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->''"Single Female Lawyer''
->''fighting for her client!''
->''Wearing sexy miniskirts''
->''and being self-reliant!"''
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''

She wears stiletto heels, favors form-fitting suits with low-cut tops and hemlines well above the knee, has a sexy voice and demeanor, and can turn the head of many a man or woman. She also charges six hundred dollars an hour and doesn't care who her clients are, just as long as they pay. No, [[HighClassCallGirl she's not a prostitute]]; she's a lawyer. (Same difference, right? But [[EvilLawyerJoke we kid, we kid]].)

This is basically about sexy lawyers, judges, etc. Usually (though by no means always) female. While such portrayals may be seen to constitute blatant {{Fanservice}}, they're sometimes justified in-universe (and in RealLife) by the phenomenon of lawyers using their sex appeal to woo clients or sway juries. While she can be either a CrusadingLawyer or an AmoralAttorney, the former is more likely.

Hello, Attorney! often tries cases involving suspects captured by a FairCop.

Similar to HospitalHottie, in which case it may very well be, "HelloNurse" and / or HotScientist. Compare HotLibrarian (especially in [[PrimAndProperBun visual]] [[{{Meganekko}} appearance]]).

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!!Examples:

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[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* Teru Mikami from ''Manga/DeathNote'' is a male example. Unlike most examples, while he ''is'' good looking, he's also [[KnightTemplar very]], [[AxeCrazy VERY]] [[PsychoSupporter unhinged]]. (Of course, this is ''Manga/DeathNote'' we're talking about, so this is pretty much a given.)
* Eri Kisaki/Eva Kadan from ''Manga/DetectiveConan''. Bonus for having a teenage daughter who is just as pretty as she is.
** Her rival, Reiko Kujou, is just as hot.
* Kotoko Fujioka from ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' works for a lawyer, and is known for her beauty.

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[[folder: Comics ]]

* So what if she's 6'7" and can bench a battleship, few deny that [[Comicbook/SheHulk Jennifer Walters]] fits in here.
* [[Comicbook/{{Daredevil}} Matthew "Matt" Murdock]] is a male example.
* The ComicBook/XMen's lawyer, Evangeline "Vange" Whedon, is a {{Goth}} chick who [[BareYourMidriff bares her midriff]] more often than not. However, the fact that she turns into a {{Kaiju}} if blood touches her has cost her at least one boyfriend.
* ComicBook/CaptainAmerica's girlfriend in the 80s Bernie Rosenthal.
* [[ComicBook/TwoFace Harvey Dent]], pre-scarring, is generally acknowledged to be good looking, even getting called "Apollo" for his looks.

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[[folder: Film ]]

* Alice Hinsdale in [[http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/89838/She-Couldn-t-Say-No/ ''She Couldn't Say No'']]. Played by Eve Arden.
* Elle, Vivian, and several other characters, in ''Film/LegallyBlonde''.
* Sally Carrera in ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}''. Lightning [=McQueen=] gets immediately smitten when he sees her for the first time.
* Rachel Dawes from ''Film/BatmanBegins'' and ''Film/TheDarkKnight''. Both versions (Katie Holmes and Creator/MaggieGyllenhaal). Harvey Dent (Aaron Echkart) as well.
* Elizabeth Banks' character in ''Film/RoleModels''.
* As already mentioned, Matt Murdock aka ''Film/{{Daredevil}}''. Played by Creator/BenAffleck.
* Pierce Brosnan and Julianne Moore, in ''Film/LawsOfAttraction''.
* Creator/JessicaBiel's character in ''Film/INowPronounceYouChuckAndLarry''.
* The Creator/HarrisonFord thriller ''Film/PresumedInnocent'' has his prosecutor character accused of the murder of his fellow attorney (and mistress), played by a smoking-hot Greta Scacchi.
* The Chinese lawyer Shen Yuelin in ''Red Corner'', played by the gorgeous Bai Ling.
* AmoralAttorney version: Sofie Fatale (Julie Dreyfus) from ''Film/KillBill'' was O-Ren's best friend and lawyer. [[spoiler: She loses an arm (and maybe both) as a result of The Bride's revenge]]
* Penelope Ann Miller in ''Film/OtherPeoplesMoney''.
* Angela Drake (Lonette [=McKee=]) in 1985's ''Literature/BrewstersMillions'' (although only a paralegal, she fits this trope).

