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List of Famous Prosecutors

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List of famous prosecutors, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top prosecutors in the world? This includes the most prominent prosecutors, living and not, both in America and abroad. This list of notable prosecutors is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic prosecutors 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 prosecutors.

List contains people like Andrew Jackson, Marcia Clark.

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

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  • Marcia Rachel Clark (née Kleks, formerly Horowitz; August 31, 1953) is an American prosecutor, author, television correspondent and television producer. She is known for being the lead prosecutor in...  more
  • John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is an American politician who served as the 68th United States Secretary of State from 2013 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served...  more

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  • Andrew Jackson (March 15, 1767 – June 8, 1845) was an American soldier and statesman who served as the seventh president of the United States from 1829 to 1837. Before being elected to the...  more

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  • Susana Martinez (born July 14, 1959) is an American politician, former district attorney, and attorney who served as the 31st governor of New Mexico from 2011 to 2019. A Republican, she served as...  more
  • Robert Houghwout Jackson (February 13, 1892 – October 9, 1954) was an American attorney and judge who served as an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. He had previously served as...  more
  • Brian Edward Sandoval (; born August 5, 1963) is an American businessman and former attorney and politician who served as the 29th Governor of Nevada from 2011 to 2019. A member of the Republican...  more
  • Rod Blagojevich (, born December 10, 1956) is an American former politician who served as the 40th Governor of Illinois from 2003 until his impeachment, conviction, and removal from office in 2009. A...  more
  • Jeanine Ferris Pirro (born June 2, 1951) is an American television host, author, and a former judge, prosecutor, and politician from New York. Pirro is currently the host of Fox News Channel's...  more
  • August William Ritter (born September 6, 1956) is an American politician and lawyer who served as the 41st Governor of Colorado from 2007 to 2011. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as the...  more
  • Hartley William Shawcross, Baron Shawcross, (4 February 1902 – 10 July 2003), known from 1945 to 1959 as Sir Hartley Shawcross, was a British barrister and politician and the lead British prosecutor...  more
  • Benjamin Berell Ferencz (born March 11, 1920) is a Hungarian-born American lawyer. He was an investigator of Nazi war crimes after World War II and the Chief Prosecutor for the United States Army at...  more
  • Roman Andriyovych Rudenko (Ukrainian: Роман Андрійович Руденко, Russian: Рома́н Андре́евич Руде́нко, 30 July 1907 – 23 January 1981) was a Ukrainian Soviet lawyer. Procurator-General of the...  more
  • James Edward Doyle Jr. (born November 23, 1945) is an American lawyer, politician, and member of the Democratic Party who served as the 44th Governor of Wisconsin, serving from January 6, 2003 to...  more
  • Larry J. Echo Hawk (born August 2, 1948) is an attorney, legal scholar and politician. On May 20, 2009, Echo Hawk joined the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama as the United States...  more
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  • Norton Parker Chipman (March 7, 1834 – February 1, 1924) was an American Civil War army officer, military prosecutor, politician, author, and judge....  more
  • Anthony Scully Earl (born April 12, 1936) is an American politician and a member of the Democratic party and served as the 41st Governor of Wisconsin from 1983 until 1987. He graduated from Michigan...  more
  • Fredrik "Fred" Teeven (born 5 August 1958) is a retired Dutch politician of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) and jurist. Teeven served as Member of the House of Representatives and...  more
  • Francisco Javier Martínez de Zaldúa y Racines was a Colombian, lawyer and politician, elected President of Colombia in 1882....  more
  • Fritz Bauer (16 July 1903 – 1 July 1968) was a German Jewish judge and prosecutor who played an essential role in starting the Frankfurt Auschwitz trials....  more
  • Mitchell R. "Mitch" Morrissey is the elected District Attorney of Colorado's Second Judicial District in Denver, Colorado. A Democrat, Morrissey was elected in November, 2004 and was sworn into...  more
  • Frank Michael Kratovil Jr. (born May 29, 1968) is an American politician who was the U.S. Representative for Maryland's 1st congressional district from 2009 to 2011. Elected in 2008, he was defeated...  more
  • Michael J. Zalewski is a member of the Illinois General Assembly, representing the 23rd District in the western and southwestern suburbs of Cook County. His father is Michael R. Zalewski, a former...  more
  • Sean Patrick Duffy (born October 3, 1971) is an American politician, prosecutor, former sports commentator and reality television personality. He first entered public life as a cast member on The...  more

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  • William John "Bill" Hughes (born October 17, 1932) served as a Democratic Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1975 to 1995, representing New Jersey's Second Congressional District which...  more