There are many brilliant shows about lawyers and courtroom dramas that fascinate millions of people. Because there are many legal dramas on television and streaming you could watch, you could miss out on many brilliant shows about lawyers and legal battles. So, if you also like lawyer shows here are some of the best lawyer shows you could watch for some more courtroom drama.
When They See Us
Synopsis: Based on a true story that gripped the country, When They See Us will chronicle the notorious case of five teenagers of color, labeled the Central Park Five, who were convicted of a rape they did not commit. The four part limited series will focus on the five teenagers from Harlem — Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise. Beginning in the spring of 1989, when the teenagers were first questioned about the incident, the series will span 25 years, highlighting their exoneration in 2002 and the settlement reached with the city of New York in 2014. When They See Us was created by Ava DuVernay, who also co-wrote and directed the four parts.
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American Crime Story: The People v. O.J Simpson
Synopsis: The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story is a limited series that takes you inside the O.J. Simpson trial with a riveting look at the legal teams battling to convict or acquit the football legend of double homicide. Based on the book The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson by Jeffrey Toobin, it explores the chaotic behind-the-scenes dealings and maneuvering on both sides of the court, and how a combination of prosecution overconfidence, defense shrewdness, and the LAPD’s history with the city’s African-American community gave a jury what it needed: reasonable doubt.
How to Get Away With Murder
Synopsis: The brilliant, charismatic and seductive Professor Annalise Keating gets entangled with four law students from her class, “How to Get Away with Murder.” Little do they know that they will have to apply what they learned to real life, in this masterful, sexy, suspense-driven legal thriller.
Synopsis: The personal and professional lives of Boston’s most experienced litigators form the foundation of this prime-time comedy drama that has been nominated for multiple Emmy Awards since its 2004 premiere. When Washington, D.C., attorney Brad Chase (Mark Valley) was relocated to Boston to keep an eye on senior Crane, Poole & Schmidt partner Denny Crane (William Shatner), he had no idea what he was getting into. Meanwhile, as Chase does his best to keep an eye on Crane, Alan Shore (James Spader) uses ethically questionable methods to win the cases that no one else will touch. A spin-off of the Emmy Award-winning legal drama The Practice, Boston Legal has also featured such respected actors as Candice Bergen, René Auberjonois, and John Larroquette.
Synopsis: Meet Australian criminal barrister Cleaver Greene – reckless, brilliant and self-destructive. To jurors, he is hilarious, to judges an outrage, to a certain brothel owner a legend and to his former cocaine dealer, a tragic loss.. Despite his personal hopelessness, Cleaver will do whatever it takes to defend and save life’s truly lost souls.
Synopsis: Suits delves into the fast-paced, high-stakes world of Manhattan Corporate law firm where hotshot attorney, Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht) makes a risky move by hiring legal prodigy Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams) as his new associate despite not having a college or law degree. The two are forced to keep up the charade as they become an irrepressible duo. Boundaries are crossed, alliances are tested and fallouts are inevitable in the riveting nine seasons which also stars Meghan Markle, Gina Torres, Sarah Rafferty, Rick Hoffman, Dulé Hill, Amanda Schull and Katherine Heigl.
Synopsis: Bull stars Michael Weatherly as Dr. Jason Bull in a TV drama inspired by the early career of Dr. Phil McGraw, founder of one of the most prolific trial consulting firms of all time. Brilliant, brash, and charming, Dr. Bull is the ultimate puppet master as he combines psychology, human intuition, and hightech data to learn what makes jurors, attorneys, witnesses and the accused tick. Bull employs an expert team at Trial Analysis Corporation including his quickwitted former brother-in-law, lawyer Benny Colón (Freddy Rodriguez), Marissa Morgan (Geneva Carr), a cutting-edge neurolinguistics expert; former NYPD detective Danny James (Jaime Lee Kirchner); haughty millennial hacker Cable McCrory (Annabelle Attanasio), who is responsible for gathering cyber intelligence; and Chunk Palmer (Christopher Jackson), a fashion-conscious stylist and former All-American lineman who fine tunes clients’ appearances for trial. In high stakes legal proceedings, Bull’s combination of remarkable insight into human nature, three PhDs, and a top-notch staff create winning strategies in hopes of tipping the scales of justice in his clients’ favor
Synopsis: Once a powerful lawyer, Billy McBride is now burned out and washed up, spending more time in a bar than a courtroom. When he reluctantly agrees to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the biggest client of the massive law firm he helped create, Billy and his ragtag team uncover a vast and deadly conspiracy, pitting them all in a life or death trial against the ultimate Goliath.
Better Call Saul
Synopsis: Before Saul Goodman met Walter White, he was struggling attorney Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk). In this prequel to the Emmy-winning series Breaking Bad, Jimmy teams up with Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks) and begins his transformation from optimistic underdog into Albuquerque’s most notorious legal legend. Michael McKean stars as Jimmy’s brilliant, uncompromising brother, Chuck.
The Lincoln Lawyer
Synopsis: Mickey Haller (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo), an iconoclastic idealist, runs his law practice out of the back seat of his Lincoln, as he takes on cases big and small across the expansive city of Los Angeles. Based on the series of bestselling novels by renowned author Michael Connelly, the first season is based on the second book in The Lincoln Lawyer series, The Brass Verdict. The Lincoln Lawyer also stars Neve Campbell, Becki Newton, Jazz Raycole and Angus Sampson. Connelly is an executive producer and writer on the series. The series was developed for television by Ted Humphrey who serves as showrunner, executive producer and writer. Ross Fineman and Kelley are also executive producers.
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