Names of The Richest American Lawyers in 2016

Recently, I wrote few articles about richest people from different occupations, today I have decided to share 10 most richest lawyers in America. As a lawyer, one should have great debating skills to overcome the opponent party, he must have a fascinating accent to impress the jury. A lawyer must have to be clever and should have the ability to grip the opportunity whenever the opposition party leaks something which can favour him.

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He must have the capability to introduce his arguments in a defining way, in a way that no one can ignore him, neither his arguments that he is giving against or in favour of someone.

And today’s list contains few of such lawyers who are known for these abilities and have achieved great success in their careers. It was hard to find, but fortunately there was enough resource available to find at-least 10.

So here we go!

Ana Quincoces

Ana Quincoces net worth

Net Worth $8 million

Now don’t tell me that you don’t know her. She is a popular and multi-talented chef — she also appears on cooking shows which are the main reason behind her fame, but this doesn’t mean that she hasn’t have any great acknowledgement in her career as a lawyer.

In-fact, she is one of the most highly-paid lawyers in America — this is why her net worth in about $8 million. However, this money is not just obtained from her law career but also from other sources and occupation where she has worked, especially as a television star.

She has also published few cookbooks, she owns restaurants too and is having a great career in all fields where she is working — she can be considered an all star. As a lawyer, she is best known for her defendant skills.

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Vernon Jordan

Vernon Jordan

Net Worth $12 million

Vernon Jordan is a civil rights activist, lawyer and an business executive who has devoted his life and career to bring change in the society. He is known for his admirable work as a civil rights activist.

He also plays a meaningful role in American politics and was chosen by Bill Clinton as his personal advisor for human rights and policy issues. He was born in Georgia and got his law degree from the Howard University school of law, since then he knew his aim in life and is working against the racial discrimination against black in Georgia.

Thomas Mesereau

Thomas Mesereau net worth

Net Worth $25 million

Any Michael Jackson fan here? If yes, then he must know Thomas Mesereau — a famous American lawyer who defended Michael Jackson in the child molestation case in 2005.

He also defended Mike Tyson in a rape investigation case in 2001 — charges were dropped and Tyson was found not guilty for the accusations that were made.

He was named the “Criminal Defense Lawyer of the Year” by the Criminal Courts Bar Association, Los Angeles and the Century City Bar Association, Los Angeles. He his humane and has modest behaviour — he has also received “Community Service Award” from the Mayor of Loss Angeles.

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Erin Brockovich

Erin Brockovich net worth

Net Worth $42 million

Erin Brockovich is an American female lawyer, born on June 22, 1960 in Lawrence, Kansas, USA — she is known for her struggle for environmental health.

There is also a film made based on her called Erin Brockovich in which Julia Roberts played the leading role. Erin currently has a net worth of $42 million — she is currently working against environmental violence — she also fought a case against the Pacific Gas company in 1993.

She has received many awards including Honorary Doctor of laws and commencement speaker at Lewis & Clark Law school in May 2005. Honorary Doctor of Humane Letter and commencement speaker at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles in  May 2007.

John Branca

John Branca net worth

Net Worth $50 million

John Gregory Branca was born on December 11, 1950 in Bronxville, New York — he is an entertainment lawyer, best known for rock and roll acts, independent music labels and music publishing catalogs.

John completed his law degree from UCLA School of Law, he is originally from bustling state of New York, but he shifted to California at the age of 11.

Robert Shapiro

Robert Shapiro net worth

Net Worth $50 million

Robert Leslie Shapiro is an American civil litigator and lawyer, born on September 2, 1942. He is recognized as a great defended lawyer — he is currently working in association with a Los Angeles-based law firm Glaser Weil Fink Jacobs Howard Avchen & Shapiro, LLP.

His most famous case took place in 1994 in which O.J. Simpson was accused for killing his ex-wife Nicole Brown — O.J. Simpson was later declared innocent after the judicial trial. Robert Shapiro has also appeared in t.v commercials.

Roy Black

Roy Black net worth

Net Worth $65 million

Roy Black was born in New York on February 17,1945 — he is a civil and criminal defense trial attorney. He is known for having celebrities’ cases. His most famous case held in 1991, where he managed an acquittal for William Kennedy Smith on charges of rape.

He also conducted many other high-profile cases including, representation of the Conservation radio commentator, Rush Limbaugh. Roy has also represented Kelsey Grammer, Helio Castroneves and Jeffrey Epstein in court. He is often called “The Professor”.

Willie Gary

Willie Gary net worth

Net Worth $100 million

Willie Gary is an American lawyer, born on July 12, 1947 — he is an attorney, motivational speaker and cable television executive. Gary has won suits against many large corporations including, Disney Land and Anheuser-Busch on behalf of his clients through his law firm.

Due to his hard-work and fairness to his work — Willie has earned a good name in the field of business and law. He did graduation in law from the North Carolina Central University, till then he hasn’t looked back as he continues to lead Martin Country’s first ever black law firm.

Bill Neukom

Bill Neukom net worth

Net Worth: $850 million

Bill Neukom is an American lawyer, born in 1942 — he served as managing general partner of the San Francisco Giants baseball team ownership group from May 2008 to December 2011.

He earned his graduation degree from Stanford, he also worked as an attorney for Microsoft for 25 years. He also invested in the San Francisco Giants when they won the World series in 2010. Bill is also founder and CEO of World Justice Project.

Richard Scruggs

Richard Scruggs net worth

Net Worth $1.7 billion

Richard Scruggs is an American lawyer, billionaire, former A6A naval aviator, a prominent trial lawyer, one of the richest men in Mississippi, and the brother-in-law of former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott.

He has a nickname “King of Torts” in his fellow lawyers — his net worth is nearly $1.7 billion. Richard has carved a name for himself in the diversified field of law. He was born on May 17, 1946.

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