A successful and practical lawyer can decide the fate of the case in a single hearing. We all live under certain set of rules and regulations, which have been implemented by our family, culture, or by the law of the country we live in. These laws are set everywhere, around the world, which are a mandatorily to be obeyed by everyone.
However, we humans still have a tendency of breaking these rules. And that is when these lawyers come to our rescue. Be it a criminal case or a fraud or any business deal, these lawyers can help you win any case. Here is a list of the top 10 highest paid lawyers in the world in 2020, who are ranked according to their victories and net worth and fees.
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10. Benjamin Civiletti
One of the oldest and most well known names in the history of lawyer, Benjamin is one of the most expensive lawyers in the world, who comes with a guarantee of winning every case. He was the first American lawyer to charge a $1000 for an hour in 2005. He started off his career in a Law firm named Venable LLP, which is based in Washington DC. His net worth is currently estimated to be around $300,000. He has also served as US Deputy Attorney General and the 73rd Attorney General of the state. Currently he is 81 years old but still can help you win any case in a single hearing. He is amongst the oldest and most respected lawyers in the world.
9. Albert Stainoz
Albert is a precious legal gem stone of USA. The lawyer majorly deals with the laws and issues relating to currency exchange. The lawyer has a track record of winning majority of his cases, with a winning ratio of 99.43%. He is known for charging a good lump sum per hour charge for his precious time with his clients. His total net worth is estimated to be around $320,000.
8. Howard K. Stern
Howard Kevin Stern is a popular California based attorney. He is amongst the richest lawyers in America who has a net worth of over $400,000. He has a domestic partner and agent, Anna Nicole Smith, who is a former model. The lawyer became a house hold face, when he appeared in a TV series named ‘The Anna Nicole Show’ from 2002-2004. He completed his graduation in law from the University of California. He is the best and the most expensive lawyer in California who charges you over ten thousand dollars for a day.
7. Stacey Gardner
Stacey is a well known Attorney in America, who will confuse you with her charming attitude and beautiful looks. The star attorney is already a celebrity who is famous for her TV game show named ‘Deal or NO Deal’. She completed her law from Southwestern Law School. She is a versatile lawyer, who doesn’t go around the misconceptions set on lawyers; this lawyer looks nothing less than a supermodel in court that can knock down any case for her clients. Her net worth estimated to be over $1 million.
6. Vikki Ziegler
Vikki is an all rounder, who can help you win any case in the court room; she is also an author, and a well known TV personality. She is considered as one of the most expensive lawyers of America. She completed her law degree from Quinnipac College School. She is specialised in civil and matrimonial litigation. Vikki’s net worth is estimated to be $2.5 million. She also has her own TV reality show named ‘Untying the Knot’. She is also the founding partner in Zemsky LLC and Ziegler. She has also established several divorce websites. In 2012 she published a book titled ‘The Pre-marital Planner: A Complete Legal Guide to a Perfect Marriage’. She is known for taking private cases, with some assistant works.
5. Harish Salve
Harish is a popular Indian Lawyer, who is known for his specialization in commercial, constitutional and taxation laws. He mostly practices at the Supreme Court in India. In 2015, he was reported to be charging Rs 30, 00,000 per day for a case. He has also served as a Solicitor General in India. In 2017, he was ranked 43rd in the ‘50 Most Powerful People’ list which was published by India Today. He has worked with all the leading brand names in the country including Reliance, Tata Group, Vodafone and he was also fighting a celebrity case, which included Salman Khan. His net worth is estimated to be around $2.5 million as of 2016.
4. Vernon Jordan
Vernon Eulio Jordon Junior is a popular American lawyer, civil activist and a business activist. He completed his law degree from the most prestigious, Howard School of Law. He served as a vivid Adviser to former US president Bill Clinton. He has established himself into a prominent Politian of America. His net worth is estimated to be around $12 million as of 2016. He takes up private as well as public cases however; he can only be afforded by a few. He is known for charging over 600,000 for each case.
3. John Branca
John Branca is a name which you have seen in the newspapers, mostly around celebrity legal cases. He is popular for counseling the ways of well known names which mostly includes big celebrities or major brands. He completed his Law from UCLA School of Law. Currently the celebrity lawyer has a total net worth of over $50 million. He has specialised in the entertainment business, and has worked for stars like Michael Jackson, Beach Boys, Santana, Aerosmith, Rolling Stone etc. His clients also include Forbes Magazine, Playboy and Penthouse magazine. He is amongst the most popular celebrity lawyer who is trusted by majority of the entertainment industry.
2. Willie E. Gary
Willie is a motivational speaker, who is an excellent attorney and businessman. He completed his law degree from North Caroline Central University. He has won significant cases against the corporations like Anheuser-Busch and Disneyland. He started off his career assisting Donal L Hollowel, which pushed him to start his practice individually. His net worth is estimated to be around $6,300,000 which he has earned from his multiple cases. He charges over a $100,000 for a single hearing.
1. Jose Baez
He is the best attorney in the world, who got the media attention when he worked as a lead attorney in Casey Anthony’s murder case, which gained him international attention over night. He has fought in some of the most popular criminal cases which include Wilfredo Vazquez and Elvira Garcia. He also wrote a book about Anthony’s case which was titled ‘Presumed Guilty’. It was published in 2012, becoming a New York Best seller. His net worth is estimated to be around $7,000,000. He completed his law in 1997 from St. Thomas University of Law. He charges almost a million dollar for his each criminal case.
These are some of most expensive lawyers in the world who will guarantee you a win; however they will definitely take away most of your fortune. They have worked really hard to reach this point where their names can decide the future of any case. They are dedicated and passionate about their profession, which makes them worthy of each penny that they charge.