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TRENDING List of Famous Solicitors

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List of famous solicitors, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top solicitors in the world? This includes the most prominent solicitors, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable solicitors is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic solicitors were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned solicitors.

Items include everything from Ian Gow to Rosemary Nelson.

From reputable, prominent, and well known solicitors to the lesser known solicitors of today, these are some of the best professionals in the solicitor field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous solicitors ever?" and "What are the names of famous solicitors?" then you're in the right place. (188 items)
Ted Cruz is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Solicitors
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Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz is the junior United States Senator from Texas. Elected in 2012 as a Republican, he is the first Hispanic or Cuban American to serve as a U.S. Senator from Texas. He is the chairman of the subcommittee on the Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts, U.S. ...more

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Age: 46

Birthplace: Calgary, Canada

Profession: Politician, Solicitor, Lawyer

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#66 on The Most Influential Politicians in American History

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Trey Gowdy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Solicitors
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Harold Watson "Trey" Gowdy III is an American politician who has been the U.S. Representative for South Carolina's 4th congressional district since 2011. He is a member of the Republican Party. The district includes much of the Upstate region, including Greenville and Spartanburg. He recently ...more

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Age: 52

Birthplace: Greenville, South Carolina, United States of America

Profession: Politician, Attorney at law, Solicitor

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#52 on The Most Influential Politicians in American History

#1 on The Most Trustworthy Politicians

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Edward Elgar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Solicitors
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Sir Edward William Elgar, 1st Baronet, OM, GCVO was an English composer, many of whose works have entered the British and international classical concert repertoire. Among his best-known compositions are orchestral works including the Enigma Variations, the Pomp and Circumstance Marches, concertos ...more

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Age: Died at 77 (1857-1934)

Birthplace: Broadheath, United Kingdom

Profession: Conductor, Composer, Organist, Solicitor Violinist

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#7 on The Greatest Bassoonists of All Time

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Ian Gow is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Solicitors
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Ian Reginald Edward Gow, TD was a British Conservative politician and solicitor. While serving as Member of Parliament for Eastbourne, he was assassinated by the Provisional Irish Republican Army who exploded a bomb under his car outside his home in East Sussex. ...more

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Age: Died at 53 (1937-1990)

Birthplace: United Kingdom

Profession: Politician, Solicitor

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Michael Kirby is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Solicitors
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Michael Donald Kirby AC, CMG is an Australian jurist and academic who is a former Justice of the High Court of Australia, serving from 1996 to 2009. He has remained active in retirement: in May 2013 he was appointed by the United Nations Human Rights Council to lead an inquiry into human rights ...more

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Age: 78

Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Profession: Judge, Barrister, Jurist, Solicitor Lawyer

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Rosemary Nelson was a prominent Irish human rights solicitor who was assassinated by an Ulster loyalist paramilitary group in 1999. A bomb exploded under her car at her home in Lurgan, Northern Ireland; the Red Hand Defenders claimed responsibility. Allegations that the British state security forces ...more

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Age: Died at 41 (1958-1999)

Birthplace: Northern Ireland

Profession: Solicitor, Lawyer

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John Howard is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Solicitors
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John Winston Howard, OM, AC, was the 25th Prime Minister of Australia, from 11 March 1996 to 3 December 2007. He is the second longest-serving Australian prime minister, after Sir Robert Menzies. Born in the multicultural Sydney suburb of Earlwood, Howard is the son of a University of Sydney ...more

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Age: 77

Birthplace: Earlwood, Australia

Profession: Politician, Solicitor

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Fiona Shackleton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Solicitors
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Fiona Sara Shackleton, Baroness Shackleton of Belgravia LVO is an English solicitor, who has represented members of the British Royal Family and celebrities, including Sir Paul McCartney and Prince Andrew, Duke of York. Her charm and resoluteness earned her the nickname "Steel Magnolia". ...more

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Age: 60

Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

Profession: Chef, Solicitor

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