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

A list made up of people like Barack Obama and Abraham Lincoln.

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

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Barack Obama is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Lawyers from the United States
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Barack Hussein Obama II (/bəˈrɑːk huːˈseɪn oʊˈbɑːmə/; born August 4, 1961) is the 44th and current President of the United States. He is the first African American to hold the office. Obama served as a U.S. Senator representing the state of Illinois from January 2005 to November 2008, when he ...more

Age: 55

Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

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Bill Clinton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Lawyers from the United States
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William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton is an American politician who served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Previously, he served as Governor of Arkansas from 1979 to 1981 and 1983 to 1992, and the state's Attorney General from 1977 to 1979. A member of the Democratic Party, ...more

Age: 70

Birthplace: Hope, Arkansas, United States of America

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Ann Coulter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Lawyers from the United States
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Ann Hart Coulter is an American conservative social and political commentator, writer, syndicated columnist, and lawyer. She frequently appears on television, radio, and as a speaker at public and private events. Coulter rose to prominence in the 1990s as an outspoken critic of the Clinton ...more

Age: 55

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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Abraham Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Lawyers from the United States
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Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through its Civil War—its bloodiest war and its greatest moral, constitutional and political crisis. In doing so, he preserved the Union, ...more

Age: Died at 56 (1809-1865)

Birthplace: Kentucky, Hodgenville, United States of America, United States, with Territories, + more

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