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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    Suits is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever

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    Suits Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams, Meghan Markle

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    The Practice is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever

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    The Practice Dylan McDermott, Kelli Williams, Lara Flynn Boyle

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    Boston Legal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever


    Boston Legal James Spader, William Shatner, Candice Bergen

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    The Good Wife is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever

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    The Good Wife Julianna Margulies, Chris Noth, Josh Charles

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    Law & Order is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever


    Law & Order Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, Dennis Farina

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    Law & Order: Special Victims U... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever


    Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T

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    How to Get Away with Murder is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever

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    How to Get Away with Murder Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Alfred Enoch

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    Perry Mason is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever

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    Perry Mason Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper

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    Ally McBeal is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever


    Ally McBeal Calista Flockhart, Greg Germann, Jane Krakowski

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    Franklin & Bash is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever

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    Franklin & Bash Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Breckin Meyer, Reed Diamond

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    L.A. Law is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever


    L.A. Law Corbin Bernsen, Jill Eikenberry, Alan Rachins

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    Blue Bloods is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever

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    Blue Bloods Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes

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    Matlock is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever


    Matlock Andy Griffith, Linda Purl, Kene Holiday

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    Damages is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever

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    Damages Glenn Close, Rose Byrne, Tate Donovan

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    Harry's Law is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever


    Harry's Law Kathy Bates, Nate Corddry, Christopher McDonald

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    Better Call Saul is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever

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    Better Call Saul Bob Odenkirk, Michael Mando, Jonathan Banks

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    JAG is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever


    JAG David James Elliott, Catherine Bell, Patrick Labyorteaux

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    Shark is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever


    Shark James Woods, Danielle Panabaker, Sophina Brown

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    The Guardian is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever

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    The Guardian Simon Baker, Alan Rosenberg, Raphael Sbarge

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    The Defenders is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever


    The Defenders Jim Belushi, Alona Tal, Jerry O'Connell

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    Jake and the Fatman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever


    Jake and the Fatman William Conrad, Joe Penny, Alan Campbell

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    Raising the Bar is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever


    Raising the Bar Autumn Reeser, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Melissa Sagemiller

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    The Defenders is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever

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    The Defenders Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Robert Duvall

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


    Murder One Brittany Murphy, Stanley Tucci, Patricia Clarkson

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    Night Court is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever

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    Night Court Harry Anderson, John Larroquette, Richard Moll

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    Law & Order: Trial by Jury is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever


    Law & Order: Trial by Jury Bebe Neuwirth, Amy Carlson, Kirk Acevedo

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    bones is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever

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    bones Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin

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    Law & Order: UK is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever


    Law & Order: UK Bradley Walsh, Robert Glenister, Harriet Walter

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    Women's Murder Club is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever


    Women's Murder Club Angie Harmon, Laura Harris, Paula Newsome

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    Drop Dead Diva is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever

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    Drop Dead Diva Brandy Norwood, April Bowlby, Margaret Cho

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    The Grinder is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever

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    The Grinder Rob Lowe, Fred Savage, Mary Elizabeth Ellis

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    Silk is listed (or ranked) 32 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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    The Firm is listed (or ranked) 33 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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    Reckless is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever

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    Reckless Cam Gigandet, Georgina Haig, Adam Rodríguez

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    The Jury is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever


    The Jury Gerard Butler, Mark Strong, Sarah Louise Young

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    Judd, for the Defense is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever


    Judd, for the Defense Carl Betz, Stephen Young, Walter Brooke

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    The D.A. is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever


    The D.A. Harry Morgan, Robert Conrad, Ned Romero

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    Civil Wars is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever


    Civil Wars Mariel Hemingway, Debi Mazar, Alan Rosenberg

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    Fairly Legal is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever

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    Fairly Legal Sarah Shahi, Michael Trucco, Virginia Williams

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    Just Cause is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever

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    Just Cause Elizabeth Lackey, Shaun Benson, Richard Thomas

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

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    Judging Amy Amy Brenneman, Tyne Daly, Karle Warren

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    Philly is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever

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    Philly Kim Delaney, Tom Everett Scott, Rick Hoffman

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    Eli Stone is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever


    Eli Stone Jonny Lee Miller, Natasha Henstridge, Loretta Devine

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    Medium is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever


    Medium Patricia Arquette, Miguel Sandoval, Jake Weber

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    Law & Order: LA is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever


    Law & Order: LA Corey Stoll, Rachel Ticotin, Alfred Molina

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    Rake is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever


    Rake Greg Kinnear, Joanne Baron, David Harbour

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    Judge John Deed is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever


    Judge John Deed Martin Shaw, Jenny Seagrove, Barbara Thorn

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    Canterbury's Law is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever


    Canterbury's Law Julianna Margulies, Ben Shenkman, Keith Robinson

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    Justice is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever

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    Justice Victor Garber, Kerr Smith, Rebecca Mader

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