Who are some of the best fictional lawyers in history?

There are plenty of TV shows, movies and other forms of entertainment that have lawyers as the lead character.

A recent study analyzed 70 names of lawyers, attorneys, litigators and judges from TV shows, movies and soap operas to find out who is New Jersey most popular fictional lawyer.

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So who would be some of the candidates?

  • Andrew Beckett ("Philadelphia")
  • Jake Brigance ("A Time to Kill")
  • Arnie Becker ("L.A. Law")
  • Lt. Daniel Kaffee ("A Few Good Men")
  • Jackie Chiles ("Seinfeld")
  • Ben Matlock ("Matlock")
  • Jimmy McGill/Saul Goodman ("Breaking Bad"/"Better Call Saul")
  • Jack McCoy ("Law & Order")
  • Atticus Finch ("To Kill a Mockingbird")
  • Perry Mason ("Perry Mason" legacy)
  • Vincent Gambini ("My Cousin Vinny")
  • Annalise Keating ( "How to Get Away with Murder")
  • Harvey Spector ("Suits')
  • Dan Fielding ("Night Court")
  • Mickey Haller ("The Lincoln Lawyer")
  • Ally McBeal ("Ally McBeal")

Those are some of the top ones that I could think of, so which ones were the most popular in 2023 in the state of New Jersey?

Who were the top 5?

Coming in at No. 5 is Harvey Dent from DC Comics

Next at No. 4 on the list was Gomez Addams from he Addams Family was played by Raul Julia.

When thinking of Gomez, what usually comes to mind is his obsession with his wife Morticia and the fact that he’s a billionaire. However, he also studied law and is a lawyer – “even if he does not practice often”. Gomez has appeared in several adaptations of “The Addams Family”, the most famous being the 1991 film of the same name, where he’s portrayed by Raul Julia.


Coming in at No. 3 on the list is Louis Litt from Suits played play Rick Hoffman.

Portrayed by Rick Hoffman and often considered an antagonist to Harvey and Mike, who were considered somewhat of the heroes of the story, Louis has grown a lot on people over the seasons, showing a soft and understanding side, making viewers appreciate his character is just human and that everyone can make mistakes guided by selfishness and envy, but that it doesn’t make them necessarily a bad person.


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No. 2 on the list we have Saul Goodman from Breaking Bad / Better Call Saul played by Bob Odenkirk.

Bob Odenkirk’s character has been around since 2009, when he first appeared in the second season of ‘Breaking Bad’, until 2022, when the prequel and spin-off ‘Better Call Saul’ ended.


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And No. 1 on the list was Harvey Spector from the show Suits, who was played by Gabriel Macht, with 5326.4 average monthly searches.

Harvey Specter is on top of the list with 5326.4 average monthly searches. Despite ‘Suits’ being over for four years now, Harvey Specter is still one of the public's favorite characters.

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