Never lost, Never will. - Denny Crane
Some of the best shows on television are shows about the law. Over the years, I've been addicted to many of them. Most recently, Suits is my can't miss series. I was late comer and didn't start watching until late in Season 2, but with the beauty of free viewing on Amazon Prime, I got caught up in a hurry before Season 3 started.
There are also some phenomenal lawyers on the big screen, such as John Milton (Al Pacino) and Kevin Lomax (Keanu Reeves) in The Devil's Advocate. (1997). But all of this got me to thinking just how many popular TV and Movie Lawyers there have been.
Here are a few of my favorites:
1. Harvey Specter - Suits
Harvey Specter is known as "the best closer in New York City" and is finally a named partner in Pearson Specter. Know for his depth of knowledge of movie quotes and a love for jazz, he always finds a way to win. Motto: "Don't play the odds, play the man."
2. Denny Crane - Boston Legal
Denny Crane claims to be one of the greatest attorneys to ever live. He is the founding partner of Crane, Poole & Schmidt. Although his skills as a litigator and reputation as a rainmaker have diminished due to age and a struggle with senility, he still holds a 6043 - 0 won/loss record.
3. Arnie Becker - LA Law
L.A. Law (1986) was one of my original favorites. Arnie Becker was a stylish, opportunistic divorce lawyer who took the client-attorney privilege way too far. But Arnie was hard not to like.
4. Saul Goodman - Breaking Bad
Saul is a criminal lawyer and is the kind of guy who "knows a guys who knows a guy." Saul has his office in a strip mall and runs late night TV commercials telling potential clients they'd "Better Call Saul."
5. Jackie Chiles - Seinfield
Only on Seinfeld for two season, Jackie Chiles parody of Johnnie Cochran is unforgettable. His use of vocabulary with Cochran-like enunciation is hilarious.