Fyodor Nikiforovich is known as a talented lawyer and brilliant orator of pre-revolutionary Russia. During his speeches, there were so many people willing to listen to his speeches that there was no free space in the courtrooms. He was so famous that his surname became a household name, denoting lawyers of the highest professionalism. The collections of his court speeches are still studied in law schools.
His speeches are characterized by emotional dryness, impeccable logic of substantiation of their statements and frequent references to the Holy Scripture. He was distinguished by a quick reaction to the words of his opponents, resourcefulness and wit. Plevako worked with clients of the most diverse social status: peasants, workers, nobles, students. The phrase with which he began most of his speeches is well known: “Gentlemen, it could have been worse.”
Plevako was not deprived of writing talent and was published in various publications under the pseudonym Bogdan Poberezhny. The lawyer was acquainted with many great people of his time: Mikhail Vrubel, Konstantin Korovin, Vasily Surikov, Fyodor Shalyapin, Konstantin Stanislavsky, and others.
Gloria Allred, according to many of her colleagues, is considered the best lawyer in America. She is famous for taking on many scandalous and controversial cases, especially with regard to the struggle for the rights of women, victims of sexual violence, abuse of sexual minorities. Often represents the interests of clients filing claims against the stars (Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Jackson, Donald Trump, etc.). Allred often covers in the press the details of the affairs with which she works and leads a public life.
In addition to advocacy, this amazing woman taught at school for 6 years, and also lectured at the University of Southern California for several years.
In 2008, a law firm founded by Gloria, helped legalize same-sex marriage in California.
Alan became the youngest professor of law at Harvard, receiving a degree in 28 years.
The lawyer became famous for his participation in the murder appeal cases, winning 13 out of 15 lawsuits. The most notorious among them is the trial against O. Jay Simpson, an American football player, accused of the death of his wife Nicole and her friend Ron Goldman. It was one of the first trials in America that was broadcast on television.
Initially, all the evidence pointed in favor of O. Jay, but the lawyers, which included Alan, managed to get an acquittal.
His other famous process is the case of Klaus von Bülow, who is also accused of killing his wife, heir to the multi-million dollar capital of his family. Based on this case, Alan Dershovits wrote the book “The Turn of Fate”, which was later filmed.
In one of his interviews, the lawyer said that in his work he strictly adheres to the rule: not to believe what the government, the press, the police, and he (the client) are saying about his client, since they can all lie.
This is one of the most famous lawyers in the world and the only billionaire who has earned his capital solely in legal practice.
Forbes magazine estimates his fortune at approximately $ 1.5 billion.
Joe became famous in 1985, winning in one of the most expensive cases in US history, held between two oil companies: Pennzoil and Texaco. With the help of Joseph, Pennzoil was able to win this trial. Jemal’s reward was $ 335 million! After this incident, the lawyer received the nickname “king of civil law.” In total, he won more than two hundred cases with compensation of more than $ 1 million each.
Joe Jemail is also known for his bad temper, emotional incontinence and hot temper and bad language, as well as a sharp way of conducting negotiations and an unconventional approach to the situation that allows him to win his clients.
The lawyer is also actively involved in charity work, in particular, he regularly donates substantial amounts to the University of Texas, where he received an education. The law faculty was named after him.
Despite his venerable age (88 years), Joe continues to be engaged in private practice to this day, they say that he is not able to sit idle.
This famous American lawyer founded his law firm Geragos & Geragos, which participated in high-profile cases, where celebrities appeared and won 98 cases out of 100!
One of the hearings that helped Mark succeed was the trial of former assistant to Bill Clinton, Susan McDougal, who was accused of fraud. Nobody believed that an acquittal was possible, but the young Mark managed to change the court decision in favor of his client.
Geragos also made a significant contribution to the defense of Michael Jackson, suspected of molesting minors. In addition to the famous musician, a number of well-known figures addressed Geragos’ services: Robert Downey Jr. (he was charged with drug trafficking), Winona Ryder (suspected of stealing jewelry), Roger Clinton (driving while intoxicated), Chris Brown (he was accused of beating his former girls, singer Rihanna).
In addition to cases involving celebrities, Mark is also famous for being an Armenian by birth, he paid great attention to the affairs of the Armenian diaspora and became its official representative in a number of organizations.
Marc Geragos acted as a lawyer in a court hearing against the insurance company New York Life Insurance, which dealt with the payment of compensation to the 1.5 million Armenians who suffered during the genocide in 1915. Mark won a brilliant victory: the court ordered the company to pay an insurance premium of $ 20 million.