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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
age 56 Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is an American politician who served as the 44th President of the United States from 2009 to 2017. The first African American to assume the ...more

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Bill Clinton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Lawyers from the United States
age 71 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 ...more

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Ann Coulter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Lawyers from the United States
age 56 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 ...more

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Abraham Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Lawyers from the United States
Dec. at 56 (1809-1865) Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his life was taken in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States and its greatest moral, constitutional ...more

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Charlie Korsmo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Lawyers from the United States
age 39 Charles Randolph "Charlie" Korsmo is an American former child actor turned lawyer.

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Ben Stein is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Lawyers from the United States
age 73 Benjamin Jeremy "Ben" Stein is an American writer, lawyer, actor, and commentator on political and economic issues. He attained early success as a speechwriter for American presidents ...more

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Cory Booker is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Lawyers from the United States
age 48 Cory Anthony Booker is an American politician and the junior United States Senator from New Jersey, in office since 2013. Previously he served as Mayor of Newark from 2006 to 2013. Booker was ...more

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Andrew Cuomo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Lawyers from the United States
age 60 Andrew Mark Cuomo is an American politician who is the 56th and current Governor of New York. A member of the Democratic Party, Cuomo was elected in 2010, holding the same position his father, ...more

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Alexander Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Lawyers from the United States
Dec. at 47 (1757-1804) Alexander Hamilton was a founding father of the United States, chief staff aide to General George Washington, one of the most influential interpreters and promoters of the U.S. Constitution, the ...more

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Chris Christie is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Lawyers from the United States
age 55 Christopher James "Chris" Christie is an American politician and member of the Republican Party who has served as the 55th Governor of New Jersey since January 2010. Born in Newark in ...more

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Antonin Scalia is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Lawyers from the United States
age 82 Antonin Gregory Scalia is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. As the longest-serving justice currently on the Court, Scalia is the Senior Associate Justice. Appointed ...more

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Calvin Coolidge is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Lawyers from the United States
Dec. at 61 (1872-1933) John Calvin Coolidge Jr. was the 30th President of the United States. A Republican lawyer from Vermont, Coolidge worked his way up the ladder of Massachusetts state politics, eventually becoming ...more

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Bobby Jones is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Lawyers from the United States
Dec. at 69 (1902-1971) Robert Tyre "Bobby" Jones Jr. was an American amateur golfer, and a lawyer by profession. Jones founded and helped design the Augusta National Golf Club, and co-founded the Masters ...more

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Alan Berg is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Lawyers from the United States
Dec. at 50 (1934-1984) Alan Berg was an American attorney and Denver, Colorado, talk radio show host. Berg was notable for his largely liberal, outspoken viewpoints and confrontational interview style. On the evening ...more

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Curtis Chillingworth is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Lawyers from the United States
Dec. at 59 (1896-1955) Curtis Eugene Chillingworth was a Florida attorney and state judge who disappeared from his Manalapan, Florida, home, and was later murdered along with his wife, Marjorie Chillingworth.

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Alan Grayson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Lawyers from the United States
age 60 Alan Grayson appeared in the 2006 film Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers.

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Caroline Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Lawyers from the United States
age 60 Caroline Bouvier Kennedy is an American author, attorney, and the current United States Ambassador to Japan. She is a prominent member of the Kennedy family and the only surviving child of ...more

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Alan Page is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Lawyers from the United States
age 72 Alan Cedric Page is an American jurist and former professional football player. He is an associate justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court, a position to which he was first elected in 1992, and ...more

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Bob McDonnell is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Lawyers from the United States
age 63 Robert Francis "Bob" McDonnell is a former American politician. He was the 71st Governor of Virginia. McDonnell served on the executive committee of the Republican Governors ...more

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Belva Ann Lockwood is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Lawyers from the United States
Dec. at 87 (1830-1917) Belva Ann Bennett Lockwood was an American attorney, politician, educator, and author. She was active in working for women's rights. The press of her day referred to her as a ...more

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Bowie Kuhn is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Lawyers from the United States
Dec. at 81 (1926-2007) Bowie Kent Kuhn was an American lawyer and sports administrator who served as the fifth Commissioner of Major League Baseball from February 4, 1969, to September 30, 1984. He served as legal ...more

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Chester Carlson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Lawyers from the United States
Dec. at 62 (1906-1968) Chester Floyd Carlson was an American physicist, inventor, and patent attorney born in Seattle, Washington. He is best known for having invented the process of electrophotography, which produced ...more

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Carl Stokes is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Lawyers from the United States
Dec. at 69 (1927-1996) Carl Burton Stokes was an American politician of the Democratic party who served as the 51st mayor of Cleveland, Ohio. Elected on November 7, 1967, and taking office on January 1, 1968, he was ...more

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Clarence Darrow is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Lawyers from the United States
Dec. at 81 (1857-1938) Clarence Seward Darrow was an American lawyer and leading member of the American Civil Liberties Union. He was best known for defending teenage thrill killers Leopold and Loeb in their trial for ...more

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Carl Levin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Lawyers from the United States
age 83 Carl Milton Levin was a United States Senator from Michigan from 1979 to 2015. He was the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Armed Services, and is a member of the Democratic Party. Born in ...more

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Clarence Thomas is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Lawyers from the United States
age 69 Clarence Thomas is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Succeeding Thurgood Marshall, Thomas is the second African American to serve on the Court. Thomas grew up in ...more

