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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}
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    Barack Obama

    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii, USA

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

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    Bill Clinton

    BirthplaceHope, Arkansas, USA

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

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    Ann Coulter

    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 on Wikipedia

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    Abraham Lincoln

    Abraham Lincoln

    Dec. at 56 (1809-1865)

    BirthplaceHodgenville, Kentucky, USA

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

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    Charlie Korsmo

    BirthplaceFargo, North Dakota, United States of America

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

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    Ben Stein

    Ben Stein

    Age: 75

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

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

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    Cory Booker

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

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

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

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

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    Alexander Hamilton

    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 on Wikipedia

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    Chris Christie

    BirthplaceNewark, New Jersey, United States of America

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

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    Antonin Scalia

    BirthplaceTrenton, New Jersey, USA

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

    Calvin Coolidge

    Dec. at 61 (1872-1933)

    BirthplacePlymouth Notch, Vermont, Vermont, USA

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

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    Bobby Jones

    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 on Wikipedia

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    Alan Berg

    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 on Wikipedia
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    Curtis Chillingworth

    Curtis Chillingworth

    Dec. at 59 (1896-1955)


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

    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 on Wikipedia
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    Caroline Kennedy

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

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

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    Alan Page

    Alan Page

    Age: 75

    BirthplaceCanton, Ohio, USA

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

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    Bob McDonnell

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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

    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 on Wikipedia
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    Bowie Kuhn

    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 on Wikipedia
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    Chester Carlson

    Chester Carlson

    Dec. at 62 (1906-1968)

    BirthplaceSeattle, Washington

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

    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 on Wikipedia
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    Clarence Darrow

    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 on Wikipedia
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    Carl Levin

    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 on Wikipedia