8 Top Legal TV Drama With Kickass TV Lawyers
Focusing on badass TV lawyers, witty remarks and courtroom proceedings, shows in this list give a perfect rendition of fictional lawyers with clever tactics and conniving scheme. Depiction of office drama, family troubles, and a broad spectrum of regular cases of medical procedure, religion fundamentals, and teacher misconducts fill this list. Get a front row seat with your ideal TV lawyers with this list of 8 Top Courtroom TV Drama.
8. Boston Legal (2004–2008)
There’s a warrior that lies within the belly of every man, a warrior who, in my case, has always gone unsatisfied.
A drama with hint of comedy, this series is a romanticized rendition of legal proceedings. A team of dedicated lawyers run this show with extreme love for the law and courtroom trials. Debuted in 2004, this legal series is a spin-off of the Emmy Award hit series, The Practice. Ran for four years, the show was a successful hit garnering high volume of viewers starring James Spader as the funny quirky Alan Shore.
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7. The Guardian (2001–2004)
This is not my world and I’m not about to apologize for my uniform.
Nick Fallin, a fancy successful lawyer, comes head on with the law and gets arrested for drug charges. He’s given a second chance in a small town law firm that provides legal aid for children in need. Debuted in 2001, this legal series lasted for three successful seasons; starring the famed Simon Baker from the hit series Mentalist.
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6. The Practice (1997- 2004)
With all due respect to your emotions and I know it runs deep here, I will not allow you to abuse this process, that woman, or me.
A cutting edge team of lawyers represent criminal cases to court with strong conviction of what’s right and lawful. Legal associates and prosecutors run this show with series of family and courtroom drama mixed up with comedy along the way as they face various illicit cases. Debuted in 1997, this legal series has garnered an Emmy for Best Drama Series in 1998 and 1999. Ran for eight seasons, the series stars Dylan McDermott as Bobby Donnell, the lead counsel in the series.
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5. The Good Wife (2009- )
I’m simply a lawyer by training and by temperament.
A legal drama series mixed with boardroom politics run deep in this show. With feminism breaking the ceiling glass, The Good Wife breeds world class women leader. Set mostly in court and offices, this series is filled with lies, ego, superior complexity, and quick witty banters. Debuted in 2009, series production is still on going with new juicy titillating storylines. Starring the famed American actress and producer Julianna Luisa Margulies as the lead actress.
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4. Law and Order (1990- )
In the Criminal Justice System the people are represented by two separate, yet equally important groups. The police who investigate crime and the District Attorneys who prosecute the offenders. These are their stories.
Law and Order is an American TV series that gives emphasis on heinous crimes while lawyers and detectives crack cases. It is a sneak peek behind the curtains of crime and corruption. Equipped with cunning evil crimes and shrewd perpetrators, the series bring fresh and new plotlines in each episode. One of the longest running TV courtroom drama, Law and Order has branched off into other successful legal series; Law and Order SVU unit and Law and Order Criminal Intent.
3. How to Get Away with Murder (2014-)
This is criminal law 100 or as I prefer to call it, How to Get Away with Murder.
A criminal defense professor takes on a group of determined clever greedy students under her wings in a battle of life and death, right and wrong. Mysterious deaths, secretive meetings, and unlawful battle plans, make up the plot. Created by the talented Shonda Rhimes, this series is packed with surprises that will leave viewers in shock, thrill and awe. Debuted in 2014, this hit series is still running on the television starring Emmy Nominee, Viola Davis.
2. Shark (2006–2008)
I eat prosecutors for breakfast. They’re my main source of fiber.
The infamous Sebastian Stark; a cocky genius hot-shot lawyer who roots for the villains takes a detour in the Good Townsville. He joins the D.A’s office to provide legal aid as public prosecutor leading high profile cases. Debuted in 2006, the series lasted for two years of witty banter and shrewd cunning story plots. Starring the brilliant and talented actor, James Woods as Sebastian Stark.
I’d say the ball is in your court, but the truth is your balls are in my fist.
Harvey Specter. Tough but fair. The best closer in legal TV, he hires a genius who doesn’t have a law degree. The duo team up and solve legal cases using their wit and skill of negotiations. A combination of fraud equipped with photographic memory and a suave crafty boss, they rule in court. Debuted in 2011, Suits is still currently running on television with a bright future for upcoming season renewal. Starring Gabriel Macht as Harvey Specter and Patrick J. Adams as Mike Ross.
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Originally published at 8toptv.wordpress.com on August 12, 2015.