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The Champions of Justice Collection 

This collection features paintings of inductees to the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame located at Temple University's Beasley School of Law in Philadelphia.

An initiative of The Trial Lawyer magazine in 2009, the Hall of Fame recognizes and honors those who have dedicated a lifetime's commitment to serving the American public and the Constitution whilst tirelessly defending the right to trial by jury.

John Adams


A lawyer, author, statesman, diplomat and leader of American Independence. First Vice President and Second President of the United States, he was devoted to the right to counsel and the protection of innocence.

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Fred Baron


His career was dedicated to protecting workers' rights in a myriad of industries.

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Melvin Belli


The King Of Torts, he was a celebrated trial attorney who pioneered the use of demonstrative evidence and expert witnesses in civil cases.

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Melvin Belli


The King Of Torts, he was a celebrated trial attorney who pioneered the use of demonstrative evidence and expert witnesses in civil cases.

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Bobby Lee Cook


A fiery, folksy, and brilliant criminal defense attorney from Summerville, GA, he was reputed to have been the inspiration for the television series Matlock.

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Philip Harnett Corboy


He transformed the practice of personal injury law and acted as mentor to at least two generations of the leading trial lawyers in the country.

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Clarence Darrow


Probably the most famous and revered trial lawyer and civil libertarian in American history, he was a theologian, poet, and great wit who passionately opposed capital punishment.

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Clarence Darrow


Probably the most famous and revered trial lawyer and civil libertarian in American history, he was a theologian, poet and great wit who passionately opposed capital punishment.

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Darrow Takes the Stand


Probably the most famous and revered trial lawyer and civil libertarian in American history, he was a theologian, poet and great wit who passionately opposed capital punishment.

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Percy Foreman


Foreman was a legendary figure in the courtroom, with the characteristics of lawyers memorialized in 40s and 50s black and white movies.

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Richard "Racehorse" Haynes


A Flamboyant Texas criminal defense attorney who was decorated for heroism at Iwo Jima. 

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William Kunstler


A self-proclaimed radical civil rights attorney who was dedicated to defending the socially marginalized and fighting systems of discrimination and injustice. 

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Fred Levin


A pioneering and often controversial Florida plaintiffs lawyer, he was best known for his relentless fight for justice against big business, especially the tobacco industry.

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Belva Ann Lockwood


An attorney, author, educator, politician, and forerunner of gender equality in jurisprudence, the legal system, and education. 

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Thurgood Marshall


An extraordinary civil rights attorney, Solicitor General, and the first African American Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.

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James & Pauline Montgomery


A prominent Chicago trial lawyer, James Montgomery and his wife Pauline practice and manage their firm to represent clients in both criminal and civil-rights cases.

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Ron Motley


Bold in the face of mass social injustice, he was renowned for leading large-scale lawsuits on critical social and environment issues. 

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Perry Nichols


Perry Nichols was a Miami trial lawyer who founded what is today the Florida Justice Association.

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Earl Rogers


A California criminal defense lawyer extraordinaire and professor of medical jurisprudence, he inspired the character of Perry Mason.

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Earl Rogers


A California criminal defense lawyer extraordinaire and professor of medical jurisprudence, he inspired the character of Perry Mason.

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Christian D. Searcy


A powerful, compassionate, inspirational litigator of cases primarily involving catastrophic injury and death throughout Florida. 

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Edward B. Williams


 His courtroom tactics were legendary and lawyers, reporters and even other clients often sat in to watch Williams try a case. 

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C. Steven Yerrid


He has been repeatedly acknowledged as one of America’s top trial lawyers, demonstrating unwavering commitment to justice and the people it serves. 

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