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List of famous advocates, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top advocates in the world? This includes the most prominent advocates, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable advocates is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic advocates were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned advocates.

Examples include Michael J. Fox and Menzies Campbell.

From reputable, prominent, and well known advocates to the lesser known advocates of today, these are some of the best professionals in the advocate field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous advocates ever?" and "What are the names of famous advocates?" then you're in the right place. 

Michael J. Fox is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Advocates
Michael J. Fox, OC is a Canadian-American actor, author, producer, and advocate. With a film and television career spanning from the 1970s, Fox's roles have included Marty McFly from the Back to ...more

Al Gore is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Advocates
Albert Arnold Gore, Jr., is an American environmental activist, author, businessperson, former politician and former journalist. He served as the forty-fifth Vice President of the United States ...more

Danica McKellar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Advocates
Danica Mae McKellar is an American actress, author, mathematician, and education advocate. She is well known for her role as Kevin Arnold's on-again, off-again girlfriend Winnie Cooper in the ...more

Mia Tyler is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Advocates
Mia Abagale Tallarico, better known as Mia Tyler, is an American actress, model, public speaker and advocate. She is the daughter of Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler, and actress Cyrinda Foxe. ...more

Tavis Smiley is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Advocates
Tavis Smiley is an American talk show host, author, liberal political commentator, entrepreneur, advocate and philanthropist. Smiley was born in Gulfport, Mississippi, and grew up in Bunker ...more

Betty Furness is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Advocates
Elizabeth Mary Furness was an American actress, consumer advocate and current affairs commentator.

Scott Nearing is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Advocates
Scott Nearing was an American radical economist, educator, writer, political activist, and advocate of simple living.

Adagur H. Vishwanath is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Advocates
Adagooru Huchegowda Vishwanath is an Indian politician and a former Member of Parliament of India. Vishwanath was member of the 15th Lok Sabha of India and represented the Mysore constituency of ...more

John Hill Burton is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Advocates
John Hill Burton John Hill Burton FRSE was a Scottish advocate, historian and economist. The author of "Life and Correspondence of David Hume", he was secretary of the Scottish Prison Board, and ...more

Menzies Campbell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Advocates
Sir Walter Menzies "Ming" Campbell CH CBE QC is a British Liberal Democrat politician and advocate, and former athlete. He is the Member of Parliament for North East Fife, and was the ...more

Malcolm Rifkind is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Advocates
Sir Malcolm Leslie Rifkind, KCMG, QC, is a British politician and former Member of Parliament for Kensington, and since February 2015 has been suspended from the Conservative Party. He served in ...more

Adish Agarwal is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Advocates
Adish Agarwal Dr. Adish C. Aggarwala is a jurist and the president of International Council of Jurists, chairman of All India Bar Association, Convener of Indian Council of Jurists, Chairman of India Legal ...more

Imogen Lloyd Webber is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Advocates
Imogen Anne Lloyd Webber is a British political commentator and author. She is the daughter of composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and his first wife, Sarah Hugill. Her mother remarried in 1985 in ...more

John Walsh is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Advocates
John Edward Walsh, Jr. is an American television personality, criminal investigator, human and victim rights advocate and the host, as well as creator, of America's Most Wanted. Walsh is known ...more

Benedetto Marcello is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Advocates
Benedetto Giacomo Marcello was an Italian composer, writer, advocate, magistrate, and teacher.

James Gustave Speth is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Advocates
James Gustave Speth is a United States environmental lawyer and advocate.

William Edmondstoune Aytoun is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Advocates
William Edmondstoune Aytoun FRSE was a Scottish lawyer and poet.

Gabrielle Union is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Advocates
Gabrielle Monique Union Wade is an American actress and former model. Among her notable roles is her performance as the cheerleader opposite Kirsten Dunst in the film Bring It On,. In 2000, she ...more

James Mackay, Baron Mackay of ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Advocates
James Peter Hymers Mackay, Baron Mackay of Clashfern, KT, PC, QC is a British advocate. He served as Dean of the Faculty of Advocates, Lord Advocate, and Lord Chancellor. He is an active member ...more

Cecilia Muñoz is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Advocates
Cecilia Muñoz is director of the White House Domestic Policy Council. Prior to that, she served as the White House Director of Intergovernmental Affairs. A longtime civil rights advocate, ...more

Floyd Red Crow Westerman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Advocates
Floyd "Red Crow" Westerman, also known as Kanghi Duta, was a Sioux musician, political activist, and actor. After establishing a career as a country music singer, later in his life, he ...more

Ian Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Advocates
Ian Robertson Hamilton, QC is a lawyer and Scottish Nationalist. He is best known for his part in the removal of the Stone of Scone from Westminster Abbey in 1950.

Joni Eareckson Tada is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Advocates
Joni Eareckson Tada is an evangelical Christian author, radio host, and founder of Joni and Friends, an organization "accelerating Christian ministry in the disability community."

