hutz.jpgEntertainment Weekly has just generated 15 Legal Eagles We’d Hire: a list of the on-screen attorneys they would like to have as counsel. To save you the trouble of clicking through EW’s annoying slideshow format, here’s the breakdown:

1. Atticus Finch / Gregory Peck, To Kill a Mockingbird
2. Perry Mason / Raymond Burr, Perry Mason
3. Vincent Gambini / Joe Pesci, My Cousin Vinny
4. Lt. Daniel Kaffee / Tom Cruise, A Few Good Men
5. Ally McBeal / Calista Flockhart, Ally McBeal
6. Denny Crane / William Shatner, Boston Legal
7. Henry Drummond / Spencer Tracy, Inherit the Wind
8. Jack McCoy / Sam Waterson, Law & Order
9. Victor Sifuentes / Jimmy Smits, L.A. Law
10. Fred Gailey / John Payne, Miracle on 34th Street
11. Miles Massey / George Clooney, Intolerable Cruelty
12. Joe Miller / Denzel Washington, Philadelphia
13. Jake Tyler Brigance / Matthew McConaughey, A Time to Kill
14. Frank Galvin / Paul Newman, The Verdict
15. Lionel Hutz / Phil Hartman, The Simpsons

We can’t believe that Ally McBeal ranked higher than Jack McCoy. That show was canceled, while Law & Order lives on like the Energizer Bunny.
Some Hollywood legal-types ATL would add to the list:

– Reese Witherspoon, in Legally Blonde;
– Richard Gere, for Chicago and Primal Fear;
– Julia Roberts, as paralegal in Erin Brockovich, and a law student in the Pelican Brief;
– Michelle Pfeiffer, in I Am Sam;
– Jim Carrey, in Liar, Liar; and, most importantly,
– Keanu Reeves and Al Pacino, as good lawyer vs. evil Satan lawyer, in The Devil’s Advocate

That is not a scientific list, just the result of rigorous ATL brainstorming and some Google searching.
Who are your favorite on-screen attorneys? We encourage you to list your top five, in the comments.
Best TV/Movie Lawyers: 15 Legal Eagles We’d Hire [Entertainment Weekly]


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