Search/Recent Changes
DBTropes
...it's like TV Tropes, but LINKED DATA!

Amoral Attorney

 Amoral Attorney
type
FeatureClass
 Amoral Attorney
label
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney
page
AmoralAttorney
 Amoral Attorney
comment
Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_1'); })Lawyers and Political Science majors other than the main characters are typically opportunistic, unlikeable, arrogant, cynical, slimy, Social Darwinist assholes whose God is Niccolò Machiavelli. Especially the corporate ones. Lawyers come in various degrees of oiliness, from slick, two-faced charmers to brutal bullies with a law degree. The worst defense attorneys will actually seem to know that their client is guilty and a total sociopath, and act as though they just love seeing the wicked go free, and will in fact happily count their money while the world burns. Meanwhile, the worst prosecutors are perverted sadists who will ruthlessly hound and psychologically torture defendants, and make them cry like a Moeblob in public court for all to laugh at, even when they personally acquire knowledge of their complete innocence, and have no problem advising their client (in very vague terms) that if something untoward happens to any key witnesses it would be so much easier to win. If the main character is poor and/or not that intelligent, the Amoral Attorney is the Goliath in the David v. Goliath scenario. Which of the two types of these attorneys appears usually correlates to the defendant's guilt: when an amoral prosecutor appears, than the defendant they're going after is almost always innocent, and amoral defense attorneys nearly always represent guilty-as-sin clients.
Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_2'); })In reality, attorneys are simply acting and arguing on behalf of their clients, and are supposed to be amoral (not immoral!) in their advocacy. An attorney is a true Punch-Clock Villain or Punch-Clock Hero depending on who hires them. In fact, in some jurisdictions, like the UK, advocates have no choice who they defend: if approached, it's professional misconduct not to accept a case within their professional competence. Criminal defense attorneys, in particular, are often very kind-hearted, civic-minded people who genuinely believe that even the worst members of society have a good reason for committing their crime, or that no matter how heinous the crime or obvious the guilt, the State must still prove it beyond a reasonable doubt—even if they understand perfectly well that their client is almost certainly guilty. Ideally, a strong defense of their client serves as an important check against false accusations, dirty cops, hanging judges, kangaroo courts, and other forms of fast-but-unfair tyranny. Thus the defense attorney's arguments slow down the legal procedure for the sake of long-term accuracy. What an attorney should not be is unethical. In trope terms, a good lawyer is (ideally) Lawful Neutral in practice and (dare we say it) Lawful Good in intention. In the wonderful world of fiction, however, Social Darwinism is the name of the game. After all, it's not much of a "drama" if the opponent isn't villainous and unlikable, is it?
Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_3'); })Another thing that people often forget is that for all the attention Criminal Law gets, they are actually a minority of the cases that appear before the courts. The vast majority of cases are civil cases, where in most instances everyone has something a bit off about them. This is particularly true in business-related cases, but except in family court (where very often someone is beating someone in their household up, and even then there can be reciprocated abuse), either side could be seen as slimy or at least culpable in most suits.
If desired, they can be made more sympathetic for audiences by having them do their jobs through gritted teeth for their loathsome clients as they quietly and firmly tell them to sit down and behave themselves. Furthermore, if they win, the lawyers in question can treat their clients coldly afterward by refusing to accept their thanks and responding that they will send them their very expensive bill for services rendered, since they were Only in It for the Money. A reasonably friendly social meeting between the prosecuting and defending lawyers after work can show that there are no hard feelings for each other doing their jobs as officers of the court.
This trope is also usually averted if the lawyer in question is working for a cause such as environmentalism, legal aid, civil rights, or against corruption, which are often portrayed heroically (and usually, there will be an Amoral Attorney on the other side). Often if the main character is a lawyer, they will be forced to choose between a high paying but amoral position with a business law firm, or a low paying job for an environmental or civil rights organization. This trope can be seen as a consequence of Evil Pays Better: defense attorneys could never get rich if they only chose clients who were truly innocent.
It is worth pointing out that an Amoral Attorney is competent. They do not bring silly frivolous lawsuits — that's the Ambulance Chaser. Although often unethical, this villain isn't necessarily corrupt. Being Rules Lawyers, they don't necessarily break the law to win, they merely work around and within the law's limitations with the assumption that their opposition will be doing the same thing in their own favor (or at least that the opposition would be stupid not to and thus would deserve a sound thrashing).
See also Evil Lawyer Joke, which originated by how widespread this kind of attorney is in fiction. To meet his opponent, see Crusading Lawyer.
No Real Life examples please. We don't want to get sued.
Examples:
 Amoral Attorney
fetched
2020-10-30T11:53:47Z
 Amoral Attorney
parsed
2020-10-30T11:53:47Z
 Amoral Attorney
processingComment
Dropped link to ActorExistenceLimbo: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Amoral Attorney
processingComment
Dropped link to AffablyEvil: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Amoral Attorney
processingComment
Dropped link to AllStarComics: Not an Item - UNKNOWN
 Amoral Attorney
processingComment
Dropped link to AmbulanceChaser: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Amoral Attorney
processingComment
Dropped link to AuthorTract: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Amoral Attorney
processingComment
Dropped link to BigBad: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Amoral Attorney
processingComment
Dropped link to BlatantLies: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Amoral Attorney
processingComment
Dropped link to ClearMyName: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Amoral Attorney
processingComment
Dropped link to CourtroomEpisode: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Amoral Attorney
processingComment
Dropped link to CrusadingLawyer: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Amoral Attorney
processingComment
Dropped link to DesignatedHero: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Amoral Attorney
processingComment
Dropped link to EngineeredPublicConfession: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Amoral Attorney
processingComment
Dropped link to EstablishingCharacterMoment: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Amoral Attorney
processingComment
Dropped link to EvenEvilHasStandards: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Amoral Attorney
processingComment
Dropped link to EvilLawyerJoke: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Amoral Attorney
processingComment
Dropped link to EvilTwin: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Amoral Attorney
processingComment
Dropped link to FamousAncestor: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Amoral Attorney
processingComment
Dropped link to ForTheEvulz: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Amoral Attorney
processingComment
Dropped link to GirlPosse: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Amoral Attorney
processingComment
Dropped link to GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Amoral Attorney
processingComment
Dropped link to HeelFaceTurn: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Amoral Attorney
processingComment
Dropped link to ItMakesSenseInContext: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Amoral Attorney
processingComment
Dropped link to KarmaHoudini: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Amoral Attorney
processingComment
Dropped link to LawProcedural: Not an Item - CAT
 Amoral Attorney
processingComment
Dropped link to LoopholeAbuse: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Amoral Attorney
processingComment
Dropped link to LovableAlphaBitch: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Amoral Attorney
processingComment
Dropped link to MeaningfulName: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Amoral Attorney
processingComment
Dropped link to MentalWorld: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Amoral Attorney
processingComment
Dropped link to NotSoDifferent: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Amoral Attorney
processingComment
Dropped link to OccultLawFirm: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Amoral Attorney
processingComment
Dropped link to PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyJusticeForAll: Not an Item - UNKNOWN
 Amoral Attorney
processingComment
Dropped link to PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyTrialsAndTribulations: Not an Item - UNKNOWN
 Amoral Attorney
processingComment
Dropped link to PlayedForLaughs: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Amoral Attorney
processingComment
Dropped link to PlayedWith: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Amoral Attorney
processingComment
Dropped link to Reconstruction: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Amoral Attorney
processingComment
Dropped link to Satan: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Amoral Attorney
processingComment
Dropped link to ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Amoral Attorney
processingComment
Dropped link to TheDefenders2010: Not an Item - UNKNOWN
 Amoral Attorney
processingComment
Dropped link to TheSweetHereafter: Not an Item - UNKNOWN
 Amoral Attorney
processingComment
Dropped link to ThirdPersonPerson: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Amoral Attorney
processingComment
Dropped link to TropeCodifier: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Amoral Attorney
processingComment
Dropped link to VictimOfTheWeek: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Amoral Attorney
processingComment
Dropped link to VigilanteExecution: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Amoral Attorney
processingComment
Dropped link to VillainSong: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Amoral Attorney
processingComment
Dropped link to kickthedog: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Amoral Attorney
processingComment
Dropped link to smugsnake: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Amoral Attorney
processingUnknown
All-Star Comics (Comic Book)
 Amoral Attorney
processingUnknown
TheSweetHereafter
 Amoral Attorney
processingUnknown
TheDefenders2010
 Amoral Attorney
processingUnknown
PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyJusticeForAll
 Amoral Attorney
processingUnknown
PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyTrialsAndTribulations
 Amoral Attorney
isPartOf
DBTropes
 Amoral Attorney / int_10af6a70
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_10af6a70
comment
Anatomy of a Murder, has Paul Biegler, the protagonist. It's intentionally left ambiguous if he's simply very cynical or a genuine Amoral Attorney, but he has no problems acting as though he is the latter in order to help his case.
 Amoral Attorney / int_10af6a70
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_10af6a70
featureConfidence
1.0
 Anatomy of a Murder
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_10af6a70
 Amoral Attorney / int_10e9182d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_10e9182d
comment
An episode of Tales from the Crypt, "Let the Punishment Fit the Crime", featured one who ended up in a nightmarish Kangaroo Court.
 Amoral Attorney / int_10e9182d
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_10e9182d
featureConfidence
1.0
 Tales from the Crypt
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_10e9182d
 Amoral Attorney / int_12248d1b
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_12248d1b
comment
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas has Rauol Duke's traveling companion, the 300 pound Samoan lawyer Dr. Gonzo. He's greedy and self-indulgent, and spends most of the book out of his mind on drugs. He also gives terrible advice, which mainly consists of advising Duke to do drugs and break the law. He's based on the real life antipoverty and Latino rights lawyer Oscar Acosta, who was about as wild as Gonzo, but dedicated his life to more worthy causes.
 Amoral Attorney / int_12248d1b
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_12248d1b
featureConfidence
1.0
 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_12248d1b
 Amoral Attorney / int_1251e752
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_1251e752
comment
In the Clip Show 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 that would confirm the Biker Mice's innocence.
 Amoral Attorney / int_1251e752
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_1251e752
featureConfidence
1.0
 Clip Show
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_1251e752
 Amoral Attorney / int_1367cea0
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_1367cea0
comment
Worm has Dashing Hispanic Quinn Calle, a lawyer who specializes in defending supervillains. His main case in the story is that of a young woman who is undoubtedly guilty of hundreds of cases of assault, kidnapping, robbery, and one case of premeditated murder, the protagonist Taylor. He assists her in drawing up legal documents as part of her plan to extort the local authorities while being in their custody, and witnesses her murder two people, commenting only "I've handled worse."
The father of Emma Barnes, Taylor's ex-best friend and one of the Girl Posse who made Taylor's life hell, gets them completely off the hook and even rewarded for stuffing Taylor in a locker filled with used and rotting feminine hygiene products, feeding the trio's delusions that Taylor should just lay down and take the abuse and be punished if she doesn't.
 Amoral Attorney / int_1367cea0
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_1367cea0
featureConfidence
1.0
 Worm
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_1367cea0
 Amoral Attorney / int_14d1012d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_14d1012d
comment
Lampshaded in Trial By Jury when Tracey Kibre talks to the opposing counsel:
 Amoral Attorney / int_14d1012d
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_14d1012d
featureConfidence
1.0
 Law & Order: Trial by Jury
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_14d1012d
 Amoral Attorney / int_16aa3232
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_16aa3232
comment
Recently, Karl Mayer of Desperate Housewives has revealed himself to be one. If the promos are any indication, not only is he not above cheating Bree's soon-to-be-ex spouse out of money he is entitled to, he is also willing to talk Bree into staging a robbery in her own house.
The prosecutor in Bree's murder trial is willing to blackmail Renee with having her fiance deported in order to extract a testimony against her best friend.
 Amoral Attorney / int_16aa3232
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_16aa3232
featureConfidence
1.0
 Desperate Housewives
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_16aa3232
 Amoral Attorney / int_1727781c
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_1727781c
comment
A very evil corporate lawyer in a Vengeance Unlimited episode was resorting to blackmail to defend a polluting corporation, and already planned to sue back the Ill Girl's mother for libel. Naturally, being Vengeance Unlimited, the Smug Snake gets what he deserves.
 Amoral Attorney / int_1727781c
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_1727781c
featureConfidence
1.0
 VengeanceUnlimited
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_1727781c
 Amoral Attorney / int_17df9f6f
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_17df9f6f
comment
Adam-12 has a very balanced position in the early episode, "Courtroom", where Reed makes a drug bust with a legally questionable search. In the resulting trial, the defense lawyer gets his client off with a well reasoned argument based on clear legal decisions, but his only response to the client afterward is that the defendant will get his bill. Furthermore, the defense lawyer makes it clear to Reed that he is as committed to his own binding oath to serve his necessary role in the Justice System as the officer is.
 Amoral Attorney / int_17df9f6f
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_17df9f6f
featureConfidence
1.0
 Adam-12
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_17df9f6f
 Amoral Attorney / int_198e7589
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_198e7589
comment
Dan Mason, the protagonist of The Accuser, used to be a criminal defense attorney who didn't care if his clients were guilty or not as long as they paid for his services.
 Amoral Attorney / int_198e7589
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_198e7589
featureConfidence
1.0
 TheAccuser
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_198e7589
 Amoral Attorney / int_1ac1b5d6
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_1ac1b5d6
comment
The learned judge in Trial by Jury was once one of these:
 Amoral Attorney / int_1ac1b5d6
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_1ac1b5d6
featureConfidence
1.0
 Trial by Jury (Theatre)
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_1ac1b5d6
 Amoral Attorney / int_1f2edb72
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_1f2edb72
comment
Toontown Online has seven of these, forming the "Lawbot" faction of the Cogs. They are, going from lowest-level to highest: Bottomfeeder, Bloodsucker, Double-Talker, Ambulance Chaser, Backstabber, Spin Doctor, Legal Eagle, and The Big Wig.
