Other forms: attorneys

An attorney is a lawyer. Attorneys sue people, defend people, and serve as experts on the law.

When there's any kind of legal issue, attorneys will be involved. They're the legal experts with law degrees who are also known as "lawyers." You'll often find them in court, defending clients or trying to put criminals in jail. Attorneys work for businesses, schools, the government, and individuals. So if you get arrested, need to write a will, or have to hash out a binding contract, an attorney is the person to call.

Definitions of attorney
  1. noun
    a professional person authorized to practice law; conducts lawsuits or gives legal advice
    synonyms: lawyer
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    Abul-Walid Mohammed ibn-Ahmad Ibn-Mohammed ibn-Roshd
    Arabian philosopher born in Spain; wrote detailed commentaries on Aristotle that were admired by the Schoolmen (1126-1198)
    Boy Orator of the Platte
    United States lawyer and politician who advocated free silver and prosecuted John Scopes (1925) for teaching evolution in a Tennessee high school (1860-1925)
    Clarence Seward Darrow
    United States lawyer famous for his defense of lost causes (1857-1938)
    Arthur Garfield Hays
    United States lawyer involved in several famous court trials (1881-1954)
    William Harrison Hays
    United States lawyer and politician who formulated a production code that prescribed the moral content of United States films from 1930 to 1966 (1879-1954)
    John Edgar Hoover
    United States lawyer who was director of the FBI for 48 years (1895-1972)
    Francis Scott Key
    United States lawyer and poet who wrote a poem after witnessing the British attack on Baltimore during the War of 1812; the poem was later set to music and entitled `The Star-Spangled Banner' (1779-1843)
    President Abraham Lincoln
    16th President of the United States; saved the Union during the American Civil War and emancipated the slaves; was assassinated by Booth (1809-1865)
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    advocate, counsel, counsellor, counselor, counselor-at-law, pleader
    a lawyer who pleads cases in court
    ambulance chaser
    an unethical lawyer who incites accident victims to sue
    a British or Canadian lawyer who speaks in the higher courts of law on behalf of either the defense or prosecution
    a lawyer who specializes in the business of conveying properties
    defense attorney, defense lawyer
    the lawyer representing the defendant
    divorce lawyer
    a lawyer specializing in actions for divorce or annulment
    prosecuting attorney, prosecuting officer, prosecutor, public prosecutor
    a government official who conducts criminal prosecutions on behalf of the state
    public defender
    a lawyer who represents indigent defendants at public expense
    an attorney appointed by a court to investigate and report on a case
    a British lawyer who gives legal advice and prepares legal documents
    trial attorney, trial lawyer
    a lawyer who specializes in defending clients before a court of law
    DA, district attorney
    an official prosecutor for a judicial district
    Counsel to the Crown
    a barrister selected to serve as counsel to the British ruler
    law agent
    a solicitor in Scotland
    sergeant, sergeant-at-law, serjeant, serjeant-at-law
    an English barrister of the highest rank
    state attorney, state's attorney
    a prosecuting attorney for a state
    type of:
    professional, professional person
    a person engaged in one of the learned professions




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