Top Richest Lawyers of the World

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1. Alan Dershowitz: $25 million

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After graduating from Harvard Law School in 1962, Alan Dershowitz went right to work. By 1964, he had develop into a person in the Harvard Law School faculty and in 1967, he was made a complete professor. (He retired in 2013.) While teaching classes, he was also making a term for himself in the criminal law field. Because of his reputation since the “top lawyer of final resort,” he has a bevy of high-profile clients, including Mike Tyson, Jim Baker, Leona Helmsley, O.J. Simpson, and Jeffrey Epstein. Furthermore, he has written greater than a dozen books. Everything together helped him amass his fortune.

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2. Harish Salve: $6 million

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At 59 years old, Harish Salve did hard to produce a reputation together of India's top (and most expensive) lawyers, specializing in commercial, constitutional, and tax law. Salve, who originates from an extended type of lawyers and formerly served because the Solicitor General of India, currently charges clients about $45,000 a day. In addition to representing several government entities, large corporate clients, and industrialist Mukesh Ambani, he's represented Bollywood celebrities in criminal cases. Actually, he is often referred to as famed actor Salman Khan's “guardian angel” for keeping him out of jail on a winner and run charge. (Indian prisons are notorious for harsh conditions.)

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3. . John Branca: $50 million

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A graduate of the UCLA School of Law, John Branca has already established an extended career as an entertainment and corporate lawyer with an emphasis on representing rock and roll acts and independent investors. He has represented more than 30 members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and is on almost any listing of premier entertainment lawyers in the world. On a part note, he serves because the co-executor of Michael Jackson's estate.

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4. Lynn Toler: $15 million

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Better called the judge from TV's Divorce Court since 2007, Lynn Toler formerly served as the only municipal court judge in Cleveland Heights, OH for a lot more than 8 years. After receiving her law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1984, she dedicated to civil law until becoming municipal court judge. In this role, she was known for enforcing nontraditional sentences, such as for instance writing essays. As well as presiding over divorce court, Lynn is mcdougal of three books.

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5. David Boies: $20 million

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Currently serving because the chairman of Boies, Schiller & Flexner, David Boies previously served as Chief Counsel for the US Senate. He graduated from Yale University in 1966 and almost immediately made a term for himself. He amassed his fortune by representing several large corporations, including IBM, Napster, George Steinbrenner (owner of the NY Yankees), CBS, and the NBA Players Association throughout the 2011 NBA lockout. In accordance with Fortune magazine, he is “corporate America's number 1 hired gun.”

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6. Jane Wanjiru Michuki: $60 million

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Educated at the Kenya School of Law and Warwick University, Jane Wanjiru Michuki is a managing partner at Kimani & Michuki Advocate, a corporate law firm in Nairobi, Kenya that represents several of the biggest corporations in Kenya, such as for instance Equity Group Holdings Limited. Along with her law career, she's the biggest female stockholder on the Nairobi Stock Exchange, which is in which a good little her net worth comes from.

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7. Jose Baez: $8 million

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Probably best noted for defending Casey Anthony in 2011`, 47-year-old Jose Baez is definitely an American success story. After dropping out of senior high school, he joined the Navy, got his GED, and eventually earned a law degree from St. Thomas University School of Law. He has been involved with several high profile cases that led in acquittals, including the murder case of Nilton Diaz, which has been called “the biggest legal upset since O.J., amongst others [3]. He's considered by many to be the absolute most sought after criminal attorney in the U.S. and currently represents former NFL star Aaron Hernandez. He's also mcdougal of the best-selling book, Presumed Guilty: Casey Anthony: The Inside Story.

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8. Mark Geragos: $25 million

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A 1992 graduate of Loyola Law School, Mark Geragos is a criminal defense attorney who has also been involved in numerous landmark civil litigation class action cases. He's represented everyone from Chris Brown, Michael Jackson, and Winona Ryder to Scott Peterson and Susan McDougal. Named “Among the 100 Most Influential Attorneys in California,” he also holds accurate documentation for one of many top 10 verdicts in California history for a 2008 case by which he obtained a jury verdict awarding more than $38 against a pharmaceutical company. He currently serves as a managing partner at Geragos and Geragos.

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9. Roy Black: $100 million

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Yet another civil and criminal defense attorney, Roy Black, a graduate of the University of Miami, could be the senior partner at Black, Srebnick, Kornspan, & Stumpf. For more than 40 years, he has represented high profile clients, such as William Kennedy Smith (acquitted on rape charges), Albertson's, Inc., and Helio Castroneves. Known by most in the market for having “the most effective national reputation in Florida,” he also acts as a legal analyst on “The Today Show” and “Good Morning America” and teaches advanced criminal evidence at the University of Miami.

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10. Judge Joe Brown: $30 million

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Best noted for his daytime court show that ran for 15 years, Judge Joe Brown received his law degree from UCLA. After serving as the very first African-American prosecutor in Memphis, TN, he opened his own practice before serving as a criminal court judge in Shelby County, TN. While presiding over James Earl Ray's appeal for the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., he caught the eye of TV producers. Nearly all of his wealth was gained through the show. In 2014, he ran for district attorney general in Shelby County, but lost to the incumbent.

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11. Robert Shapiro: $50 million

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Currently a senior partner at Glaser, Weil, Fink, Jacobs, Howard, Avchen, and Shapiro, LLP, Robert Shapiro graduated from Loyola Law School in 1968 and began a lifetime career as a criminal attorney. After serving on O.J. Simpson's legal team (and representing various other celebrities), he opted to go into civil litigation. As well as his law career, he's written a youngsters' book and is just a co-founder of LegalZoom and Shoedazzle.com.

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12. Thomas Mesereau: $25 million

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Also a criminal defense attorney (Are you noticing a pattern?), Thomas Mesereau graduated from Harvard University and The University of California's Hastings College of Law and has was named “Trial Lawyer of the Year for 2015” by the National Trial Lawyers. (He has won a lot of other awards including “Criminal Defense Lawyer of the Year.”) He's known for taking high stakes cases with impossible odds and getting extraordinary results. He was Michael Jackson's attorney when he was acquitted of 14 child molestation charges and has won an unprecedented three federal criminal jury trials in a row. While his hourly rate is so high that it's not published, he also does pro bono work through the Mesereau Free Legal Clinic.

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13. Vernon E. Jordan Jr.: $12 million

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Born in 1935, Jordan has enjoyed a long law career that began after his graduation from Howard University. (In addition, he holds a lot more than 70 honorary degrees from various colleges and universities.) He's currently the senior council, emphasizing general council, business, and international law, at Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer, and Feld LLP. His early career focused primarily on civil rights, while he later served as a consultant to President Clinton. Nearly all of his fortune was earned by representing huge corporations, such as Xerox and American Express, as well as spending time as Wall Street banker.

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