 Amoral Attorney / int_1f2edb72
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_1f2edb72
featureConfidence
1.0
 Toontown Online (Video Game)
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_1f2edb72
 Amoral Attorney / int_1f72b18d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_1f72b18d
comment
Tom and Jerry: The Movie brought us Lickboot, Aunt Figg's lawyer sidekick. He doesn't even get to do any lawyer-ing — his profession is just there to tell us that yes, you can count on him to be as greedy as the rest of the villains. Tony Jay gives him an uncharacteristically snide, petulant voice, at least for the Villain Song. Also:
 Amoral Attorney / int_1f72b18d
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_1f72b18d
featureConfidence
1.0
 Tom and Jerry
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_1f72b18d
 Amoral Attorney / int_20191a57
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_20191a57
comment
In Bleak Expectations a lawyer appears who is so distinguished his name takes 20 minutes to say. He charges by the hour and has bankrupted some clients with a formal conversation.
 Amoral Attorney / int_20191a57
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_20191a57
featureConfidence
1.0
 Bleak Expectations (Radio)
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_20191a57
 Amoral Attorney / int_20409a0a
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_20409a0a
comment
The Defenders (2017):
Daredevil (2015):
Matt Murdock himself is a very good lawyer. But to go after criminals like Wilson Fisk, he often combines his lawyer work with his nighttime activities as the Devil of Hell's Kitchen. Foggy also finds himself having to compromise his morals when covering for Matt.
Samantha Reyes, the District Attorney for Manhattan, will go through anything, including illegal measures, to get by. As Matt Murdock puts it, Reyes wouldn't even buy a pack of gum if it didn't further her career. Likewise, Karen uncovers that Reyes has a habit of backstabbing her own associates to save her own ass.
Marci Stahl, Foggy's ex-girlfriend and an attorney at Landman & Zack. When we first meet her, she seems selfish and mostly interested in her own career. However, she has standards, and Foggy's appeals to how she used to "have a soul" lead her to turn against her bosses, who are deep in Wilson Fisk's pockets. It earns her a much better job at Hogarth Chao & Benowitz.
Sadly, Marci's the only Landman & Zack attorney to actually have a soul. In a flashback in "Nelson v. Murdock," the firm is shown suing a plaintiff who became severely sick for working for Roxxon Oil. They sue for "damages" after the man told his doctor about his work to find out what had made him sick. Parish Landman claims that the man had violated his confidentiality agreement by sharing this info with his doctor. Matt and Foggy are so disgusted by this that they decide to start their own firm as a result. In the present day, Parish Landman is on Wilson Fisk's payroll, and is among those arrested by the FBI when Marci and Hoffman turn on Fisk.
Big Ben Donovan is a criminal lawyer to many prominent members of New York City's criminal underworld. In particular, Wilson Fisk and Mariah Dillard.
In Luke Cage (2016), Donovan is revealed to have been the Stokes family's lawyer ever since Mama Mabel groomed him and put him through law school. In the first season, he makes time to get Cottonmouth out of jail after Cottonmouth is arrested for killing Scarfe. He is later sent by Mariah Dillard to interrupt Misty Knight's interrogation of Candace Miller, to make sure that Candace sticks to the false story Shades is paying her to give to the police implicating Luke in Cottonmouth's murder.
In the second season he gets much, much worse. When Mariah appears to have run out of money because Bushmaster bankrupted her, he immediately declares he will no longer be representing her or Shades... while both of them are in custody and being questioned by the police. This is known as "abandonment of a client," and is grounds for disbarment in New York State. He then goes to work for his former client's opponents in a legal (as well as illegal) dispute, also grounds for disbarment. Then when he realizes Bushmaster is more likely to kill him than pay him, he goes back to his old client and does what he not only should have done instead of leaving his old client in the lurch, but should have advised Mariah to do before the temporary cash flow issue came up in the first place (namely, report that Piranha Jones, the guy with power of attorney over Mariah's assets, had been kidnapped; and freeze his ability to make money transfers, on the grounds that duress invalidates any and all such transactions).
Donovan is a bit less involved in the day to day operations of Fisk's criminal enterprises. In season 2 of Daredevil, it seems that outside of arranging money transfers like setting up a protection fund for Vanessa or the movement of funds to ensure a guard gets Frank Castle to blow his trial to meet Fisk, he's not too involved in the organization. As season 3 shows, most of the shady street stuff in Fisk's outfit is handled by Felix Manning, with Donovan and his partner Nicholas Lee (who according to Donovan's actor Danny Johnson is Donovan's insurance policy) primarily being invested in using legal means to help Fisk re-obtain "Rabbit in a Snowstorm".
Jeri Hogarth, at first. She starts off in season 1 of Jessica Jones (2015) 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 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 Iron Fist (2017), 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 gay bar called Whisker's.
 Amoral Attorney / int_20409a0a
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_20409a0a
featureConfidence
1.0
 The Defenders (2017)
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_20409a0a
 Amoral Attorney / int_22211d68
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_22211d68
comment
Bones has the usual examples as prosecutors, as you'd expect of a Forensic Drama. The notable example isn't a direct one, as Bones isn't an attorney, but the exact same Unfortunate Implications of the trope are explored in episode 1x08 The Girl in the Fridge; Bones and an Old Flame turned Rival are opposing experts in a murder trial. Bones clinically delivers her conclusions, her ex makes somewhat less professional conclusions while chatting up the jury - and implies that Bones isn't really as smart as she sounds. In between sessions, her ex states that he's merely "playing the game" - he's supposed to argue that the evidence supports the defendant, just as she's for the prosecution. In-universe, Bones' consultant argues for impartiality and sweet-talking the jury, but sees nothing wrong with her ex using inside knowledge(which he got by sleeping with her) to attack her character instead of the evidence(the prosecution objects and the judge sustainsnote Character of Witnesses; "Personal opinions on the moral character of a witness, being usually too general, sweeping or subjective, are excluded." Bones' ex isn't saying that she's reading the evidence wrong, he's saying she's a lousy scientist. Such a broad accusation is absolutely illegal in a courtroom where she is not the defendant., but Brennan's consultant waves it off as a technicality; "He looks like a regular guy who's not allowed to speak the truth because the stupid rules get in the way."). This leads into the same Unfortunate Implications as Amoral Attorneys - that scientists aren't supposed to be impartial, but to have agreed in advance as to who is guilty no matter which side they're on.
 Amoral Attorney / int_22211d68
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_22211d68
featureConfidence
1.0
 Bones
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_22211d68
 Amoral Attorney / int_2221ecbd
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_2221ecbd
comment
The CSI: NY Season 5 episode "Page Turner" had a Villain of the Week who was a public defender married to a city librarian. He found a way to off her in a Serial Killings, Specific Target plot in order to sue the city for millions so he could retire and not have to defend scumbags any longer.
Later in that same season, we get the episode "Enough", which has a very odd, somewhat subverted case of this trope. A trio of drug dealers are on trial for murdering another dealer. One of the three defense attorneys outright says that he doesn't usually care when a witness testifying against one of his scumbag clients "goes missing", because said witness is usually another killer or drug dealer. However, when the three defendants attack, threaten, and mutilate a witness who's an innocent, law-abiding young woman, the attorney convinces the other two to help him murder all three of their clients. "Even scmubag lawyers have a heart."
 Amoral Attorney / int_2221ecbd
featureApplicability
-0.3
 Amoral Attorney / int_2221ecbd
featureConfidence
1.0
 CSI: NY
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_2221ecbd
 Amoral Attorney / int_2268de37
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_2268de37
comment
In the Grimm episode "One Angry Fuchsbau", the Monster of the Week Barry Kellogg is a defense attorney who uses his Ziegevolk Mind Control abilities for witness and jury tampering. The protagonists slip him a potion to neutralize his abilities.
 Amoral Attorney / int_2268de37
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_2268de37
featureConfidence
1.0
 Grimm
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_2268de37
 Amoral Attorney / int_226a3b3c
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_226a3b3c
comment
Guilt: Stan is pretty cheerfully amoral, and shows no signs of caring about anything apart from the money he makes.
 Amoral Attorney / int_226a3b3c
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_226a3b3c
featureConfidence
1.0
 Guilt
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_226a3b3c
 Amoral Attorney / int_230d4f1e
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_230d4f1e
comment
Shark was all about an amoral defense attorney who became a prosecutor after a client he'd gotten acquitted went on to murder someone. It should be noted that Sebastian Stark, while a classic rule-bender, did have his standards and wasn't nearly as much of a dick as some of the defense attorneys he went up against.
 Amoral Attorney / int_230d4f1e
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_230d4f1e
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shark
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_230d4f1e
 Amoral Attorney / int_24e41891
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_24e41891
comment
Dexter: Played with in season three. Assistant DA Miguel Prado accuses his rival defense attorney Ellen Wolf of being one of these for "gaming the system" to let criminals off the hook. She in turn accuses him of judicial misconduct to get convictions. Miguel is eventually revealed to have manipulated Dexter all along to learn the art of murder from him. Miguel lacks the very integrity that he accuses Ellen of not having as he not only wants to subvert the legal process to kill criminals, but anyone who pisses him off.
 Amoral Attorney / int_24e41891
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_24e41891
featureConfidence
1.0
 Dexter
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_24e41891
 Amoral Attorney / int_261c8d3f
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_261c8d3f
comment
Played straight, if comically, on The Simpsons. Often representing Mr. Burns is the Blue-Haired Lawyer, a pastiche of Real Life scumbag Roy Cohn. He is always competent and cold, as in this exchange following Lisa's brilliant suggestion to a TV executive (from "The Itchy and Scratchy and Poochy Show" - 1997):
Note that Mr. Burns really doesn't like him, nor does he like the rest of his legal team, as proven by the way he yelled at them in "Brother, Can You Spare Two Dimes?" (When he needed legal advice from them, no less.)
It should also be noted that the Blue-Haired Lawyer, unlike some of the examples below, seems truly amoral (not immoral) at times. He brought his usual competency to bear while representing Bart when Bart pursued legal emancipation from his family due to financial and other grievances against Homer, no matter his actual feelings about the situation: when Bart declared that he wanted to legally separate from his family in his office, his "You are?!" seems to imply he is aghast; when Bart repeats himself, however, the Blue-Haired Lawyer reveals that he understood him perfectly and was merely calling his assistant who is named "Youare" to get him the necessary forms.
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.
On the other hand, the sadly now retired character Lionel Hutz is an incompetent example of this trope, often put up against the Blue-Haired Lawyer and rarely winning unless he's lucky.
"When will you humans learn that feelings, as you call them, can get in the way of big cash pay offs? Bwahahahaha!"—spoken by a divorce lawyer (not the Blue-Haired Lawyer) to Manjula, in the episode where she found that Apu was cheating on her.
 Amoral Attorney / int_261c8d3f
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_261c8d3f
featureConfidence
1.0
 The Simpsons
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_261c8d3f
 Amoral Attorney / int_26be8475
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_26be8475
comment
Man on Fire. Jordan Kalfus, Samuel Ramos' lawyer, stole the ransom money before its delivery to the kidnappers. Ramos kills him for this when he finds out.
 Amoral Attorney / int_26be8475
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_26be8475
featureConfidence
1.0
 Man on Fire
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_26be8475
 Amoral Attorney / int_2a1f0a3e
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_2a1f0a3e
comment
For the People follows both prosecutors and defence attorneys, who both see the other side as this. The Defence is stereotyped as ignoring the importance of the law to do whatever they want and protecting dangerous criminals. The Prosecution is stereotyped as government suck-ups who use the letter of the law to punish innocent civilians who were in the wrong place at the wrong time.
 Amoral Attorney / int_2a1f0a3e
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_2a1f0a3e
featureConfidence
1.0
 For the People
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_2a1f0a3e
 Amoral Attorney / int_2a5cb601
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_2a5cb601
comment
The Mighty Ducks: Gordon Bombay is a deconstruction. He is very good at winning cases, but his methods and attitude (including but not limited to seducing a court reporter for information) leave his boss increasingly disgusted at having to defend him, and antagonizes judges and prosecutors he should be building relationships with. When he gets arrested for a DUI charge, the judge (whom he has argued in front of before) is all too keen to throw the book at him, and the only thing that keeps him out of prison is some deft social engineering from his boss.
 Amoral Attorney / int_2a5cb601
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_2a5cb601
featureConfidence
1.0
 The Mighty Ducks
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_2a5cb601
 Amoral Attorney / int_2b623b22
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_2b623b22
comment
In The Verdict, both Galvin and Cancannon are willing to resort to tactics of questionable morality, though they both also show a dedication to justice.
 Amoral Attorney / int_2b623b22
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_2b623b22
featureConfidence
1.0
 The Verdict
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_2b623b22
 Amoral Attorney / int_2bafb6dc
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_2bafb6dc
comment
The Wrong Mans has a variation. The titular duo have one of these hired by Carlos Espinosa to supposedly testify on their behalf. They actually don't want him there, though, since Espinosa hired him to ensure they wouldn't squeal.
 Amoral Attorney / int_2bafb6dc
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_2bafb6dc
featureConfidence
1.0
 The Wrong Mans
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_2bafb6dc
 Amoral Attorney / int_2c946767
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_2c946767
comment
Hunter: Played with, as some lawyers depicted do fit the mold of "amoral person who almost seems to want their client to commit more crimes", which is not atypical for a Cowboy Cop show. However, some (usually female) lawyers do genuinely believe in the legal process and are willing to work with Hunter when they feel something obviously suspicious is going on.
