Top 325 Lawyer Quotes

In this post, you will find great Lawyer Quotes from famous people, such as Andre Leon Talley, Renny Harlin, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Neil Gorsuch, Su-chin Pak. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.

Like Hillary Clinton before her, Mrs. Obama has always

Like Hillary Clinton before her, Mrs. Obama has always been a working woman. She is a lawyer turned hospital administrator turned political right hand. It is a unique resume.
I think the reason why we were able to actually get it made was that we were so extremely naive – we had no experience at all here. We didn’t even know that you were supposed to have an agent. We didn’t even have a lawyer. We didn’t know one soul.
My mum thought my TV and film addiction was laziness. If you’re an immigrant, you know you’ll never be an accepted part of society, but you hope your children will be, and you try to make them essential to the community in a practical way – being a doctor or a lawyer. Acting was beyond their comprehension.
In the balance of my professional life, I’ve had the privilege of the working as a practicing lawyer and teacher.
I always thought I’d become an immigration lawyer.
I had, toward the last, been shut off from all visitors, and so when the lawyer, Peter A. Hendricks, came and told me that friends of mine were willing to take charge of me if I would rather be with them than in the asylum, I was only too glad to give my consent.
A good lawyer is going to try to protect her client.
Now is the time to draw a clean, clear, bright line and say if you are engaging in speech over the Internet you do not have to check with your lawyer or your accountant. You are a free American, and you have the opportunity to engage in free speech over the Internet.
But the person who scored well on an SAT will not necessarily be the best doctor or the best lawyer or the best businessman. These tests do not measure character, leadership, creativity, perseverance.
William Julius Wilson
Compromise is the best and cheapest lawyer.
Unlike other professions – doctor, lawyer, teacher, journalist, sales clerk, stock broker – when a cop makes a bad mistake, it could mean someone is dead. They take home mental baggage unlike anything carried in almost every other job.
I am married to a happy camper. He’s a criminal lawyer who thinks people are inherently good and will befriend him. His father, at 93, is the same way.
Daredevil‘s religion makes him unique. He’s a vigilante, but he’s also a lawyer – and all the while, he believes only God is capable of bringing people to justice.
Money is the sovereign queen of all delights – for her, the lawyer pleads, the soldier fights.
Richard Barnfield
In sport, you only see the fighter, but it’s teamwork. Without a good team, you will never be the best. In boxing, you have to work with the best coach, the best lawyer, the best manager, the best doctor. Exactly the same principle applies in politics.
The first thing I ever wanted to be was a lawyer, because I love arguing. But I’m very lazy. I’m intelligent, but I’m very lazy, so it seemed like a bit too much.
I had actually studied political science in college. I had dreams of being a lawyer at one time.
Concepts of justice must have hands and feet to carry out justice in every case in the shortest possible time and the lowest possible cost. This is the challenge to every lawyer and judge in America.
Warren E. Burger
When I was young, for some reason, I thought a postman‘s job was quite cool, and once, I even contemplated becoming a lawyer. Finally, I decided to dabble in something creative like fashion designing or photography. Till I joined college, I had no clue that one day, I will face the camera.
My brother Cody is 19. He wants to stay out of the limelight and become a lawyer. I want him to be an entertainment lawyer, so he can help me out!
I studied law, I got an alright degree, and then I was going to go and do something called an LPC, which is a Legal Practice Course, which qualifies you as a lawyer. But I didn’t end up doing it, because I went to drama school instead.
Adeel Akhtar
I was a human rights lawyer for 20 years, I believed those values of dignity, equality and non-discrimination were a given. believed the only question in my lifetime would be – how much further do we extend those values? I did not think in my lifetime we’d actually be having an argument about those values.
I wasn’t a shrinking violet when I joined Fox News. I didn’t have any power at Fox – I had no power in the TV industry – but I had been a lawyer for nine years who had practiced employment law.
And you realise you’re doing a public service in making people happy – as a musician you can give people something a doctor, a lawyer, a politician cannot give them that. It’s not scientific. It’s spiritual – a good feeling. And although you don’t know them personally, the audience are like your friends.
Billy Ocean
I think I always kind of wanted to be a musician but never dared to say it out loud because I never thought it was possible. I wanted to be a teacher, a lawyer, a doctor – I wanted to be a lot of other things growing up.
And I’ve always felt comfortable certainly in a courtroom because you’re just performing. And there was a time in my life when I thought when I grew up I’d be a trial lawyer myself.
Every race gets the religion it deserves, and only as policemen, pugilists, and priests have they succeeded, here and there a successful lawyer, but nothing more serious.
A lawyer is never entirely comfortable with a friendly divorce, anymore than a good mortician wants to finish his job and then have the patient sit up on the table.
Jean Kerr
Thomas More’s birth was noted by his father upon a blank page at the back of a copy of Geoffrey of Monmouth’s ‘Historia Regum Britanniae’; for a lawyer John More was remarkably inexact in his references to that natal year, and the date has been moved from 1477 to 1478 and back again.
I understood at a young age that administrations come and go, but laws stay. So I decided to become a lawyer in order to help create a more just and peaceful world, not just in a fleeting moment but in a way that will endure from one generation to the next.
You will find this hard to believe, but I’ve never laughed as much as I did when I was a corporate lawyer. When you’re working 16 hours a day for months at a time, you get punchy. Everything and everyone seems hilarious.
I've been blessed - every job I've had I've loved, whet

I’ve been blessed – every job I’ve had I’ve loved, whether it’s as a lawyer, MP, cabinet minister.
I never pursued anything but acting. But as a kid, I was really interested in the Supreme Court. I wanted to to be a Supreme Court justice, but didn’t want to be a lawyer. I just wanted to go straight to being a justice.
I decided that I wanted to be a lawyer in eighth grade.
I was a trial lawyer when I was elected to Congress.
Rarely in my 45 years as a civil rights lawyer have I been so angry about an injustice as I am about what happened to Billy Ray Johnson.
