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Famous Lawyers from the United States

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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.

Use this list of renowned American lawyers to discover some new lawyers that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. {#nodes}
  • Barack Obama1

    BirthplaceArea code 808, Honolulu County, Hawaiian Islands, United States of America, United States

    Barack Hussein Obama born August 4, 1961is an American attorney and politician who served as...  more

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  • Bill Clinton2

    BirthplaceHope, Arkansas, United States of America

    William Jefferson Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III; August 19, 1946) is an American...  more

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  • Ann Coulter3

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Ann Hart Coulter (; born December 8, 1961) is an American far-right media pundit, syndicated...  more

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  • Abraham Lincoln4

    Abraham Lincoln

    Dec. at 56 (1809-1865)

    BirthplaceKentucky, Hodgenville, United States of America, United States, with Territories

    Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was an American statesman and lawyer who...  more

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  • Charlie Korsmo5

    BirthplaceFargo, North Dakota, United States of America

    Charles Randolph Korsmo (born July 20, 1978) is an American lawyer and former child actor....  more

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  • Ben Stein6

    Ben Stein

    Age: 75

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., USA

    Benjamin Jeremy Stein (born November 25, 1944) is an American writer, lawyer, actor, and...  more

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  • Cory Booker7

    BirthplaceContiguous United States, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Area code 202

    Cory Anthony Booker (born April 27, 1969) is an American politician serving as the junior...  more

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  • Andrew Cuomo8

    BirthplaceNew York City, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America

    Andrew Mark Cuomo (; born December 6, 1957) is an American politician, author, and lawyer...  more

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  • Alexander Hamilton9

    Alexander Hamilton

    Dec. at 47 (1757-1804)

    BirthplaceCharlestown, Saint Kitts and Nevis

    Alexander Hamilton (January 11, 1755 or 1757 – July 12, 1804) was an American statesman,...  more

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  • Chris Christie10

    BirthplaceNewark, New Jersey, USA

    Christopher James Christie (born September 6, 1962) is an American politician, former federal...  more

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    #366 of 439 Famous Men You'd Want to Have a Beer With#4 of 12 RINOs in the Wild

  • Antonin Scalia11

    BirthplaceTrenton, New Jersey, USA

    Antonin Gregory Scalia ( (listen) AN-tə-nin skə-LEE-ə; March 11, 1936 – February 13, 2016) was...  more
  • Calvin Coolidge12

    Calvin Coolidge

    Dec. at 61 (1872-1933)

    BirthplacePlymouth Notch, Vermont, United States of America

    Calvin Coolidge (born John Calvin Coolidge Jr.; ; July 4, 1872 – January 5, 1933) was an...  more

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  • Bobby Jones13

    Bobby Jones

    Dec. at 69 (1902-1971)

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia

    Robert Tyre Jones Jr. (March 17, 1902 – December 18, 1971) was an American amateur golfer who...  more

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  • Alan Berg14

    Alan Berg

    Dec. at 50 (1934-1984)

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Alan Harrison Berg (January 1, 1934 – June 18, 1984) was an American attorney and talk radio...  more
  • Curtis Chillingworth15

    Curtis Chillingworth

    Dec. at 59 (1896-1955)


    Curtis Eugene Chillingworth (October 24, 1896 to presumably June 15, 1955) was a Florida...  more
  • Alan Grayson16

    BirthplaceNew York City, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America

    Alan Mark Grayson (born March 13, 1958) is an American politician who was the United States...  more
  • Caroline Kennedy17

    BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, New York, USA

    Caroline Bouvier Kennedy (born November 27, 1957) is an American author, attorney, and...  more

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  • Alan Page18

    Alan Page

    Age: 75

    BirthplaceCanton, Ohio, USA

    Alan Cedric Page (born August 7, 1945) is a retired jurist and former professional American...  more

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  • Bob McDonnell19

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Robert Francis McDonnell (born June 15, 1954) is an American politician and lawyer who served...  more
  • Belva Ann Lockwood20

    Belva Ann Lockwood

    Dec. at 87 (1830-1917)

    BirthplaceRoyalton, New York

    Belva Ann Bennett Lockwood (October 24, 1830 – May 19, 1917) was an American attorney,...  more
  • Bowie Kuhn21

    Bowie Kuhn

    Dec. at 81 (1926-2007)

    BirthplaceTakoma Park, Maryland

    Bowie Kent Kuhn (; October 28, 1926 – March 15, 2007) was an American lawyer and sports...  more
  • Chester Carlson22

    Chester Carlson

    Dec. at 62 (1906-1968)

    BirthplaceSeattle, Washington

    Chester Floyd Carlson (February 8, 1906 – September 19, 1968) was an American physicist,...  more
  • Carl Stokes23

    Carl Stokes

    Dec. at 69 (1927-1996)

    BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio, United States of America

    Carl Burton Stokes (June 21, 1927 – April 3, 1996) was an American politician and diplomat of...  more
  • Clarence Darrow24

    Clarence Darrow

    Dec. at 81 (1857-1938)

    BirthplaceKinsman Township, Ohio

    Clarence Seward Darrow (; April 18, 1857 – March 13, 1938) was an American lawyer who became...  more

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  • Carl Levin25

    Carl Levin

    Age: 86

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

    Carl Milton Levin (born June 28, 1934) is an American attorney and retired politician who...  more