 Amoral Attorney / int_2c946767
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_2c946767
featureConfidence
1.0
 Hunter
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_2c946767
 Amoral Attorney / int_2cfe43cb
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_2cfe43cb
comment
One episode of Adventures in Odyssey centered on John Avery Whittaker being falsely accused of cat burglary and being saddled with one of these for his defense lawyer, who does nothing whatever to defend his client—his final statement boils down to theatrically declaring, "GUILTY! GUILTY!! GUILTY!!! Thank you very much."—and tries to stop Dylan from showing the presiding judge definitive evidence of Whittaker's innocence just as the verdict is being delivered.
 Amoral Attorney / int_2cfe43cb
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_2cfe43cb
featureConfidence
1.0
 Adventures in Odyssey (Radio)
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_2cfe43cb
 Amoral Attorney / int_2fa80a9d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_2fa80a9d
comment
One of the main antagonists of Perry Mason (2020) is District Attorney Maynard Barnes, who is perfectly willing to frame an innocent and grieving couple for the murder of their own son just so he can solve a high profile case and advance his career, and does so with zero hesitation or empathy. After the father is proven innocent, he immediately frames the mother and has her arrested in the middle of her own son’s funeral and, upon realizing how flimsy his case is, blackmails her attorney EB Jonathan into suicide.
 Amoral Attorney / int_2fa80a9d
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_2fa80a9d
featureConfidence
1.0
 Perry Mason (2020)
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_2fa80a9d
 Amoral Attorney / int_306e1528
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_306e1528
comment
Mr. Tulkinghorn and Mr. Vholes from Bleak House. The sphinx-y, menacing Tulkinghorn relentlessly pursues the secrets of his client, Lady Dedlock, mostly because he derives pleasure from the power knowing such secrets offers him. Vholes is the definition of a slimy lawyer, masquerading under the pretense of efficiency and good faith, while milking his client (one of the protagonists) of all his inheritance.
 Amoral Attorney / int_306e1528
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_306e1528
featureConfidence
1.0
 Bleak House
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_306e1528
 Amoral Attorney / int_30957925
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_30957925
comment
Michael Clayton (2007) deconstructs this trope several times. The Designated Villain is this, but is a Punchclock Villain who is extremely neurotic and edgy off the clock. One of the main characters does a Heel–Face Turn from this at the beginning of the movie, the protagonist does the same by the end.
 Amoral Attorney / int_30957925
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_30957925
featureConfidence
1.0
 Michael Clayton
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_30957925
 Amoral Attorney / int_3558eaa2
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_3558eaa2
comment
Jeff Winger in Community is an unapologetic version of this trope...at least for now. The very fact that he lied about having a valid college degreenote He got a law degree from Columbia, now he needs one from America is the reason he's at community college in the first place. A colleague of his said the pair (known as Sundance and Tango - they had different partners) were called 'the litter bugs' by prosecutors because they put so much trash back on the streets.
He's apparently outgrown those tendencies by the end of season 3. Ironically, in Basic Lupine Urology he actually calls out Annie on this. She is serving as their not lawyer in the not trial over the question of who murdered their Yam. After causing the not defendant to break down in tears and confess, she is celebrating while Jeff is pointing out that he didn't fully confess and that someone else actually did it.
He made a full recovery by season 5, where he opens his own firm specifically to help the little guy. Unfortunately, it went under and he had to settle for teaching law at Greendale.
 Amoral Attorney / int_3558eaa2
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_3558eaa2
featureConfidence
1.0
 Community
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_3558eaa2
 Amoral Attorney / int_35e88987
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_35e88987
comment
NWA Wildside manager Jeff G. Bailey was also a lawyer, which presumably explained why his meddling ways hadn't got him fired from the company on the spot, or at the very least got his talent suspended.
 Amoral Attorney / int_35e88987
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_35e88987
featureConfidence
1.0
 National Wrestling Alliance (Wrestling)
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_35e88987
 Amoral Attorney / int_370287d0
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_370287d0
comment
The fan-made AA case The Empty Turnabout has Athena Cykes. She killed a person but got away with an acquittal, and is pretty famous as a defense attorney. She also wants to take a case solely to gain more fame.
 Amoral Attorney / int_370287d0
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_370287d0
featureConfidence
1.0
 The Empty Turnabout (Visual Novel)
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_370287d0
 Amoral Attorney / int_37ffe266
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_37ffe266
comment
Little Sweetheart gives this as an upside that they killed Robert Burger, seeing as they don't gotta pay a public defender, clearly thinking very little of said defender, as he would have defended a bank robber and accused child murderer (he's innocent).
 Amoral Attorney / int_37ffe266
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_37ffe266
featureConfidence
1.0
 Little Sweetheart
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_37ffe266
 Amoral Attorney / int_38cffd75
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_38cffd75
comment
A main theme of A Civil Action is that amorality is a necessary quality of successful lawyers, because becoming too involved in their clients’ personal tragedies may cloud their judgment and make them less effective. The most amoral and competent attorney wins even if his client is guilty, but the main character proudly states that even if at the end he is financially ruined taking the case has made him a better man.
 Amoral Attorney / int_38cffd75
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_38cffd75
featureConfidence
1.0
 ACivilAction
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_38cffd75
 Amoral Attorney / int_39832c9
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_39832c9
comment
Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer: A lawyer by the name of I.M. Slime. is more than willing to work with Cousin Mel to sue and frame Santa Claus for the hit and run of Grandma and rid the world of a holiday icon, just for a lot of money.
 Amoral Attorney / int_39832c9
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_39832c9
featureConfidence
1.0
 Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_39832c9
 Amoral Attorney / int_39e3b5ff
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_39e3b5ff
comment
Sofie Fatale in Kill Bill was a O-Ren Ishii's lawyer, second-in-command, and best friend, which pretty much meant she was the Tokyo Yakuza's best attorney. And you really couldn't have that position unless you were okay with having blood on your hands. In fact, the Bride saw her at the original wedding chapel massacre, likely to assist O-Ren, casually talking on a cell phone as the bloodshed was happening.
 Amoral Attorney / int_39e3b5ff
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_39e3b5ff
featureConfidence
1.0
 Kill Bill
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_39e3b5ff
 Amoral Attorney / int_3a7c0e88
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_3a7c0e88
comment
Sophia Lopez initially seemed like a moral attorney when she campaigned to get the sentences of fan favorite group Caged Heat overturned during Women Of Wrestling's revived third season but Lopez turned out to be using them as pawns in an increasingly complicated plot to destroy independent circuit wrestler Santana Garrett, who her true client, Rich Bitch Lana Star, felt threatened by.
 Amoral Attorney / int_3a7c0e88
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_3a7c0e88
featureConfidence
1.0
 Caged Heat Wrestling (Wrestling)
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_3a7c0e88
 Amoral Attorney / int_3b73c4a0
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_3b73c4a0
comment
Caprica: Lampkin's mentor, Lee's grandfather Joseph. Joe Adama had been a lawyer for the Ha'la'tha—the Tauron Mob—and did this job dutifully. Backstory holds that he eventually broke with the Ha'la'tha and became a civil-liberties lawyer; he's the one who taught Lampkin that even the lowest, guiltiest scumbag deserves a good defense.
 Amoral Attorney / int_3b73c4a0
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_3b73c4a0
featureConfidence
1.0
 Caprica
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_3b73c4a0
 Amoral Attorney / int_3e4a348a
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_3e4a348a
comment
The Forger from Town of Salem is a crooked lawyer who forges documents, working for The Mafia. Her role is to rewrite the Last Will of other players, preferably Town Investigatives. Her official backstory has her Trapped by Gambling Debts and forging wills to put money in Fake Charity, until she did it to a family member of The Godfather who made her An Offer You Can't Refuse.
 Amoral Attorney / int_3e4a348a
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_3e4a348a
featureConfidence
1.0
 Town of Salem (Video Game)
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_3e4a348a
 Amoral Attorney / int_3f4a104b
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_3f4a104b
comment
In an early Dilbert comic, Dilbert was concerned that a new invention of his might be dangerous, so he decided to seek legal counseling. After explaining his situation to a lawyer, Dilbert asked if he would help. The lawyer replied, "nah, it sounds like I could make more money by suing you."
The company lawyer is usually like this, and sometimes downright immoral, and not always towards the side he's representing. In one series of strips, Wally sued them, saying he was being discriminated against because he was bald, nearsighted and boring; the company lawyer told him he "might have a slight bias" (the lawyer was also bald, nearsighted, and boring) and negotiated a huge settlement in Wally's favor.
 Amoral Attorney / int_3f4a104b
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_3f4a104b
featureConfidence
1.0
 Dilbert (Comic Strip)
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_3f4a104b
 Amoral Attorney / int_3f785a4c
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_3f785a4c
comment
Max McMann, the protagonist of Devil's Attorney is a typical example. In the game, he takes on every criminal who are as guilty as sin, but Max keeps making up lame excuses for their behavior to the prosecutors and then crushes them in court through various Courtroom Antics and, sometimes, outright illegal means (e.g. one of the skills Max can learn is "Tamper with Evidence"). In the final case of the first chapter, Max openly admits that his client will buy him a new apartment and an office if he wins. The final chapter reveals that his father is a famous prosecutor who's ashamed of his son. Guess who prosecutes the final case and is the toughest opponent in the game?
 Amoral Attorney / int_3f785a4c
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_3f785a4c
featureConfidence
1.0
 Devil's Attorney (Video Game)
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_3f785a4c
 Amoral Attorney / int_3f9e415
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_3f9e415
comment
"Legal" Lee from the Saints Row series is the player's contact for Insurance Fraud missions. In the beginning of Saints Row 2, he's defending Johnny Gat on a triple-digit murder charge when the player busts up the trial to rescue him. In the aftermath, all Lee does is hide and ask if anybody's hit and needs a lawyer.
 Amoral Attorney / int_3f9e415
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_3f9e415
featureConfidence
1.0
 Saints Row (Video Game)
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_3f9e415
 Amoral Attorney / int_3fbd173e
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_3fbd173e
comment
In Freefall, they actually make Sam look better by contrast.
 Amoral Attorney / int_3fbd173e
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_3fbd173e
featureConfidence
1.0
 Freefall (Webcomic)
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_3fbd173e
 Amoral Attorney / int_43339c8b
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_43339c8b
comment
Mentioned briefly in one Birds of Prey story arc. The Twelve, a group of brothers named after the Chinese Zodiac (with Rabbit acting as their spokesman and leader), each with near Shiva level martial arts talent, are sent to defend a shipment of drugs to Gotham. The Birds of Prey engage them until Lady Blackhawk renders the whole fight meaningless by blowing up the drug shipment with her fighter jet. Having failed their mission, the Twelve surrender:
 Amoral Attorney / int_43339c8b
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_43339c8b
featureConfidence
1.0
 Birds of Prey (Comic Book)
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_43339c8b
 Amoral Attorney / int_4365ccaa
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_4365ccaa
comment
Hugh Dorsey in Parade.
 Amoral Attorney / int_4365ccaa
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_4365ccaa
featureConfidence
1.0
 Parade (Theatre)
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_4365ccaa
 Amoral Attorney / int_44e08ee8
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_44e08ee8
comment
Darrin Russom of Homicide: Life on the Street. Defends most of the series' suspects.
 Amoral Attorney / int_44e08ee8
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_44e08ee8
featureConfidence
1.0
 Homicide: Life on the Street
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_44e08ee8
 Amoral Attorney / int_47607004
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_47607004
comment
The final season of The Closer, which did a storyline where Brenda and the LAPD are being sued after Brenda leaves a murderer to a lynch mob consisting of gang members who were not thrilled at his crime and his attempt to frame an innocent man for his actions, featured dueling versions of this trope. The lawyer Brenda hires is a brilliant but morally ambiguous ex-district attorney who was forced out because of his methods and the opposing council was an equally devious attorney who's case was largely bolstered by an anonymous leak in the LAPD which made him aware of a good amount of morally ambiguous behavior on the part of Brenda.
Deconstructed with a recurring villain, a defense attorney for sex offenders who may or may not be a rapist himself and teaming up with his clients to drug and rape women with their help. In the end however, it turns out that he's innocent of the rapes after one of his victims identifies a bartender as the accomplice of the guy who raped her and several other women. His final appearance leaves it vague towards whether or not he was truly innocent though as he threatens to sue the department and Brenda if they don't leave him alone (as Brenda and her fellow detectives had, after their first encounter, made a point to tell anyone who brought his name up, that he was a sexual predator, damaging his reputation as a result).
 Amoral Attorney / int_47607004
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_47607004
featureConfidence
1.0
 The Closer
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_47607004
 Amoral Attorney / int_47f0eac3
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_47f0eac3
comment
Charles Foster Offdensen in Metalocalypse will do anything to keep the highly popular Dethklok safe and to protect their IP. Even if it means paying people if the band offended them, kidnapping minor offenders and threaten them with keeping silent. If it did not work, well let's just say that they'll be tortured, created a new identity and dumped in the middle of nowhere. Hell, he even has an entire military police force to scope out people pirating Dethklok music. He's so good with his job that he could be an efficient dictator if he wants.
 Amoral Attorney / int_47f0eac3
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_47f0eac3
featureConfidence
1.0
 Metalocalypse
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_47f0eac3
 Amoral Attorney / int_4e2d3d00
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_4e2d3d00
comment
The Glades: The Victim of the Week in "Marriage Is Murder" is a slimy divorce attorney who is loathed by everyone who knows him. It actually turns out that multiple people had tried to kill him, and Jim has to figure out which one actually succeeded.
 Amoral Attorney / int_4e2d3d00
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_4e2d3d00
featureConfidence
1.0
 The Glades
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_4e2d3d00
 Amoral Attorney / int_4ed65cc4
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_4ed65cc4
comment
Time Terminal 86 of Time Scout doesn't allow lawyers on board, because the head of the station doesn't like them.
