100+ Best Lawyer Quotes: Exclusive Selection

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Famous Lawyer Quotes

I do not enjoy being away from Richmond, my friends of a lifetime, and my home… I do not enjoy working 6 days a week and almost every night at a time when I had planned to be tapering off. There are compensations which appeal to any lawyer who is proud of his profession. The Supreme Court is an awesome place. — Lewis F. Powell, Jr.

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. — Abhishek Bachchan

I considered going into business or becoming a lawyer – not for the money, but for the thrill of problem-solving. — Lisa Randall

With all due respect to lawyers, it’s wonderful that you have this intricate knowledge. You break down words to the nth degree. And sometimes I find it rather disgusting. And it goes on and on. — Sonny Bono

No one’s calling me for lawyer roles. I still have a lot to do to prove myself. — Channing Tatum

Time is money, especially when you are talking to a lawyer or buying a commercial. — Frank Dane

It doesn’t make sense for me to be a lawyer in a place where there is no law. — Ruben Blades

Each investigation team has a lawyer attached to it and there was a lawyer attached to me and my assistant. — Tony Greig

Just think, if I had understood my lawyer and if he and I had communicated properly in January 1958, this whole history would have been entirely different . — Gordon Gould

Reduce the number of lawyers. They are like beavers – they get in the middle of the stream and dam it up. — Donald Rumsfeld

In the summer of 1966, I went to Mississippi to be in the heart of the civil-rights movement, helping people who had been thrown off the farms or taken off the welfare roles for registering to vote. While working there, I met the civil-rights lawyer I later married – we became an interracial couple. — Alice Walker

I was a lawyer and I loved it, but my Francesca was born, and a divorce followed way too soon after, — Lisa Scottoline

When a criminal breaks into your home I’ll let the liberals call the lawyer. I’m going to call Smith & Wesson. — Rick Perry

Lawyer acted without authority from our band. He had no right to sell the Wallowa country. — Chief Joseph

Whether you’re a newspaper journalist, a lawyer, a doctor. You have to organize your thoughts. — Frederick Wiseman

There are no good laws but such as repeal other laws. — Andrew Johnson

What’s quote-unquote a ‘good’ lawyer, doctor, or whatever the profession is. And if you’re a male who grew up professionally in a male-dominated profession, then your image of what a good lawyer is a male image. — Sonia Sotomayor

In the Halls of Justice the only justice is in the halls. — Lenny Bruce

A lot of people probably don’t realize how difficult it is to stick to that lawyer speak when you’re not a lawyer. I see everyone on ‘The Good Wife’ – everyone, people who have been there since day one – struggling with that language because it is just not how people talk. — Carrie Preston

Lawyers know how to take isolated complaints in a divorce case and build them into one big one. — Hedy Lamarr

My father was a lawyer and to my best knowledge nobody in my family before had interest in science. — George Andrew Olah

The question arises whether all lawyers are the same. This is like asking whether everything that gets into a sewer is garbage. — Florynce Kennedy

Lawyers advocate more so than state their own positions. — Arlen Specter

I’m not a lawyer, and maybe I should have used more specific legal language. — Sonny Bono

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. — Common

I wanted to be a lawyer. I love that job; I dont know why. — Louis Garrel

McVeigh’s lawyer got him the death penalty, which, quite frankly, I could have done. — Jon Stewart

I’m a lawyer. I go for due process; I go for fairness and equity – these values mean a lot to me. — Mohamed ElBaradei

When I was at school, I wanted to be a lawyer. — Frank Lampard

When I came to Johannesburg from the countryside, I knew nobody, but many strangers were very kind to me. I then was dragged into politics, and then, subsequently, I became a lawyer. — Nelson Mandela

A lawyer who does not know men is handicapped. — William Dunbar

Lawyers are the first refuge of the incompetent. — Aaron Allston

Obviously Im a lawyer; I like to have cases. — David Boies

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. — Susan Isaacs

I’ve had ample contact with lawyers, and I’m convinced that the only fortune they ever leave is their own. — Wilson Mizner

Our lawyers had their chat with the Supreme Court Justice, and promised to repast the chat to other members of the Supreme Court to find out whether they wanted to hear us out. — Dashiell Hammett

I’m not sure I can say there is a clean line between me as an individual and me as a lawyer. — Anita Hill

I’m trusting in the Lord and a good lawyer. — Oliver North

I’d probably say to my younger self, get yourself a whole collection of lawyers. Which is what I have now. — Mike Oldfield

Why in the world would you have it interpreted by nine lawyers? — Antonin Scalia

Everything bad that has ever happened to me has been caused by agents or lawyers. — Orson Welles

The Tort Tax adds to the cost of everything we buy because businesses and manufacturers have to cover themselves and their employees – just in case they get sued by a greedy personal injury lawyer. — Dennis Hastert

I don’t have any friends; I just have lawyers. — Mike Oldfield

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. — Nina Conti

I actually don’t want to be an actor for the rest of my life. I’d like to go on to be a lawyer or a doctor, and I definitely would like to get into politics. — Noah Gray-Cabey

There aren’t more lady songwriters for the same reason that there aren’t more lady doctors or lady accountants or lady lawyers; not enough women have the time for careers. — Dorothy Fields

We have all kinds of government compensation systems that are much more efficient than the lawyers. — John Stossel

Boulez seemed to me to be a guy who wrote laws. Like a company lawyer. — Luc Ferrari

A chief called Lawyer, because he was a great talker, took the lead in the council, and sold nearly all the Nez Perce country. — Chief Joseph

Nobody wants to be a lawyer – it’s hard work. But it was kind of my academic route. — Vinny Guadagnino

I never saw a lawyer yet who would admit he was making money. — Mary Roberts Rinehart