Morris Dees
A lawyer with his briefcase can steal more than a hundred men with guns.
Mario Puzo
The doctor sees all the weakness of mankind; the lawyer all the wickedness, the theologian all the stupidity.
You might be looking for a guy with a six pack that’s 6’9 and is a lawyer that has money. You’re not going to get everything. Some times you have to compromise. Maybe he’s 6’2, has a four pack and is a future lawyer.
I could not have been happier with ‘The Lincoln Lawyer.’ They got the essence, and the casting, starting with McConaughey, was just perfect.
For all of you out there who don’t know what ‘ignoramus’ is, it’s an ignorant lawyer.
With Pavement, we had no managers and never had a lawyer. We got lucky with not signing any bad deals.
Movies and media really can influence us. A few years ago, my daughter wanted to be a dancer; since Obama came into office, she now wants to be a lawyer and get into politics and maybe even be president.
It does not take a lawyer or even a former federal prosecutor like myself to conclude that investigating Donald Trump’s finances or his family‘s finances falls completely outside of the realm of his 2016 campaign and allegations that the campaign coordinated with the Russian government or anyone else.
I’d always been the kind of lawyer that was attracted back to policy.
One minute I was a clapped-out, two-guinea, legal-aid lawyer, and the next minute I was in parliament.
David Lange
My grandfather was a very elegant individual. My father also. He was a lawyer and farmer in Cuba. In Miami, he had to go to work wherever he could. But whenever it was time to go out, you saw how they cared for how they looked.
I was determined to become a criminal lawyer and help look after the poor.
Dean had just come from seeing his lawyer. That was the first time that I found out that he had consulted a lawyer. He wanted to tell me what he thought was going on, but he was writing it down as if my house was bugged. He acted like everything was bugged.
Fred F. Fielding
I would love to be in a Jimmy McGovern drama on TV, but there is no way he would ever ask me unless it would be to play a lawyer or something.
My father was a lawyer. I was fascinated to become a lawyer, too.
I grew up in Queens, in New York City, in a middle class Jewish family. My mother was a public school teacher, my father was a lawyer. They were Democrats – kind of middle-of-the-road democrats.
McVeigh’s lawyer got him the death penalty, which, quite frankly, I could have done.
Thirty, 40 years ago, more than that now, even, the cook was certainly at the bottom of the social scale. And any mother would’ve wanted their child to marry a doctor, a lawyer, an architect, not a cook. Now, we are genius, it’s different.
Im a soulless lawyer. Give me any opinion and I can argue it.
There’s no question there’s enough information available to all of us in this society for darn near anything. The problem is the quality of the information, the presentation of it… You shouldn’t have to be a lawyer.
I had started law school at Florida State University as a part-timer. I would go two quarters, and they allowed me to drop out to play baseball, and then I’d get readmitted in September. I was convinced I was going to be a lawyer and was using my baseball salary to pay my way through school.
I was a pretty independent kid. I thought maybe I’d be a veterinarian or an environmental lawyer.
The inherited tradition is that we don’t tell stories about slavery from the perspective of the slave. It’s told through the president or the lawyer.
It’s every lawyer’s dream to help shape the law, not just react to it.
The law seemed to be always what I came back to. I have never, one day in my life as a lawyer, regretted my decision to become a lawyer.
Charles T. Canady
Stories let you be the hero, the doctor, the lawyer, the gladiator. They let you go on a journey.
I'm not a politician. I'm not a lawyer. I'm just a coun

I’m not a politician. I’m not a lawyer. I’m just a country boy.
Max Burns
So, in a way I was hedging and saying that if the Olympic stuff doesn’t work out at least I can be a lawyer.
When ‘Supernatural‘ came out, there were a lot of procedurals and you were either a doctor or a cop or lawyer, otherwise the show didn’t stay on TV. And then we came around, and I don’t want to say we were trailblazers, but we found our niche.
Jared Padalecki
If the only way a library can offer an Internet exhibit about the New Deal is to hire a lawyer to clear the rights to every image and sound, then the copyright system is burdening creativity in a way that has never been seen before because there are no formalities.
I was a lawyer for 10 years, and when you’re in law, things really have to get done, or somebody sues you. It’s a great trick.
He wanted to be a lawyer, couldn’t afford it, so he started dealing to go to college – good intention.
I actually spoke to one of the heads of a studio, and he said I confuse middle America. Basically, when they see a black person, they see athlete, they see rapper, or they see criminal or something like that. And then when they hear a British accent, they hear posh, so they hear lawyer or doctor.
We had been working. We had a bunch of songs written and it came time to make the record, so we had our lawyer make the call to Elektra and ask for our advance. Then, we got dropped. It was actually exciting.
Gene Ween
I finally said, ‘I don’t care if you’re the first person in your family to be a lawyer.’ Everybody thought what I was doing was really exciting, but it was not moving me one bit. And that’s when I decided to join city government in Chicago, and that changed my life.
I toyed with the idea of pursuing a career as a lawyer just because I like to argue.
Lexa Doig
As a lawyer, I could engage in killer litigation with the best of them. It was war, after all.
My mom was like, ‘Get your law degree first, become a lawyer, and then you can tell jokes on the weekends. You can be a lawyer and just throw jokes into your presentations.’ Now she’s like, ‘Listen, you need to come up with new material.’ All of a sudden, my mom’s a critic.
When a criminal breaks into your home I’ll let the liberals call the lawyer. I’m going to call Smith & Wesson.
When I told my parents I wanted to be an actor, my mom was, like, ‘I think I heard you say lawyer.’
I wanted to be a leading man – the black lawyer, the black doctor, the black policeman.
David Alan Grier
Latino people have come up to me and said they were motivated to become a lawyer because they saw me play one on TV – and you can’t discount how great it is when they tell me I was the first.
Everybody comes to the planet with certain gifts. It may be writing, it may be acting, it may be singing, it may be being a lawyer, it may be making a beautiful cabinet, it may be being a spectacular dry cleaner. It could be anything. We all have gifts in different areas.