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[[folder: Literature ]]

* In the ''Literature/AuntDimity'' series, attorney Bill Willis had a scraggly beard, a paunch and thick horn-rimmed glasses when Lori met him. He lost all three and Lori describes him as being "quite literally, tall, dark and handsome."
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[[folder: Live Action TV ]]
* This trope seems to be a favorite of Creator/DavidEKelley's:
** The entire cast of ''Series/AllyMcBeal''. Except maybe Richard Fish. Ally's fondness for very short skirts was often noted by viewers and characters within the show. In one episode, it is eventually [[LampshadeHanging revealed]] that this is an ''advertised selling point'' for the law firm -- it's in their promo materials that all their female lawyers have to be hot.
** ''Series/ThePractice'' and ''Series/BostonLegal'' have no shortage of easy-on-the eyes characters. (Neither do any of his non-legal shows, for that matter.)
%%* ''Series/{{Angel}}'':
%%** Lilah Morgan
%%** Lindsey [=McDonald=] is a male example.
%%* Maggie Lizer, the [[spoiler:faux-]]blind lawyer played by [[Creator/JuliaLouisDreyfus Julia Louis-Dreyfus]] from ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment''.
%%* Erin Reagan-Boyle from ''Series/BlueBloods''.
%%* Booth's girlfriend from season 1 of ''Series/{{Bones}}'' and one of his exes.
%%* Theresa Conners played by Debrah Farentino on the short-lived ''EZStreets''.
%%* Farentino also played a sexy ADA on the series ''EqualJustice''.
* ''Series/TheGoodWife'': Julianna Margulies' title character as well as the entire rest of the firm.
** Margulies' character (pictured above) in the short-lived ''Canterbury's Law'' is another good example. As critic Alan Sepinwall put it in his [[http://blog.nj.com/alltv/2008/03/all_tv_canterburys_law_review.html review of the pilot]]:
--->"'Canterbury's Law' is a show that's almost entirely about Margulies' [[ShesGotLegs legs]]. That, or her shoes. Practically every scene opens with a fetishized close-up of Margulies' latest stylish pair of stilettos, then a pan up her stockings. When she complains that a co-worker is overshadowing her, he says, 'Relax. You've got better legs.' You know things are getting stressful for her when you see she's chosen to wear pants."
** Not to mention Neena Broderick, the character Margulies played as the GirlOfTheWeek in two episodes of ''Series/{{Scrubs}}''.
* One episode of ''Series/{{Castle}}'' featured a lawyer who had given up law to become a dominatrix.
%%* Jenna Elfman's title character on ''Courting Alex''.
* Matthew Crawley of ''Series/DowntonAbbey'' in a very technical sense: he's a lawyer and played by the very pretty Dan Stevens, but we hardly ever see Matthew do any lawyering. Granted, he's a solicitor, so he doesn't argue cases, but we don't really even see him do the work of the kind that solicitors do (advising clients, negotiating/drafting contracts,[[note]]Which should be much of his work if as he says he's a specialist in corporate law[[/note]] doing paperwork, etc.).
%%* ''Series/EliStone''
* French series ''Series/{{Engrenages}}'' has two of them - male and female versions. The male one is dark-haired firm-chinned prosecutor Pierre Clément. The female one is busty and slender redhead Joséphine Karlsson, who also displays a deep [[AmoralAttorney lack of morals]].
%%* Justin, Lauren and Kate (former attorney, now mediator) all qualify from ''Series/FairlyLegal''.
%%* Kuryu Kohei, from the Japanese TV drama ''Hero'', is a male example.
%%* Joyce Davenport in ''Series/HillStreetBlues''.
%%* Sela Ward as Gregory House's now-married ex-girlfriend on ''Series/{{House}}''.
* ''Series/{{JAG}}'': Both protagonists are hot.
** Sarah Mackenzie was MsFanservice. This got a nod on the show itself, when they land a big public case, and a late night TV host says something to the effect of "Colonel Mackenzie? More like Major Babe."
** Harmon Rabb was MrFanservice. Plus he got to wear a uniform and was a pilot.
** Rabb's female partners in the 1st season, Caitlin Pike and Meg Austin, are not too bad either.
* ''Judge John Deed''
* Judge Amy Gray, of ''Series/JudgingAmy'', and her aide.
* Grace Van Owen, on ''Series/LALaw''.
** Kind of subverted because the other female lawyers, in starring roles, are more average looking.
** However, we do have Michele Greene's Abby Perkins, and in later seasons C.J. Lamb (Amanda Donohoe), ADA Zoey Clemmons (Cecil Hoffman), Melina Paros (Lisa Zane) and Jane Halliday (Alexandra Powers)--all better-than-average-looking women.
** On the male side, Harry Hamlin (''People'' Magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive" in 1987) as Michael Kuzak, Corbin Bernsen as Arnie Becker and Jimmy Smits as Victor Sifuentes.
* ''Series/LawAndOrder'': Pretty much every ADA, including a few of the men. Claire Kincaid, Jamie Ross, Abbie Carmichael and Connie Rubirosa in particular. It's been {{Lampshaded}}; in Claire's first episode, she asks Jack about sexual relationships with his female [=ADA=]s. He says he only had three such relationships in 24 years, including an ex-wife. At the end of the episode, she says she checked, and he's ''only'' had three female assistants. He insists he was being honest.