 Amoral Attorney / int_4ed65cc4
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_4ed65cc4
featureConfidence
1.0
 Time Scout
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_4ed65cc4
 Amoral Attorney / int_502cbd09
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_502cbd09
comment
In Luke Cage (2016), Donovan is revealed to have been the Stokes family's lawyer ever since Mama Mabel groomed him and put him through law school. In the first season, he makes time to get Cottonmouth out of jail after Cottonmouth is arrested for killing Scarfe. He is later sent by Mariah Dillard to interrupt Misty Knight's interrogation of Candace Miller, to make sure that Candace sticks to the false story Shades is paying her to give to the police implicating Luke in Cottonmouth's murder.
 Amoral Attorney / int_502cbd09
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_502cbd09
featureConfidence
1.0
 Luke Cage (2016)
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_502cbd09
 Amoral Attorney / int_50bcf7a6
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_50bcf7a6
comment
The Homestuck fanadventure Be the Sea Dweller Lowblood has an original charachter called Cherna Shapka, a Lawful Evil legislacerator. Her first priority is the law, not justice; and her second is profit. She does not see these two as conflicting interests. Her third priority is everything else. Thus she is a very sleazy person, often and openly helping criminals in ways that seem like they should be, but are not actually illegal. Troll law sure is weird.
 Amoral Attorney / int_50bcf7a6
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_50bcf7a6
featureConfidence
1.0
 Homestuck (Webcomic)
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_50bcf7a6
 Amoral Attorney / int_515f5512
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_515f5512
comment
Eye for an Eye (1996) had an interesting case. A man breaks into a house to rape and kill a teenager. The only evidence is a small amount of blood - enough for the prosecution to identify him with their own tests, but not enough for the defense to run tests of their own. He gets Off on a Technicality, leading to the main plot - the girl's mother suckering the killer into targeting her so she can kill him in self-defense. The part that gets you wondering why we don't kill every lawyer on Earth? The defense was invited to have their own experts participate in testing the blood - they declined. Then, they sprung the technicality. They purposefully refused to participate in the investigation so their killer rapist (who already had a record of stalking) could go free. Which is exactly why it doesn't work that way in reality.
 Amoral Attorney / int_515f5512
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_515f5512
featureConfidence
1.0
 Eye for an Eye
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_515f5512
 Amoral Attorney / int_521bb885
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_521bb885
comment
Franklin & Bash has Damien in the first episode, when he colludes with a CEO to sell out an airline pilot to limit an airline's liability by paying a witness to make false testimony. He gets better as the season progresses.
 Amoral Attorney / int_521bb885
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_521bb885
featureConfidence
1.0
 Franklin & Bash
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_521bb885
 Amoral Attorney / int_53492802
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_53492802
comment
Cop Rock: the spin doctors hired by the legal team sing about how they will portray Vincent LaRusso as having shot the suspect in self-defense. Cop Rock - No Problem
 Amoral Attorney / int_53492802
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_53492802
featureConfidence
1.0
 Cop Rock
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_53492802
 Amoral Attorney / int_534c1b6b
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_534c1b6b
comment
Self-proclaimed "Super Lawyer" Kitaoka Shuuichi (secretly Kamen Rider Zolda) from Kamen Rider Ryuki falls under this: he fights only for himself and refuses cases when he sees them as impossible to win, halfway frivolous, or he just doesn't like the client, although he gets enough characterization to qualify as an Anti-Villain. He defends the murderer Asakura Takeshi (later Kamen Rider Ouja), but knowingly withholds evidence that could have acquitted him. Asakura spends the rest of the series trying to kill Kitaoka.
 Amoral Attorney / int_534c1b6b
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_534c1b6b
featureConfidence
1.0
 Kamen Rider Ryuki
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_534c1b6b
 Amoral Attorney / int_57ef8a9b
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_57ef8a9b
comment
Abe Greenberg in The Hot Rock. What he does with information given to him in confidence would be unethical (and borderline illegal) regardless of who his client was. But to do it to his own son...?
 Amoral Attorney / int_57ef8a9b
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_57ef8a9b
featureConfidence
1.0
 The Hot Rock
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_57ef8a9b
 Amoral Attorney / int_58907201
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_58907201
comment
In Sinfest, Slick lands in Hell and demands a lawyer. To find the damned eagerly offering their services.
 Amoral Attorney / int_58907201
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_58907201
featureConfidence
1.0
 Sinfest (Webcomic)
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_58907201
 Amoral Attorney / int_58c6d2c0
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_58c6d2c0
comment
James Donovan's colleagues in Bridge of Spies, who seem more interested in creating the illusion of a defense for accused Soviet spy Rudolf Abel than actually defending him. The East German attorney Wolfgang Vogel is even worse (combining this trope with Historical Villain Upgrade), since he's keeping a man he knows to be innocent solely to help East Germany get a leg up in the Soviet hierarchy.
 Amoral Attorney / int_58c6d2c0
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_58c6d2c0
featureConfidence
1.0
 Bridge of Spies
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_58c6d2c0
 Amoral Attorney / int_5921531c
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_5921531c
comment
Persona 5 has a sympathetic example in Sae Niijima, Makoto's older sister and legal guardian, and the public prosecutor in charge of the Phantom Thieves case. While once far more heroic and idealistic, the pressures of raising Makoto by herself, along with the pressure from her line of work and being overshadowed by her male co-workers, have left Sae a cynical, bitter shell who no longer wishes to pursue justice and simply wants to do whatever it takes to win a case, even if she has to twist the truth and manipulate evidence to make the innocent appear guilty. By the time of the Casino heist, Akechi suspects that if they don't change Sae's heart, either the Phantom Thieves will be arrested, or someone else might be set up to take the fall for their crimes. While the Thieves don't steal her heart, she does change for the better as a result of an emotional plea by Makoto toward her Shadow. In the ending, Sae, having Took a Level in Idealism, decides to quit her job at the Public Prosecutors Office and become an attorney, believing it's a better way to pursue justice.
A less sympathetic example is Sae's boss, who's implied to have done some illegal things to get ahead, even before joining a criminal conspiracy to exploit the Mental World in order to make Masayoshi Shidou Prime Minister, and covering up the conspiracy's crimes. He ultimately plans on having the protagonist arrested and killed while in police custody.
 Amoral Attorney / int_5921531c
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_5921531c
featureConfidence
1.0
 Persona 5 (Video Game)
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_5921531c
 Amoral Attorney / int_5c1a9545
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_5c1a9545
comment
Alan Shore started out in The Practice (and in Boston Legal, although he became less scummy as the series went on) as an exemplary example of an Amoral Attorney. His unethical behavior caused him to be fired from the firm in The Practice, which he successfully sues and, after stealing client files, goes to Boston Legal's firm of Crane, Poole, and Schmidt. One of the best moments of his that shows just how amoral he is can be found halfway down here, with him browbeating the nebbish store clerk who saw his client, a very wealthy woman and kleptomaniac, stuff a scarf into her purse:
 Amoral Attorney / int_5c1a9545
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_5c1a9545
featureConfidence
1.0
 The Practice
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_5c1a9545
 Amoral Attorney / int_5c897f4a
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_5c897f4a
comment
The Partnership Collective in Schlock Mercenary are a whole race of hive-minded, snake-like, evil lawyers.
Massey Reinstein, the legal consultant of Tagon's Toughs, is treated more sympathetically:
 Amoral Attorney / int_5c897f4a
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_5c897f4a
featureConfidence
1.0
 Schlock Mercenary (Webcomic)
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_5c897f4a
 Amoral Attorney / int_5d7f0a07
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_5d7f0a07
comment
In Turnabout Storm, Trixie has apparently taken a page out of Franziska von Karma's book, displaying a very similar behaviour to that of the Ace Attorney prosecutor, starting off with taking a case out of personal vendetta.
 Amoral Attorney / int_5d7f0a07
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_5d7f0a07
featureConfidence
1.0
 Turnabout Storm (Web Animation)
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_5d7f0a07
 Amoral Attorney / int_5dbbf8fb
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_5dbbf8fb
comment
Earlier in his life, Edgar from the Night Watch (Series) novels was a very successful small town attorney. Edgar is a Dark Other. Do the math.
 Amoral Attorney / int_5dbbf8fb
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_5dbbf8fb
featureConfidence
1.0
 Night Watch (Series)
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_5dbbf8fb
 Amoral Attorney / int_6209177d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_6209177d
comment
The protagonists of both the classic courtroom drama Perry Mason and its spiritual successor, Matlock, handle legal morality a very odd way. While both Perry Mason and Ben Matlock are successful and honorable defense attorneys, they always win by uncovering the real guilty party and dramatically presenting proof of their guilt in court. In other words, in order to redeem his role as a defense attorney, each hero has to also do the prosecutor's job, and offer up someone else to take the innocent defendant's place in jail. Prosecuting attorneys and rival lawyers in both shows are likely to fit this trope perfectly.
 Amoral Attorney / int_6209177d
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_6209177d
featureConfidence
1.0
 Perry Mason (Franchise)
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_6209177d
 Amoral Attorney / int_62203e9d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_62203e9d
comment
In The Devil's Advocate, Satan himself runs an entire corrupt legal office with global connections, composed of immoral humans and his own demons, as part of a plot to drive the world to apocalypse by providing every Card-Carrying Villain in the world with the best legal assistance in existence. An explicit example is the protagonist, Kevin Lomax: while he does retains some moral qualms against defending a pedophile in the beginning of the movie, he more or less completely eschews them. After he defeats the devil and is revived, he loses the "amoral", and risks disbarment to expose his pedophile client.
 Amoral Attorney / int_62203e9d
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_62203e9d
featureConfidence
1.0
 The Devil's Advocate
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_62203e9d
 Amoral Attorney / int_64494e71
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_64494e71
comment
On Walker, Texas Ranger, basically any lawyer who isn't Alex Cahill. Even her fellow prosecutors, who are cynical and jaded in contrast to her idealism, as well as occasionally corrupt and incompetent.
 Amoral Attorney / int_64494e71
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_64494e71
featureConfidence
1.0
 Walker, Texas Ranger
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_64494e71
 Amoral Attorney / int_645a397b
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_645a397b
comment
Even British secretary of state Lord Chesterfield decried these in the Letters to His Son: "But the public lawyers, now, seem to me rather to warp the law, in order to authorize, than to check, those unlawful proceedings of princes and states" (letter 52)
 Amoral Attorney / int_645a397b
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_645a397b
featureConfidence
1.0
 Letters to His Son
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_645a397b
 Amoral Attorney / int_6559e890
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_6559e890
comment
In Scanners II: The New Order, Commander Forrester makes himself a public favorite by dispatching a corrupt lawyer who works for drug kingpins.
 Amoral Attorney / int_6559e890
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_6559e890
featureConfidence
1.0
 Scanners II: The New Order
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_6559e890
 Amoral Attorney / int_69daf29
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_69daf29
comment
Played with in Grrl Power. Arianna, the legal counsel for the super team, is willing to stage a bank robbery, salivates at the thought of merchandising deals, and laughs madly at public opinion bending to her will. But she's still on the side of the angels; she notes to Sydney (when she's about to sign a paper that would make Arianna her lawyer) that he's not going to produce a document that will mean she has to sue herself once it's signed, and spends most of her time finding ways to make her team look good despite their behavior. Such as when a restaurant gets destroyed in a supervillain attack.
 Amoral Attorney / int_69daf29
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_69daf29
featureConfidence
1.0
 Grrl Power (Webcomic)
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_69daf29
 Amoral Attorney / int_69fa7496
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_69fa7496
comment
Disney Ducks Comic Universe: The classic Carl Barks story "The Golden Helmet" (and Don Rosa's sequel "The Lost Charts of Columbus") features corrupt lawyer Sylvester Sharkey working with con-man Azure Blue. Barks wrote his story shortly after he'd been through an ugly divorce with his second wife, and was presumably not a big fan of lawyers at the time.
 Amoral Attorney / int_69fa7496
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_69fa7496
featureConfidence
1.0
 Disney Ducks Comic Universe (Comic Book)
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_69fa7496
 Amoral Attorney / int_6a4bddd6
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_6a4bddd6
comment
Iron Man: Tony Stark's former lawyer Bert Hindel plays this trope entirely straight. Tony ordered Hindel, as the head of his legal department, to use the courts to stop Justin Hammer from using technology Hammer had stolen from Stark Enterprises. Hindel did such a poor job of representing Stark's interests that Tony finally fired him. Hindel would later return as the defense lawyer for Stark's Stalker with a Crush, Kathy Dare, who was facing attempted murder charges for shooting Tony. He used all sorts of sleazy legal tactics to make Stark look bad and portray Kathy as being under considerable mental stress. As a way of getting revenge on Stark, he also planned to write a juicy tell-all book with Kathy about what Tony was supposedly really like. Fortunately, Hindel didn't do any better than when he was the head of Stark's legal team, and ended up getting Kathy committed to a sanitarium.
 Amoral Attorney / int_6a4bddd6
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_6a4bddd6
featureConfidence
1.0
 Iron Man (Comic Book)
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_6a4bddd6
 Amoral Attorney / int_6b302cc3
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_6b302cc3
comment
"Innocence" by Disturbed is about corrupt lawyers and the people they choose to defend for their own benefit.
 Amoral Attorney / int_6b302cc3
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_6b302cc3
featureConfidence
1.0
 Disturbed (Music)
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_6b302cc3
 Amoral Attorney / int_6bcd58c7
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_6bcd58c7
comment
There is an attorney in Sin City that only appears in one panel where he tells Marv that if he doesn't sign a confession, The Mafia will kill his mother. He gets his arm broken in three places.
 Amoral Attorney / int_6bcd58c7
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_6bcd58c7
featureConfidence
1.0
 Sin City (Comic Book)
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_6bcd58c7
 Amoral Attorney / int_6bdad30a
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_6bdad30a
comment
Katz in The Postman Always Rings Twice. He manages to get the protagonists acquitted - though he knows that they're guilty of murder - just to win a bet with the prosecutor.
