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"Founded in 1791 on ground deconsecrated by the blood of mass murderer Mathias Pavayne, Wolfram & Hart has put roots down in this glamorous city that grow deep, and branches that reach right into the heart of every major corporation, including Yoyodyne, Weyland Yutani and News Corp."
— Wolfram & Hart promotional video, Angel

Exactly What It Says on the Tin: lawyers that represent the occult and the bizarre creatures of the night. Caught taking a little crimson nip? We'll get you out before sunrise! Attacked by the local band of angry villagers? We'll get restraining orders against them all! Want revenge against your Mad Scientist creator? We'll get you emancipated and sue him for child support!

Our rates are reasonable, our hours excellent. We accept credit card, check, or virgin sacrifice. Pro bono work is not a speciality of ours, but should we consider it, we certainly do not have our own reasons beyond potential future, gainful employment.

We frequently work closely with The Law Firm of Pun, Pun, and Wordplay to ensure our name is instantly recognizable to the savvy client.

If we aren't exactly what you are looking for, we recommend you check out the Amoral Attorney or Rules Lawyer, instead. Although a few on our retainer could easily count as those, too.



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     Anime and Manga  

     Comic Books  

  • Goodman, Lieber, Kurtzberg & Holliway, the law firm that employed She-Hulk for a time during the Dan Slott run, specialised in dealing with superhero-related and supernatural cases (although they represented aliens and underground civilizations, too). The later Charles Soule-written run had Jennifer operating as a solo practitioner, with many of her cases involving superpeople.
  • Wolff and Byrd, Counselors of the Macabre, Supernatural Law.
    Beware the Creatures of the Night — they have lawyers!

    Fan Works  

  • In the Discworld of A.A. Pessimal, the unique law firm of Slant, Morecombe and Honeyplace is an occassional location. They are instrumental in devising the Lancre Protocol - an attempt to legally regulate the privileges a vampire actually does have when invited into somebody else's home. After the regrettable business in Lancre where it was universally accepted a vampire went a little bit too far with the accepted age-old common law right and took over the entire kingdom once invited into the king's castle, Mr slant created a whole sub-regulatory framework clearly defining the terms and conditions inherent on inviting the vampire into your home, with strict binding clauses on both invitee and invited. As he pointed out, vampires enjoy being invited to social parties and dinners too and the host should have a clear expectation that nobody's going to be bitten. Unless they clearly express a wish to be. (Clause 27 (iii) (c).) Quite clearly common law, being an untidy mass of unwritten verbal agreements, needed to be ratified within a legal framework. Thus, a vampire in Ankh-Morpork needs to sign a legal disclaimer before being invited into the premises. For instance, Sally von Humpeding has a "season ticket" for visiting Ramkin Manor. The thorny issue of a vampire policewoman not being able to enter a house to make arrests or perform a search, should the householder refuse to grant her permnisssion, is being examined seperately by Mr Slant as an urgent issue requirong much legal consideration.



  • The Devil's Advocate has Keanu Reeves join Milton, Chadwick and Waters. Al Pacino plays Milton. A very good example of the trope, as MCW never actually breaks the law, but accomplishes its amoral goals solely through litigation - the point of the exercise being to demonstrate the world unsustainable through Loophole Abuse;
    Milton: Because the law, my boy, puts us into everything. It's the ultimate backstage pass. It's the new priesthood, baby. Did you know there are more students in law school than lawyers walking the Earth? We're coming out - guns blazing! The two of you, all of us, acquittal after acquittal after acquittal, until the stench of it reaches so high and far into Heaven it chokes the whole fucking lot of them!
  • Winesap and MacIntosh, Louis Cypher's lawyers from Angel Heart. The joke here being that those are names for two different kinds of apple, alluding to the Garden of Eden and the serpent's temptation.


  • Discworld:
    • The law offices of Morecomb, Honeyplace, and Slant in Ankh-Morpork aren't necessarily 100% occult, but there's no denying they've been in the business longer than anyone else; Mr. Slant is a zombie (and a major player in city politics), and his partners (who never actually appear, but are obviously mentioned whenever the firm is mentioned by name) are both vampires. They don't necessarily specialize in supernatural cases, but then, nor do the firms run by living human lawyers specialize in mundane cases; that's just the kind of world Discworld is. Mr. Slant is feared throughout the drawing rooms of the rich and powerful in Ankh-Morpork not because he's a zombie but because he's been practicing law for so long that he set most of the precedents cited in contemporary cases.
    • Mr. Morecombe is the Ramkin family lawyer and as such has a small scene with Vimes in Men at Arms, but the other vampire hasn't appeared.

     Live-Action TV  

  • Wolfram & Hart from Angel start off as just a particularly evil-aligned example of this trope, but are later revealed to be the front organisation for an extremely powerful trio of extra-dimensional demons, the titular Wolf, Ram, and Hart. They claim to be responsible for all human evils and are the main force behind the final apocalypse.
  • Cole from Charmed originally posed as an Assistant District Attorney while he was plotting to kill the sisters and, after that collapsed, was employed by various law firms over the course of the series.

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     Video Games 
  • Team Fortress 2: According to the supplemental materials, the Soldier somehow managed to become an Amoral Attorney. He even ended up advising the two recently deceased Mann Brothers about how they each needed to send the other to hell to pick up their inheritance.
    • The implausibility of the Soldier passing his bar exams is lampshaded and then Hand Waved with a remarkably literal example of A Wizard Did It. It sure helped him having Merasmus as a roommate for a time.
  • Choice of the Deathless is a CYOA game with a protagonist who is a lawyer-sorcerer fresh out of the bar exam and signs up with the Varkath, Nebuchadnezzar, & Stone firm, and goes through several story arcs where the protagonist uses legal acumen and the Craft to deal with intra- and inter-office politics, a pro bono job to get a demon out of a bad labor contract, litigating one of the few surviving deities, and sorting out a contract dispute between an energy corporation and a race of demons.

     Web Comics  

  • In the opening chapter of Monster Soup, the same lawyer represents all of the main cast, though he comes across as more of a public defender.
  • Simon from Simon Sues is an example of this trope.
  • In one Nodwick story, the heroes have to get past a pair of "infernal law clerks" to get to an evil wizard's palace, whom Artax calls "devils with the details". The two are foiled by Piffany after they fail to find anything immoral or unethical in her record worse than swatting a fly, and become so shaken up by the "morally superior being" that she fools them into signing a contract without reading it, which gets rid of them.

     Web Original  

  • The law firm Mack goes to in Tales of MU. Technically all law firms given the high fantasy setting, but this one is played as more willing than most to represent non-humans, apparently they've worked for greater Dragons in the past.
  • Mann, Levinn and Lewis from Pact. A firm composed of practitioners, almost all diabolists, who offered their top-notch services (and their identities) to demons in exchange for the cleansing of their karmic debt, just to avoid the consequences of a botched summoning and/or to avoid death-by-diabolist-hunters. They're cheerfully upfront about wanting this fate for the protagonist, which is why they assist him, so that he can live long enough to one day be backed into a corner and take the deal.
  • Jun Ishikawa, a character from the Nansei series (a set of musical albums and stories inspired by the Touhou Project franchise, but lacking actual games, created by LENK 64 aka Miki Hiroyuki) is an evil god who is also apparently an attorney.