Attorneys are essential people in society especially when it comes to matters of human rights. Although the services of lawyers are not physically visible the effects of their actions are well established in history. The impact of the social lives of people are due to the effects of the policies that are made and approved by lawyers. There can either be advantages or disadvantages on the people’s lives which can be as a result of the attorney’s actions and policies. The following are some of the most influential lawyers in history.
The first famous lawyer of his time is Abraham Lincoln. He was nicknamed as ‘Honest Abe’ by some of his closest work colleagues due to his honesty with clients and coworkers. He is famous for the murder case he won using an almanac to argue the innocence of the client he was defending. He is renowned for being the 16th United States president. Some of his achievements include some laws and policies which favored human rights.
Secondly, almost everyone knows the contributions of Barack Obama as one of the famous lawyers. It is safe to conclude without doubt that he is the most famous attorney in modern times. His major accolade is the beautiful background he prides of. He became a senator and the president of the United States even though he was an African American. He is one of the most influential people to individuals and political, social and other entities at every corner of the world.
The third famous attorney is Woodrow Wilson. His fame and influence during his times are very high. He went on to become a president of the United States which further increased his impacts and control in society. He served as a president during the First World War, and he was a significant influence of the war. He attended the University of Virginia school of law where he got his degree in law.
To conclude, you can never ignore the contributions of Barbara Jordan in the history of America. She overcame a lot of challenges to secure a senate position in the Texas state. She is well known for the speech she presented in the Nixon’s impeachment hearing which was very influential and received well by the people. The speech is among one of the best addresses in history. you should research more about the contents of the speech to know more about it and judge for yourself. Barbara Jordan was an African American woman who proved a lot of people wrong through her success at a time when racism and gender inequality were the norms.