Members of the legal profession

A lawyer or attorney is a person who practices law, as an advocate, attorney, attorney at law, barrister, counsel, solicitor or public servant preparing, interpreting and applying law. Working as a lawyer involves the practical application of abstract legal theories and knowledge to solve specific individualized problems, or to advance the interests of those who hire lawyers to perform legal services.

  • Adams, Charles - Attorney, tax historian and author
  • Blackstone, William - 18th century English jurist, author of Commentaries on the Laws of England
  • Bolick, Clint - American attorney, co-founder of the Institute for Justice
  • Clark, Ed - Lawyer, 1980 United States Presidential candidate for the Libertarian Party
  • Coke, Edward - 17th century English jurist, drafter of the Petition of Right
  • Grotius, Hugo - Seventeenth century Dutch jurist, author of De Jure Belli ac Pacis
  • Jay, John - First Chief Justice of the United States, co-author of the Federalist Papers
  • Jefferson, Thomas - Author of the Declaration of Independence, third President of the United States
  • Klausner, Manny - American lawyer, co-founding editor of Reason magazine
  • MacBride, Roger - Lawyer, 1976 Libertarian Presidential candidate
  • Marshall, John - Fourth Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court
  • Mason, George - Author of the Virginia Declaration of Rights
  • Mellor, Chip - Co-founder, President and General Counsel of the Institute for Justice
  • Otis, James - 18th century American colonial lawyer
  • Webster, Daniel - Nineteenth century American politician, noted for his oratory skills

The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "Lawyer" as of 29 Nov 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.