Lawyers in Movies

Ed Masry, the lawyer made famous by the oscar-award winning Erin Brockovich, recently died of complications from diabetes. Erin Brockovich, directed by Steven Soderbergh, is just one of many compelling movies centered around lawyers, courtrooms, and intense legal battles. Here are some others: Philadelphia, The Firm, Judgment at Nuremberg, 12 Angry Men, A Few Good Men, To Kill a Mockingbird, and of course, I can't forget to mention this legal thriller! <--!break-->


Don't forget The Verdict, directed by Sidney Lumet, screenplay by David Mamet & starring Paul Newman in a performance for which he should have won an Academy Award.
Also, two other very good John Grisham novels turned into films: Runaway Jury and The Rainmaker.
And, for yucks, My Cousin Vinnie.

And for Yoopers there's Jimmy Stewart playing a small-town lawyer in Robert Traver's Anatomy of a Murder.

Edward Vielmetti