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Fictional Lawyer Madness: Your Favorite Fictional Lawyers of the Past 30 Years

Sam Waterston

Angie Harmon

1) Jack McCoy (Sam Waterston; Law & Order)


8) Abbie Carmichael (Angie Harmon; Law & Order)

In the Long Running Lawyer region, we’re looking at lawyers that have been part of particularly iconic or successful television shows. You don’t get a more iconic or successful legal show than Law & Order, which is why we’re going with a rare case of two characters from one show.

With apologies to Ben Stone, the lawyer half of Law & Order is Jack McCoy. His prosecutorial zeal is what makes some of the ridiculous cases and legal theories explored on the show believable. But everybody with legal training notices how much work his assistants put in as well. Many show watchers claim that Carmichael’s character isn’t as “smart” as Claire Kincaid. But she’s hotter and her borderline fascism was always a nice foil to McCoy’s not too subtle liberalism.

Who is your favorite character?

  • Jack McCoy (85%, 1,444 Votes)
  • Abbie Carmichael (15%, 250 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,694

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