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Lawyers with brilliant names you just couldn’t make up

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From Cinderela and beyond

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The legal Twitterati have been tickled pink this week with news that there is an actual, real life judge called Cinderela Guevara.

A mix between a classic Disney princess and an Argentine revolutionary, no one can deny that it’s a great name. But this got us thinking — is Cinderela Guevara the best lawyer name in the world, or are there better?

We got digging, and found some more gems.

1. Sue Yoo

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There is apparently a Sue Mee as well, who — believe it or not — is married to a banker called Rob Mee.

2. Michael Gove

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This American attorney was chosen as a Massachusetts Rising Star by Super Lawyers in 2015, a prestigious accolade he’s won three times now.

3. Saul Goodman

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Yes, really.

4. Willy Bach

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UK barrister and lord, Willy Bach has a lot to show for himself. A normal name isn’t one of them.

5. Dick Strong

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Sometimes in life it’s best just to go with your full name and call yourself Richard.

6. Harry Potter

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A criminal barrister. A Cambridge grad. A wizard’s name. There’s nothing not to like here.

7. Jack Daniels

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A trial lawyer and mediator, you’ll find this keen poker player taking client enquiries in California (not Tennessee unfortunately).

8. Justin Bieber

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Not quite as fresh faced as his Canadian namesake, Justin M. Bieber is the founder of Philadelphia based personal injury firm J. Bieber Law. We wonder if he’s a belieber.

9. Hubert Legal

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The best example of nominative determinism since Lord Judge retired.

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Anonymous

THIS is what I come to Legal Cheek for.

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Anon

Yes. Much better than F***ing up the rest of the lives of student or very junior lawyers because of a silly mistake!

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Anonymous

Not forgetting Mr Justice Judge, HHJ Laws etc!

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Constitutional

Are you writing from the early 1990s? They didn’t forget Judge—he retired as Lord Judge and hadn’t been Judge J since 1996. Meanwhile, Laws was never an HHJ. He went from being a part-time Recorder to the High Court in 1992.

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Anonymous

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Fook Yoo

This alticur is lacist!!!!

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Anon

None of the legal ones are as good as the former Cardinal Sin (of Manila)

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Anonymous

I’m sure I once met at barrister at Oxford called Stephen Gerrard but can’t find him online. Did I imagine it?

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Anonymous

The fellow I met was a young chubby barrister – maybe it’s his son?

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Anonymous

The fellow I met was a young chubby barrister. Maybe it’s his son?

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Anonymous

When I fell for this clickbait, I did wonder to my self “Is this a KK article?”. I was not wrong!

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Anonymous

I Like Emma Cockshutt, in-house counsel for Tiger Aspect.

Chartlotte Proudman can only dream of having such a gloriously feminist name.

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Anonymous

If only her middle initial was “N” she would be Charlotte N 🙂

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Anonymous

How about “Proudman”?

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Anonymous

There is a barrister called Margaret Pine-Coffin who practices in Southampton

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Anonymous

GC at the Central Bank of Liberia was for years a Mr. I. Wonasue. Sadly now deceased.

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Anonymous

This is the best name in the world.

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As cool as a...

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Anon

How about the firm https://www.wrighthassall.co.uk/ ?

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Jimmy the brief

There is of course Mr Counsell of Counsel… http://www.outertemple.com/barristers/21/index.html

And I did once have the pleasure of striding the halls of Stratford upon Avon Crown Court calling for my client “Mr Shakespeare”. Really.

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Jimmy the brief

Not sure that court still exists… maybe it was the Mags.

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ChanceryPupil

I love Dick strong, its right up my ally ; )

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Lord Lyle

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Laws_(judge)

Appeared afore him a few times in the CA. A straight down the line judge. No messing around.

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Anonymous

What’s a ‘UK Barrister?’

Moreover, this might have been a more interesting article had you bothered to look for more lawyers in this jurisdiction rather than repeating content that’s done the rounds in the US.

How about Nick Inge at Tuckers. A criminal solicitor with a wonderful name.

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Anonymous

Dr. The Rt. Hon. Alan Blacker. The Lord Harley of Dublin. KGCSt.J. DPhil. MSc(Hons)(clinical forensic psychiatry) MA(Hons) MA(Hons)(Inc.ED.&SEN.) LLB(DHons) BA(Hons) PGDL PGDLP FMLST(Psych) FCInst.L.Ex. FRSA. FRGS&IBG. FZSL. FRAntq.I. FRAnth.I. SIRM. FIMHAP. SSM. Solicitor Advocate of the Supreme Court, Chartered Legal Executive, Consultant Transactional Analysis Clinical Psychoanalytical Psychologist. Who’s Who. Burke’s Peerage and Baronetage. NIFHS Register. Ulster Historical Foundation

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Anonymous

No-one (in his right mind) could make that up

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Anonymous

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Scouser of Counsel

Slightly OT, but I once did a sex case where the OIC’s surname was “Shakeshaft”

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Anonymous

I had some dealing with a lady who worked for the police fraud section called ‘Nicky Fiddler’

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Anonymous

I’m bringin’ Willy Bach
Tory motha f*****s don’t know how to act
Let him make up for all the legal aid we lack
Because we’re burning up, I got to get it fast
(Take it to the chorus)

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Anon

No Lord Pannick QC? Cool name and good overall liberal

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Anonymous

Nicolai Pipance was once an opponent of mine (yes, it is pronounced “Pee-pants”)

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