** Carey Lowell (Ross) gets some bonus points for being a former [[Film/LicenceToKill Bond girl.]]
** Annie Parisse's first appearance on ''L&O'' was as a stripper named Jasmine. They [[YouLookFamiliar brought her back]] to play ADA Alexandra Borgia.
** John James "Jack" [=McCoy=] is a good example of such. Even Creator/DickWolf [[WordOfGod admitted]] to this as to why he brought in Creator/SamWaterston, to create a character with more stability and sex appeal.
** ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' [=ADA=]s, most notably Alex Cabot and Casey Novak.
** Even though she was only in one episode, ADA Mikka Von ([[Film/MissionImpossible Paula Patton]]) seemed to have had everybody fawning over her.
** The newest ADA, and SVU's first male in the role, is Rafael Barba. He gets almost as much admiration as Alex and Casey.
** In addition to Alex herself, all her [=ADA=]s on the short-lived spinoff ''Series/{{Conviction}}'' were pretty telegenic.
** ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'' had a male version in Ron Carver with his [[BadassInANiceSuit collection of nice suits]] and smooth, deep voice. Also, although she only appeared in a couple of episodes, but Patricia Kent counts as well.
** ''Series/LawAndOrderTrialByJury'' had bureau chief Tracey Kibre (played by the delectable Creator/BebeNeuwirth) and ADA Kelly Gaffney.
** ''Series/LawAndOrderUK'' seems to be following in this trend as well with the casting of Creator/FreemaAgyeman.
** Also {{lampshaded}} by Alana De La Garza's ADA Connie Rubirosa in the Season 18 Episode "Tango" and the Season 20 Episode "Reality Bites", where EADA Michael Cutter takes advantage of a juror's and a reality TV producer's interests (respectively) in her to advance the People's case in both episodes.
* While not really lawyers, Tara and Hardison on ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' both portray them as part of cons. Tara is even referred to as a HotLibrarian when the team sees her for the first time.
* Dr. Lightman's ex-wife from ''Series/LieToMe'', who says she left him partly because when she was just wearing a thong, he was looking at her eyebrows. She's played by Jennifer "''Flashdance''" Beals.
* Constance from ''Series/{{Life}}''.
* [[spoiler:Sideways Ilana]] on ''Series/{{Lost}}''.
* Christine Sullivan of ''Series/NightCourt''.
* Sherry Stringfield, Sharon Lawrence, and, especially, Gabrcelle Beauvais-Nilon on ''Series/{{NYPD Blue}}''.
* Kim Delaney's defense-attorney protagonist on the short-lived ''Philly''
* All the main cast of ''Series/RaisingTheBar'', but Michelle and Bobbi in particular.
* Sexual harassment lawyer Mary Tate on ''Series/Studio60OnTheSunsetStrip''.
* The CBS series ''Th eDefenders'' had stripper-turned-lawyer Lisa Tyler.
* Liz Traynor in ''Series/TheGoodGuys''.
* Marsha Darden (played by Cristine Rose) on ''Series/TheJamieFoxxShow'' (the episode "I've Fallen and I Won't Get Up").
* Beth Davenport in ''Series/TheRockfordFiles''.
* ''Everyone'' in the main cast of ''Series/HowToGetAwayWithMurder''; the plot follows HotTeacher Annalise Keating, her associates [[LadykillerInLove Frank]] and [[AmbiguouslyBi Bonnie]], and the five (very pretty) law students she picks from her class to help out at her firm. Special mention goes to [[MrFanservice Connor]], one of said five students, who used sex and his good looks to help out with cases more than once.
* ''Series/TheWire'':
** Asst. State's Attorney Rhonda Pearlman. A gorgeous woman, and LoveInterest to two police guys who are very attractive themselves.
** One FairCop is forced to leave the Baltimore PD and becomes an attorney in the finale. [[spoiler:It's Cedric Daniels]], who later appears before [[spoiler:his better half, Circuit Judge Rhonda Pearlman]].
* Sophia Perez, played by Eva Longoria, on ''Series/BrooklynNineNine'', girlfriend of Detective Jake Peralta for part of Season 2.
* Alex Cahill on ''Series/WalkerTexasRanger''.
* The law firm of Pearson Hardman on ''Series/{{Suits}}'' is rife with this. [[BlackBossLady Managing partner]] Jessica Pearson shows off her looks with great pride (she is of course played by [[GinaTorres Gina]] "[[Series/{{Firefly}} Zoe]]" [[GinaTorres Torres]] . There is also pretty paralegal Rachel Zane and assorted other extras running around the firm. On the male side, protagonists Harvey Specter and Mike Ross are both extremely handsome. Part of the running joke is that Harvey's main rival, Louis Litt, is a balding, average-looking man who is always [[OverShadowedByAwesome compared unfavorably with Harvey]]. (Although he does seem at times to have [[KavorkaMan the kavorka]]).
