Famous lawyers played an important role in the history of the world and some of the most successful lawyers are also playing their role in the present age. Lawyers are that group of people who are very much aware of the law and legal process and the fundamental right of the people of their state. This may be the reason that mostly the famous and revolutionary people were the lawyers. Most famous lawyers list is given below. Most of the lawyers mentioned below are now busy in their alternative careers as politicians, leaders or serving their nation’s government. This list tells about the people who hold a law degree irrespective of the fact that they practice law or not.
Followings are the most famous lawyers of all time
1. Muhammad Ali Jinnah
Muhammad Ali Jinnah was one of the most famous lawyers. He was the founder of Pakistan. Jinnah served his services as the leader of the All-India Muslim League from 1913 to 14 August 1947. He was Pakistan’s first Governor-General until his death.
2. Muhammad Iqbal
Sir Muhammad Iqbal is widely known as Allama Iqbal. He was a poet, philosopher, and politician as well as an academic, barrister and scholar in of the Indian subcontinent. Muhammad Iqbal is widely regarded as having inspired the Pakistan Movement. Sir Iqbal called the “Spiritual Father of Pakistan.”
3. Hillary Rodham Clinton
Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton is an American politician, diplomat, lawyer, writer, and public speaker.
4. Xi Jinping
Xi Jinping is a politician in China who is serving as secretary general of the Communist Party in China, Xi Jinping is the president of the People’s Republic of China and also the chairman of the Central Military Commission. Xi can be described as China’s “paramount leader” since 2012, CPC officially gave him the title of “core leader” in 2016
5. John Kerry
John Forbes Kerry is the American politician. Kerry served his nation of United States, Secretary of state from 2013 to 2017. He is the member of Democratic Party, and previously served as the United States Senator from Massachusetts from 1985 until 2013.
6. Barack Obama
Barack Hussein Obama is an American attorney and politician who served his nation as president of the US from 2009 to 2017. He is the member of the Democratic Party and was the first African American to be elected to the presidency. He previously served as a U.S. senator from Illinois from 2005 to 2008.
7. Vladimir Putin
Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin is Russian politician and previously working as intelligence officer now serving as President of Russia since 2012.
8. Bill Clinton
Clinton is on number 8 on the list of famous lawyers. He is the American politician. Bill Clinton has served as the 42nd President of the United States. His tenure was from January 20, 1993, to January 20, 2001. Before presidency he was the Governor of Arkansas from 1979 to 1981, and again from 1983 to 1992.
9. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was an Indian activist and one of the famous lawyers. Gandhi was the leader of the movement of independence in India against British rulers. He led India to independence. He inspired movements for civil rights and freedom in all over the world.
10. Aitzaz Ahsan
Chaudhry Aitzaz Ahsan is a Pakistani politician and lawyer. Aitazaz Ahsan is serving as the Pakistan Senator from Punjab, Aitazaz Ahsan was first elected in 1994. Chaudry Aitzaz Ahsan is number 10 on the list of famous lawyers. He was born in Murree. Chaudry Aitzaz studied law at the Government College Lahore and received an LLM from the Downing College, Cambridge.
11. Jerry Brown
Jerry Brown is a former Yale Law School graduate from the batch of 1964. Jerry Brow is number 11 in the list of famous lawyers. Jerry Brown has an odd record to his name. Jerry Borw is the youngest as well as the oldest person to govern the state of California.
12. Ertharin Cousin
Ertharin Cousin is the twelfth Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme. Ertharin Cousin worked as the law graduate at the University of Georgia, School of Law. People also call him “a Chicagoan who helps feed the world” because of her community work in the lower income neighborhood of Chicago.
13. Kirsten Gillibrand
Gillibrand is graduate from UCLA School of Law. Firstly she was an associate at the Manhattan-based office of Davis Polk well in 1991. Kirsten Gillibrand then went on to serve as a law clerk to Judge Roger Miner in the United States Court of Appeals
14. Eric Holder
Eric Holder is the former Attorney General of the US. Eric Holder was honored by the Time 100 for his service as a lawyer. Eric Holder is a former Columbia school of law graduate.
15. Megyn Kelly
Megyn is number 15 in the countdown of most famous lawyers. Kelly has worked at some of the biggest law firms in the World. Megyn has worked as an associate at Bickel Brewer before going on to work for Jones day. Megyn Kelly is a former Albany Law School graduate and now has her own show on Fox News named as “The Kelly File”.
16. Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson worked as an American statesman, diplomat, lawyer, architect, and Founding Father who served as the third president of the US from 1801 to 1809. Thomas Jefferson had served as the second vice president of the US from 1797 to 1801.
17. Nelson Mandela
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was one of the most famous lawyers and South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader, and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. Mandela was the first black head of state of his country.
18. Ali Ahmad Kurd
Ali Ahmad Kurd, is a Pakistani lawyer who has been president of the Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan and is prominent in the Lawyers’ Movement in that country. He opposed former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf.
19. Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln was an American lawyer who served as the 16th president of the USA from 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. He was also statesman and politician of his country. Lincoln led the nation through the American Civil War, its bloodiest war and its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis.
20. Fawad Chaudhry
Fawad Ahmed Chaudhry also known as Fawad Hussain Chaudhry. He is a Pakistani politician who is the current Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, in office since 20 August 2018. He is now a member of the National Assembly in Pakistan since August 2018.
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