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What are the best lawyer shows? Here, the very best legal drama shows on television are ranked from best to worst, and await your votes, too! Popular legal drama TV shows have been a staple of television for years, so there's often debate about what the most entertaining legal drama show of all time is. Don't let your favorite legal drama television programs fall to the bottom of the list - be sure to vote them up so they have the chance to reach the top spot. The list of legal drama television shows below includes information like the program's cast, creator, and premiere date, and even pictures, when available.

Below you'll find attorney TV shows and courtroom shows like Conviction, Law & Order, Damages, and many more. Lawyer TV shows and good law TV shows are popular among television fans for their high stakes, inside look at the legal system, and strong characters audiences love. Whether you've been to law school yourself or are just interested in the world of the justice system, these law firm TV shows are sure to be ones you'll enjoy.

What is the best legal drama show of all time? What are the greatest legal drama shows? What are your favorite law shows? Vote them up on this court TV shows list to determine the best shows about the law that have ever aired on television.
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Boston Legal is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
Boston Legal James Spader, William Shatner, Candice Bergen

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1,065 624
The Practice is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
The Practice Dylan McDermott, Kelli Williams, Lara Flynn Boyle

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987 478
Law & Order is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
Law & Order Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, Dennis Farina

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Suits is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
Suits Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams, Meghan Markle

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3,461 557
The Good Wife is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
The Good Wife Julianna Margulies, Chris Noth, Josh Charles

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1,086 368
Law & Order: Special Victims U... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T

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1,289 361
How to Get Away with Murder is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
pranavjoy added How to Get Away with Murder Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Alfred Enoch

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339 260
Perry Mason is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
Perry Mason Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper

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393 226
Better Call Saul is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
pranavjoy added Better Call Saul Bob Odenkirk, Michael Mando, Jonathan Banks

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361 275
L.A. Law is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
L.A. Law Corbin Bernsen, Jill Eikenberry, Alan Rachins

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297 213
Matlock is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
Matlock Andy Griffith, Linda Purl, Kene Holiday

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431 205
Blue Bloods is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
sang added Blue Bloods Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes

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500 350
Ally McBeal is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
Ally McBeal Calista Flockhart, Greg Germann, Jane Krakowski

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413 303
Franklin & Bash is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
KrystynaBalaban added Franklin & Bash Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Breckin Meyer, Reed Diamond

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335 293
Harry's Law is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
Harry's Law Kathy Bates, Nate Corddry, Christopher McDonald

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bones is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
Kingsx01 added bones Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin

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702 353
Damages is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
Damages Glenn Close, Rose Byrne, Tate Donovan

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JAG is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
JAG David James Elliott, Catherine Bell, Patrick Labyorteaux

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202 123
Night Court is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
LindaPoirierMcCue added Night Court Harry Anderson, John Larroquette, Richard Moll

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205 196
The Guardian is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
HillaryElizabethKrahmer added The Guardian Simon Baker, Alan Rosenberg, Raphael Sbarge

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521 293
Drop Dead Diva is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
Drop Dead Diva Brandy Norwood, April Bowlby, Margaret Cho

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450 269
Silk is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
Silk Maxine Peake, Rupert Penry-Jones, Neil Stuke

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224 230
Shark is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
Shark James Woods, Danielle Panabaker, Sophina Brown

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253 197
Reckless is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
Maggy added Reckless Cam Gigandet, Georgina Haig, Adam Rodríguez

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105 169
Jake and the Fatman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
Jake and the Fatman William Conrad, Joe Penny, Alan Campbell

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137 43
Law & Order: Criminal Intent is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
Law & Order: Criminal Intent Kathryn Erbe, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jamey Sheridan

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163 119
Judging Amy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
ieva.narbutaite added Judging Amy Amy Brenneman, Tyne Daly, Karle Warren

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149 203
The Defenders is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
The Defenders Jim Belushi, Alona Tal, Jerry O'Connell

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137 183
Murder One is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
Murder One Brittany Murphy, Stanley Tucci, Patricia Clarkson

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Law & Order: Trial by Jury is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
Law & Order: Trial by Jury Bebe Neuwirth, Amy Carlson, Kirk Acevedo

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136 200
Raising the Bar is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
Raising the Bar Autumn Reeser, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Melissa Sagemiller

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231 198
Fairly Legal is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
Fairly Legal Sarah Shahi, Michael Trucco, Virginia Williams

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61 166
The Defenders is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
The Defenders Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Robert Duvall

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112 161
Law & Order: UK is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
Law & Order: UK Bradley Walsh, Robert Glenister, Harriet Walter

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42 81
The Firm is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
Namal Vithane added The Firm Josh Lucas, Callum Keith Rennie, Molly Parker - http://www.yidio.com/show/the-firm

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Medium is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
Medium Patricia Arquette, Miguel Sandoval, Jake Weber

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55 124
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LanaYoshii added The Grinder Rob Lowe, Fred Savage, Mary Elizabeth Ellis

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75 73
Conviction is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
Conviction Hayley Atwell, Eddie Cahill, Shawn Ashmore

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133 174
Eli Stone is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
Eli Stone Jonny Lee Miller, Natasha Henstridge, Loretta Devine

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105 144
Law & Order: LA is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
Law & Order: LA Corey Stoll, Rachel Ticotin, Alfred Molina

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76 160
Women's Murder Club is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
Women's Murder Club Angie Harmon, Laura Harris, Paula Newsome

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62 141
Canterbury's Law is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
Canterbury's Law Julianna Margulies, Ben Shenkman, Keith Robinson

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27 96
The Deep End is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
Rebecca Parisi added The Deep End Billy Zane, Clancy Brown, Nicole Ari Parker

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Philly is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
Philly Kim Delaney, Tom Everett Scott, Rick Hoffman

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26 112
The Jury is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
The Jury Gerard Butler, Mark Strong, Sarah Louise Young

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24 112
Judd, for the Defense is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
Judd, for the Defense Carl Betz^! Stephen Young^! Walter Brooke

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14 77
The Jury is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
The Jury Cote de Pablo, Anna Friel, Patrice O'Neal

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14 88
Invasion is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
StevenKershaw added Invasion William Fichtner, Eddie Cibrian, Kari Matchett

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15 106
The D.A. is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
The D.A. Harry Morgan, Robert Conrad, Ned Romero

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Judge John Deed is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Legal Drama TV Shows Ever
Judge John Deed Martin Shaw, Jenny Seagrove, Barbara Thorn