Harry C.J. Phillips is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Advocates
Harry C. J. Phillips, AM, is a leading political and civic education advocate and political commentator in Western Australia. He has extensive teaching and lecturing experience in primary, ...more

Salman Khurshid is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Advocates
Salman Khurshid is an Indian politician and was the Cabinet Minister of the Ministry of External Affairs. He belongs to the Indian National Congress. He is a lawyer, and a writer who has been ...more

Martin Luther King III is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Advocates
Martin Luther King III, or MLK3 is an American human rights advocate and community activist. He is the eldest son and oldest living child of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and ...more

J. R. Jayewardene is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Advocates
Junius Richard Jayewardene, famously abbreviated in Sri Lanka as JR, was the leader of Sri Lanka from 1977 to 1989, serving as Prime Minister from 1977 to 1978 and as President of Sri Lanka from ...more

Nasim Hasan Shah is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Advocates
Nasim Hasan Shah was a Pakistani judge who was Chief Justice of Pakistan. He best known for his role in the verdict against Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, the first democratically elected Prime Minister ...more

Chris Bartlett is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Advocates
Chris Bartlett is a gay activist, feminist, educator, and researcher who lives in Philadelphia, PA, and is the Executive Director of The William Way Community Center.

Dimitrios Vassilakis is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Advocates
Renown Greek Businessman and Greenpeace advocate.

Crystal Lee Jordan is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Advocates
Crystal Lee Sutton, formerly known as Crystal Lee Jordan, was an American union organizer and advocate who gained fame during the early 1970s. She was fired from her job at the J.P. Stevens ...more

Rama Jois is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Advocates
Justice Mandagadde Rama Jois is a current member of Rajya Sabha, a former governor of Jharkhand and Bihar states, and a former Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court. He is also a ...more

Bram Fischer is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Advocates
Abram Louis Fischer, commonly known as Bram Fischer, was a South African lawyer of Afrikaner descent, notable for anti-apartheid activism and for the legal defence of anti-apartheid figures, ...more

Juan José de Amézaga is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Advocates
Juan José de Amézaga Landaroso was a Uruguayan political figure.

Mohar Singh Rathore is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Advocates
Mohar Singh Rathore was a social reformer & political Congress worker. He was a follower of Arya Samaji and Acharya Vinoba Bhave's Bhoodan movement. He advocated for social reforms such as ...more

Paul Rieckhoff is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Advocates
Paul Rieckhoff Paul Rieckhoff is a writer, social entrepreneur, advocate, activist and veteran of the United States Army and the Iraq War. He is the Founder and CEO of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. ...more

John Campbell Smith is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Advocates
John Campbell Smith John Campbell Smith was a Scottish writer, advocate and Sheriff-substitute of Forfarshire. He was a typical 'lad o' pairts' – a talented Scots boy of the 19th century who raised himself from ...more

Andy Behrman is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Advocates
Andy Behrman was born 1962 and is an American writer of non-fiction as well as a mental health advocate and national speaker. He is the author of Electroboy: A Memoir of Mania, a chronicle about ...more

N. Dennis is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Advocates
N. Dennis N. Dennis was a Member of Parliament from Nagercoil constituency. He was elected six times to the Lok Sabha from Nagercoil constituency as an Indian National Congress candidate in 1980, 1984, ...more

Sushma Swaraj is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Advocates
Sushma Swaraj is an Indian politician and the current Minister of External Affairs of India, in office since 26 May 2014. A leader of Bharatiya Janata Party, Swaraj is the second woman to be ...more

Robert Horne, 1st Viscount Hor... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Advocates
Robert Stevenson Horne, 1st Viscount Horne of Slamannan GBE, PC, KC was a Scottish businessman, advocate and Unionist politician. He served under David Lloyd George as Minister of Labour between ...more

India Edwards is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Advocates
India Edwards was a United States Democratic politician and Vice Chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee. She was an advocate for women in politics. At the time of her death the ...more

Mohamed Zahir Ismail is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Advocates
Mohamed Zahir Ismail Tun Mohamed Zahir bin Haji Ismail was a Malaysian lawyer and politician. He was the longest-serving Speaker of the Dewan Rakyat, the lower house of the Malaysian Parliament.

Ayaz Latif Palijo is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Advocates
Ayaz Latif Palijo Ayaz Latif Palijo, is a Pakistani politician, lawyer, activist, writer and teacher. Palijo was born in Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan, to a Baloch mother, the women's rights activist, writer and ...more

Vijay Bahuguna is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Advocates
Vijay Bahuguna Vijay Bahuguna, is an Indian politician who served as the 6th Chief Minister of Uttarakhand. He is the eldest son of Late Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna who was a freedom fighter and eminent politician ...more

Hendrick Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Advocates
Hendrick Schmidt Hendrick Schmidt is a South African politician, a Member of Parliament with the Democratic Alliance, and the Shadow Deputy Minister of Mining.

Frank Mugisha is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Advocates
Frank Mugisha Dr. Frank Mugisha is a Ugandan LGBT advocate who has won the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award and Thorolf Rafto Memorial Prize for his activism. Along with Val Kalende, Victor Mukasa, ...more

Eric Matinenga is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Advocates
Eric Matinenga Eric Matinenga is a Zimbabwean case lawyer and politician who successfully defended Movement for Democratic Change leader Morgan Tsvangirai during his treason trial in 2005. He was elected in ...more

Diederik Durven is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Advocates
Diederik Durven Diederik Durven was a Dutch colonial administrator and Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies from 1729 to 1732. Durven studied Law at Leiden University where he graduated in 19 July 1702. He ...more

Cheryl Saban is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Advocates
Cheryl Saban Cheryl Saban is a philanthropist, woman's advocate, and the wife of billionaire entertainment mogul Haim Saban.