The 25 Greatest Legal TV Shows via ABA Journal

Posted on 05-23-2014 by
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Included in this list are the 25 greatest legal TV shows as calculated by the ABA Journal.  Surprisingly Matlock (#19) is ranked relatively low (in my opinion) on this list while I am not so sure the Law & Order series warrants so many nominations.

  1. L.A. LAW (1986-1994)
  2. PERRY MASON (1957-1966)
  3. THE DEFENDERS (1961-1965)
  4. LAW & ORDER (1990- )
  5. THE PRACTICE (1997-2004)
  6. ALLY McBEAL (1997-2002)
  7. RUMPOLE OF THE BAILEY (1978-1992)
  8. BOSTON LEGAL (2004-2008)
  9. DAMAGES (2007- )
  10. NIGHT COURT (1984-1992)
  11. JUDGING AMY (1999-2005)
  12. OWEN MARSHALL: Counselor at Law (1971-1974)
  13. JAG (1995-2005)
  14. SHARK (2006-2008)
  15. CIVIL WARS (1991-1993)
  16. HARVEY BIRDMAN, Attorney at Law (2000-2007)
  17. LAW & ORDER: Criminal Intent (2001- )
  18. MURDER ONE (1995-1997)
  19. MATLOCK (1986-1995)
  20. REASONABLE DOUBTS (1991-1993)
  21. LAW & ORDER: Special Victims Unit (1999- )
  22. JUDD FOR THE DEFENSE (1967-1969)
  23. PAPER CHASE (1978-1979, 1983-1986)
  24. PETROCELLI (1974-1976)
  25. ELI STONE (2008-2009)

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