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The Best 2010s Legal TV Shows  

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These are the best 2010s legal TV shows, ranked from best to worst by user votes. The best 2010s legal TV shows find drama in a variety of legal cases as well as through their characters' personal lives. Some great 2010s legal series follow the story from the lawyer's point of view while others give the judge's perspective. A few of these good 2010s legal TV shows even focus their storylines around the Detectives working the case.

What are some of the shows that appear on this best 2010s legal TV series list? The Good Wife is one of the best legal dramas to hit the small screen in recent years. Julianna Margulies stars as the lead character, navigating her way through tough cases and an even more complicated personal life. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is another good legal show that aired in the 2010s.

A list of the best 2010s legal shows wouldn't be complete without the reigning queen of the courtroom, Judge Judy making the cut. Other great series that are featured on this top 2010s legal shows list include Suits, Damages and Harry's Law.

Which 2010s legal show do you think is the best? Take a look at this list and vote your favorite shows to the top by giving them a thumbs up.
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NCIS is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 2010s 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 investigations ...more
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Law & Order: Special Victims U... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 2010s 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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Law & Order is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 2010s 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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NCIS: Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 2010s 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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The Good Wife is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 2010s 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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Suits is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 2010s Legal TV Shows
Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams, Meghan Markle
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Suits is a USA Network legal drama created by Aaron Korsh that stars Patrick J. Adams as Michael "Mike" Ross and Gabriel Macht as Harvey Specter. The first episode debuted on June 23, ...more
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Harry's Law is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 2010s Legal TV Shows
Kathy Bates, Nate Corddry, Christopher McDonald
Harry's Law is an American legal comedy-drama television series created by David E. Kelley, which ran from January 17, 2011, to May 27, 2012. On May 12, 2011, NBC renewed the show for a second ...more
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Damages is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 2010s 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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The Defenders is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 2010s Legal TV Shows
Jim Belushi, Alona Tal, Jerry O'Connell
The Defenders is a 2010 American legal comedy-drama that was ordered to series by CBS for the 2010–11 television season. The series originally ran from September 22, 2010 to March 11, 2011. Set ...more
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The Good Fight is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 2010s Legal TV Shows
Christine Baranski, Cush Jumbo, Rose Leslie
The Good Fight (CBS All Access, 2017) is a legal and political drama television series, a spin-off of the 2009 series The Good Wife. A year after the finale of The Good Wife, an enormous ...more
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Fairly Legal is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 2010s Legal TV Shows
Sarah Shahi, Michael Trucco, Virginia Williams
Fairly Legal is a television series which aired on USA Network from January 20, 2011, to June 15, 2012. The series starred Sarah Shahi, Michael Trucco, Virginia Williams, Baron Vaughn, and Ryan ...more
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The Deep End is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 2010s Legal TV Shows
Billy Zane, Clancy Brown, Nicole Ari Parker
The Deep End is an American television series created by David Hemingson and produced by 20th Century Fox Television for the ABC television network. Starring Mehcad Brooks, Matt Long, Tina ...more
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Cops is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 2010s 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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Reckless is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 2010s Legal TV Shows
Cam Gigandet, Georgina Haig, Adam Rodríguez
Reckless is an American legal drama television series directed by Catherine Hardwicke and written by Dana Stevens. The series stars Anna Wood, Cam Gigandet, Adam Rodríguez, Shawn Hatosy, ...more
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Goliath is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 2010s Legal TV Shows
Billy Bob Thornton, William Hurt, Olivia Thirlby
Goliath (formerly known as Trial) is a 2016 legal drama web television series by Amazon Studios. Billy McBride (Billy Bob Thornton), a formerly brilliant and personable lawyer, left his ...more
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American Crime Story is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 2010s Legal TV Shows
Sterling K. Brown, Kenneth Choi, Christian Clemenson
This show is an American anthology television series developed by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski.
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Bull is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 2010s Legal TV Shows
Michael Weatherly, Freddy Rodriguez, Geneva Carr
Bull (CBS, 2016) is an American drama television series created by Phil McGraw and Paul Attanasio, based on the early days of talk show host Dr. Phil. Psychologist and trial science expert Dr. ...more
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The Defenders is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 2010s Legal TV Shows
Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Robert Duvall
The Defenders is an American courtroom drama series that ran on CBS from 1961–1965. It starred E. G. Marshall and Robert Reed as father-and-son defense attorneys who specialized in legally ...more
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Silk is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 2010s Legal TV Shows
Maxine Peake, Rupert Penry-Jones, Neil Stuke
Silk was a British television drama series produced by the BBC which was broadcast over three series on BBC One between 22 February 2011 and 31 March 2014. Created by Peter Moffat, the series ...more
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Law & Order: LA is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 2010s Legal TV Shows
Corey Stoll, Rachel Ticotin, Alfred Molina
Law & Order: LA, originally titled Law & Order: Los Angeles, is an American police procedural and legal drama television series set in Los Angeles, where it was produced. Created and ...more
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Law & Order: UK is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 2010s 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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The People's Court is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 2010s 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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Judge Judy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 2010s 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