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List of famous solicitors, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top solicitors in the world? This includes the most prominent solicitors, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable solicitors is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic solicitors 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 solicitors.

Items include everything from Ian Gow to Rosemary Nelson.

From reputable, prominent, and well known solicitors to the lesser known solicitors of today, these are some of the best professionals in the solicitor field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous solicitors ever?" and "What are the names of famous solicitors?" then you're in the right place. (188 items)

Ted Cruz is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Solicitors
Ted Cruz Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz is the junior United States Senator from Texas. Elected in 2012 as a Republican, he is the first Hispanic or Cuban American to serve as a U.S. Senator from ...more

Trey Gowdy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Solicitors
Trey Gowdy Harold Watson "Trey" Gowdy III is an American politician who has been the U.S. Representative for South Carolina's 4th congressional district since 2011. He is a member of the ...more

Edward Elgar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Solicitors
Edward Elgar Sir Edward William Elgar, 1st Baronet, OM, GCVO was an English composer, many of whose works have entered the British and international classical concert repertoire. Among his best-known ...more

Ian Gow is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Solicitors
Ian Gow Ian Reginald Edward Gow, TD was a British Conservative politician and solicitor. While serving as Member of Parliament for Eastbourne, he was assassinated by the Provisional Irish Republican ...more

Michael Kirby is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Solicitors
Michael Kirby Michael Donald Kirby AC, CMG is an Australian jurist and academic who is a former Justice of the High Court of Australia, serving from 1996 to 2009. He has remained active in retirement: in May ...more

Rosemary Nelson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Solicitors
Rosemary Nelson Rosemary Nelson was a prominent Irish human rights solicitor who was assassinated by an Ulster loyalist paramilitary group in 1999. A bomb exploded under her car at her home in Lurgan, Northern ...more

John Howard is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Solicitors
John Howard John Winston Howard, OM, AC, was the 25th Prime Minister of Australia, from 11 March 1996 to 3 December 2007. He is the second longest-serving Australian prime minister, after Sir Robert ...more

Fiona Shackleton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Solicitors
Fiona Shackleton Fiona Sara Shackleton, Baroness Shackleton of Belgravia LVO is an English solicitor, who has represented members of the British Royal Family and celebrities, including Sir Paul McCartney and ...more

Neal Katyal is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Solicitors
Neal Katyal Neal Kumar Katyal is an American lawyer and chaired professor of law. He served as Acting Solicitor General of the United States from May 2010 until June 2011. As Acting Solicitor General, ...more

Conrad Smith is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Solicitors
Conrad Smith Conrad Gerard Smith is a New Zealand rugby union footballer. He plays predominantly at Centre. He captains the Hurricanes in Super Rugby, and plays for New Zealand internationally, with whom he ...more

Dave Rowntree is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Solicitors
Dave Rowntree David Alexander De Horne Rowntree is an English musician, as well as a solicitor, animator, and political activist. He is best known as the drummer for the rock band Blur.

Rex Makin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Solicitors
Rex Makin Elkan Rex Makin, usually known as Rex Makin, is a solicitor and philanthropist who has practised in Liverpool, England, for over sixty years. He is most noted for his involvement with the ...more

Peter Milliken is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Solicitors
Peter Milliken Peter Andrew Stewart Milliken PC OC is a Canadian lawyer and politician. He was a member of the Canadian House of Commons from 1988 until his retirement in 2011 and served as Speaker of the ...more

Andrew Leigh is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Solicitors
Andrew Leigh Andrew Keith Leigh is an Australian politician and former professor of economics at the Australian National University. He has been a Labor member of the Australian House of Representatives ...more

Paul Clement is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Solicitors
Paul Clement Paul Drew Clement is a former United States Solicitor General and current Georgetown University law professor. He is also an adjunct professor at New York University School of Law. He was ...more

Leycester Meares is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Solicitors
Leycester Meares The Honourable [Charles] Leycester Devenish Meares AC CMG QC was an Australian judge, patron of the arts and chairman and benefactor of the national child safety organisation Kidsafe.

Mobina Jaffer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Solicitors
Mobina Jaffer Mobina S. B. Jaffer, QC is a Canadian Senator representing British Columbia. She is the first South Asian woman appointed to the Upper House. Born to an Indian family living in Africa, Jaffer ...more

Stephen Smith is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Solicitors
Stephen Smith Stephen Francis Smith is a former Australian politician who was a Labor member of the Australian House of Representatives from March 1993 to August 2013, representing the Division of Perth in ...more

George Newhouse is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Solicitors
George Newhouse George Newhouse is an Australian human rights lawyer, a former local councillor and political activist. He was Mayor of Waverley in the eastern suburbs of Sydney from 2006 to 2007, and the ...more

Richard Cecil Cook is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Solicitors
Richard Cecil Cook The Hon. Mr Justice Richard Cecil Cook was an Australian judge and a member of the Industrial Commission of New South Wales.

Anjem Choudary is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Solicitors
Anjem Choudary Anjem Choudary is a British Muslim social and political activist. He was previously a solicitor and served as the chairman of the Society of Muslim Lawyers, and, until it was proscribed, as the ...more

Owen Barfield is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Solicitors
Owen Barfield Owen Barfield was a British philosopher, author, poet, and critic. Barfield was born in London. He was educated at Highgate School and Wadham College, Oxford and in 1920 received a first class ...more

Horton Williams is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Solicitors
Horton Williams The Honourable Horton Clement Williams QC is a retired judge of the Supreme Court of South Australia.

