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1st May '18 2:10:11 AM CaptainTedium
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** In the ClipShow episode "The Tribunal", the Biker Mice are put on trial for allegedly being needlessly excessive in their efforts to stop Limburger's evil plans. Lawrence Limburger bribes the prosecutor, named XL, so that he withholds footage of the Biker Mice confirming their innocence.

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** In the ClipShow episode "The Tribunal", the Biker Mice are put on trial for allegedly being needlessly excessive in their efforts to stop Limburger's evil plans. Lawrence Limburger bribes the prosecutor, named XL, so that he withholds footage of that would confirm the Biker Mice confirming their Mice's innocence.
26th Apr '18 4:20:31 PM Valiona
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* ''Webcomic/GeneralProtectionFault'' has Mercedes de la Croix. As the inter-office feud between Fred and Trent escalates into online flame wars, they threaten to sue each other for libel and seek out the services of lawyers. [[GreyAndGrayMorality Neither comes off very well]], but [[ALighterShadeOfGrey Fred, the more sympathetic of the two]] [[GoodLawyersGoodClients hires Nicole]], who eventually convinces him to drop his plans to sue Trent. Unfortunately, Trent manages to find Mercedes, who isn't just the only lawyer who believes his story about Fred being a sapient slime mold, but also is able to trick Nick into letting her into his apartment by pretending to be having car trouble. Mercedes doesn't employ any exceptionally underhanded or illegal tactics, but prosecutes the case in hopes of using it to advance her career. When Trent loses the lawsuit and ends up on trial for his attempt to kill Fred, Mercedes [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness drops him like a hot potato]], angry at him for lying to her and having some more promising opportunities.
22nd Apr '18 4:23:53 AM CaptainTedium
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* ''WesternAnimation/BikerMiceFromMars'' featured a Plutarkian lawyer named Perry Provoloni as a minor villain.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BikerMiceFromMars'' featured ''WesternAnimation/BikerMiceFromMars'':
** In the ClipShow episode "The Tribunal", the Biker Mice are put on trial for allegedly being needlessly excessive in their efforts to stop Limburger's evil plans. Lawrence Limburger bribes the prosecutor, named XL, so that he withholds footage of the Biker Mice confirming their innocence.
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20th Apr '18 12:48:15 AM PaulA
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* In the ''Fanfic/MotionPractice'' series, which recasts Marvel superheroes as lawyers, Loki Laufeyson is a slick defense attorney with a reputation for getting anybody off if they have the money.
19th Apr '18 4:27:01 PM Rebu
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** It is semi-averted with Caroline, who is depicted as aggressive and willing to do whatever it takes and would fit this trope quite nicely... if she weren't working with the heroes and usually trying to put dangerous crooks behind bars. On a related note, while the lawyers themselves aren't actively malicious, a suspect asking for one is usually a sign to both the audience and the characters that they're guilty of ''something'' they don't want to admit to. In these cases the lawyers are just doing their job, but can be irritating to the protagonists since often they're keeping their clients from revealing crucial information.



* Played with to varying degrees on ''Television/{{Bones}}''. It is semi-averted with Caroline, who is depicted as aggressive and willing to do whatever it takes and would fit this trope quite nicely... if she weren't working with the heroes and usually trying to put dangerous crooks behind bars. On a related note, while the lawyers themselves aren't actively malicious, a suspect asking for one is usually a sign to both the audience and the characters that they're guilty of ''something'' they don't want to admit to. In these cases the lawyers are just doing their job, but can be irritating to the protagonists since often they're keeping their clients from revealing crucial information.
16th Mar '18 7:29:34 AM trixus
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* Eustache in ''ComicBook/DungeonTheEarlyYears'' cheats on his girlfriend, is known more for his parties than his law practice and will get mad if you outright don't follow any law he tries to circumvent. When xenophobic rabbit people sell his girlfriend to a whorehouse the hero says they should have their throat slit, Eustache takes it as a just sentence.
-->'''Hyacinthe:''' Eustache wait that was just a figure of speech.\\
'''Eustache:''' (slitting a rabbit's throat) those who lives lawlessly must face the consequences.
15th Mar '18 9:52:36 PM jnv11
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** [[spoiler:Kristoph Gavin]] in ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney'' [[spoiler:planned to use forged evidence in order to win a case for a particularly high-profile client. He gets monumentally ''worse'' after getting turned down by his prospective client]]. In contrast, this game's prosecutor Klavier Gavin averts the older series' inversion by being perfectly moral from his first appearance. [[spoiler:No, seriously. The worst he does is call Apollo "Herr Forehead". He'll even take down a member of his own band if it comes to that.]]