When I was growing up, my mother would always say, ‘It will go on your permanent record.’ There was no ‘permanent record.’ If there were a ‘permanent record,’ I’d never be able to be a lawyer. I was such a bum in elementary school and high school… There is a permanent record today, and it’s called the Internet.
If a lobbyist sets up shop, or a lawyer, in which they’re receiving income through what is something like a tax loophole so that it’s not counting as corporate income, that is what this is counting as a small business.
A lawyer who makes an impression as credible, competent, and civil is one whose thoughts I’ll take seriously.
Raymond Kethledge
New York state ethics rules prohibit lawyers from soliciting gifts from clients ‘for the benefit of the lawyer or a person related to the lawyer.’
When I was starting out, young actresses had the studio system to protect them. Now you have a host of sharks, from your agent to your publicist to your lawyer.
I absolutely reject that idea that the press is liberal and what it does is liberal. In my view, it’s like accusing a doctor of malpractice or a lawyer of malfeasance.
Ron Suskind
My friends in the Congress, I have known Coretta King since I went south during the civil rights movement as a lawyer. She was a vibrant, consistent, totally dedicated partner with her husband.
Throughout her career, many women would view Mrs. Clinton as an imperfect vessel for the feminist cause. She was a Yale-educated lawyer who, at the height of the 1970s women’s movement, moved to Arkansas to put her own ambitions on hold in furtherance of her husband’s career.
I’m not a lawyer, thank God. Not that there’s anything wrong with it. I’ve never had the brain power for it. I was not the kind of guy who could learn case law.
My own basketball background was ripping up my ACL in a lawyer’s league.
I followed my dreams and went to Hollywood. My mom was like, ‘Wait a minute – I thought you were going to be a lawyer.’ I said, ‘You know what, Mom? You’re going to have to see me play one on TV.’
Both my parents were high school teachers, and they were beloved high school teachers, so I constantly meet people through my dad‘s life where they’d be like, ‘Your dad changed my life. He’s the reason I became a lawyer. He’s the reason I started writing. He’s the only reason I stayed in school.’
I was training to be a lawyer… I was president of the law society at Glasgow University, and my bass guitarist was my secretary of my law society; the lead guitarist and writer worked at the law firm that I worked.
The reality is that most celebrity defendants are extremely unknowledgeable, naive, and vulnerable, and if they get into trouble, they usually call their lawyer friends who handle criminal cases, and if they don’t know any, they call their business lawyers, who then refer them to lawyer friends of theirs.
As a trial lawyer in front of a jury and an author of t

As a trial lawyer in front of a jury and an author of true-crime books, credibility has always meant everything to me. My only master and my only mistress are the facts and objectivity. I have no others.
I had a world theme at my Bar Mitzvah: each table was a different country. I had a miserable time. There was one picture of me, and I’m wearing a double-breasted suit. There were all these people having fun, and I’m just standing there. I look like a corporate lawyer who just found out he’s not making partner.
One lawyer told me that he never drinks water or eats in front of the jury because they can’t do either one.
Jeremy Sumpter
I had aspirations to do different things with my life. I wanted to play soccer. I wanted to be a lawyer. Serendipity.
Writing is such a ‘pretend‘ profession. Nobody is counting on you at all. You can’t ‘pretend’ to be a lawyer or a teacher. It takes a lot of grit to continue.
MacKenzie Scott
The lawyer’s truth is not Truth, but consistency or a consistent expediency.
My family was very unsure, and they told me to have a ‘plan B’ – until I did my publishing deal at 21 for over a million dollars. Then I tattooed my neck to prove I’ll never become a lawyer.
I thought I would, you know, go to college, get to law school, finish, and then get a job and work as a lawyer, but that proved to be not a good fit for me.
I used to be a human rights lawyer and acted for many black Londoners who had been victims of discrimination.
I know what it feels like to be paid less – substantially less – than the male lawyer in the office next to me.
You can get a lawyer with two months off or a New York socialite who wants to play at being Lewis and Clark and put them up there, but Everest is still in charge; it can still kick butt.
If you had asked me growing up what a stylist does or what a magazine editor does, I would have had no clue – how do you research something like that when you are a first-born child of an immigrant who only grew up knowing doctor, engineer, and lawyer as careers?
I told my parents I was going to be a doctor and then a lawyer, but I never believed it and never tried.
If you’re a doctor or a lawyer or teacher, if you only get three things right out of 10, you’re considered a failure.
Jamie Moyer
We haven‘t got those dreams: ‘I wish to become doctor or a lawyer.’ Black people in South Africa have been barred in doing anything that would articulate their cause.
I have a brother who’s a schoolteacher, a sister who’s a graphic artist, a brother who is a lawyer. I have a brother who’s a carpenter.
My junior year, I went to an LSAT-prep course. I flipped over my test and thought, ‘You bastards.’ I walked out and went to Waffle House. That’s where I had what I call ‘The Waffle House Epiphany‘: I didn’t want to be a lawyer. I wanted to make a dent in the universe.
There is simply no plausible construction of the known evidence that leaves out Novak either providing a proffer through his lawyer of what he would say if he testified or having testified directly.
Michael Isikoff
What a holler would ensue if people had to pay the minister as much to marry them as they have to pay a lawyer to get them a divorce.
Claire Trevor
My agent is a vampire, my lawyer is a vampire, they’re all vampires, but they don’t suck your blood, they take your money! Vampires are everywhere. It just depends what they’re running after.
I love our daughters more than anything in the world – more than life itself. And while that may not be the first thing that some folks want to hear from an Ivy-league-educated lawyer, it is truly who I am. So for me, being Mom-in-Chief is, and always will be, job number one.
My father was a corporate lawyer. He went to work in a suit and tie. He had a secretary. He left the house before seven A.M. His professional life felt generic, like a backdrop, a signifier more than a life: office job.
I know what sexual harassment looks like. I’m also a lawyer by training and am highly aware that these behaviors should have real consequences.