 Amoral Attorney / int_6bdad30a
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_6bdad30a
featureConfidence
1.0
 The Postman Always Rings Twice
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_6bdad30a
 Amoral Attorney / int_6c9193a1
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_6c9193a1
comment
The Venture Bros. gives us Monstroso, a super villain lawyer, which is, as Dr. Mrs. the Monarch describes it, "Like having a shark with a grenade launcher on its head."
 Amoral Attorney / int_6c9193a1
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_6c9193a1
featureConfidence
1.0
 The Venture Bros.
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_6c9193a1
 Amoral Attorney / int_6d6f8656
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_6d6f8656
comment
The senior lawyers and lawmakers in the Legally Blonde movies and novels. In the musical, one of them even gets Blood in the Water, a Villain Song explaining the Amoral Attorney POV.
 Amoral Attorney / int_6d6f8656
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_6d6f8656
featureConfidence
1.0
 Legally Blonde
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_6d6f8656
 Amoral Attorney / int_6e11257f
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_6e11257f
comment
The 13th century Njal's Saga has an early instance of this trope, if it really could be called a trope back then. When the killers of Njal and his family are sued by Njal's friends, the former enlist the help of the famous lawyer Eyjolf Bolverksson, who subsequently continually tries to invalidate the suit on petty technicalities, and eventually succeeds. Which is an ambivalent outcome because he gets killed for it. Though he is not an attorney in a strict sense (because Old Icelandic law had no such institution), he acts just like one. Strangely, his amorality is not so much demonstrated by his playing on technicalities (which is common tactics), or his support of a guilty party (the killers never deny the deed, which legally is only the usual manslaughter, not murder), but by his acceptance of a gold bracelet as a payment in advance, which is against conventions and perceived as a dishonest act.
 Amoral Attorney / int_6e11257f
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_6e11257f
featureConfidence
1.0
 The Icelandic Sagas
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_6e11257f
 Amoral Attorney / int_701e3ba2
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_701e3ba2
comment
In the Motion Practice 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.
 Amoral Attorney / int_701e3ba2
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_701e3ba2
featureConfidence
1.0
 Motion Practice / Fan Fic
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_701e3ba2
 Amoral Attorney / int_708ae58b
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_708ae58b
comment
Jyrras' mother in Dan and Mab's Furry Adventures is a lawyer and considered the most evil person in Furrae, even the demon Kria Soulstealer has an Even Evil Has Standards moment when talking to her.
 Amoral Attorney / int_708ae58b
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_708ae58b
featureConfidence
1.0
 Dan and Mab's Furry Adventures (Webcomic)
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_708ae58b
 Amoral Attorney / int_72e68fc6
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_72e68fc6
comment
In Spirit of Justice, the population of Khura'in doesn't contain any real amoral defense attorneys... or any defense attorneys at all for that matter. It's completely ingrained into their culture to believe that any defense attorney is inherently evil and will pull any underhanded trick to get their way. As for prosecutors, there are several amoral prosecutors in Khura'in including Gaspen Payne and Nahyuta Sahdmahi. The latter isn't truly one but he had to act like one because of Queen Ga'ran.
 Amoral Attorney / int_72e68fc6
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_72e68fc6
featureConfidence
1.0
 Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice (Visual Novel)
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_72e68fc6
 Amoral Attorney / int_7382347e
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_7382347e
comment
In Peppermint, the attorney defending the gunmen that killed Riley North's family has no qualms working with drug dealers, to the point of using Cartel money to try to buy North's silence before the gunmen go to trial.
 Amoral Attorney / int_7382347e
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_7382347e
featureConfidence
1.0
 Peppermint
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_7382347e
 Amoral Attorney / int_742af508
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_742af508
comment
Nick Virago in Grim Fandango murders a young woman who took an incriminating photo exposing his affair with the girlfriend of his mobster client. He goes to Hell for buying a counterfeit Number Nine ticket from Hector LeMans.
 Amoral Attorney / int_742af508
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_742af508
featureConfidence
1.0
 Grim Fandango (Video Game)
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_742af508
 Amoral Attorney / int_7490473f
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_7490473f
comment
Lucky Luke: A great example appears in the New Adventures series where a corrupt lawyer strikes a deal with the Daltons and not only lies through his teeth to get them acquitted from the crimes they obviously committed, but he also bribes a judge to declare Luke guilty and imprison him. His lies were too good to last though... and he has to deal both with Luke's revenge plan and the Dalton's threat over his person once they don't need him anymore.
 Amoral Attorney / int_7490473f
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_7490473f
featureConfidence
1.0
 Lucky Luke
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_7490473f
 Amoral Attorney / int_74fb542e
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_74fb542e
comment
This trope is parodied in That Mitchell and Webb Look which features a sketch about two lazy script writers who do not research the films and TV shows they write. One of their productions is a parody of "Shark" about a defense attorney becoming a prosecutor. When the character is asked why he used to defend known rapists, he responds, "I don't know, I guess I just liked rapists." Then he laughs and says that that's not the real reason.
Also, from the Inebriati sketch: "Yes! I got that guy off that vicious sex murder even though he obviously did it!"
 Amoral Attorney / int_74fb542e
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_74fb542e
featureConfidence
1.0
 That Mitchell and Webb Look
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_74fb542e
 Amoral Attorney / int_7894fb5d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_7894fb5d
comment
In The Four Gospels (especially Luke), lawyers and scribes often invoke the wrath of Jesus for their hypocrisy and unlawfulness.
 Amoral Attorney / int_7894fb5d
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_7894fb5d
featureConfidence
1.0
 The Four Gospels
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_7894fb5d
 Amoral Attorney / int_78d604b1
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_78d604b1
comment
An interesting one pops up in Ernest Goes to Camp where Blatz, the amoral attorney, also happens to be the Token Good Teammate out of Big Bad Krader and The Dragon Bronk. Not that he's particularly a nice guy as he willingly works for people he knows are doing some pretty immoral stuff, but he's a shining angelic beacon compared to the two bastards he works under as he at least encourages them to always take proper legal venues to get what they want (though he begrudgingly goes along with their illegal and less tactful activities). He eventually turns his back on Krader when the man decides to outright shoot Ernest instead of simply calling the police to evict the attacking campers, and eventually admits to the police that Krader got the deed to the land under false pretenses.
 Amoral Attorney / int_78d604b1
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_78d604b1
featureConfidence
1.0
 Ernest Goes to Camp
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_78d604b1
 Amoral Attorney / int_78db2b3b
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_78db2b3b
comment
Gulliver in Gulliver's Travels feels that lawyers are like this, although no actual lawyers are encountered in the novel. His description of law to the Houyhnhnms begins with this: "There was a society of men among us, bred up from their youth in the art of proving, by words multiplied for the purpose, that white is black, and black is white, according as they are paid. To this society all the rest of the people are slaves." He just goes on from there.
 Amoral Attorney / int_78db2b3b
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_78db2b3b
featureConfidence
1.0
 Gulliver's Travels
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_78db2b3b
 Amoral Attorney / int_7ac9ac71
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_7ac9ac71
comment
In Alexis Carew: Mutineer, Alexis is nearly thrown under the bus by her own JAG on a hanging charge because he's more interested in making sure the Navy comes out looking good than in actually defending her. Luckily HMS Hermione's log is provided by a Hanoverese ship that flies in under flag of truce, and she is acquitted after her civilian co-counsel plays it for the court over the JAG's objections.
 Amoral Attorney / int_7ac9ac71
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_7ac9ac71
featureConfidence
1.0
 Alexis Carew
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_7ac9ac71
 Amoral Attorney / int_7cdef00a
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_7cdef00a
comment
In Death Spa, Michael's attorney Tom is secretly conspiring with the spa manager Priscilla to drive Starbody out of business so its competitors can buy it up at a bargain price.
 Amoral Attorney / int_7cdef00a
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_7cdef00a
featureConfidence
1.0
 Death Spa
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_7cdef00a
 Amoral Attorney / int_7d1c83da
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_7d1c83da
comment
Better Call Saul:
Kim Wexler starts the first season a straight-arrow associate at HHM. But as her relationship with Jimmy strengthens, she begins compromising her morals and professional ethics a lot, but she is really remorseful of this and trys to balance her karma by taking pro bono public defense cases as she grows disillusioned with her career in banking law. She completely falls into this trope by the end of Season 5 when she plans to frame Howard and destroy his career to get the money from the Sandpiper case.
While Howard Hamlin is pretty much a straight-arrow lawyer through and through, his concealment of the truth about Chuck's illness from his clients falls into this as that's the sort of activity that should leave him and everyone at HHM subject to disciplinary hearings and malpractice suits.
Chuck McGill continually hides behind "letter of the law" and "spirit of the law" in his efforts to undermine Jimmy, and proves to be petty and vindictive, as shown by his reaction when Howard decides he has to go in response to his illness becoming public knowledge and the insurance company wanting to hike their malpractice premiums.
 Amoral Attorney / int_7d1c83da
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_7d1c83da
featureConfidence
1.0
 Better Call Saul
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_7d1c83da
 Amoral Attorney / int_7d20ef2c
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_7d20ef2c
comment
Steve Dallas from Bloom County was clearly amoral, seeing as he defended murderers and other dangerous criminals who were obviously guilty, but he wasn't all too good at it. (And his clients rarely made it easy for him, doing things like threatening the juries and judges in the middle of closing arguments.) And even he didn't like his job much. When defending Bill the Cat for treason and the prosecutor said he wouldn't plea bargain to anything less than "guilty of anti-state activities", Steve laughed, saying that Bill was guilty of high treason, telling the judge to sentence him to the chair so they could all go home. (Of course, Steve was a pretty rotten person in all regards.)
 Amoral Attorney / int_7d20ef2c
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_7d20ef2c
featureConfidence
1.0
 Bloom County (Comic Strip)
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_7d20ef2c
 Amoral Attorney / int_7de7311b
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_7de7311b
comment
In Primal Fear (1996), Martin Vail (Richard Gere) beautifully deconstructs this trope.
On the cynical hand, he knows that guilty people often have loads of money to spend on expensive legal aid.
On the idealistic hand, he believes in the system and its ability to protect the innocent from wrongful punishment.
And on the realistic hand, the fact that the system is designed to place the protection of the innocent over the punishment of the guilty means that, inevitably, more than a few will get off scott free - Aaron Stampler is only able to get away with his insanity plea with Vail's assistance. A grisly multiple murderer thus ducks the needle.
 Amoral Attorney / int_7de7311b
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_7de7311b
featureConfidence
1.0
 Primal Fear
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_7de7311b
 Amoral Attorney / int_7fd93ce1
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_7fd93ce1
comment
Gary the Rat is all about an unscrupulous lawyer who, as the name suggests, happens to be an anthropomorphic rat.
 Amoral Attorney / int_7fd93ce1
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_7fd93ce1
featureConfidence
1.0
 Gary the Rat
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_7fd93ce1
 Amoral Attorney / int_804c4e6
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_804c4e6
comment
The overarching baddie on Sunset Beach, a fairly trashy soap, was a rich attorney who might have modeled on Benjamin Brafman. In addition to abusing his loved ones and driving his wife to drink, he threatened to throw her into a sanitarium if she tried to leave. He did bail her and her friends out of legal troubles, but always kept the evidence under lock and key in case she got any funny ideas about divorce proceedings.
 Amoral Attorney / int_804c4e6
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_804c4e6
featureConfidence
1.0
 Sunset Beach
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_804c4e6
 Amoral Attorney / int_8125b468
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_8125b468
comment
Batman: Some continuities (such as the Batman newspaper strip, and Two-Face: Year One) have Harvey Dent turn into this very, very briefly after the acid hits and before he descends into Cartoonish Supervillainy. His origin in the New 52 has him indulging in this, violating attorney-client privilege in order to get the crime family he was family lawyer to (at the behest of Batman and Gordon) in order to get them convicted.
 Amoral Attorney / int_8125b468
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_8125b468
featureConfidence
1.0
 Batman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_8125b468
 Amoral Attorney / int_8197ebd8
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_8197ebd8
comment
General Protection Fault 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. Neither comes off very well, but Fred, the more sympathetic of the two 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 drops him like a hot potato, angry at him for lying to her and having some more promising opportunities.
 Amoral Attorney / int_8197ebd8
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_8197ebd8
featureConfidence
1.0
 General Protection Fault (Webcomic)
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_8197ebd8
 Amoral Attorney / int_8300bb14
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_8300bb14
comment
In both Fletch movies, Fletch is bothered by his ex-wife's incredibly annoying alimony attorney Melvyn Gillette, who he despises almost as much as his ex-wife. (Supposedly, Melvin was able to get a rather unfair settlement in his wife's favor. Fletch gets even with him at the end of the second film, however, when he shows up offering to forego all future alimony payments (and never show his face there again) in exchange for the Belle Isle property, which he believes to be valuable. Fletch, barely able to contain his joy, happily signs over the land, which unbeknownst to Melvin, is worthless and covered with toxic waste due to the events of the movie.
 Amoral Attorney / int_8300bb14
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_8300bb14
featureConfidence
1.0
 Fletch
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_8300bb14
 Amoral Attorney / int_83025c6a
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_83025c6a
comment
Played with in Hugh Lang, Whip's attorney, in Flight. While he quashes Whip's toxicology report with a technicality, despite the fact that he knew it was very much accurate, and casually mentions that the dead flight crew members "don't matter" (due to workers' compensation) he shows open disgust with Whip the first moment they meet regarding his behavior, and back tracks after the "don't matter" comment, saying he meant that legally, the airline is not at risk from them.