Sian Lloyd is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Solicitors
Sian Lloyd Sian Lloyd is a Welsh television news presenter, currently working for BBC Wales.

Paul Boateng is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Solicitors
Paul Boateng Paul Yaw Boateng, Baron Boateng is a British Labour Party politician, who was the Member of Parliament for Brent South from 1987 to 2005, becoming the UK's first mixed-race Cabinet Minister in ...more

Robert McClelland is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Solicitors
Robert McClelland Robert Bruce McClelland is a former Australian politician. He was an Australian Labor Party member of the Australian House of Representatives from March 1996 until September 2013 representing ...more

Edward Garnier is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Solicitors
Edward Garnier Sir Edward Henry Garnier, QC, MP is a barrister and Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom. A former Guardian lawyer, he is on the socially liberal wing of his party and has been ...more

Leo Abse is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Solicitors
Leo Abse Leopold Abse was a Welsh lawyer, politician and gay rights campaigner. He was a Welsh Labour Member of Parliament for nearly 30 years, and was noted for promoting private member's bills to ...more

Ebenezer Sekyi-Hughes is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Solicitors
Ebenezer Sekyi-Hughes Ebenezer Begyina Sekyi-Hughes was the Speaker of the Ghanaian parliament between 2005 and 2009.

David Edwards is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Solicitors
David Edwards His Honour Judge David Sutherland Edwards was an Australian judge of the District Court of New South Wales, a NSW Electoral Commissioner and Royal Commissioner.

Harriet Harman is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Solicitors
Harriet Harman Harriet Ruth Harman, QC MP is a British Labour Party politician and Member of Parliament for Camberwell and Peckham since 1982. She has been Deputy Leader of the Labour Party since 2007, and is ...more

Alfredo Benipayo is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Solicitors
Alfredo Benipayo Alfredo Logronio Benipayo is the former Dean of the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Civil Law, the oldest law school in the Philippines. He is a former magistrate and a respected law ...more

Adrian Davies is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Solicitors
Adrian Davies Adrian Michael Davies is a barrister and a member of Lincoln's Inn, London. He was formerly a solicitor with the magic circle firm, Slaughter and May. He is the eldest son of the traditionalist ...more

George Wright is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Solicitors
George Wright The Hon. Justice George Wright was a judge of the Supreme Court of Western Australia.

Craig Thomson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Solicitors
Craig Thomson Craig Alexander Thomson is a Scottish football referee, who has been a match official since 1988. He originates from Paisley, Renfrewshire.

Theodore Olson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Solicitors
Theodore Olson Theodore Bevry Olson is an American lawyer, practicing at the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. Olson served as United States Solicitor General from June 2001 to July 2004 ...more

Jean-Pierre Jougla is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Solicitors
Jean-Pierre Jougla Jean-Pierre Jougla is a French attorney and "anti-cult" advocate.

Margaret Quirk is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Solicitors
Margaret Quirk Margaret Mary Quirk is an Australian politician. She has been a member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly for the seat of Girrawheen since 2001. She served as a minister during the ...more

Aamer Anwar is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Solicitors
Aamer Anwar Aamer Anwar is a prominent Scottish lawyer of Pakistani background who is noted for his left-wing political views and several associated controversies. He was an active participant in the Stop ...more

Thomas Vien is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Solicitors
Thomas Vien Thomas Vien, PC QC was a Canadian politician. Born in Lauzon, Quebec on 19 July 1881. He studied at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario, then studied law at the ...more

Kan Yuet-keung is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Solicitors
Kan Yuet-keung Sir Yuet-keung Kan, GBE, JP was a Hong Kong banker, politician and lawyer who was successively appointed Senior Unofficial Member of the Legislative Council and Executive Council in the 1960s ...more

Antonio Eduardo Nachura is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Solicitors
Antonio Eduardo Nachura Antonio Eduardo B. Nachura was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines until his mandatory retirement in June 13, 2011. He had been Solicitor-General of the Philippines at ...more

David Kirby is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Solicitors
David Kirby David Kirby was a judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, and brother of former High Court judge Michael Kirby.

Julian Grill is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Solicitors
Julian Grill Julian Fletcher Grill is an Australian former politician. Grill was a member of the Parliament of Western Australia between 1977 and 2001.

Chuka Umunna is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Solicitors
Chuka Umunna Chuka Harrison Umunna is a British Labour Party politician who has served Streatham as Member of Parliament since 2010. Umunna is the current Shadow Business Secretary since 2011.

Terry Connolly is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Solicitors
Terry Connolly Terence Connolly was an Australian politician and judge.

Norman Lamb is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Solicitors
Norman Lamb Norman Peter Lamb PC is a British Liberal Democrat politician who has been the Member of Parliament for North Norfolk since 2001 and the Minister of State for Care and Support since 2012. He was ...more

Joan Payne is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Solicitors
Joan Payne John Payne was an English poet and translator. Initially he pursued a legal career, and associated with Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Later he became involved with limited edition publishing, and the ...more

Danna Vale is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Solicitors
Danna Vale Danna Sue Vale, Australian politician, was a Liberal member of the Australian House of Representatives from March 1996 to July 2010, representing the Division of Hughes, New South Wales. She did ...more

Gerald Kean is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Solicitors
Gerald Kean Gerald Kean is an Irish celebrity solicitor from County Cork. He is regularly the subject of social columns, particularly in the Sunday newspapers which have reported his lavish spending sprees ...more