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List of notable or famous lawyers from Australia, with bios and photos, including the top lawyers born in Australia and even some popular lawyers who immigrated to Australia. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Australian lawyers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These lawyers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known lawyer from Australia is included when available.

People include everything from Michael Kirby to James Wolfensohn.

This historic lawyers from Australia list can help answer the questions "Who are some Australian lawyers of note?" and "Who are the most famous lawyers from Australia?" These prominent lawyers of Australia may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Australian lawyers.

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Julia Gillard is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Lawyers from Australia
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Julia Eileen Gillard is a former Australian politician who served as the 27th Prime Minister of Australia, and the Australian Labor Party leader from 2010 to 2013. She was the first woman to hold either position. Gillard was born in Barry, Wales, and migrated with her family to Adelaide, South ...more

Age: 55

Birthplace: Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, United Kingdom

Profession: Politician

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Michael Kirby is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Lawyers from Australia
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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

Age: 76

Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Profession: Judge, Barrister, Jurist, Solicitor, Lawyer

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James Wolfensohn is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Lawyers from Australia
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James David Wolfensohn, KBE, AO is an Australian-American lawyer, investment banker and economist who served as the ninth president of the World Bank Group. ...more

Age: 82

Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Profession: Businessperson, Politician, Economist, Lawyer

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Margaret Anne Ganley Somerville, AM, FRSC is the Samuel Gale Professor of Law at McGill University, as well as professor in the university's faculty of medicine and the founding director of the law faculty's Centre for Medicine, Ethics and Law. Somerville was born in Adelaide, South Australia, and ...more

Age: 75

Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia

Profession: Pharmacist, Professor, Law professor, Philosopher, Ethicist, + more

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