4 Famous Lawyers in History Every Attorney Should Know

By: Manish

1.

Clarence Darrow

(1857-1938) 

Clarence Darrow, a witty American lawyer, gained fame for defending unpopular causes, notably in the 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial where he supported a teacher accused of teaching evolution in Tennessee.

2.

Sir Thomas More

1478-1545

Sir Thomas More, an English lawyer and philosopher, wrote "Utopia." He quit as Lord Chancellor under King Henry VIII because he didn't support the King's divorce and break from the Catholic Church. More was later executed for opposing Henry's actions.

3.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

1933-2020 

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a U.S. Supreme Court Justice, broke barriers for gender equality. Before the Court, she co-founded the Women's Rights Project at the ACLU, advocating for women's equal rights through key cases.

4.

Mahatma Gandhi

1869-1948

Mahatma Gandhi, known for India's independence, was a lawyer in London and South Africa. His legal career reflected his commitment to justice and nonviolence, principles pivotal in India's struggle for freedom.