This is a fun infographic that the folks at Online Paralegal Programs sent me. It’s “revealing” some famous people who you might not know were lawyers. One of my favorites is this tidbit about Washington Irving:
You can also see this fact about Francis Scott Key:
And that fact reminds me of this commercial:
Which was the first time I’d ever heard of Aaron Burr.
One of the common threads I noticed, is the fact that most of the individuals seem to have achieved notoriety outside of their functions as lawyers — many never even practiced. Perhaps that’s a sign of the future of law?
Go ahead and check out the full list of famous lawyers.