Peter and Nina Fitzgerald are a few spots up from Boyden Gray, at #44, and they’re on the same side of the aisle: Peter Fitzgerald is a Republican who formerly occupied Barack Obama’s old U.S. Senate seat. The Fitzgeralds both have law degrees — Peter from the University of Michigan, and Nina from Harvard — but their wealth doesn’t appear to come from their legal endeavors. Peter Fitzgerald belongs to a commercial banking dynasty. Don’t you just love family money?
Edward Cohen earned his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center and used to work in the field of nuclear energy, according to Washingtonian. But he now works for Lerner Enterprises, the real estate company founded by his father-in-law, Ted Lerner — who’s worth a cool $3.3 billion, per Forbes. (You can read more about the Lerners in this family portrait.)
The next lawyer on the Washingtonian list is quite a bit higher, in the top 20….