Lawyers are very influential people in the community on the especially on significant issues of human rights. Although the services of lawyers are not physically visible the effects of their actions are well established in history. The impact of the social lives of people are due to the effects of the policies that are made and approved by lawyers. Attorneys can create positive or adverse impacts on the community. The following are some of the most influential lawyers in history.
The first famous lawyer of his time is Abraham Lincoln. He adopted a nickname ‘Honest Abe’ which indicated his royalty and honest interactions with those around him including his clients. One of his most famous court cases is whereby he used a calendar as part of the argument to establish that his client was not guilty of murder. He is also well known for his achievement of being the American president. He is also credited to some of the most influential judicial reforms in the United States during his tenure as president.
Secondly, almost everyone knows the contributions of Barack Obama as one of the famous lawyers. It is safe to conclude without doubt that he is the most famous attorney in modern times. He is a great inspiration to a lot of people due to his humble background and major political achievement. He became a senator and the president of the United States even though he was an African American. He is a role model to a lot of people in political authority, law institutions and other aspects of life due to his personality and policies.
Number three in this countdown of famous lawyers is Woodrow Wilson. He is recognized as one of the most famous people in his era. He went on to become a president of the United States which further increased his impacts and control in society. He played a very central part in the first world war which occurred during his tenure in administration. He achieved his law degree from the law school in University of Virginia.
Finally, we can never forget Barbara Jordan. She served in the state senate of Texas and broke significant gender barriers to succeed. Her Nixon impeachment speech is very famous because of how well elaborated it was and the points she made through the piece. Her speech is considered among some of the most powerful on history. You can look more into the speech by doing a simple search about it to get a detailed view of why it’s so famous. Barbara Jordan was an African American woman who proved a lot of people wrong through her success at a time when racism and gender inequality were the norms.