There’s a lot of reasons to become a lawyer: protecting the innocent, serving justice to criminals, and the potential to make a ton of cash! The average lawyer in the USA makes $87,012 a year–not bad!
However, the most prominent lawyers make WAY more cash. Like, unbelievable amounts. Let’s go over the richest lawyers in America and how their ccessful legal careers helped them get there. And to help show how impressive this top 10 list is, please keep in mind that we didn’t include any lawyers who made their wealth in other ways (at least originally), who have been disbarred, who are under investigation of unethical or illegal conduct, or who passed away.
#10 – George Conway | $39 Million
George Conway got his Juris Doctor from Yale Law School in 1987. His lawyering resume is substantial: from serving as a law clerk to Judge Ralph K. Winter Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals and becoming a founding partner of the Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen, & Katz Law Firm, Conway took part in several notable cases, such as when he represented Paula Jones in her lawsuit against the U.S. President Bill Clinton in
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1994. Most recently, Conway was considered for several United States facebook ad sizeDepartment of Justice posts by President Donald Trump. Due to differing political views, however, Conway declined the offer.
#9 – William Barr | $50 Million
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Scruggs’ fortune is currently estimated at $1.7 billion, although he is disbarred as a lawyer after serving time in prison for engaging in judicial bribery.He began to gain popularity and wealth after successfully suing the asbestos industry on behalf of ailing shipyard workers. Other major litigation he represented was the national patient class action against HMOs, hundreds of homeowners against insurance companies in the aftermath of Hurricane Catrina, and of course, he represented the state of Mississippi in the tobacco-related litigation of the 1990s.
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He is a graduate of North Carolina Central University and has a fortune of $100 million and could be called “The Lawyer of the Music Industry”. He specializes in representing bands and artists, as well as investors and independent music labels.His clients include, among others, The Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson, The Beach Boys, The Bee Gees, ZzTop and Aerosmith. He has also advised magazines such as Forbes, Penthouse and Playboy.
After earning his law degree and Juris Doctor from the University of Miami, this U.S. civil and criminal defense attorney acquittal to fame when he obtained the of William Kennedy Smith, who was indicted on rape charges.Over the years he has represented more
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celebrities such as radio commentator Rush Limbaugh, entertainer Peter Max, singer Justin Bieber, film producer Joe Francis and actor Kelsey Grammer, among others. As a result, he has a fortune of around $65 million