No matter what you love to watch on television, chances are, you’re going to come across a few amazing TV lawyers.
From the ones who captivate us on intense legal dramas, to the ones who mostly make us laugh, the lawyers on the list below all have one thing in common: they’re the kind of lawyers you’d want on your side.
1. Alicia Florrick (The Good Wife)
Fierce, tough, and never willing to back down, Alicia Florrick from The Good Wife, played by Julianna Margulies, is definitely the kind of lawyer you’d want on your side if you were in trouble.
2. Harvey Specter (Suits)
Brilliant, charming, and motivated, Harvey Specter from Suits (Gabriel Macht) worked his way up to be a named partner at Pearson Specter Litt. Not only does he have a great record, but he isn’t afraid to do whatever it takes to win a case. This is a man who does not like to lose.
3. Jared Franklin & Peter Bash (Franklin & Bash)
You really can’t have one without the other. Jared Franklin and Peter Bash (Breckin Meyer and Mark-Paul Gosselaar) aren’t your typical attorneys, but you can bet they’ll find a clever way to win every case — even if their methods are a bit dramatic.
4. Annalise Keating (How to Get Away With Murder)
How to Get Away With Murder’s Annalise Keating, played by Viola Davis, is passionate, hard-working, and relentless, even when everything around her seems to be falling apart. But if you’re her client, you can rest assured she’ll do everything in her power to help win your case.
5. Jack McCoy (Law & Order)
We certainly couldn’t have a list of great TV lawyers without including Jack McCoy (Sam Waterston) from Law & Order. Like many of the others, he’s a lawyer who will do whatever it takes for his clients.
6. Saul Goodman (Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul)
Okay, so maybe he’s not the most ethical of lawyers, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t know how to get the job.
Thanks to the Breaking Bad spinoff / prequel Better Call Saul, we’ve even had the treat of getting to know Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) before he was Saul, back in his early days as Jimmy McGill.