Top 12 Lawyers in the World

Top 12 Lawyers in the World

Law is a profession which is an indispensable element of society as it plays an important role in the justice delivery mechanism. It is such a noble profession that even a single piece of advice rendered by a lawyer is valued very high by individuals, businesses, governments and other entities. Some well-reputed and eminent lawyers charge millions for a single case. With the increasing crimes and business activities, the importance of good lawyers has grown manifold. However, it is also an unspoken truth that in this overcrowded profession, it is hard to figure out a good lawyer who can cater to your needs and interest.

In this article, we will discuss some top eminent lawyers of the world who have carved out a special place in this field and their name is sufficient to increase the value of the case.

Who are the Best Lawyers in the World?

Before moving ahead, it is important to note that the popularity of a lawyer is ascertained by the outcome of a case and the review of their clients. Below are the best lawyers in the world:

John Branca

John Gregory Branca is a famous American lawyer. His area of practice is entertainment law and he is also a manager. In his career, he represented media artists, investors and music record labels. Some famous role artists whom John has worked with include Michael Jackson, The Jackson 5, The Beachboys, and many others. His interaction with Michael Jackson gained significant popularity for him. At present, he is considered one of the best entertainment lawyers in the world. For any dispute relating to the music, drama, and the audio industry, he is the first one to go for.

Jane Wanjiru Michuki

Talking about her, she is a famous Kenyan lawyer and a successful businesswoman. Presently, she is holding the position of managing partner of a well-renowned firm Kimani & Michuki Advocates. Her firm is regarded as one of the biggest law firms in Kenya having big corporate tycoons as the clients of the firm. Apart from law, she is quite active in the investment world, and she is believed to be the largest female stakeholder on the Nairobi Stock Exchange (NSE).

She completed her legal education at the Kenya School of Law, and thereafter she pursued a Diploma course in Legal principles. With no cavil of doubts, she is considered one of the best lawyers in Kenya.

Roy Black

Roy Black is a popular name in American civil and criminal trial advocacy. He is known for his outstanding performance in winning the famous William Kennedy Smith rape case in the year 1991. Roy was also the legal representative of Rush Limbaugh (the popular conservative). In addition to that, he has represented Canadian singer Justin Bieber, Girls Gone Wild producer Joe Francis, and many others. He is popularly known as the ‘professor’ at the Bar.

Talking about his educational background, he is an undergrad from the University of Miami and also a Juris Doctor at the University of Miami School of Law. Even as a student, he gave a glimpse of his calibre by getting the highest score in the Florida Bar exam.

Willie E. Gary

Willie is an American lawyer having vast experience and specialisation in the area of personal injury and malpractice. In his career, he was involved in some high-profile cases which made headlines in the top US newspapers. Belonging from a poor background, he worked very hard to attain this position. His determination and perseverance are the main reason for his success. Interestingly, before shifting to the legal field, he tried his hands on numerous business jobs.

Judy Sheindlin

Judy is a famous American prosecution lawyer, who is popularly known as ‘Judge Judy’. She is also a renowned television personality and author. In the past, she ran her own show called Judge Judy and she also won four Emmy awards. Apart from winning high-profile cases, her interaction with the television industry made her a very popular personality. Her deep knowledge of procedural and substantive criminal law was acknowledged by jurists and sitting judges of the Courts.

Harish Salve

Harish Salve is a Senior Advocate at the Supreme Court of India and was appointed as Queen’s Counsel for the courts of England and Wales. He is one of the world’s leading arbitration counsels and his area of practise involves commercial arbitration and litigation. He served as the Solicitor General of India and represented India at the ICJ in the Kulbhushan Jadhav matter. His other clients include Tata Group, ITC Limited, Vodafone, etc.

Bill Neukom

William Horlick Neukom is an American lawyer who was earlier associated with the San Francisco Giants baseball team owners. In the year 2007-08, he served the position of President of the American Bar Association. He is also the founder and CEO of the World Justice Project.

He pursued his legal studies at the prestigious Stanford Law School. He has also worked with Microsoft as executive vice president for a prolonged tenure of 17 years. After making the shift to the legal profession, he is undoubtedly one of the best lawyers in the world.

William Lerach

He is a famous name in the area of capital markets and investment law. He gained immense popularity in the area of security class action lawsuits. His legal career was filled with controversies as he was sentenced to 2-year imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to creating ‘obstruction in justice’.  After this incident, he was debarred from practising for a few years. One of his major achievements was that he won back the case involving $45 billion of defrauded investors.

David Boies

David is the chairman of the Boies, Schiller & Flexner. He was earlier appointed as chief counsel for the US Senate. After graduating from Yale University, he made a name for himself by representing a number of large corporations, including IBM, Napster, George Steinbrenner and the NBA Players Association.

Wichai Thongtang

He is an attorney and business tycoon in Thailand. Apart from being a world-class lawyer, he is CEO of 21 different companies and chairman of Grande Asset Hotels and Properties. From the inception of his legal career, his area of practise was corporate law and he represented high profile companies in commercial lawsuits. He is also known for charging expansive fees for a single appearance in the Court.

Joe Jamail

Popularly known as the ‘king of tort’, he is an aggressive and persuasive personality in the area of contract and tort law. At the beginning of his legal career, he won a high case against Texaco. He appeared for Pennzoil in the matter. Joe attended the University of Texas for getting his degree in law.

Richard Scruggs

Richard F. Dickie Scruggs is a famous aviation and trial lawyer in America. His achievement in the legal industry includes winning the case against the asbestos industry for the rights of workers and the controversial tobacco case in Mississippi where he represented the state of Mississippi.

After looking at the achievements and involvement in complex matters, there is no doubt in saying that the lawyers mentioned above are the best lawyers in the world. Though these lawyers are highly expensive, they often involve pro-bono matters to support the poor and underprivileged litigants. It would be a matter of pride to associate them in one way or another.

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