At Chicago I offer a course on Emotion, Reason and the Law that law students just love. But I am not there as a lawyer, my job is to teach philosophy.
I decided I wanted to be a lawyer when I was 11 years of age.
Johnnie Cochran
As the lawyer, I found most of it was a matter of research, which I was great at – that’s what I did to death – and then basically persuading people that you’re right, and they’re wrong… I found that the easiest of all the professions to impersonate.
I worked with an indie filmmaker called Mark Williams, a lawyer who was making a zero-budget family drama called ‘Move Me.’
Dave Foley and I have been friends for a very long time. We both actually have the same lawyer in Toronto.
Extemporaneous speaking should be practiced and cultivated. It is the lawyer’s avenue to the public. However able and faithful he may be in other respects, people are slow to bring him business if he cannot make a speech.
I love my lawyer. I have to say that of course!
I used to want to be a lawyer, but I didn’t want to have half my brain sucked out.
Max Walker
I'm a recovering lawyer. The practice of law has change

I’m a recovering lawyer. The practice of law has changed. Every agreement is a fight.
Much of my work strikes me as pretty unified: as a lawyer, working in several areas, I have thought about how to promote freedom of speech broadly for everyone.
How fortunate I was to be alive and a lawyer when, for the first time in United States history, it became possible to urge, successfully, before legislatures and courts, the equal-citizenship stature of women and men as a fundamental constitutional principle.
In junior high, some would’ve seen me as a professional, a lawyer, a doctor, an engineer. Others would’ve seen me in jail. All depends on who you talked to.
So I go to my first book signing, and these two girls came up and gave me a piece of paper: ’10 reasons you should date our dad. He climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. He’s a lawyer.’ He didn’t know what was going on. He didn’t even know me. They called him, and he came down and asked me out that day. Now I’m dating their dad!
Any good trial lawyer knows that if you’ve got one credible expert or scientific study, then you can let the jury decide.
A lawyer’s dream of heaven: every man reclaimed his property at the resurrection, and each tried to recover it from all his forefathers.
It is important that people support prisoners of the Italian state like Joe in whatever way they can. I was not allowed contact with a lawyer for the first 24 hours, and no phone calls were permitted, but apparently telegrams have been getting through to Joe.
John Blair
Startups are constantly raising money, sometimes before they have even hired a lawyer.
I think too much of the music industry is for the lawyer and accountant mentality.
I’m not a lawyer, and maybe I should have used more specific legal language.
Sonny Bono
I didn’t want to play a lawyer. I didn’t want to play a doctor. I didn’t want to play a single dad. I wanted to do something I felt I could learn from, something that would be a challenge and something that would not dry up.
I am a trial lawyer. Matilda says that at dinner on a good day I sound like an affidavit.
Patreon is here to give control back to artists so it doesn’t need to be a hard conversation when a kid tells their parents they want to be a musician or a photographer or a comedian. It should be the same as wanting to be a doctor or a lawyer.
In the last analysis, our every right is only worth what our lawyer makes it worth.
One woman told me that every time she wears Lanvin, men fall in love with her. Another told me she wore Lanvin to face her husband’s lawyer because she felt protected. If I can make men fall in love with women and if I can protect women, I think I can die peacefully.
I thought I would spend the rest of my life being a good tax lawyer. The interesting thing about being a tax lawyer is, none of your clients are poor. I had clients come to me and say, ‘Can you help us make investments?’ That led to me getting into the real estate business.
Later, at Stanford University, I thought I’d become a lawyer or businessman, but my father came to me and said he thought there was a big future in the fine-wine business.
Robert Mondavi
I think a lot of writers spend years just getting up the courage to write because it seems like such a fantasy of a profession. My dad saved me all that time by making me think, ‘Oh, anyone can be a writer. It’s like being a firefighter or a lawyer.’
I view myself primarily as a trial lawyer who happens to be writing, as opposed to a writer who happens to be a trial lawyer, so the audience is like a jury to me.
I find it irresponsible to go, ‘She’s an actress, what does she know?’ That means if you’re a dentist, what do you know? If you’re a lawyer, what do you know? It’s our profession, it’s what we do. It’s not who we are.
President Trump is a defense lawyer’s worst nightmare – and a dream defendant for special counsel Robert Mueller.
After I’d been a lawyer for about five or six years, I started playing around with fiction.
I was taught that a lawyer was supposed to be a custodian of the community’s legal and ethical sense.
Credentials are critical if you want to do something professional. If you want to become a doctor or lawyer or teacher or professor, there is a credentialing process. But there are a lot of other things where it’s not clear they’re that important.
I was a lawyer for about ten years. The law teaches one to see things from all different angles.
Alex Flinn
Not a law firm in the entire city of New York bid for my employment as a lawyer when I earned my degree.
I really am not going to get involved in a discussion about the legal position of the Iraq war. I am not the person to do that because I am not sufficiently impartial as a lawyer about this, because it’s a matter that is of interest to the person that I am closest to in the world.
You got to have the right lawyer and good management. I went years and years without management and even a good lawyer; I used to handle contracts on my own, and it was definitely corners that they would cut. It wouldn’t have happened if I had a good lawyer behind me.
Statik Selektah
I studied to be a lawyer, and after that I did something, obviously, completely different. With change, you learn something. If you do the same thing over and over again, you never learn anything.
So the good news is, if you’re unemployed and you go to apply for a job and you’re not hired for that job, see a lawyer – you may be able to file for a claim because you were discriminated against because you were unemployed.
Believe me, I'm not longing for the days when I was goi

Believe me, I’m not longing for the days when I was going to become a lawyer. Especially come tax time.
I wasn’t going to be an actor. I was going to be a lawyer. I came from a family just above working class, just below middle class, a great family of wonderful values. The idea of me having a chance for a law degree was enticing. Enticing to me but also very enticing to my family.
I didn’t expect to have music as my main thing. I always thought I was going to be a lawyer. When I graduated, I was doing really well with my music in Malaysia. I had stable income, and I had really good momentum in the music industry, so I had to make a decision whether to stop that and continue being a lawyer.
