Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The 25 Greatest Fictional Lawyers (Who Are Not Atticus Finch)

Naaaaaaaaah! I was going to go for Frank Galvin, but Paul Newman’s face in the article was so compelling that I decided to be a bit more thoughtful in my choice. I am applying the Atticus Finch doctrine here. Jake Brigance in A Time to Kill showed me how to be a lawyer. He led the jury into a position where they could empathize with a man who murdered his daughter’s torturers by flipping the argument on its head.

Here it is:

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