 Amoral Attorney / int_83025c6a
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_83025c6a
featureConfidence
1.0
 Flight
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_83025c6a
 Amoral Attorney / int_8516bd41
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_8516bd41
comment
Chicago has the "silver-tongued prince of the court room", Billy Flynn, who takes only high-profile, scandal-ridden cases for the fame and fortune, and is not above Courtroom Antics and using and abusing the court of public opinion via reporters (including having the Chicago-born Rosie blatantly lie that she's a simple Southern girl out of her depth in big-city life).
 Amoral Attorney / int_8516bd41
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_8516bd41
featureConfidence
1.0
 Chicago (Theatre)
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_8516bd41
 Amoral Attorney / int_88c4faa2
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_88c4faa2
comment
The former page quote from Henry VI, Part 2, though very famous, is really not an example of this trope. The people out to kill all the lawyers are trying to create anarchy.
Or possibly a proto-Communist dictatorship:
 Amoral Attorney / int_88c4faa2
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_88c4faa2
featureConfidence
1.0
 Henry VI (Theatre)
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_88c4faa2
 Amoral Attorney / int_892aa56a
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_892aa56a
comment
Murdoch Mysteries:
The Crown Prosecutor in "Hangman", who does everything to make sure the defendant gets hanged, even the obviously innocent ones. Once a judge suspects his methods, he confronts the judge, kills him, and frames a known criminal for it.
Leslie Garland in the two-part "On the Waterfront" has passed his bar exam and is working for one of the Crown Prosecutors—specifically the one handling the charges against Drs. Ogden and Grace and the other suffragettes arrested at the protest march. Garland offers to have a word with his new boss in the doctors' favour, but both of them refuse his help. He later ensures Dr. Grace's charges aren't dropped immediately no doubt because she threw him over after she learned he'd posed as the infamous James Gilies and threatened the lives of Julia and William, and he gloats over her incarceration. Julia and her attorney present the Prosecutor with evidence of his terror campaign, and Garland is fired. He drops by Julia's office and gets a surprise of his own: a fearsome William Murdoch who promises to take off his badge and settle their differences if Garland bothers Julia again.
 Amoral Attorney / int_892aa56a
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_892aa56a
featureConfidence
1.0
 Murdoch Mysteries
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_892aa56a
 Amoral Attorney / int_8d84ebc5
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_8d84ebc5
comment
Appears on an episode of Taxi. An old woman who is a con artist sues the taxi company for damages after being injured. She had previously faked injury in the past to pursue false damage claims against other companies as well. However, this time the woman informs her lawyer that she really did fall and break her hip, meaning the lawsuit is completely legitimate. The lawyer remarks: "Well, there's a first time for everything."
 Amoral Attorney / int_8d84ebc5
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_8d84ebc5
featureConfidence
1.0
 Taxi
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_8d84ebc5
 Amoral Attorney / int_8f58ab76
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_8f58ab76
comment
Fletcher Reede from Liar Liar starts like this, especially in the deleted scene where he successfully acquits an armed robber (which is referred to in passing in the actual film).
Fletcher's boss, Miranda, is established as this right away in her first scene. She's only interested in hiring lawyers that lie their way to winning. In fact, people who turn out to be an Amoral Attorney are actually a huge turn-on for Miranda, which is why she immediately seduces Fletcher into having sex with her moments after witnessing his lying skills.
 Amoral Attorney / int_8f58ab76
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_8f58ab76
featureConfidence
1.0
 Liar Liar
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_8f58ab76
 Amoral Attorney / int_9284ad43
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_9284ad43
comment
Simon Blackquill from Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies has no problem with threatening witnesses to ensure their cooperation, psychologically manipulating everyone in the courtroom, attacking the defense with a Razor Wind, and siccing his pet hawk on everyone. Oh, and he's a convicted murderer. In actuality, he framed himself for his mentor's murder to protect her traumatized daughter - Athena. Despite being a day away from execution, he doesn't fight back because his death will ensure Athena's safety. He also proves to be firmly on the side of the truth, as he psychologically manipulates the phantom in order to get Athena the chance she needs to prove his identity. He also does not use many dirty tricks when he is prosecuting.
 Amoral Attorney / int_9284ad43
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_9284ad43
featureConfidence
1.0
 Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies (Visual Novel)
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_9284ad43
 Amoral Attorney / int_969fb090
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_969fb090
comment
Blindspot: Richard Shirley is the attorney for Madeline Burke, Big Bad of Seasons 4 and 5, and is completely complicit in her crimes. He acts as a go-between between her and her criminal minions, and acts as caretaker for the blackmail stash she uses for leverage against numerous officials. And when their plans fall apart near the end of Season 5, complete with said blackmail being destroyed, he has no problem abandoning her and throwing her under the bus to save himself.
 Amoral Attorney / int_969fb090
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_969fb090
featureConfidence
1.0
 Blindspot
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_969fb090
 Amoral Attorney / int_9888f901
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_9888f901
comment
Deconstructed with Helen from Daria. She does show some signs of this (she is a defense attorney after all), but she isn't necessarily a bad person. This trope has been brought up though when Daria tried to earn some extra cash writing term papers for college students.
 Amoral Attorney / int_9888f901
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_9888f901
featureConfidence
1.0
 Daria
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_9888f901
 Amoral Attorney / int_9911389f
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_9911389f
comment
Confessions: St. Augustine's moral decline and study in rhetoric leads him to take a career in law, where (as he says) people excel according to how well they can lie and deceive. His only motive for working in court is to fund his vain sexual escapades. It's no coincidence that after hearing God's voice, Augustine finds it torturous to continue working with law students.
 Amoral Attorney / int_9911389f
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_9911389f
featureConfidence
1.0
 Confessions
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_9911389f
 Amoral Attorney / int_994af351
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_994af351
comment
Miles Edgeworth: Perfection-obsessed, but undergoes a lot of Character Development and gets a Heel–Face Turn by the end of the game, is nice to Phoenix outside of court for the rest of the series. Even after this Heel–Face Turn, he does what he needs to to bring out the truth, and can get really cold when doing this. Two shining examples are when he brought up a sensitive issue to get a tight-lipped witness to testify (when we say "sensitive issue", we mean that the witness attempted suicide because of it before) and when he suggested that the defendant, who was eleven years old at the time, after committing the crime, tried to use a machine to brutally dismember the body. Aside from the fact that said girl didn't murder anyone, he was actually completely right- the girl thought her mother was no different than the robots, and that the machine could fix her.
 Amoral Attorney / int_994af351
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_994af351
featureConfidence
1.0
 Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (Visual Novel)
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_994af351
 Amoral Attorney / int_996edf24
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_996edf24
comment
Wonder Woman Vol 2: Donna Milton is a lawyer who knowingly and gleefully works for organized crime and sleeps with one of her immoral clients. She also claims to have killed someone herself in her past and is actually Circe is disguise as a mortal.
 Amoral Attorney / int_996edf24
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_996edf24
featureConfidence
1.0
 Wonder Woman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_996edf24
 Amoral Attorney / int_998cbda3
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_998cbda3
comment
Daredevil (2015):
Matt Murdock himself is a very good lawyer. But to go after criminals like Wilson Fisk, he often combines his lawyer work with his nighttime activities as the Devil of Hell's Kitchen. Foggy also finds himself having to compromise his morals when covering for Matt.
Samantha Reyes, the District Attorney for Manhattan, will go through anything, including illegal measures, to get by. As Matt Murdock puts it, Reyes wouldn't even buy a pack of gum if it didn't further her career. Likewise, Karen uncovers that Reyes has a habit of backstabbing her own associates to save her own ass.
Marci Stahl, Foggy's ex-girlfriend and an attorney at Landman & Zack. When we first meet her, she seems selfish and mostly interested in her own career. However, she has standards, and Foggy's appeals to how she used to "have a soul" lead her to turn against her bosses, who are deep in Wilson Fisk's pockets. It earns her a much better job at Hogarth Chao & Benowitz.
Sadly, Marci's the only Landman & Zack attorney to actually have a soul. In a flashback in "Nelson v. Murdock," the firm is shown suing a plaintiff who became severely sick for working for Roxxon Oil. They sue for "damages" after the man told his doctor about his work to find out what had made him sick. Parish Landman claims that the man had violated his confidentiality agreement by sharing this info with his doctor. Matt and Foggy are so disgusted by this that they decide to start their own firm as a result. In the present day, Parish Landman is on Wilson Fisk's payroll, and is among those arrested by the FBI when Marci and Hoffman turn on Fisk.
Big Ben Donovan is a criminal lawyer to many prominent members of New York City's criminal underworld. In particular, Wilson Fisk and Mariah Dillard.
In Luke Cage (2016), Donovan is revealed to have been the Stokes family's lawyer ever since Mama Mabel groomed him and put him through law school. In the first season, he makes time to get Cottonmouth out of jail after Cottonmouth is arrested for killing Scarfe. He is later sent by Mariah Dillard to interrupt Misty Knight's interrogation of Candace Miller, to make sure that Candace sticks to the false story Shades is paying her to give to the police implicating Luke in Cottonmouth's murder.
In the second season he gets much, much worse. When Mariah appears to have run out of money because Bushmaster bankrupted her, he immediately declares he will no longer be representing her or Shades... while both of them are in custody and being questioned by the police. This is known as "abandonment of a client," and is grounds for disbarment in New York State. He then goes to work for his former client's opponents in a legal (as well as illegal) dispute, also grounds for disbarment. Then when he realizes Bushmaster is more likely to kill him than pay him, he goes back to his old client and does what he not only should have done instead of leaving his old client in the lurch, but should have advised Mariah to do before the temporary cash flow issue came up in the first place (namely, report that Piranha Jones, the guy with power of attorney over Mariah's assets, had been kidnapped; and freeze his ability to make money transfers, on the grounds that duress invalidates any and all such transactions).
Donovan is a bit less involved in the day to day operations of Fisk's criminal enterprises. In season 2 of Daredevil, it seems that outside of arranging money transfers like setting up a protection fund for Vanessa or the movement of funds to ensure a guard gets Frank Castle to blow his trial to meet Fisk, he's not too involved in the organization. As season 3 shows, most of the shady street stuff in Fisk's outfit is handled by Felix Manning, with Donovan and his partner Nicholas Lee (who according to Donovan's actor Danny Johnson is Donovan's insurance policy) primarily being invested in using legal means to help Fisk re-obtain "Rabbit in a Snowstorm".
 Amoral Attorney / int_998cbda3
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_998cbda3
featureConfidence
1.0
 Daredevil (2015)
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_998cbda3
 Amoral Attorney / int_9999389d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_9999389d
comment
Surprisingly subverted in One Of Us Is Lying.The lawyers are consummate professionals giving perfectly good advice, which the characters just find it impractical to follow. However, their job is to protect their own client, not the rest of the Four, nor to solve the murder. Eli, who works for a non-profit called Until Proven, is downright heroic.
 Amoral Attorney / int_9999389d
featureApplicability
-0.3
 Amoral Attorney / int_9999389d
featureConfidence
1.0
 One Of Us Is Lying
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_9999389d
 Amoral Attorney / int_99c003af
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_99c003af
comment
The Boondocks: Parodied in one episode where a white lawyer (voiced by Adam West) uses racial identity and the jury's stupidity to successfully win a case for his defendant while belittling poor Tom Dubois and his mixed-race family in front of a cheering court.
 Amoral Attorney / int_99c003af
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_99c003af
featureConfidence
1.0
 The Boondocks
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_99c003af
 Amoral Attorney / int_9a29f3a4
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_9a29f3a4
comment
Shark-man lawyer, Mr. Larry "Frenzy" Fischmann, in Top 10 is a prime example. When one of his clients commits suicide in police custody, all he cares about is his fee. When Gograh shows up at the Top Ten, causing the earth to shake with each footstep, Frenzy says he'll sue the department if he gets whiplash from falling down in their building. At one point, Alexei "Spaceman" Glushko makes a comment about his people not having evolved in millions of years - Frenzy takes offense and cites this as one of many common misconceptions about sharks. Spaceman wasn't talking about sharks. Fischmann is a senior partner at Metavac, Fischmann, and Goebbels, by the way. That's Eddie Goebbels, a hypnotist.
 Amoral Attorney / int_9a29f3a4
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_9a29f3a4
featureConfidence
1.0
 Top 10 (Comic Book)
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_9a29f3a4
 Amoral Attorney / int_9bb59653
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_9bb59653
comment
The Blacklist: Raymond Reddington's personal attorney, Marvin Gerard, is shamelessly complicit in his client's criminal empire. In fact, when we first meet him, he's in prison for his part in helping Red stay on the run for so many years.
 Amoral Attorney / int_9bb59653
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_9bb59653
featureConfidence
1.0
 The Blacklist
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_9bb59653
 Amoral Attorney / int_9bb5aad4
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_9bb5aad4
comment
Not in the original, but in the dub version of Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, the Pro Duelist called X was also an Amoral Attorney. He didn't use any actual illegal methods, but it is hinted that he would use any legal loophole he could find.
 Amoral Attorney / int_9bb5aad4
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_9bb5aad4
featureConfidence
1.0
 Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_9bb5aad4
 Amoral Attorney / int_9bc68a3f
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_9bc68a3f
comment
Atty. Benjamin "Ben" Arcinas of Smaller & Smaller Circles certainly counts as one, since he prefers to chase the limelight with sensational cases involving high-profile victims instead of focusing on more important crimes. He almost callously dismisses the Payatas murders and even has a generic street urchin framed for them until the next murder surfaces and bites Arcinas in the ass, seriously jeopardizing his career. Oddly enough, he's never shown doing any actual legal work, even as simple as drawing up legal documents; in fact, he plays more of a detective role, albeit a fairly incompetent and self-serving one. (Truth in Television, as Philippine lawyers are often appointed to various government posts, at times even to positions far beyond their strict area of legal expertise and often regardless of their actual administrative ability.)