I’ve always had an affinity for lawyers. My dad is a lawyer. He’s retired now. My brother is a lawyer. It’s always been easy, the legalese.
To play a lawyer and have one year of law school under your belt, you sort of know what you’re talking about! I’m able to memorize the legal courtroom stuff a lot faster than I would have been able to otherwise.
Jerry O’Connell
Reading a brief filled with ad hominem attacks is like listening to my kids fight, except that I have to wait until we’re in the courtroom to tell the attacking lawyer what I think about it.
Raymond Kethledge
I wanted to be in the police force, a teacher, a judge, lawyer, doctor, and other jobs. Of course, my mind changed as I started to face reality.
Ji Chang-wook
I wanted to play the part that Mary Kay played, the lawyer who wanted to have baby and felt her clock ticking, because it was something I could relate to.
JoBeth Williams
In my country where I was born, Guyana, we push more for education. It’s more being a lawyer, doctor, teacher, or scientist.
Growing up, I never gave a thought to being a writer. All I ever wanted to be was a traveler and explorer. Science-fiction allowed me to go places that were otherwise inaccessible, which is why I started reading it. I was going to be a lawyer, but I got saved.
Everyone wants to say they hate lawyers, and yet I’ve never met a parent who didn’t want their kid to be a lawyer.
Jessi Klein
When I was at school, I wanted to be a lawyer.
Being a lawyer, it’s like holding a key card to a parallel dimension of rule sets in the world, and it’s lovely to make sure that key continues to work and to continue to brush up on the law every so often.
Lawyer acted without authority from our band. He had no right to sell the Wallowa country.
I have a bag and shoe addiction. If I were a doctor or a lawyer, I’d still have it.
I’m a lawyer; I win arguments for a living.
Bob Goff
I was happy being a lawyer, and the thought of becoming a model or even actor never came to my mind, even though I knew I looked good.
There is no better way of exercising the imagination than the study of law. No poet ever interpreted nature as freely as a lawyer interprets the truth.
When I was a little girl growing up in Elmira, I always wanted to be a lawyer.
I wanted to be a lawyer. Then a journalist. Actually, I graduated from university as a journalist.
If I have a fever, I take a Crocin but my wife calls a doctor, my mother calls a doctor. Similarly, investing is not something which a doctor or a lawyer or Internet specialist can really understand. Take professional advice, plan.
As a social justice lawyer, I started marches against Trump here in Detroit.
I did flirt with the idea of going to law school, but not for long. Maybe I’ll play a lawyer one day – the beauty of acting is that you can try on so many different roles without having to commit to them in real life.
I wanted to be a writer, and my mother was like, ‘No, why don’t you become a lawyer?’ That sort of thing.
I don’t believe man is a woman’s natural enemy. Perhaps his lawyer is.
My lawyer has been a good friend of mine for a long time. He and I continuously have conversations.
When I became a lawyer, no one asked me if I had spent some time in special ed. All they wanted was a good lawyer.
Without really trying to, I’ve become a sort of jailhouse lawyer of relationships – someone who’s had to do so much work on her own case that I can now help you with yours.
Being a lawyer is not merely a vocation. It is a public trust, and each of us has an obligation to give back to our communities.
The fact of the matter is that when there are feelings involved and you like someone, it doesn’t matter if you’re an actor, a teacher, a doctor, a lawyer, a receptionist – you can’t really help it when you have feelings for someone.
I was a litigation lawyer. That’s all very logical. Become a litigation lawyer. Become successful. Have a nice office. But there was some pull inside of me saying, self-publish this book. I followed that intuition and it’s been a great choice for me in my life.
I actually became a lawyer because I thought you had to

I actually became a lawyer because I thought you had to be a lawyer in order to get into national politics.
While I have served in public office for 30 years, my professional training is as a pharmacist, not a lawyer or an accountant.
George Ryan
I went off to the University of California, Santa Barbara, on a boatload of loans, sights set on becoming a doctor or a lawyer.
I wanted to be a doctor, but my mom was like, ‘It’s really hard and it’s going to take 10 years,’ so I was like ‘OK, I’ll just be a lawyer’.
Charice Pempengco
I’m from Iowa Falls, Iowa. My dad was a small-town lawyer, and my mom was a pharmacist. She worked at Swartz Drug. I have five older brothers.
I grew up on a ranch in Walla Walla, Washington. Except for one lawyer, I don’t remember anyone in my family being anything else but ranchers.
You just have to find a lawyer that won’t let you sign certain things – and I mean the fine print, because I was gone from Phil Spector and signed with Gamble and Huff in Philadelphia, and Phil bought my record contract back from them.
To be a lawyer was too boring for me, for my personality.
I was tremendously fortunate to be alive and a lawyer, working at a university so I had more flexible hours, when the women’s movement was coming alive and when it became possible to argue successfully for a view of the equal protection clause that included women.
A lawyer who does not know men is handicapped.
William Dunbar
I love my dad and respect him and miss him, but I never hung around my father that much because my dad was a lawyer and engineer, and he really didn’t understand what I was about. I was supposed to go to law school at UCLA – I was admitted – and instead of going to law school, I went on the road with a band.
Robert David Hall
When I was a practising lawyer in the family court, there were too many judges who, when you left their courtroom, you didn’t know whether you’d won or whether you’d lost.
I will be the defence lawyer of the Italian people.
Giuseppe Conte
Practically, every defense lawyer knows that the jury desperately wants to hear from the defendant and that the only reason not to put him on the stand is that he is soooo guilty that every answer he gives after his name will eradicate any shred of reasonable doubt.
I get letters from kids, teenagers and young girls who just want to be Mac. I’ve had quite a few people actually say that they’re going to become a Marine or a JAG lawyer because of me… the character. I think that’s pretty cool!
My grandfather was a lawyer, my dad was a lawyer, my mum was a lawyer, I got an uncle who’s a lawyer, I got cousins that are lawyers.
