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List of notable or famous lawyers from France, with bios and photos, including the top lawyers born in France and even some popular lawyers who immigrated to France. If you're trying to find out the names of famous French 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 France is included when available.

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

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Adolphe Crémieux is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Lawyers from France
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Adolphe Crémieux


Adolphe Crémieux was a French-Jewish lawyer and statesman and staunch defender of the human rights of the Jews of France. and freemason. ...more

Age: Died at 84 (1796-1880)

Birthplace: Nîmes, France

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Alain Bauer


Alain W. M. Bauer was elected professor of criminology at the National Conservatory for Arts and Crafts and a Senior Research Fellow at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the University of Law and Political Science of China. There were many protests in the scientific community in France ...more

Age: 54

Birthplace: Paris, France

Alexandre Balthazar Laurent Gr... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Lawyers from France
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Alexandre Balthazar Laurent Grimod de La Reynière


Alexandre Balthazar Laurent Grimod de La Reynière, trained as a lawyer, acquired fame during the reign of Napoleon, for his sensual and public gastronomic lifestyle. Son of Laurent Grimod de La Reynière, he inherited the family fortune on the death of his father, a fermier général, in 1792. He was a ...more

Age: Died at 79 (1758-1837)

Birthplace: Paris, France

Alexis de Tocqueville is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Lawyers from France
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Alexis-Charles-Henri Clérel de Tocqueville was a French political thinker and historian best known for his works Democracy in America and The Old Regime and the Revolution. In both of these, he analyzed the improved living standards and social conditions of individuals, as well as their relationship ...more

Age: Died at 54 (1805-1859)

Birthplace: Paris, France

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