Top 10 Best Criminal Defense Attorneys In The World 2017

Criminal Defense Attorneys are attorneys who exclusively practice to defend organizations or individuals who are charged with criminal actions. One can never anticipate when one falls into the most trying situation of life. Whatever the situation can be, when you are facing a tough time with law you require a credible criminal defense lawyer. There are various factors to consider before engaging a criminal defense attorney. Some of them are their credentials, their affiliation to national or state Bar associations, their qualification and so on. A dependable attorney will encourage you questioning and develop a mutual trust. While looking at the attorneys there are a few of them who are constantly on the public eye for one case or the other.

In this article we are going to look at the Top 10 criminal defense attorneys of the world.

10. Robert Shapiro

DOB                       : 2 September, 1942

Lives At                  : Plainfield, New Jersey, United States of America

Law School           : Loyola Law School

Represented         : O.J.Simpson, Darryl Strawberry, the Kardashians

Robert Shapiro has spoken for several well known athletes including O J Simpson. Shapiro is the chairperson of The Brentt Simpson Foundation whose primary goal is drug awareness. Shapiro is also known for his literary works on Law. He also invented the character SOMO for a children book named “Somo Says No”

9. Dick Deguerin

DOB                       : 16 February, 1941

Lives At                  : Houston, Texas, United States of America

Law School           : University of Texas at Austin

Represented         : Celeste Beard, David Mark Temple, Allen Stanford

Dick Deguerin has represented individuals charged upon money laundering and murder. He is an associate professor teaching criminal law at the University of Texas – School of law. He is known as the Outstanding Criminal Defense Attorney.

8. Shawn Holley Chapman

Lives At                  : Los Angeles, United States of America

Law School           : Southwestern University School of Law

Represented         : Lindsay Lohan, Tupac Shakur, Nicole Richie

Shawn Holley is one among the rare lawyers who rules both civil and criminal law systems. Holley is noted for her performance in the O J Simpson case along with Cochran firm. Shawn Holley is a visiting professor at Yeshiva University and is one among the Top Women Lawyers of the world.

7. F Lee Bailey

DOB                       : 10 June, 1933

Lives At                  : Yarmouth, Maine, United States of America

Law School           : Boston University School of Law

Represented         : Sam Sheppard, George Edgarly, Ernest Medina, Patty Hearst

F Lee Bailey is noted for his defense against Sam Sheppard, a famous osteopath who was charged for murdering his wife. This case was a turning point in Bailey’s career as a criminal defense attorney. Many other notable high profile cases followed after this case.

6. Anne Bremner

DOB                       : 4 June, 1958

Lives At                  : Washington, United States of America

Law School           : Seattle University School of Law

Represented         : Scott Peterson, Susan Powell, Rebecca Zahau Nalepa

Anne Bremner is a well-known criminal defense attorney and also a media person. She started her career as a deputy attorney focusing mainly on sex crimes. Bremner’s appearance in the media is noted for the legal analysis she provides for the public. One of the notable cases is the defense of Amanda Knox who was charged with the murder of Meredith Kercher. Bremner made a lot of media appearance for this case claiming Knox to be innocent of the crime.

5. Leslie Abramson

DOB                       : 6 October, 1943

Lives At                  : Los Angeles, United States of America

Law School           : UCLA School of Law

Represented         : Menendez brothers, Phil Spector

Leslie Abramson is well known for her appearance in high profile cases including defense of Lyle and Erik Menendez against the charges of murdering their parents. Another of her famous defenses is for Phil Spector who was suspected to murder Lana Clarkson at his home.

4. Gloria Allred

DOB                       : 3 July, 1941

Lives At                  : Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Law School           : J D Loyola Law school

Represented         : Amber Frey, Jenna Talackova, Jodie Fisher

Gloria Allred is noted for her high profile cases and contentious charges. Allred has represented several transgender persons and her appeal to the Child Protective Services demanding an investigation on Michael Jackson’s children gained attention of the media.

3. Alan Dershowitz

DOB                       : 1 September, 1938

Lives At                  : Harvard, United States of America

Law School           : Yale Law school

Represented         : O J Thompson, Mike Tyson, Kirtanananda Swami

Alan Dershowitx is one of the top 3 criminal defense attorneys of the world. He is noted for his high profile cases defending O J Thompson, Mike Tyson, Kirtanananda Swami and many others. Dershowitz has succeeded in defending 13 out 15 murder or murder attempt cases that came under his prospect. He is often considered as the final chance to take if the defendant has no other options. Dershowitz was teaching law in the Harvard Law school until 2013

2. Mark Geragos

DOB                       : 5 October, 1957

Lives At                  : Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Law School           : Loyola Law School

Represented         : Susan McDougal, Winona Ryder, Michael Jackson, Greg Anderson

Mark Geragos popularly known as celebrity lawyer is a well known defense attorney who has appeared for defending Michael Jackson, Winona Ryder and many others. Geragos has appeared in many media shows as a legal commentator. Geragos has defended many alcohol induced charges including the charges against Roger Clinton and Lee Tamahori.

1. Johnnie Cochran

DOB                       : 2 October, 1937

Lived At                 : Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Law School           : Loyola Law School

Represented         : O J Simpson, Abner Louima, Sean Combs

Cochran, a deceased lawyer is the best in the recent years. He is considered as the go-to attorney for all the wealthy defendants. Cochran hit the limelight after the trial of Simpson who was charged with murder charges. He is also known for his defenses on Sean Combs who was charged with weapon charges. He died in March 2005 owing in to brain tumor.