There is something about courtroom drama (and comedy) that has been entertaining fans since the early days of television. From Perry Mason (played by Raymond Burr) in the 1960s to latter day courtroom shows like L.A. Law, Matlock and Ally McBeal, lawyers are television characters we love to love and, often, love to hate. Here are some of the actors who have played famous legal eagles on TV.
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