Top 200 Legal Shows

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1. L.A. Law (1986–1994)

TV-PG | 46 min | Drama

The lives and work of the staff of a major Los Angeles law firm.

Stars: Corbin Bernsen, Jill Eikenberry, Alan Rachins, Michael Tucker

Votes: 4,702

2. Conviction (2006–2009)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

ADA Alexandra Cabot from "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" returns as the bureau chief for the group of young ADAs. According to Dick Wolf, "'Conviction' will be a 'charactercedural,' we ... See full summary »

Stars: Eric Balfour, Jordan Bridges, Milena Govich, Stephanie March

Votes: 873

3. Boston Legal (2004–2008)

TV-14 | 44 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Boston Legal is a spin-off of the long-running David E. Kelley series The Practice (1997), following the exploits of former Practice character Alan Shore (James Spader) at the legal firm of Crane, Poole, and Schmidt.

Stars: James Spader, William Shatner, Candice Bergen, Rene Auberjonois

Votes: 42,636

4. Major Crimes (2012–2018)

Not Rated | 43 min | Action, Crime, Drama

The Closer (2005) spin-off series, which follows Captain Raydor of the Los Angeles Police Department.

Stars: Mary McDonnell, G.W. Bailey, Tony Denison, Michael Paul Chan

Votes: 12,010

5. Suits (2011–2019)

TV-14 | 44 min | Comedy, Drama

On the run from a drug deal gone bad, brilliant college dropout Mike Ross, finds himself working with Harvey Specter, one of New York City's best lawyers.

Stars: Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams, Meghan Markle, Sarah Rafferty

Votes: 364,826

6. Philly (2001–2002)

50 min | Drama

A new lawyer tries to maintain her distance from her sometimes guilty clients, but building a good rep threatens to overcome her passion.

Stars: Kim Delaney, Tom Everett Scott, Rick Hoffman, Diana Maria Riva

Votes: 368

7. Raising the Bar (2008–2009)

Drama

Former law school classmates reunite in court when they take on rival clients.

Stars: Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Gloria Reuben, Currie Graham, Melissa Sagemiller

Votes: 1,719

8. Goliath (2016– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama

A disgraced lawyer, now an ambulance chaser, gets a case that could bring him redemption or at least revenge on the firm which expelled him.

Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Tania Raymonde, Nina Arianda, Diana Hopper

Votes: 33,703

9. The Practice (1997–2004)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

We follow the exploits and cases of defense attorneys of a Boston law firm. Bobby Donnell is the senior defense attorney and founder of the firm.

Stars: Dylan McDermott, Kelli Williams, Lara Flynn Boyle, Steve Harris

Votes: 7,882

10. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

This series follows the Special Victims Unit, a specially trained squad of detectives in the N.Y.P.D., who investigate sexually related crimes.

Stars: Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T, Dann Florek

Votes: 82,117

11. Law & Order (1990–2010)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Follows a crime (usually a murder), usually adapted from current headlines, from two separate vantage points, the police investigation and the prosecution in court.

Stars: Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, Dennis Farina, S. Epatha Merkerson

Votes: 31,992

12. Power (I) (2014–2020)

TV-MA | 50 min | Crime, Drama

James "Ghost" St. Patrick, a wealthy New York night club owner who has it all, catering to the city's elite and dreaming big, lives a double life as a drug kingpin.

Stars: Omari Hardwick, Lela Loren, Naturi Naughton, Joseph Sikora

Votes: 39,887

13. The Defenders (1961–1965)

60 min | Crime, Drama

A father and son lawyer duo take a variety of cases that often deal with the important issues of the day.

Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Polly Rowles, Ossie Davis

Votes: 347

14. Arrest and Trial (1963–1964)

90 min | Crime, Drama

Los Angeles is where Sergeant Nick Anderson and his fellow officers work to keep the streets safe. After the arrest of the accused, attorney John Egan plans their defense, while the prosecution is led by Jerry Miller.

Stars: Ben Gazzara, Chuck Connors, Roger Perry, John Larch

Votes: 96

15. Blind Justice (2005)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Crime, Mystery

NYPD Detective Jim Dunbar returns to work after being blinded in the line of duty.