* [[Series/{{Heroes}} Nathan Petrelli]] and [[Series/TheLyingGame Alek Rybak]], both played by Adrian Pasdar.
* Erin and Tatum from ''Series/{{Crownies}}''. Lina is also attractive but is a lot more conservative in how she dresses.
* Brad Morris from ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' is a male example. He uses this to his advantage with female jurors and maybe judges.
* Laurel Lance from ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' has the looks but she doesn't usually use them to help win cases - that's more her smarts (and the occasionally the Starling City Vigilante).
* ''Series/{{Shark}}'': Pretty much every main character is an example. Bonus points for doing this whole hitting different age groups.
* In the pilot of the 1990s Australian series ''The Feds'', a federal police officer is being grilled on the witness stand by a female defense lawyer played by Sigrid Thornton, who starts asking if he'd ever cheated on his wife before the judge rules it irrelevant. Afterwards the prosecutor realises how she'd know this.
-->'''Prosecutor:''' You slept with her, didn't you? You lucky bastard!
* Angela Valdes in ''Series/{{Power}}''.
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[[folder: Music ]]
* Music/RebaMcEntire in her music video "Take it Back".
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[[folder: Video Games ]]
* Much of the main cast of the ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' series, Mia Fey in particular.
** Except the Judge and his brother. ''Definitely'' not the Judge or his brother.
** Godot, ''huff huff huff'', complete with {{Sexophone}} for music theme.
** And [[VideoGame/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney Klavier Gavin]], even if he's a prosecutor.
** There's also Klavier's older brother, Kristoph, who is a defense attorney, attractive as hell, [[spoiler:and a [[EvilIsSexy psychopathic murderer]]]]
** And Miles Edgeworth, who's up there with Gavin and Diego in the "EvenTheGuysWantHim" department.
** And for the kinkier in the crowd, there's [[WhipItGood Franziska von Karma.]]
* A female character in ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2'' with high Charisma and high ranks in conversation skills can achieve this during your trial for mass murder during the second chapter of the main campaign.
* If your daughter in ''VideoGame/PrincessMaker 2'' has enough Intelligence, Morals and Faith among other stuff, [[http://www.kkpmc.net/pm2/pm2_end.htm she can become a judge.]]
* In ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'', Lilly's sister Akira is a {{Bifauxnen}} version.
* [[CombatMedic Elara Dorne]] in ''Videogame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' has shades of this; she may not be an attorney per se, but she can navigate the bureaucracy of the Republic military like no other.
* Maribelle from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' wants to become a judge/magistrate, and she does in her ending. Though we see her work as a {{White Mage}}/prospect CombatMedic.
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[[folder: Webcomics ]]
* [[http://www.thedevilbear.com/?p=31 Ipso & Facto]], the Daivas of Greed and Envy act as the Webcomic/DevilBear's lawyers.
* Celia in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''.
* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' has [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2011-07-11 Lisa,]] attorney and legal adviser to [[MadScientist Germahn Labs.]] Of course, since Doctor Germahn is a bit of a DirtyOldMan, he wouldn't hire any other kind of lawyer.
* Simon from ''Webcomic/SimonSues'' is another male version of this trope.
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[[folder: Western Animation ]]
* ''Single Female Lawyer'', the cancelled ShowWithinAShow parody of ''Series/{{Ally McBeal}}'' in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''.
** "Single Female Lawyer, havin' lotsa sex!"
* Judy Ken Sebben, a.k.a. Birdgirl, of ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw''.
* Janet Van Dorn from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''. Also, HarleyQuinn disguises herself as one in "The Man Who Killed Batman", [[{{Meganekko}} right down to the glasses]].
* Sally Botsford from ''WesternAnimation/WordGirl''.
* Ellen Patella, from ''WesternAnimation/OzzyAndDrix''.
* Judge J. B from ''WesternAnimation/{{Bravestarr}}'', also an ActionGirl, occasionally.
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-> ''"Single Female Lawyer,''
-> ''[[ReallyGetsAround Havin' lotsa sex!"]]''
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