As a lawyer and a former prosecutor, I know the limits of the power and authority of the president. I know what is legal and what is not.
A lawyer without history or literature is a mechanic, a mere working mason; if he possesses some knowledge of these, he may venture to call himself an architect.
For decades, many blacks were reluctant to pursue a profession that was associated with servitude. If you went to school, it was to become a lawyer or doctor. Older generations didn’t understand why one would spend money to learn how to chop, peel, dice, and saute vegetables when that trade could be taught at home.
In seeking a lawyer, you are looking for an advocate, an expert advisor on the law and on your rights and responsibilities, a strategist, a negotiator, and a litigator.
A good lawyer is a bad Christian.
John Lothrop Motley
I had cooked a lot in restaurants, in Rocky Point and on golf courses on Long Island, and my mother said, ‘Be a chef,’ and my dad said, ‘Be a lawyer.’ But instead, I auditioned for N.Y.U.’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Basically, I come to Washington a couple of times a year, sort of on a strictly business basis: talk to my counterparts at the Federal Trade Commission, of the DOJ, give an occasional talk, very often in a lawyer or academic environment.
The main business of a lawyer is to take the romance, the mystery, the irony, the ambiguity out of everything he touches.
I wasn’t raised in a very Western environment. I went to a Chinese-speaking school. In my group of friends, the goal was to be a white-collar worker: an engineer, lawyer, accountant.
Nigel Ng
I got an English degree in college and then went to law school because I didn’t know what else to do. I was a lawyer in Houston, Texas. I started writing plays and screenplays, and after about three years of practicing, I decided I would move to Los Angeles and give it a shot.
I’ve learned a lot with every character, everything from being a cop, to a lawyer to a tattoo artist. And underneath that stuff, I’ve been really able to find myself through the characters. It’s served as a cheap form of emotional therapy.
I had thought about becoming a civil rights lawyer, but I gave it up.
Kate Thompson
Being a doctor, lawyer in war-torn countries isn’t easy when the infrastructure isn’t there. The money, the food and education is not always accessible to achieve those dreams.
Your attitude will go a long way in determining your success, your recognition, your reputation and your enjoyment in being a lawyer.
On January 10, 1963, I was sworn in as a lawyer, so next January 10 I will have practiced law for 40 years, and I’ve loved every minute of it.
Johnnie Cochran
I was originally going to be a lawyer, and the only thi

I was originally going to be a lawyer, and the only thing I remember from the art of cross-examination is – you can see this one coming up Sixth Avenue – never ask a question the answer to which you do not know.
These days baseball is different. You come to spring training, you get your legs ready, you arms loose, your agents ready, your lawyer lined up.
The Attorney General of the United States is, of course, not the president’s lawyer. The AG is supposed to be the attorney for the United States, protecting the rule of law.
My mom’s a lawyer. She was part of the group that wrote the bar exam. My father is a dentist. They’ve always worked.
He is no lawyer who cannot take two sides.
I came up professionally as a lawyer, and when you’re a lawyer, writing a 50-page brief in one night is just another day at the office. You learn to make choices really quickly, and you learn how to get thoughts down very quickly.
Senior year in college, a kind of confluence of events came together to have me pursue a career in acting. I was planning on being a lawyer; I double majored in history and political science. I took the LSAT and did horribly on it, and that was one thing that made me rethink a new direction.
I was a lawyer for 10 years, and several of my clients had the misfortune, through no fault of my own, of going to prison. I visited them occasionally.
I’m from Nigerian descent, and the classic Nigerian mentality is ‘Stay in school! You’re going to be a doctor, you’re going to be a lawyer.’ That is what it is. Thankfully my parents knew my situation was different because I definitely didn’t want to be a doctor, I definitely didn’t want to be a lawyer.
My mom has never cared if I did sports or not. Obviously, she’s proud of me, and she loves the fact that I’m an Olympian and she’s got these trinkets to hang around with the medals and whatnot. But if I wanted to do whatever, if I wanted to be a doctor or a lawyer or whatever, she was going to support me regardless.
I’d done all the things I thought a person had to do in order to be successful and fulfilled, like getting a great education and becoming a lawyer, and yet there was zero spark in my life. But there was no light-bulb moment. It was gradual. In the early 1990s, I decided to experiment and try some new ways of living.
To be a lawyer was too boring for me, for my personality.
I just want to pursue my dream. That is to fight. That is what God put me here to do. He didn’t put me here to be a doctor or a lawyer. He put me here to fight.
My father was a professor of folklore, and my mother was a teacher until she was married. I had a good relationship with them, and the only argument we had was when I went to university and wanted to go into the theater instead of studying to be a lawyer.
I still feel that in India we look upon sports as a recreational activity – which it is – but people have to understand that there is a career in sports. It’s not just necessary to be a doctor or a lawyer or an engineer, as most of us Indians appear to think that our children should grow up to be.
I want to be a lawyer, a dancer, an actress, a mother, a wife, a children’s author, a distance runner, a poet, a pianist, a pet store owner, an astronaut, an environmental and humanitarian activist, a psychiatrist, a ballet teacher, and the first woman president.
Rachel Corrie
Well, I don’t know as I want a lawyer to tell me what I cannot do. I hire him to tell how to do what I want to do.
J. P. Morgan
The leading rule for the lawyer, as for the man of every calling, is diligence.
I saw myself as a trailblazer in the 1980s as a female lawyer in the City. It was exciting, as women were outnumbered by men five to one. But while I had this sense of trailblazing, in reality, I wasn’t pushing boundaries; it was just a personal myth I’d created, as I was doing a job I wasn’t enjoying.
Every lawyer is an actor. The place where a lawyer’s acting ability shines most is certainly in the courtroom, but it works very well in the boardroom and in the office.
Jamey Sheridan
Acting is seductive. It looks so much fun. I did dally with other things. I did pupillage in a law firm, but I didn’t like the look of how many files the lawyer I was working with had to take home every night. It looked like a hideous amount of work, when actors were having nice lunches and discussing books.
