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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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Boston Legal is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
Boston Legal James Spader, William Shatner, Candice Bergen

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1,016 542
The Practice is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
The Practice Dylan McDermott, Kelli Williams, Lara Flynn Boyle

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877 433
Law & Order is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
Law & Order Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, Dennis Farina

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5,295 854
Suits is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
Suits Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams, Meghan Markle

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3,309 510
The Good Wife is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
The Good Wife Julianna Margulies, Chris Noth, Josh Charles

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959 338
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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1,160 319
How to Get Away with Murder is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
pranavjoy added How to Get Away with Murder Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Alfred Enoch

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308 230
Perry Mason is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
Perry Mason Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper

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345 191
Better Call Saul is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
pranavjoy added Better Call Saul Bob Odenkirk, Michael Mando, Jonathan Banks

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335 251
L.A. Law is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
L.A. Law Corbin Bernsen, Jill Eikenberry, Alan Rachins

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276 194
Matlock is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
Matlock Andy Griffith, Linda Purl, Kene Holiday

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472 322
Ally McBeal is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
Ally McBeal Calista Flockhart, Greg Germann, Jane Krakowski

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397 277
Franklin & Bash is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
KrystynaBalaban added Franklin & Bash Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Breckin Meyer, Reed Diamond

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382 183
Blue Bloods is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
sang added Blue Bloods Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes

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322 273
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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Damages is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
Damages Glenn Close, Rose Byrne, Tate Donovan

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311 234
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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210 83
bones is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
Kingsx01 added bones Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin

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The Guardian is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
HillaryElizabethKrahmer added The Guardian Simon Baker, Alan Rosenberg, Raphael Sbarge

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172 108
Night Court is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
LindaPoirierMcCue added Night Court Harry Anderson, John Larroquette, Richard Moll

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213 210
Shark is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
Shark James Woods, Danielle Panabaker, Sophina Brown

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248 180
Reckless is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
Maggy added Reckless Cam Gigandet, Georgina Haig, Adam Rodríguez

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504 276
Drop Dead Diva is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
Drop Dead Diva Brandy Norwood, April Bowlby, Margaret Cho

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98 155
Jake and the Fatman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
Jake and the Fatman William Conrad, Joe Penny, Alan Campbell

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152 104
Judging Amy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
ieva.narbutaite added Judging Amy Amy Brenneman, Tyne Daly, Karle Warren

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436 253
Silk is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
Silk Maxine Peake, Rupert Penry-Jones, Neil Stuke

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144 185
The Defenders is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
The Defenders Jim Belushi, Alona Tal, Jerry O'Connell

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132 168
Murder One is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
Murder One Brittany Murphy, Stanley Tucci, Patricia Clarkson

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134 182
Raising the Bar is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
Raising the Bar Autumn Reeser, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Melissa Sagemiller

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Law & Order: Trial by Jury is listed (or ranked) 30 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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59 150
The Defenders is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
The Defenders Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Robert Duvall

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39 63
The Firm is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
Namal Vithane added The Firm Josh Lucas, Callum Keith Rennie, Molly Parker - http://www.yidio.com/show/the-firm

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Law & Order: Criminal Intent is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
Law & Order: Criminal Intent Kathryn Erbe, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jamey Sheridan

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105 146
Law & Order: UK is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
Law & Order: UK Bradley Walsh, Robert Glenister, Harriet Walter

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50 106
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LanaYoshii added The Grinder Rob Lowe, Fred Savage, Mary Elizabeth Ellis

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222 183
Fairly Legal is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
Fairly Legal Sarah Shahi, Michael Trucco, Virginia Williams

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71 145
Women's Murder Club is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
Women's Murder Club Angie Harmon, Laura Harris, Paula Newsome

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142 149
Medium is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
Medium Patricia Arquette, Miguel Sandoval, Jake Weber

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130 157
Eli Stone is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
Eli Stone Jonny Lee Miller, Natasha Henstridge, Loretta Devine

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27 81
The Deep End is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
Rebecca Parisi added The Deep End Billy Zane, Clancy Brown, Nicole Ari Parker

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67 59
Conviction is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
Conviction Hayley Atwell, Eddie Cahill, Shawn Ashmore

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17 72
Philly is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
Philly Kim Delaney, Tom Everett Scott, Rick Hoffman

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25 97
The Jury is listed (or ranked) 43 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) 44 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
Judd, for the Defense Carl Betz, Stephen Young, Walter Brooke

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100 131
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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14 92
The D.A. is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
The D.A. Harry Morgan, Robert Conrad, Ned Romero

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11 75
Invasion is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
StevenKershaw added Invasion William Fichtner, Eddie Cibrian, Kari Matchett

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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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13 95
Just Cause is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
Just Cause Elizabeth Lackey, Shaun Benson, Richard Thomas

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Civil Wars is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
Civil Wars Mariel Hemingway, Debi Mazar, Alan Rosenberg