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Fictional Lawyers You'd Most Want Defending You 

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List Rules Successful fictional lawyers from film, TV, and literature.

A list of fictional lawyers you’d most want defending you. Do you know of a movie with a great lawyer in it? Do you wish some of the fictional lawyers were real so that you could have a great lawyer to defend your case? The fictional lawyers on this list are ranked in order of the most popular fictional lawyer to the least popular. If you don’t agree with the ranking, vote up the attorney you'd want on your side to see him or her rise in the rankings.

If you have a really special fictional lawyer that you would love to have defending you, but you don’t see him or her on the list, add them below. Lawyers don’t have the best reputation, and often, it can be discouraging to watch movies where the lawyers confirm the punchlines for all those lawyer jokes.

However, some fictional attorneys instill confidence and enthusiasm in the readers or viewers. Perry Mason, for instance, was a great lawyer who hardly ever lost a case. He also cared about his clients more than he cared about the money. Wouldn't it be wonderful if fictional lawyers like this existed in the real world?
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Atticus Finch is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Fictional Lawyers You'd Most Want Defending You
To Kill a Mockingbird
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Harvey Specter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Fictional Lawyers You'd Most Want Defending You
hellodalai added Suits
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Perry Mason is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Fictional Lawyers You'd Most Want Defending You
Perry Mason
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Saul Goodman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Fictional Lawyers You'd Most Want Defending You
Breaking Bad
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Elle Woods is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Fictional Lawyers You'd Most Want Defending You
Legally Blonde
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Jack McCoy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Fictional Lawyers You'd Most Want Defending You
Jack McCoy Law and Order
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Ben Matlock is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Fictional Lawyers You'd Most Want Defending You
Matlock
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Alan Shore is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Fictional Lawyers You'd Most Want Defending You
Boston Legal
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Professor Annalise Keati... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Fictional Lawyers You'd Most Want Defending You
aria2000 added How to Get Away with Murder
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Casey Novak is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Fictional Lawyers You'd Most Want Defending You
Jim Marshall added law and order svu
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Alexandra Cabot is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Fictional Lawyers You'd Most Want Defending You
michael-koebnick added Conviction
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Lt. Daniel Kaffee is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Fictional Lawyers You'd Most Want Defending You
Lt. Daniel Kaffee A Few Good Men
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Vinny Gambini is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Fictional Lawyers You'd Most Want Defending You
My Cousin Vinny
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Denny Crane is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Fictional Lawyers You'd Most Want Defending You
Boston Legal
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Claire Kincaid is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Fictional Lawyers You'd Most Want Defending You
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Ben Stone is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Fictional Lawyers You'd Most Want Defending You
Ben Stone
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Michael Ross is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Fictional Lawyers You'd Most Want Defending You
hellodalai added Suits
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Alicia Florrick is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Fictional Lawyers You'd Most Want Defending You
chantellebelle added The Good Wife
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Tom Hagen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Fictional Lawyers You'd Most Want Defending You
clash1977 added Tom Hagen The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, The Godfather
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Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Fictional Lawyers You'd Most Want Defending You
go_sullivan added Daredevil vs. Spider-Man, Daredevil, Marvel Universe
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Phoenix Wright is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Fictional Lawyers You'd Most Want Defending You
Son Goku added Ace Attorney
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She-Hulk is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Fictional Lawyers You'd Most Want Defending You
Son Goku added Marvel Universe
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Ling Woo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Fictional Lawyers You'd Most Want Defending You
jaina added Ally McBeal
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Olivia Pope is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Fictional Lawyers You'd Most Want Defending You
Scandal
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Ally McBeal is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Fictional Lawyers You'd Most Want Defending You
Ally McBeal