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These are the best 2000s legal TV shows, ranked from best to worst by user votes. The best 2000s legal TV shows found drama in a variety of legal cases as well as through their main characters' personal lives. Some great 2000s legal series followed the story from the lawyer's point of view while others gave the judge's perspective. A few of these good 2000s legal TV shows even focused on hardboiled police work to tell their stories.

What are some of the shows that appear on this best 2000s legal TV series list? Boston Legal was full of lawful drama, but this great series also found a lot of comedy in the chemistry of its lead actors William Shatner and James Spader. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is another good legal show that aired in the 2000s.

David E. Kelley's addictive drama The Practice had viewers on the edge of their seats in the 2000s. Other good shows that are featured on this top 2000s legal TV shows list include Cold Case, The Good Wife and Judge Judy.

Which 2000s legal show do you think deserves the top spot on this list? Give your favorites a thumbs up and get in on the conversation in the comments section.
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Cold Case is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 2000s Legal TV Shows
Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn Cold Case is an American police procedural television series which ran on CBS from September 28, 2003 to May 2, 2010. The series revolved around a fictionalized Philadelphia Police Department ...more

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Law & Order: Special Victims U... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 2000s Legal TV Shows
Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is an American police procedural, legal, crime drama television series set in New York City, where it is also primarily produced. In the style of the ...more

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NCIS is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 2000s Legal TV Shows
Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette NCIS is an American police procedural drama television series, revolving around a fictional team of special agents from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, which conducts criminal ...more

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Boston Legal is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 2000s Legal TV Shows
James Spader, William Shatner, Candice Bergen Boston Legal is an American legal dramedy created by David E. Kelley and produced in association with 20th Century Fox Television for ABC. The series aired from October 3, 2004, to December 8, ...more

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Law & Order is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 2000s Legal TV Shows
Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, Dennis Farina Law & Order is an American police procedural and legal drama television series, created by Dick Wolf and part of the Law & Order franchise. It originally aired on NBC and, in ...more

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White Collar is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 2000s Legal TV Shows
Matt Bomer, Tim DeKay, Willie Garson White Collar is a USA Network television series created by Jeff Eastin, starring Tim DeKay as FBI Special Agent Peter Burke and Matt Bomer as Neal Caffrey, a highly intelligent and ...more

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The Good Wife is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 2000s Legal TV Shows
Julianna Margulies, Chris Noth, Josh Charles Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial The Good Wife is an American television legal and political drama that premiered on CBS on September 22, 2009. The series was created by Robert King and Michelle King. It stars Julianna ...more

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Judge Judy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 2000s Legal TV Shows
Judy Sheindlin, Petri Hawkins-Byrd, Jerry Bishop Judge Judy is an American arbitration-based reality court show presided over by retired Manhattan Family Court Judge Judith Sheindlin. The show features Sheindlin adjudicating real-life small ...more

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The Closer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 2000s Legal TV Shows
Kyra Sedgwick, J.K. Simmons, Corey Reynolds The Closer is an American television police procedural, starring Kyra Sedgwick as Brenda Leigh Johnson, a Los Angeles Police Department Deputy Chief. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, and ...more

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Ally McBeal is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 2000s Legal TV Shows
Calista Flockhart, Greg Germann, Jane Krakowski Ally McBeal is an American legal comedy-drama television series, originally aired on Fox from September 8, 1997 to May 20, 2002. Created by David E. Kelley, the series stars Calista Flockhart in ...more

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Cops is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 2000s Legal TV Shows
Andrew Fincher, Joe Guay, Wayne Anderson Cops is an American documentary/reality legal series that follows police officers, constables, sheriff's deputies, and federal agents during patrols and other police activities including vice ...more

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The Practice is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 2000s Legal TV Shows
Dylan McDermott, Kelli Williams, Lara Flynn Boyle The Practice is an American legal drama and comedy-drama created by David E. Kelley centering on the partners and associates at a Boston law firm. Running for eight seasons on ABC from 1997 to ...more

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NCIS: Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 2000s Legal TV Shows
Chris O'Donnell, Daniela Ruah, Barrett Foa NCIS: Los Angeles is an American television series combining elements of the military drama and police procedural genres, which premiered on the CBS network on September 22, 2009. NCIS: Los ...more

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JAG is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 2000s Legal TV Shows
David James Elliott, Catherine Bell, Patrick Labyorteaux Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial JAG is an American legal drama television show with a distinct U.S. Navy theme, created by Donald P. Bellisario, and produced by Belisarius Productions in association with Paramount Network ...more

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The People's Court is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 2000s Legal TV Shows
Davy Jones, Ed Koch, Harvey Levin The People's Court is an American arbitration-based reality court show currently presided over by retired Florida State Circuit Court Judge Marilyn Milian. Milian, the show's longest-reigning ...more

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Law & Order: UK is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 2000s Legal TV Shows
Bradley Walsh, Robert Glenister, Harriet Walter Law & Order: UK is a British police procedural and legal television programme, adapted from the American series Law & Order. The programme is financed by the production companies Kudos ...more

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Eli Stone is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 2000s Legal TV Shows
Jonny Lee Miller, Natasha Henstridge, Loretta Devine San Francisco lawyer Eli Stone begins to see things, which leads him to discover a brain aneurysm. But his visions lead him to accept cases with little monetary gain but a lot of moral

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Law & Order: Trial by Jury is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 2000s Legal TV Shows
Bebe Neuwirth, Amy Carlson, Kirk Acevedo Law & Order: Trial by Jury is an American television drama about criminal trials set in New York City. It was the third spin-off from the long-running Law & Order. The show's almost ...more

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Damages is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 2000s Legal TV Shows
Glenn Close, Rose Byrne, Tate Donovan Damages is an American legal thriller television series created by the writing and production trio of Daniel Zelman and brothers Glenn and Todd A. Kessler. It premiered on July 24, 2007 on FX ...more

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Judging Amy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 2000s Legal TV Shows
Amy Brenneman, Tyne Daly, Karle Warren Judging Amy is an American television drama that was telecast from September 19, 1999, through May 3, 2005, on CBS-TV. This TV series starred Amy Brenneman and Tyne Daly. Its main character is a ...more

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Judge John Deed is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 2000s Legal TV Shows
Martin Shaw, Jenny Seagrove, Barbara Thorn Judge John Deed is a British legal drama television series produced by the BBC in association with One-Eyed Dog for BBC One. It was created by G.F. Newman and stars Martin Shaw as Sir John Deed, ...more