Until now, until I actually got into law class, I just never thought of it as being an interest for me, but it’s really funny because now that I’m in law, I’m like ‘Wow, I could be a lawyer.
Lisa Leslie
I grew up in the Justice Department. I served 12 years as a line lawyer in the public integrity section. This department under me will not have any kind of political interference. I will not allow political interference in the Justice Department. Those who might attempt to do that will be rebuffed.
If a person is not talented enough to be a novelist, not smart enough to be a lawyer, and his hands are too shaky to perform operations, he becomes a journalist.
Get a good lawyer because sometimes it’s hard to understand what you might or might not be agreeing to.
The good and wonderful thing about my whole career is that I’ve always felt that the audience, if I do it well, will track wherever I go, whether it’s President or a lawyer or bad guy or good.
I start out with the assumption that a lawyer in a criminal case is going to be incompetent – substantially so. I find my assumption to be rarely wrong. Yet society starts out with the very opposite assumption.
For the role of a lawyer, I made sure I learnt the correct diction and most importantly I made sure I got the lawyer lingo correct.
I make no pretence at being well-versed in politics – it is all too often about personalities and emotion – but I do know a thing or two about our constitution, as I once trained to be a lawyer. Even a first-year law student learns that an overriding principle is that parliament is sovereign.
My dream job would be a lawyer. I can talk my way out of anything, and I love cross-examining people. I think I’d be a really good lawyer.
When I chose to leave a career as a young lawyer in Washington to move to Arkansas to marry Bill and start a family, my friends asked, ‘Are you out of your mind?’
I think it would be very boring dramatically to have a

I think it would be very boring dramatically to have a film where everybody was a lawyer or doctor and had no faults. To me, the most important thing is to be truthful.
I am primarily a lawyer. I would rather play in the game than be the umpire.
Lewis F. Powell, Jr.
Whether you’re a newspaper journalist, a lawyer, a doctor. You have to organize your thoughts.
Frederick Wiseman
My mother worked for a white family that lived in one of the mansions on the beach. The husband in the family was a lawyer; he worked for a firm in New Orleans.
As a child I wanted to be a professional athlete or lawyer.
Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.
I have to say that every white-collar criminal defense lawyer knows when the chief financial officer turns state’s evidence, everyone in the executive suite is in a lot of trouble because the chief financial officer knows exactly where the money is coming and going.
Obviously if you are an accountant, a criminal lawyer, a president, or a senator, or if you work in a funeral parlor, you have to wear a tie, but more and more people are wearing very casual clothes.
I really did try to write it so that an educated public that cares about issues like this doesn’t have to be a lawyer and can read it and understand it.
I’m a lawyer who, on occasion, represents celebrities.
Robert Shapiro
I’m a big Bruce Lee fan, and if I saw Bruce Lee try to be some namby-pamby lawyer, I’d want my money back.
Bankers are the most obvious class of closet freeloaders, but they are certainly not alone. Many a lawyer and an accountant wields a similar revenue model.
I’m a mom. I’m a lawyer. I’m a lifelong Michigander.
I’m not sure I can say there is a clean line between me as an individual and me as a lawyer.
It’s so easy to make an Asian person the doctor, the lawyer, the smart kid in school. What’s harder is challenging the norm and hiring Asian actors to play your Average Joe.
Let’s face it: the present self is present. It’s in control. It’s in power right now. It has these strong, heroic arms that can lift doughnuts into your mouth. And the future self is not even around. It’s off in the future. It’s weak. It doesn’t even have a lawyer present.
Daniel Goldstein
A doctor or lawyer who has reached the top can stay there or move on to higher prestige positions. But an actor of comparable competence and success and age has little or no control over his career.
I’m trusting in the Lord and a good lawyer.
The lawyer refused to tell me my brother’s name, and my colleagues started a betting pool. The leading candidate: John Travolta. I secretly hoped for a literary descendant of Henry James – someone more talented than I: someone brilliant without even trying.
I worked as a lawyer; as a member of the teaching staff of a technical college; and then I worked principally as legal adviser to Adolf Hitler and the National Socialist German Workers Party.
Hans Frank
Dad and mom would have preferred that I be a doctor, a lawyer, a scientist, or a great humanitarian.
Col. Shaffer is prohibited by his lawyer from talking. He’s at great risk. They want to take away his pay and his health care benefits so they can hold it over his head and not allow him to talk while he’s under suspension. This is not America.
I was more interested in journalism and fact-finding than other things, so I didn’t plan to work 30 years as a lawyer.
Now I have an agent, a manager, a lawyer, a publicist, all the king‘s horses and all the king’s men.
Christian McKay
One thing I disliked about being a lawyer was billing for my time.
On some planet, I probably could have been a lawyer. On some planet, I could have been somebody in advertising.
I wanted to become a lawyer because I saw Kelly McGillis on ‘The Accused.’ ‘Grey‘s Anatomy,’ ‘L.A. Law,’ ‘Ally McBeal’ – all of these have inspired women to go into law. I think the opposite is happening in technology.
Each investigation team has a lawyer attached to it and there was a lawyer attached to me and my assistant.
Tony Greig
As a lawyer who has dealt in defamation, I know that someone’s reputation has to be lowered in the eyes of right-thinking people to sue.
David Hunt
While Lincoln thus became a lawyer, he did not cease to remain a politician.
John George Nicolay
People go to restaurants for so many different reasons. To court a girl, to make some deal. Maybe to talk to some lawyer about how to get an alimony settlement better than they got last week.
Gay Talese
I try and tell all the kids that I meet that hope to be

I try and tell all the kids that I meet that hope to be amazing one day and be a professional athlete or a doctor or a lawyer or whatever they want to be. I tell them they can do all that because Tourette’s won’t stop them.
I had a 2-week courtship with a fellow student in the fiction workshop in Iowa and a 5-minute wedding in a lawyer’s office above the coffee shop where we’d been having lunch that day. And so I sent a cable to my father saying, ‘By the time you get this, Daddy, I’ll already be Mrs. Blaise!’