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** [[spoiler:Kristoph Gavin]] in ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney'' [[spoiler:planned to use forged evidence in order to win a case for a particularly high-profile client. He gets monumentally ''worse'' after getting turned down by his prospective client]]. In contrast, this game's prosecutor Klavier Gavin averts the older series' inversion by being perfectly moral justice-minded from his first appearance. [[spoiler:No, seriously. The worst he does is call Apollo "Herr Forehead". He'll even take down a member of his own band if it comes to that.]]
11th Mar '18 10:04:39 PM dmcreif
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** [[Creator/CarrieAnneMoss Jeri Hogarth]], at first. She starts off in season 1 of ''Series/JessicaJones2015'' as the kind of lawyer who manipulates juries into thinking “beyond a reasonable doubt” means you need thirty witnesses or a video of the defendant doing it. She is willing to hire a clearly unstable Jessica Jones for private investigation work (even wants to bring her in-house), and even is willing to try using [[MindRape Kilgrave]] to get her ex-spouse Wendy to agree to lesser assets in their divorce. This backfires ''hard'' on Jeri, as Wendy gets killed and her secretary/mistress Pam gets thrown in jail. The whole ordeal with Kilgrave leads Jeri to clean up her act, and when she turns up in ''Series/IronFist2017'', she's a much nicer person, who helps Danny Rand reclaim his identity and turns out to have also tended to the Rand estate after Danny's parents were killed.

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** [[Creator/CarrieAnneMoss Jeri Hogarth]], at first. She starts off in season 1 of ''Series/JessicaJones2015'' as the kind of lawyer who manipulates juries into thinking “beyond a reasonable doubt” means you need thirty witnesses or a video of the defendant doing it. She is willing to hire a clearly unstable Jessica Jones for private investigation work (even wants to bring her in-house), and even is willing to try using [[MindRape Kilgrave]] to get her ex-spouse Wendy to agree to lesser assets in their divorce. This backfires ''hard'' on Jeri, as Wendy gets killed and her secretary/mistress Pam gets thrown in jail. The whole ordeal with Kilgrave leads Jeri to clean up her act, and when she turns up in ''Series/IronFist2017'', she's a much nicer person, who helps Danny Rand reclaim his identity and turns out to have also tended to the Rand estate after Danny's parents were killed. Of course, season 2 of ''Jessica Jones'' sees Jeri resort to her old tricks: her response to being conned by Inez and Shane is to buy a gun from Turk Barrett and manipulate Inez into murdering Shane. And she blackmails Chao and Benowitz into giving her a larger buyout offer.
**What exactly are Linda Chao and Steven Benowitz up to? Well, they're laundering drug cartels' money into offshore bank accounts. And Benowitz is a closeted gay man who frequents a place called the Chocolate Bar.
27th Feb '18 1:50:19 AM trixus
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** One Halloween episodes has him writing all the legal paper to allow Mr. Burns to hunt his guests, as killing is part of Burns' religion and they are on a hunting zone. Burns shoots him the moment he is finished with the paper. It's not like he didn't see it coming the lawyer was invited purposefully to be hunted and his instinct kicked in.
14th Feb '18 11:21:37 AM Minni128
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*Reimu Hakurei comes off as this in the sixth arc of ''Fanfic/DolphinRiderKoishi'', however, [[spoiler: she seems to be either a subversion or deconstruction, as a she ''does'' have morals but she has to be this to keep the upkeep of her shrine. When she gets the chance, she sells her client out to the authorities, putting him behind bars.]]
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