 Amoral Attorney / int_9bc68a3f
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_9bc68a3f
featureConfidence
1.0
 Smaller & Smaller Circles
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_9bc68a3f
 Amoral Attorney / int_9ce851a3
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_9ce851a3
comment
In one episode of Malcolm in the Middle, Lois's mother suffered an accident at the family's home and sued them. When it was revealed that they had no insurance and their house was the only thing that could be taken from them, the lawyer representing the plaintiff withdrew himself from the case because, while he had no qualms about sending poor people to live on the streets, he would not do it for only 40% of a house that fits in his garage.
When Francis decided that he wanted to be emancipated, one of his friends from military school introduces him to an amoral attorney who specializes in legally emancipating kids from their parents that have been exiled to boarding schools and military schools. His secret is that he lets the kids forge their parents signatures IN FRONT OF HIM so that the paperwork can be processed with no delay..
 Amoral Attorney / int_9ce851a3
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_9ce851a3
featureConfidence
1.0
 Malcolm in the Middle
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_9ce851a3
 Amoral Attorney / int_9cf09289
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_9cf09289
comment
The Good Fight spinoff introduces Roland Blum, a Roy Cohn-like lawyer, who is fond of theatrics and underhanded tricks. He doesn't skimp on the f-word or racist and sexist terms, but he usually never underestimates his opponents and plays dirty. He states repeatedly that his goal isn't to prove that his side is right, it's to portray the other side as wrong. He ends up getting Maia fired by calling the cops on the drugs he gave her.
 Amoral Attorney / int_9cf09289
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_9cf09289
featureConfidence
1.0
 The Good Fight
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_9cf09289
 Amoral Attorney / int_9d20d92
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_9d20d92
comment
Since Year Zero features lawyers in the music industry, examples of this trope abound considering that they all exist to exploit copyright law. One of which happens to be the protagonist.
 Amoral Attorney / int_9d20d92
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_9d20d92
featureConfidence
1.0
 Year Zero
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_9d20d92
 Amoral Attorney / int_9d7264f
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_9d7264f
comment
Late in CSI: Miami's final season, the team determined that Malcolm McDowell's character made a habit of finding ways to tamper with forensic evidence (breaking the chain of custody among other things) to make it inadmissible.
 Amoral Attorney / int_9d7264f
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_9d7264f
featureConfidence
1.0
 CSI: Miami
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_9d7264f
 Amoral Attorney / int_9dfa8216
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_9dfa8216
comment
Almost all the defense attorneys on the Law & Order shows would fit this trope like a glove. Incidentally, an episode of the show (Serena Southerlyn era) had an attorney on trial give a very stirring closing argument about why defense lawyers were necessary, even though everyone hates them. He still was found guilty for not reporting the location of his client's murder pit, though he reappeared about year later (with the implication that his conviction got overturned on appeal).
As well as some of the prosecutors. Jack "Hang 'Em High" McCoy, in particular, is known for hiding evidence, bullying witnesses, and generally abusing the law to get convictions. Although McCoy can generally be characterised as playing hard, but within legal limits, this isn't always the case. Withholding evidence, for example, is illegal when the evidence is sufficient to prove innocence (though prosecutors have only rarely been punished for this in Real Life). McCoy at least (usually) had the good graces to feel bad about some of his less proud moments, and also often has people telling him, "YOU'RE DOING IT WRONG!" when he goes overboard.
McCoy's replacement Michael Cutter was no less a manipulative jackass, and in a few occasions he was confronted by fellow members of the DA's office that, having worked with McCoy, could in all honesty tell Cutter that he was worse.
If a defense attorney has a recurring role on the show, then he or she will probably be sympathetic or pure evil, in terms of pulling any trick up their sleeves to win. Most of them took their losses gratefully, and one wizened attorney expressed relief that his client—a rapist—was put away, as he has a daughter himself.
One of the few exceptions is a recurring lawyer on SVU played by Annie Potts, who gets brought in whenever the show decides to have a really sympathetic defendant.
And Stabler is sort of a one-man justification squad for the trope, proving that we actually need amoral attorneys. He's a protagonist and easy to sympathize with, but he does a lot of stuff that's ethically questionable (legally speaking, it's not questionable, it's flat out illegal).
Barry Moredock (played by John Cullum) is a rare example of this kind of attorney cast in a positive light: He's a firm believer in constitutional rights and will defend someone whose rights he thinks are being violated, even if he personally thinks his client is a scumbag (one such client was a young Neo-Nazi who was known to hae murdered several people for no other reason than their ethnicity).
An interesting twist occurs in a episode where one of McCoy's subordinates is forced to act as a defense attorney. The moment she is teased for "working for the dark side", McCoy instantly lays down the law, saying that she is acting as a proper lawyer and any personnel of his office giving her a hard time for doing her duty would be punished with reassignment to traffic court.
Paul Robinette, a former prosecutor for the first 3 seasons of the show came back as a reaccurring guest star and having become an amoral attorney in his absence.
Law & Order: UK decides to put this trope up to 11 with the first episode, with a barrister nicknamed "Limbo" for how low he'll go. So far, the other barristers have been of varying moral fibre.
L&O's definitive example has to be Ben Stone's nemesis, Arthur Gold, who could (and did) often goad Stone into legal mistakes simply by looking like he was enjoying himself while defending obvious scumbags.
Lampshaded in Trial By Jury when Tracey Kibre talks to the opposing counsel:
The killer in the episode "By Perjury" is a lawyer, and Cutter explicitly describes him as the adversarial system gone insane: he's willing to do anything, including murder, to win the massive lawsuit he's involved in. McCoy remarks that he sounds like Cutter's evil twin.
One of the worst examples, on both sides of the fence, was "For The Defense"'s former ADA turned defense attorney for a mobster who had a long habit of putting contracts out on witnesses against his cases, then attempting to blackmail the DA's office to get out from under several recent murders.
Then there's Dean "What're you offering" Connors, - McCoy says that Dean's not a bad attorney, he's just morally opposed to hard work and so will usually take any offer from the DA regardless of his client's guilt or innocence.
 Amoral Attorney / int_9dfa8216
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_9dfa8216
featureConfidence
1.0
 Law & Order (Franchise)
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_9dfa8216
 Amoral Attorney / int_9dfe1a4e
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_9dfe1a4e
comment
In The Ghoul, Professor Morlant's lawyer Broughton is one of the people trying to break into his tomb to steal the jewel.
 Amoral Attorney / int_9dfe1a4e
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_9dfe1a4e
featureConfidence
1.0
 The Ghoul
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_9dfe1a4e
 Amoral Attorney / int_9e7653e4
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_9e7653e4
comment
Sisterhood Series by Fern Michaels: Played with. On one side is Nikki Quinn, a defense attorney. On the other side is Jack Emery, a prosecuting attorney. Nikki defends a woman who shot the man who raped and murdered her daughter, and she shot the guy after the guy was found not guilty! Jack prosecutes the woman, which is ironic, because he prosecuted that murdering rapist and failed to convict the guy. Nikki is portrayed as the sympathetic one, and Jack is portrayed as the total Jerkass in that situation. You would find it hard to believe that Nikki and Jack are girlfriend and boyfriend! To Jack's credit, he did reveal in his thoughts that he is not heartless, and that he doesn't know what he would have done if he had a daughter who was raped and murdered. Funny enough, Nikki becomes a vigilante, Jack becomes an ally of the Vigilantes, and so does a defense attorney named Lizzie Fox. In the book The Jury, a defense attorney named Allison Banks, against all advice, defends the Barringtons, a group of slimeballs who let a herd of horses starve to death and only used them for profit. Nikki's firm suffered a major blow in its reputation, and Nikki fired and punched out Banks in short order. Then it turns out that Banks was essentially in bed with the Barringtons, the judge presiding over their case, receiving kickbacks from them, and was not really Allison Banks. It turned out that Allison died years ago, and that an imposter had assumed her identity. Unbelievable!
 Amoral Attorney / int_9e7653e4
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_9e7653e4
featureConfidence
1.0
 Sisterhood Series
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_9e7653e4
 Amoral Attorney / int_9ee2b70b
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_9ee2b70b
comment
Chris in The Woman, though most of his evilness is shown outside the courtroom. His wife even calls him out on it, noting that, as a lawyer, he should know that what he's doing is illegal and could get him thrown in jail.
 Amoral Attorney / int_9ee2b70b
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_9ee2b70b
featureConfidence
1.0
 The Woman
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_9ee2b70b
 Amoral Attorney / int_9f78fda3
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_9f78fda3
comment
Murder, She Wrote:
In "Trails and Tribulations", an Ambulance Chaser attempts to sue Jessica in a wrongful death suit, figuring that her insurance company will settle out-of-court rather than face the hassle of a trial. At the end of the episode, he is disbarred after it is revealed that he bribed a witness to change his testimony.
The Victim of the Week in "See You in Court, Baby" is a ruthless divorce lawyer who persuades a woman into pursuing a divorce she doesn't actually want.
 Amoral Attorney / int_9f78fda3
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_9f78fda3
featureConfidence
1.0
 Murder, She Wrote
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_9f78fda3
 Amoral Attorney / int_a1354807
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_a1354807
comment
One mission in Hitman: Contracts (a series where your assassination targets are usually terrorists, mafia bosses, arms dealers and other scoundrels) has you assassinating not only a rich Serial Killer, but also his family lawyer who helped him get away unpunished with kidnapping and killing a small child.
In the newer game there's Ken Morgan, who will sink to any means necessary to win his cases including bribing officials and blackmailing witnesses. He even self-describes himself as a fixer first, attorney second. Like the above target, he is being targeted along with his client's son for tampering in the investigation over a murder the son committed. There's also Yuki Yamazaki, a former Yakuza lawyer who has become an agent for Providence.
 Amoral Attorney / int_a1354807
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_a1354807
featureConfidence
1.0
 Hitman: Contracts (Video Game)
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_a1354807
 Amoral Attorney / int_a183d57f
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_a183d57f
comment
Parodied in Futurama with Old Man Waterfall. He's a send-up of civil liberties lawyers, with an exaggerated zeal for defending controversial conduct. His personal life is also devoted to being as controversial as possible, being a polygamist and married to a man among other things.
 Amoral Attorney / int_a183d57f
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_a183d57f
featureConfidence
1.0
 Futurama
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_a183d57f
 Amoral Attorney / int_a1bb474c
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_a1bb474c
comment
In The New Teen Titans: Who Is Donna Troy? Dick and Donna learn that the attorney for the orphanage Donna's mother gave her to was using his information to blackmail and frighten new adoptive parents to give up their kids to him, thinking him to be legit, and then selling the kids on the black market.
 Amoral Attorney / int_a1bb474c
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_a1bb474c
featureConfidence
1.0
 TheNewTeenTitans
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_a1bb474c
 Amoral Attorney / int_a3e1e46d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_a3e1e46d
comment
David Otunga, another attorney who didn't start out this way, although unlike Scott he was always immoral, he just didn't use his legal background to his advantage until pressed to do so by Johnny Ace, who found Otunga more useful as a lawyer than an admittedly one dimensional wrestler.
 Amoral Attorney / int_a3e1e46d
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_a3e1e46d
featureConfidence
1.0
 David Otunga (Wrestling)
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_a3e1e46d
 Amoral Attorney / int_a4db7d1
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_a4db7d1
comment
Joe Pickett: The completely consciousless Clay McCann in Free Fire. He concocts a scheme that will allow him to murder four people who stand in the way of his latest money-making scheme and never stand trial for it. He later tells one of their friends that he shouldn't be upset at him as their murders were nothing personal, but just business.
 Amoral Attorney / int_a4db7d1
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_a4db7d1
featureConfidence
1.0
 Joe Pickett
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_a4db7d1
 Amoral Attorney / int_a50d9f34
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_a50d9f34
comment
Green Lanterns introduces Singularity Jain, an alien/demon/living black hole who might be the most extreme version of this trope in existence. A very literally predatory defense attorney, she approaches people who have no where else to turn to, refusing payment and instead asking for a single favor. This favor inevitably ends up being something (usually murder) that drives her client even deeper into despair, until they lose hope completely. It's at this point that she eats them whole, feeding on their despair and pain.
 Amoral Attorney / int_a50d9f34
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_a50d9f34
featureConfidence
1.0
 Green Lanterns (Comic Book)
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_a50d9f34
 Amoral Attorney / int_a8729c90
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_a8729c90
comment
Played with in an episode of The Fairly OddParents. After being tricked by Norm the Jerkass Genie, Timmy realizes that in order to undo the mess, he'd need someone as deceitful and untrustworthy as him...so he immediately wished for a lawyer.
More recently, it was revealed that Foop became a lawyer in his never ending quest to upstage Poof (he apparently got his degree while in prison).
 Amoral Attorney / int_a8729c90
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_a8729c90
featureConfidence
1.0
 The Fairly OddParents
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_a8729c90
 Amoral Attorney / int_a91fa754
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_a91fa754
comment
Despite being an attorney Veda Scott didn't come out of the Ring of Honor\SHIMMER Academy this way, initially living up to the good sportsmanship standards of both promotions. Eventually her cowardly nature got the best of her, though, and she began to familiarize herself with all loopholes, legal or otherwise, to make her pro wrestling career easier.
 Amoral Attorney / int_a91fa754
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_a91fa754
featureConfidence
1.0
 Veda Scott (Wrestling)
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_a91fa754
 Amoral Attorney / int_ac5ace8e
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_ac5ace8e
comment
Roy Marcus Cohn from Angels in America. He was also one in Real Life, naturally, although his villainy in both goes far beyond this.
 Amoral Attorney / int_ac5ace8e
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_ac5ace8e
featureConfidence
1.0
 Angels in America (Theatre)
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_ac5ace8e
 Amoral Attorney / int_ad756db2
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_ad756db2
comment
Charles McCarter in Diary of a Mad Black Woman is revealed to have gotten quite a bit of his money from defending rich criminals who were obviously guilty.
