge

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    Cam Gigandet, Georgina Haig, Adam Rodríguez

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    James Woods, Danielle Panabaker, Sophina Brown

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    Harry Anderson, John Larroquette, Richard Moll

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    Brandy Norwood, April Bowlby, Margaret Cho

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    Silk is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever

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    Silk Maxine Peake, Rupert Penry-Jones, Neil Stuke

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    William Conrad, Joe Penny, Alan Campbell

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    Jim Belushi, Alona Tal, Jerry O'Connell

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    Autumn Reeser, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Melissa Sagemiller

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    Amy Brenneman, Tyne Daly, Karle Warren

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    Brittany Murphy, Stanley Tucci, Patricia Clarkson

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    Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Robert Duvall

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    Bebe Neuwirth, Amy Carlson, Kirk Acevedo

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    The Firm is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever

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    The Firm Josh Lucas, Callum Keith Rennie, Molly Parker http://www.yidio.com/show/the-firm

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    Sarah Shahi, Michael Trucco, Virginia Williams

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    The Grinder is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever

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    Rob Lowe, Fred Savage, Mary Elizabeth Ellis

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    Bradley Walsh, Robert Glenister, Harriet Walter

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    Angie Harmon, Laura Harris, Paula Newsome

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    Kathryn Erbe, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jamey Sheridan

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    Patricia Arquette, Miguel Sandoval, Jake Weber

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    Billy Zane, Clancy Brown, Nicole Ari Parker

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    Jonny Lee Miller, Natasha Henstridge, Loretta Devine

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    The Jury is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever


    The Jury Gerard Butler, Mark Strong, Sarah Louise Young

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    Carl Betz, Stephen Young, Walter Brooke

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    Kim Delaney, Tom Everett Scott, Rick Hoffman

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    Corey Stoll, Rachel Ticotin, Alfred Molina

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    Harry Morgan, Robert Conrad, Ned Romero

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    Hayley Atwell, Eddie Cahill, Shawn Ashmore

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    Elizabeth Lackey, Shaun Benson, Richard Thomas

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    Mariel Hemingway, Debi Mazar, Alan Rosenberg

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    Martin Shaw, Jenny Seagrove, Barbara Thorn

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    Greg Kinnear, Joanne Baron, David Harbour

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