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Cem Kaner is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Lawyers from the United States
Cem Kaner J.D., Ph.D., is a Professor of Software Engineering at Florida Institute of Technology, and the Director of Florida Tech's Center for Software Testing Education & Research since ...more

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Caspar Weinberger is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Lawyers from the United States
Dec. at 89 (1917-2006) Caspar Willard "Cap" Weinberger, GBE, was an American politician and businessman. As a prominent Republican, he served in a variety of prominent state and federal positions for three ...more

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Catherine Crier is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Lawyers from the United States
age 63 Catherine Jean Crier is an American journalist and author of A Deadly Game and The Case Against Lawyers. She was the youngest elected state judge in Texas history at age thirty and served as a ...more

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Carl D. Perkins is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Lawyers from the United States
Dec. at 72 (1912-1984) Carl Dewey Perkins, a Democrat, was a politician and member of the United States House of Representatives from the state of Kentucky.

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Charlie Crist is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Lawyers from the United States
age 61 Charles Joseph "Charlie" Crist, Jr. is an American attorney and politician who served as the 44th Governor of Florida from 2007 to 2011. Crist began his political career as a ...more

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Charles Hamilton Houston is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Lawyers from the United States
Dec. at 55 (1895-1950) Charles Hamilton Houston was a prominent African-American lawyer, Dean of Howard University Law School, and NAACP Litigation Director who played a significant role in dismantling the Jim Crow ...more

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Bill Janklow is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Lawyers from the United States
Dec. at 73 (1939-2012) William John "Bill" Janklow was an American politician and member of the Republican Party who holds the record for the longest tenure as Governor of South Dakota - sixteen years in ...more

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Charlie Rose is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Lawyers from the United States
age 76 Charles Peete Rose Jr. (born January 5, 1942) is an American television journalist and former talk show host. From 1991 to 2017, he was the host and executive producer of the talk show Charlie ...more

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Arlen Specter is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Lawyers from the United States
Dec. at 82 (1930-2012) Arlen Specter was a United States Senator from Pennsylvania. Specter was a Democrat from 1951 to 1965, then a Republican from 1965 until 2009, when he switched back to the Democratic Party. ...more

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Carroll Hubbard is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Lawyers from the United States
age 80 Carroll Hubbard, Jr. is an American former politician. A Democrat, he represented Kentucky in the United States House of Representatives from 1975 to 1993. Hubbard grew up in Murray, Kentucky, ...more

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Barbara Jordan is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Lawyers from the United States
Dec. at 60 (1936-1996) Barbara Charline Jordan was an American politician and a leader of the Civil Rights movement. She was the first African American elected to the Texas Senate after Reconstruction, the first ...more

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Amy Chua is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Lawyers from the United States
age 55 Amy L. Chua, is an American lawyer, writer, and legal scholar. She is the John M. Duff Jr. Professor of Law at Yale Law School. She joined the Yale faculty in 2001 after teaching at Duke Law ...more

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Allen Dulles is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Lawyers from the United States
Dec. at 76 (1893-1969) Allen Welsh Dulles was an American diplomat and lawyer who became the first civilian Director of Central Intelligence and its longest-serving director to date. As head of the Central ...more

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Charles A. Reich is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Lawyers from the United States
age 89 Charles A. Reich is an American legal and social scholar as well as writer who was a Professor at Yale Law School when he wrote the 1970 paean to the 1960s counterculture and youth movement, The ...more

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Anthony Romero is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Lawyers from the United States
age 52 Anthony D. Romero is the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union.

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Charles J. O'Byrne is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Lawyers from the United States
age 59 Charles J. O'Byrne is an executive at Related Rentals Companies, an American lawyer and former political staffer to Governor of New York David Paterson, serving as Secretary to the Governor. The ...more

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Christopher C. DeMuth is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Lawyers from the United States
age 71 Christopher C. DeMuth is an American lawyer and a distinguished fellow at the Hudson Institute. He was the president of the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank, from 1986 to ...more

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Dan Abrams is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Lawyers from the United States
age 51 Dan Abrams is an American television host, legal commentator, Web entrepreneur and author. former anchor of Nightline and the Chief Legal Affairs Anchor for ABC News He worked as chief legal ...more

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Daniel Webster is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Lawyers from the United States
Dec. at 70 (1782-1852) Daniel Webster was a leading American senator and statesman during the era of the Second Party System. He was the outstanding spokesman for American nationalism with powerful oratory that made ...more

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Benjamin Cruz is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Lawyers from the United States
age 67 Benjamin Joseph "BJ" Franquez Cruz is a judge and politician from Guam and the current vice-speaker of the Guam Legislature since January 2009.

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Anthony Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Lawyers from the United States
age 81 Anthony McLeod Kennedy is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States who was appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1988. Since the retirement of Sandra Day O'Connor, ...more

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David Catania is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Lawyers from the United States
age 50 David A. Catania is an American independent politician and lawyer from Washington, D.C. He was formerly an at-large member of the Council of the District of Columbia, which he gave up to pursue ...more

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Archibald MacLeish is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Lawyers from the United States
Dec. at 90 (1892-1982) Archibald MacLeish was an American poet, writer, and the Librarian of Congress. He is associated with the Modernist school of poetry. He received three Pulitzer Prizes for his work.

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Andrew Fluegelman is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Lawyers from the United States
Dec. at 42 (1943-1985) Andrew Cardozo Fluegelman was a publisher, photographer, programmer and attorney best known as a pioneer of what is now known as the shareware business model for software marketing. He was also ...more