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Famous Lawyers

written by: silverqueen
'The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers.', is Shakespeare's often quoted comment from Henry VI. You laugh and agree until the long arm of the law reaches for you or some company's product hurts your child. Then you will search for the best lawyer your can afford. Because while Justice is blind, everyone knows a good lawyer can shine a very powerful light into the eyes of Justice. See how many of these famous lawyers of fact and fiction you can finger.

Question 1:

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This lawyer was voted the # 1 hero in the American Film Institute's 100 Greatest Heroes and Villains. In one of the most powerful scenes in the movie, the lawyer walks quietly from the courtroom after losing his case. People in the balcony stand in honor as he leaves. Rev Skyes is in the balcony and says 'Jean Louise. Jean Louise, stand up. Your father is passing. Who is passing by?
Atticus Finch
Ben Matlock
Jack McCoy
Daniel Kaffee

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Question 2:

A line in this lawyer's summation to the jury has become a part of pop culture. Who said 'If the glove doesn't fit, you must acquit'.
F. Lee Bailey
Robert Shapiro
Al Sharpton
Johnnie Cochran

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This Harvard Law professor is one of the best known criminal appellate lawyers in the US. He is known for his defense of porn star, Harry Reems and British socialite, Claus von Bulow. What lawyer had his book 'Reversal of Fortune' made into a 1990 film starring Jeremy Irons?
F. Lee Bailey
Alan Dershowitz
Barry Scheck
Richard ' Racehorse ' Hanes

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In what movie did the JAG officer, Daniel Kaffee say to Colonel Nathan Jessup 'Don't call me son. I'm a lawyer and an officer in the United States Navy and you're under arrest, you son of a *****.'?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)

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Question 5:

What Shakespeare character said 'The quality of mercy is not strained. It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven'?

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Who is the 17th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court who once clerked for Chief Justice William Rehnquist and then himself became Chief Justice upon the death of Chief Justice Rehnquist?
Anthony Kennedy
John Roberts
David Souter
Samuel Alito

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Question 7:

This flamboyant criminal lawyer said: 'Say you sue me because you say my dog bit you. Well, now this is my defense: My dog doesn't bite. And second, my dog was tied up that night. And third, I don't believe you were bit. And fourth, I don't have a dog." This lawyer represented T. Cullen Davis, one of the wealthiest men to ever stand trial for murder in the United States. He won two acquittals for Davis for the murder of twelve-year-old Andrea Wilborn and the attempted murder of Judge Joe Eidson.
Roy Black
Richard 'Racehorse' Haynes
Melvin Belli
Gerry Spence

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Defense lawyer: 'Do you claim that everything in the Bible should be literally interpreted?'
William Jennings Byran: I believe that everything in the Bible should be accepted as it is given there. Some of the Bible is given illustratively. For instance 'Ye are the salt of the earth'. I would not insist that man was actually salt or that he had flesh of salt'.
Who is the defense lawyer in this famous 1925 trial?
Clarence Darrow
John T Scopes
William Schulz
Eugene V. Debs

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Question 9:

This lawyer, who graduated from Stanford Law School and served on the Arizona Court of Appeals, was appointed by President Ronald Reagan as the first woman to serve on the United States Supreme Court.
Kimba Woods
Harriet Miers
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Sandra Day O'Connor

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In Hollywood of the 1940s and 1950s the first words out of many a major Hollywood star in legal troubles said were: 'Get me Jerry Geisler'. Jerry Geisler had defended Errol Flynn on a rape charge, Robert Mitchum on a pot charge and Charlie Chaplin in a paternity case. Who was the 'Sweater Girl' who dialed Jerry Geisler before she called the police when Johnny Stompanato lay dead at her feet?
Diana Dors
Rita Hayworth
Lana Turner
Elizabeth Taylor

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