Stars: Ron Eldard, Marisol Nichols, Reno Wilson, Frank Grillo

Votes: 403

16. Queens Supreme (2003)

TV-PG | 48 min | Comedy, Drama

Welcome to the chaos, infighting and colorful personalities of the people behind the bench and behind the scenes at the Queens County Courthouse in New York. Judge Jack Moran is a brilliant... See full summary »

Stars: Oliver Platt, Robert Loggia, Annabella Sciorra, L. Scott Caldwell

Votes: 104

17. First Monday (2002)

60 min | Drama

Each Supreme Court term begins on the first Monday in October. Currently, the Court's evenly divided between conservatives and liberals. Moderate Justice Joseph Novelli has just joined them. The show follows their cases and lives.

Stars: Joe Mantegna, James Garner, Charles Durning, Camille Saviola

Votes: 138

18. Matlock (1986–1995)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Ben Matlock is a very expensive criminal defense attorney, who charges one hundred thousand dollars to take a case. Fortunately, he's worth every penny, as he and his associates defend his clients by finding the real killer.

Stars: Andy Griffith, Linda Purl, Kene Holiday, Nancy Stafford

Votes: 6,550

19. The Grinder (2015–2016)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy

Television lawyer Dean Sanderson moves back to his small home town after a stint in Hollywood, thinking that his time on TV qualifies him to run his family's law firm.

Stars: Rob Lowe, Fred Savage, Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Hana Hayes

Votes: 6,966

20. NYPD Blue (1993–2005)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Detectives from NYPD's 15th Precinct investigate homicides within their precinct.

Stars: Dennis Franz, Jimmy Smits, Gordon Clapp, James McDaniel

Votes: 11,866

21. Bluff City Law (2019)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama

Lawyers at an elite Memphis law firm specialize in controversial landmark civil rights cases.

Stars: Jimmy Smits, Caitlin McGee, Barry Sloane, Michael Luwoye

Votes: 2,031

22. Injustice (2011)

300 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A defense barrister is faced with the proposition: what can you do when you have defended the indefensible?

Stars: James Purefoy, Charlie Creed-Miles, Sasha Behar, Dervla Kirwan

Votes: 1,561

23. Justice (2006–2007)

43 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A powerful Los Angeles law firm handles high-profile, media-circus cases.

Stars: Victor Garber, Kerr Smith, Rebecca Mader, Eamonn Walker

Votes: 1,555

24. In Justice (2006)

60 min | Crime, Drama

David Swain is a successful lawyer with political aspirations and he decides to form an organization called the National Justice Project that sets out to help those who were wrongfully ... See full summary »

Stars: Jason O'Mara, Kyle MacLachlan, Constance Zimmer, Daniel Cosgrove

Votes: 537

25. The Night Of (2016)

TV-MA | 525 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

After a night of partying with a woman he picked up, a man wakes up to find her stabbed to death and is charged with her murder.

Stars: Riz Ahmed, John Turturro, Bill Camp, Amara Karan

Votes: 121,912

26. Criminal Justice (2008–2009)

Not Rated | 584 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Series 1 follows Ben Coulter who is accused of committing a crime that he has no recollection of after a drunken and drug-filled night out. Series 2 follows Juliet through the criminal justice system after she stabs her abusive husband.

Stars: Ben Whishaw, Maxine Peake, Bill Paterson, Alice Sykes

Votes: 1,724

27. Silk (2011–2014)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

A six-part series about life at the Bar, the dilemmas and problems that modern day barristers have to face, and what it means to become a silk.

Stars: Maxine Peake, Rupert Penry-Jones, Neil Stuke, Theo Barklem-Biggs

Votes: 4,327

28. The Bill (1984–2010)

TV-14 | 50 min | Crime, Drama

Uniform officers and detectives from an inner London police station enforce law and order on a day to day basis.

Stars: Graham Cole, Jeff Stewart, Trudie Goodwin, Simon Rouse

Votes: 2,983

29. Under Suspicion (2002– )

90 min | Crime

Under suspicion crime series.

Stars: Senta Berger, Rudolf Krause, Gerd Anthoff, Michael Lerchenberg

Votes: 138

30. Accused (2010–2012)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Created by Jimmy McGovern, each episode of this series examines a person who is accused of a crime and what led them to end up in the Dock.

Stars: Michael Maloney, Andrew Readman, Chord Melodic, Rosina Carbone

Votes: 1,983

31. The Jury (2002–2011)

TV-MA | 300 min | Drama

Twelve men and women are called for jury service in the retrial of a man accused of a triple murder after the High Court overturns the original verdict.