You don’t even have to be a lawyer to be on the Supreme Court, which I think is hilarious.
I was a litigation lawyer, following the crowd off the proverbial cliff, when I pressed the pause button.
Whatever your political leanings, it is disturbing that federal authorities were spying on emails and other private communications between President Donald Trump and his lawyer Rudy Giuliani during Trump’s first impeachment.
Atticus Finch. That’s who I want to be when I grow up. He’s the greatest guy ever – a good dad, a good lawyer, doing the right thing. And he knows he’s not supposed to win, but he’s doing it anyway.
Sean Patrick Maloney
As a lawyer, I can assure you that a lot of document drafting is repetitive, involving cutting and pasting from templates. But the best lawyers bring a unique perspective to the process and anticipate clients’ problems.
The camera fails to capture the ‘business’ in show business! We typically will give 10 percent of our salary to the agent, 10 percent to the manager, and 5 percent to the lawyer, plus the publicist gets a flat fee, which needs to be budgeted for.
When I grew up I always wanted to act. Also, I wanted to be either a lawyer or a doctor. However, when I got to college and realized what those occupations entailed, I changed my mind real quick.
It was expected of all good middle-class Indian people to build India and, as you know, Indians – when we say, ‘build India,’ it was all about being an accountant, a lawyer, an engineer. So it was this idea that professionals would build the country.
We’ll have a sales leader go run engineering. A lawyer go run business development. A business development leader go run our consumer operations. We’re going to train a generalist group of leaders who know how to learn and operate in collaboration teamwork. I think that’s the future of leadership.
If you grow up saying, ‘I want to be a lawyer,’ everyone says, ‘Let’s give her everything she needs to be a lawyer.’ But if you say ‘I want to be an artist or a dancer or a painter,’ it’s, ‘Oh, she’ll grow out of it.’
Angela Robinson
Listen, not everybody can afford to get a great lawyer and defend yourself against something that you didn’t do.
I have a lot of good role models in my family for things off the court – like my older sister, who’s a lawyer. I don’t like writing papers, but she’s helped me a lot. It’s nice to have an art and business background because they tie together perfectly.
Often I play, especially on television, a lot of smart lawyer people and cerebral types.
Laila Robins
I’m a lawyer. The right to life is important.
Jejomar Binay
Unless you are a lawyer or Fortune 500 CEO, carrying a briefcase is, well, nerdy.
I’m from a small town, and I thought I would be a lawyer.
I’ve been to some Hollywood parties where things have happened, and people have probably needed to get a good lawyer.
After years as a civil rights lawyer, I rarely find myself speechless.
I will not lobby. I will not be an influence-type lawyer. I’m a professional lawyer.
Scientists want to know the evidence behind a statement; they want reproducible tests and verifiable facts. There is a big difference in the thought process of a trial lawyer who is interested not in what’s true but what he can convince a jury is true.
I have a problem with censorship by the lawyer – by legal people by the publishing firm, and I may be changing publishers. They don’t seem to want to take too many risks with living people.
Kenneth Anger
The jury consist of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.
My dad was a civil rights lawyer, and he was actually defending conscientious objectors to the Vietnam War.
I consider myself sort of like a pseudo lawyer. Like, I’m convinced I can solve every case and argue my way.
My father still is a lawyer, and my mom was a teacher and then later a career counselor.
As a first-generation American, my parents expected that I would go on to have pretty tactical higher-education-type jobs – doctor, lawyer, engineer. Those were the three options. My dad was not at all open to the idea that there would not be a higher education in my future.
I am not a lawyer or an expert on the Constitution. But as the chairman and CEO of a major health plan, I had a ringside seat to the entire health-care reform process.
Another woman approached me while I was having lunch at the Russian Tea Room in New York and told me that the reason she had become a lawyer was because she had read ‘Rage of Angels‘. To me, that kind of feedback has more meaning than any sales figures.
I’ve never worked on a lawyer show for a long time, but I imagine the actors all start acting like lawyers.
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Finding a good barber is like finding a good lawyer – you gotta go to the same guy.
I didn’t know anything about the fashion industry until I met the stylist Simon Foxton on a Tube. I was 16, on my way to Kingsway College, and then my whole world opened up. Before that, like in every African family, you are meant to be a lawyer.
My parents wanted me to be a lawyer. But I don’t think I would have been very happy. I’d be in front of the jury singing.
I tell my students, if you ever become comfortable with your role as criminal defense lawyer, it’s time to quit. It should be a constant source of discomfort, because you’re dealing with incredible moral ambiguity, and you’ve been cast into a role which is not enviable.
Unless you have a perception of who you are as a lawyer, you will never be at ease in dealing with legal matters, clients, or courts. But if you know who you are and why you’re there, all you need is the expertise and the information.
Samuel Dash
Frankly, I am shocked at the complete level of incompetence exhibited by lawyer after lawyer for Mr. Cohen and Mr. Trump.
In the view of some people, you can only believe in civil rights if you work as a civil rights lawyer. I just don’t buy that.
I am a lawyer by profession.
My mom just wanted me to do anything that was academic, whether it was become a doctor or be a lawyer. Engineering suited her… then I dropped out. It was not what I wanted to do at all; it just felt so unnatural, and I couldn’t put my finger on why. I just knew it wasn’t for me.
I didn’t go to law school wanting to be a lawyer.
As soon as I got out of law school, I went to inner city Newark, New Jersey, to become a housing rights lawyer, because people fought for my housing rights, I was going to pay it forward by fighting for others.
When Thurgood Marshall became a lawyer, race relations in the United States were particularly bad.
When I was 15, I decided I wanted to be a lawyer. No one thought this was a good idea.
My mother is a lawyer by profession. Now she has shifted with me in Bombay. I lost my father a long back.
I’m a transactional lawyer, which involves a lot of negotiation. If nothing else, that’s given me a good eye for human motivation and frequent case studies in peculiar psychological quirks. I think that’s served me fairly well as a writer.
Paul S. Kemp