Best Lawyers in History June 1 Nic Jacobs Jaguars Jersey , 2012 | Author: rhondachuva | Posted in Education Article by Ben Goldman
Lawyers often get a bad rap for a variety of reasons and the public generally views them as amoral but necessary nuisances. And while some lawyers very easily fit this description (see Devil’s Advocate: History’s Most Controversial Lawyers), it would be a grave mistake to lump all attorney’s into this unfortunate stereotype. After all, a court of law was amongst the first societal innovations to accompany the rise of civilization, and in the same way that there are two sides to every story – there are two lawyers in every trial.
So in an effort to pay tribute to some our great unsung courtroom cowboys, we’ve listed the greatest lawyers in history.
Abraham LincolnThough Abraham Lincoln is most known for his battle to end slavery as the 16th President of the United States Myles Jack Jaguars Jersey , many are unaware of his earlier career battling in the court of law.
Born in Kentucky to a family of uneducated farmers, Lincoln left his humble upbringings to travel to New Salem, Illinois where he worked a variety of odd jobs all while teaching himself the inner-workings of law. When he was finally granted the right to practice as an attorney, he got to work immediately and quickly became one of Illinois’ most formidable lawyers. During his tenure as a lawyer, he tackled any kind of case imaginable- including trials for medical malpractice Marqise Lee Jaguars Jersey , corporate misconduct, murder, slander, fraud and many more.
In retrospect, it’s easy to see how Lincoln’s 20+ year long career as an attorney helped shape him into the masterful politician he would later become by sharpening his debate skills and keeping him in touch with the issues that matter to the public. And considering the fact that he went on to become one of the nation’s greatest Presidents should stand as evidence that being a lawyer doesn’t necessarily make you a lowlife- it just predisposes you to being a lowlife Marcedes Lewis Jaguars Jersey , which makes it all the more impressive that Lincoln turned out so cool.