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. — Curt Weldon

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. — Andrea Bocelli

The only difference between a dead skunk lying in the road and a dead lawyer lying in the road is that there are skid marks around the skunk. — Patrick Murray

That’s the thing about us lawyers – if at all possible, we will consume each other. — Christopher Darden

Sadly the job security of lawyers has been ruined, so they are less willing to defend political defendants. — Shirin Ebadi

Lawyers spend a great deal of their time shoveling smoke. — Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

The government of the United States is and always has been a lawyer’s government. — Chauncey Depew

I decided I wanted to be a lawyer when I was 11 years of age. — Johnnie Cochran

Even after working at ‘MarketWatch’ and loving journalism and loving business news, I still wanted to be a lawyer because it was my plan. — Poppy Harlow

As a child I wanted to be a professional athlete or lawyer. — Walter Dean Myers

In 1974, the modeling world changed. Jerry Ford and my lawyer negotiated the deal for the first exclusive contract in modeling history. — Lauren Hutton

The only thing I like more than my wife is my money, and I’m not about to lose that to her and her lawyers, that’s for damn sure. — Jon Bon Jovi

A Lawyer will do anything to win a case, sometimes he will even tell the truth. — Patrick Murray

Blues is a natural fact, is something that a fellow lives. If you don’t live it you don’t have it. Young people have forgotten to cry the blues. Now they talk and get lawyers and things. — Big Bill Broonzy

We were just a one-room bookstore; we didn’t have any money for lawyers. — Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Lawyers didn’t seriously get involved in the Watergate stories until quite late, when we realized we were on to something. — Bob Woodward

My dad is a lawyer and my mom is an artist. So growing up was exactly what it sounds like – strict household but a lot of creativity. They are so psyched that I get to make music for a living. My parents rule. — Ty Segall

Lawyers are very, very good at keeping you out of prison, but they will sacrifice your reputation and credibility to do so. — Barney Frank

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

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. — Tim Howard

As an actor, you’re sort of the court-appointed lawyer for the character. — Vera Farmiga

Kinsey was never a lawyer. She’s strictly blue collar. — Sue Grafton

I think there are a number of bishops – and I put Cardinal Mahony in that category – who listen too much to his lawyer and not enough to his heart. — Frank Keating

I played a lawyer once, and I had about three or four weeks before we shot, so I was able to go to court and watch lawyers at work. Some were good lawyers and some were bad lawyers, but it was essential. The more time you have to prepare, the better. Always. — Ben Bass

I failed the LSAT. Basically, if I had not failed, I’d have been a lawyer and there would be no Spanx. I think failure is nothing more than life’s way of nudging you that you are off course. My attitude to failure is not attached to outcome, but in not trying. It is liberating. — Sara Blakely

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

The largest number of jobs likely to be created by the JOBS Act will be for lawyers needed to clean up the mess that it will create. — Steven Rattner

The two most frightening words in Washington are ‘bipartisan consensus.’ Bipartisan consensus is when my doctor and my lawyer agree with my wife that I need help. — P. J. O’Rourke

If I wanted to know what a certain future would feel like to me, I would find someone who is already living that future. If I wonder what it’s like to become a lawyer or marry a busy executive or eat at a particular restaurant, my best bet is to find people who have actually done these things and see how happy they are. — Daniel Gilbert

The only way you can beat the lawyers is to die with nothing. — Will Rogers

As any editor will tell you, startling newsroom revelations are generally met with queries about where the information came from and how the reporter got it. Seriously startling revelations are followed by the vetting of libel lawyers. — Graydon Carter

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

Lawyers work hard and, like us, they’re human, many of them. — Dick Cavett

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. — Alber Elbaz

I started out as a lawyer and came in laterally to Goldman Sachs. So I learned myself that life is unpredictable. That you really should, in terms of your career, try to be excellent at what you’re doing. I think if you focus on your job, and you focus on being broad in the context of your job, the next jobs follow from that. — Lloyd Blankfein

Every trial lawyer knows what it is like to sit patiently while the other side puts on its case. Inevitably they make a few points that appeal to the jury, and waiting for the opportunity to respond can be painful. The desire to jump up immediately – to point out the flaws in logic or the factual distortions – is often overpowering. — Eliot Spitzer

They don’t need a lawyer, they need a toastmaster. — Edward Bennett Williams

Everyone I used to work with is still alive and can afford expensive lawyers. — Alexei Sayle

When I was 15, I decided I wanted to be a lawyer. No one thought this was a good idea — Constance Baker Motley

If we are to celebrate the giants in Australian public life, then Robert Garran must be among them. A lawyer and passionate advocate of Federation, Garran was one of several hands that drafted our constitution. — Anthony Albanese

As a society we’re always so quick and able to spend money on lawyers for someone for incarceration, but we don’t make the corresponding commitment to the preventative components of it. — Matt Gonzalez

All the libel lawyers will tell you there’s no libel any more, that everyone’s given up. — Ian Hislop

My first ‘Daily Show’ piece was pretending I had this terrible immigrant journey, so I went to talk to an immigration lawyer who would help out people, and I ran into him in Penn Station about three months after I’d gotten the green card. I said, ‘I got my green card yesterday.’ And he hugged me because he understood that level of relief. — John Oliver

To force a lawyer on a defendant can only lead him to believe that the law contrives against him. — Potter Stewart

A lot of lawyers are set to tell me that it’s not my fault I like to eat. — Neil Cavuto

I’m a trained lawyer, after all, so I don’t have to admit to anything. — Clive Anderson

In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous. — Tacitus

And I went off to Stanford, I was pretty young and pretty naive. And I had a professor I really loved, who was himself a lawyer. — Sandra Day O’Connor

Lawyers are men who hire out their words and anger. — Horace

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