Stars: Paul Bhattacharjee, Gerard Butler, Nina Sosanya, Nicholas Farrell

Votes: 973

32. Trial & Retribution (1997– )

Crime, Drama, Mystery

Det. Supt. Michael Walker, teamed with DI North and DCI Connor, follow each case from crime committed, through the pursuit of justice, to the law courts where the efforts of the force will be tested - sometimes to breaking point.

Stars: David Hayman, Dorian Lough, Victoria Smurfit, Kate Buffery

Votes: 744

33. Ally McBeal (1997–2002)

TV-PG | 45 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Follows the personal and professional life of lawyer Ally.

Stars: Calista Flockhart, Greg Germann, Jane Krakowski, Vonda Shepard

Votes: 30,683

34. Judging Amy (1999–2005)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama

A family drama focused on three generations of women living together in Hartford, Connecticut.

Stars: Amy Brenneman, Tyne Daly, Karle Warren, Richard T. Jones

Votes: 5,693

35. Law & Order: UK (2009–2014)

TV-14 | 46 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

UK version of the long-running U.S. TV drama that tells the stories of two separate yet equally important groups: the police, who investigate crime; and the attorneys, who prosecute the offenders.

Stars: Bradley Walsh, Robert Glenister, Harriet Walter, Freema Agyeman

Votes: 3,408

36. Chicago Justice (2017)

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama

The State's Attorney's dedicated team of prosecutors and investigators navigates heated city politics and controversy head-on, while fearlessly pursuing justice.

Stars: Philip Winchester, Jon Seda, Joelle Carter, Monica Barbaro

Votes: 3,593

37. The Closer (2005–2012)

TV-14 | 46 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Deputy Police Chief Brenda Johnson runs the Priority Homicide Division of the LAPD with an unorthodox style. Her innate ability to read people and obtain confessions helps her and her team solve the city's toughest, most sensitive cases.

Stars: Kyra Sedgwick, J.K. Simmons, Corey Reynolds, Robert Gossett

Votes: 22,843

38. Outlaw (2010)

60 min | Drama

A former Supreme Court Justice starts his own law firm.

Stars: Jimmy Smits, Carly Pope, David Ramsey, Jesse Bradford

Votes: 684

39. Shots Fired (2017)

43 min | Crime, Drama

Examines the dangerous aftermath of two racially charged shootings in a small Southern town, providing an explosive autopsy of our criminal justice system.

Stars: Sanaa Lathan, Stephan James, Stephen Moyer, Will Patton

Votes: 2,004

40. For Life (2020– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

A prisoner becomes a lawyer and fights to overturn his life sentence for a crime he didn't commit.

Stars: Nicholas Pinnock, Indira Varma, Joy Bryant, Dorian Missick

Votes: 3,512

41. Da Vinci's City Hall (2005–2006)

44 min | Drama

Dominic Da Vinci, former Coroner and Police Officer in Vancouver, BC, starts his first term as the newly elected mayor of Vancouver.

Stars: Nicholas Campbell, Mylène Dinh-Robic, Benjamin Ratner, Ian Tracey

Votes: 216

42. Sequestered (2014)

Thriller

A jury is sequestered in a hotel while deliberating a court case with massive implications.

Stars: Jesse Bradford, Summer Glau, Bruce Davison, Chris Ellis

Votes: 561

43. City of Vice (2008)

50 min | Crime, Drama, History

In the eighteenth century, London is a city filled with prostitutes, pimps, gamblers and villains. In a time before the invention of modern policing procedures, the novelist Henry Fielding ... See full summary »

Stars: Ian McDiarmid, Francis Magee, Steve Speirs, Alice O'Connell

Votes: 438

44. City on a Hill (2019– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

In early 1990s Boston, ADA Decourcy Ward forms an unlikely alliance with a corrupt venerated FBI veteran, Jackie Rohr. Together, they take on a case that changes the city's entire criminal justice system.

Stars: Kevin Bacon, Aldis Hodge, Mark O'Brien, Amanda Clayton

Votes: 6,882

45. Babylon 5 (1993–1998)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

In the mid 23rd century, the Earth Alliance space station Babylon 5, located in neutral territory, is a major focal point for political intrigue, racial tensions and various wars over the course of five years.

Stars: Mira Furlan, Richard Biggs, Stephen Furst, Andreas Katsulas

Votes: 28,156

46. Judge John Deed (2001–2007)

185 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6