 Amoral Attorney / int_ad756db2
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_ad756db2
featureConfidence
1.0
 Diary of a Mad Black Woman
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_ad756db2
 Amoral Attorney / int_ae8f61ef
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_ae8f61ef
comment
Dracula (2020)'s version of The Renfield, Frank Renfield, is an attorney who starts groveling at Dracula's feet even before they meet in person and willingly does everything in his power to further the Count's plan for attaining, as Renfield puts it, world domination.
 Amoral Attorney / int_ae8f61ef
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_ae8f61ef
featureConfidence
1.0
 Dracula (2020)
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_ae8f61ef
 Amoral Attorney / int_b0028436
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_b0028436
comment
Dio Brando from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure was studying law before becoming a murderous vampire, and he was already a sociopath before that.
 Amoral Attorney / int_b0028436
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_b0028436
featureConfidence
1.0
 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (Manga)
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_b0028436
 Amoral Attorney / int_b0666b59
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_b0666b59
comment
Igland of the Swift Sword in Neverwinter Nights is willing to apply Insane Troll Logic in order to secure a conviction, doesn't care if there are mitigating factors, and begins screaming about bribery should you succeed. His statement is essentially that "the defendent is a dirty savage and therefore we should hang him." Despite the apparent lack of legal precedent for this tactic, Igland claims never to have lost a case before. Your character is permitted to commit out-and-out bribery and corruption in order to get the defendant off.
 Amoral Attorney / int_b0666b59
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_b0666b59
featureConfidence
1.0
 Neverwinter Nights (Video Game)
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_b0666b59
 Amoral Attorney / int_b29b88fb
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_b29b88fb
comment
Evil Diva's mom. Well, she is a devil.
 Amoral Attorney / int_b29b88fb
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_b29b88fb
featureConfidence
1.0
 EvilDiva
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_b29b88fb
 Amoral Attorney / int_b3cfea41
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_b3cfea41
comment
Kensington R. Killjoy, Esq. from the Something Awful: Dungeons & Dragons online series. He counts because he's a demonic lawyer.
 Amoral Attorney / int_b3cfea41
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_b3cfea41
featureConfidence
1.0
 Something Awful: Dungeons & Dragons (Lets Play)
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_b3cfea41
 Amoral Attorney / int_b569bd06
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_b569bd06
comment
Eustache in Dungeon: The Early Years 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.
 Amoral Attorney / int_b569bd06
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_b569bd06
featureConfidence
1.0
 Dungeon: The Early Years (Comic Book)
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_b569bd06
 Amoral Attorney / int_b6c8dea
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_b6c8dea
comment
This trope is one of the main themes of Non Sequitur.
 Amoral Attorney / int_b6c8dea
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_b6c8dea
featureConfidence
1.0
 Non Sequitur (Comic Strip)
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_b6c8dea
 Amoral Attorney / int_ba9a9454
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_ba9a9454
comment
Se7en, a movie about a Serial Killer who takes his inspiration from the Seven Deadly Sins, uses a lawyer as the victim for greed. As the killer tells the detectives, "You guys must have been secretly thanking me for that one!"
The killer's own attorney appears at one point and appears less than thrilled to be working for this client, but does his job negotiating on behalf of his client (even using the leverage of bad PR for the police if they refuse to deal when there are more unknown victims out there).
 Amoral Attorney / int_ba9a9454
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_ba9a9454
featureConfidence
1.0
 Se7en
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_ba9a9454
 Amoral Attorney / int_bcea8f7c
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_bcea8f7c
comment
In the Freedom City setting's Crime World, where all the heroes of the normal setting are criminals, Lady Liberty's evil counterpart, Lady Anarchy, is an amoral defense attorney in her secret identity. What exactly a corrupt attorney actually does in a world where the criminals run the courts in the first place is never actually explained.
 Amoral Attorney / int_bcea8f7c
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_bcea8f7c
featureConfidence
1.0
 Freedom City (Tabletop Game)
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_bcea8f7c
 Amoral Attorney / int_bd0d2c55
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_bd0d2c55
comment
Rumpole of the Bailey. The main character is a deeply honest criminal defense barrister who has successfully defended known criminals on more than one occasion (even murderers, though he doesn't usually discover this until after the verdict has been passed). His colleagues run the gamut from petty and mercenary to almost as upstanding as Rumpole (one is a member of a group called Lawyers As Christians), sometimes within the confines of the same story. Rumpole draws the line at representing someone who has said, in so many words, "I did it", often desperately trying to shut his clients up before they can spout Too Much Information. And he will have nothing to do with anything resembling subornation of perjury.
 Amoral Attorney / int_bd0d2c55
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_bd0d2c55
featureConfidence
1.0
 Rumpole of the Bailey
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_bd0d2c55
 Amoral Attorney / int_bd737d2d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_bd737d2d
comment
How to Get Away with Murder follows the professor and students of a law school course intended to train new Amoral Attorneys. Said professor informally calls the course the same name as the title of the show. It's not a joke. It should be noted that Professor Keating isn't a bad person as such, she just takes the attitude that whatever the client's done, she will get them found innocent.
 Amoral Attorney / int_bd737d2d
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_bd737d2d
featureConfidence
1.0
 How to Get Away with Murder
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_bd737d2d
 Amoral Attorney / int_bf42e29d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_bf42e29d
comment
In the newer game there's Ken Morgan, who will sink to any means necessary to win his cases including bribing officials and blackmailing witnesses. He even self-describes himself as a fixer first, attorney second. Like the above target, he is being targeted along with his client's son for tampering in the investigation over a murder the son committed. There's also Yuki Yamazaki, a former Yakuza lawyer who has become an agent for Providence.
 Amoral Attorney / int_bf42e29d
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_bf42e29d
featureConfidence
1.0
 HITMAN (2016) (Video Game)
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_bf42e29d
 Amoral Attorney / int_c42e88f5
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_c42e88f5
comment
On the other hand, a chunk of the cast of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 often imply that they think Phoenix Wright (and to a lesser extent, She-Hulk) is one. Magneto says that while he sacrifices for mutantkind, lawyers only sacrifice their dignity. Phoenix (Jean Gray) wonders what Phoenix is more hated, the world destructor or the lawyer, and before battle with Wright or She-Hulk, Ghost Rider asks them if they are aware of how many lawyers are in hell.
 Amoral Attorney / int_c42e88f5
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_c42e88f5
featureConfidence
1.0
 Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (Video Game)
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_c42e88f5
 Amoral Attorney / int_c43df4d8
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_c43df4d8
comment
In the Doctor Who serial "Trial of a Time Lord," the Valeyard, a villainous prosecutor and future regeneration of the Doctor, accepts a bribe of the Doctor's remaining regenerations to falsify evidence in order to secure the Sixth Doctor's conviction.
 Amoral Attorney / int_c43df4d8
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_c43df4d8
featureConfidence
1.0
 Doctor Who
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_c43df4d8
 Amoral Attorney / int_c511c682
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_c511c682
comment
Played with in Asterix book Asterix and the Laurel Wreath. Their lawyer isn't evil but doesn't care about getting them off and is taking the case for publicity. He gets into an argument with the Prosecutor when they start their speech with "Delenda Carthago Est" like he planned to.
Then again, Asterix doesn't care either and actively torpedoes his own case and Obelix doesn't really grasp the situation.
 Amoral Attorney / int_c511c682
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_c511c682
featureConfidence
1.0
 Asterix (Comic Book)
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_c511c682
 Amoral Attorney / int_c51fbda2
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_c51fbda2
comment
Biker Mice from Mars:
In the Clip Show 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 that would confirm the Biker Mice's innocence.
One of the minor villains was a Plutarkian lawyer named Perry Provoloni.
 Amoral Attorney / int_c51fbda2
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_c51fbda2
featureConfidence
1.0
 Biker Mice from Mars
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_c51fbda2
 Amoral Attorney / int_c73f511c
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_c73f511c
comment
In Boardwalk Empire
The ruthless and cold-blooded mob boss Arnold Rothstein has Bill Fallon, who tries to cultivate this image but comes off more like a gangster with a law license rather than a cynical practitioner. Fallon is very impressed by his client's ability to commit perjury with eloquence and with a straight face - so much so that he jokingly tells him that he should consider law school. Rothstein replies that he'd prefer to make an honest living.
George Remus is an attorney so amoral that Remus has decided to cast off the attorney job altogether and become a bootlegger instead - while using Remus' knowledge of law to find the correct loopholes in the Volstead Act, of course.
 Amoral Attorney / int_c73f511c
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_c73f511c
featureConfidence
1.0
 Boardwalk Empire
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_c73f511c
 Amoral Attorney / int_c945638e
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_c945638e
comment
This is subverted in the last chapter of The Monster Society of Evil as Mister Mind is being tried, his lawyer, who he knows to be a slick Amoral Attorney, hears of Mister Mind's crimes and tells Mister Mind he hopes he gets the electric chair, showing Even Evil Has Standards.
 Amoral Attorney / int_c945638e
featureApplicability
-0.3
 Amoral Attorney / int_c945638e
featureConfidence
1.0
 The Monster Society of Evil (Comic Book)
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_c945638e
 Amoral Attorney / int_c94b0000
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_c94b0000
comment
James Sinclair, Esq. on NYPD Blue is a brilliant lawyer who has no qualms about defending mob bosses or other high-profile criminals. He usually gets them acquitted to, which doesn't endear him to the detectives.
 Amoral Attorney / int_c94b0000
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_c94b0000
featureConfidence
1.0
 NYPD Blue
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_c94b0000
 Amoral Attorney / int_c9fecd11
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_c9fecd11
comment
One episode of The Bill had a drug dealer pretend to be a solicitor so he could sit in on the interviews of his subordinates...
 Amoral Attorney / int_c9fecd11
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_c9fecd11
featureConfidence
1.0
 The Bill
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_c9fecd11
 Amoral Attorney / int_ca08598f
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_ca08598f
comment
Maurice Levy of The Wire. He not only defends members of the Barksdale gang (as well as other drug crews), but introduces them to investors, advises them on who 'needs to go', and sells confidential court papers under the counter to all comers thanks to a stooge in the courthouse Although Levy is at least realistic in that he doesn't just defend the drug lords because he's evil, but rather because he makes extra profit doing it, so he really does fit the "amoral" part. When he learns that Marlo Stanfield is using a cell phone, he says that he'll be making a lot of money from Marlo soon because the cops will have charges against him soon.
 Amoral Attorney / int_ca08598f
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_ca08598f
featureConfidence
1.0
 The Wire
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_ca08598f
 Amoral Attorney / int_cac20f89
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_cac20f89
comment
JAG:
Mic Brumby becomes one for a while when he resigns from the Royal Australian Navy and comes back as a civilian in the 6th season. He took cases where people were suing the Navy, which didn't sit well with anyone at the JAG office.
Loren Singer.
CIA counsel Catherine Gale comes across as this in "Need To Know."
 Amoral Attorney / int_cac20f89
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_cac20f89
featureConfidence
1.0
 JAG
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_cac20f89
 Amoral Attorney / int_cb6abea3
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_cb6abea3
comment
In Yu-Gi-Oh!, Big Five member Chikuzen Ooka (called Johnson in the dub) is actually immoral. As a lawyer, he told outright lies and used fabricated evidence to win cases. As a duelist, he tried to cheat against Jonouchi, but was caught by Noah (the apparent Big Bad of the current arc who claimed to not tolerate cheating until he did so himself) and lost.
 Amoral Attorney / int_cb6abea3
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_cb6abea3
featureConfidence
1.0
 Yu-Gi-Oh!
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_cb6abea3
 Amoral Attorney / int_cb762646
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_cb762646
comment
True Believer: Roger Baron feels Eddie Dodd has become this by the time of the film, due to making a living defending drug dealers after having fought for radical causes in the past. Eddie denies it and says opposing the war on drugs is a worthy cause too, though it's pretty clear he's fallen a long way from his glory days. It turns out Robert Reynard really is one, since he framed a man to protect his source, apparently without any qualms.
 Amoral Attorney / int_cb762646
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_cb762646
featureConfidence
1.0
 True Believer
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_cb762646
 Amoral Attorney / int_cd48eed5
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_cd48eed5
comment
The two-part pilot for Street Justice gives us the ADA who, besides acting like a Jerkass, once tried to persuade Adam to perjure himself in court in an attempt to convict a defendant.
 Amoral Attorney / int_cd48eed5
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_cd48eed5
featureConfidence
1.0
 Street Justice
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_cd48eed5
 Amoral Attorney / int_cf3e7a82
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_cf3e7a82
comment
In the 1990s Superman series Lois & Clark, an episode involved Superman being sued for injuring a man whilst saving his life, which eventually snowballed into a class action lawsuit against him. He thus had to find an "honest lawyer" to defend him, and only managed to find one. In the whole of Metropolis. Willing to defend Superman. For all its shiny loveliness, this suggests that Metropolis is actually one Crapsack City.
 Amoral Attorney / int_cf3e7a82
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_cf3e7a82
featureConfidence
1.0
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_cf3e7a82
 Amoral Attorney / int_cf98f283
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_cf98f283
comment
Death Warrant: The organ harvesting operation in the prison was masterminded by a man high up in the legal system.
 Amoral Attorney / int_cf98f283
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_cf98f283
featureConfidence
1.0
 Death Warrant
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_cf98f283
 Amoral Attorney / int_d0799db8
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_d0799db8
comment
Donald Genarro in Jurassic Park, though much more lacking in morals than in the original novel. Highlighted when he abandons the kids when the T. rex shows up, only to then be eaten by said rex.
 Amoral Attorney / int_d0799db8
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_d0799db8
featureConfidence
1.0
 Jurassic Park
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_d0799db8
 Amoral Attorney / int_d0af3f7e
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_d0af3f7e
comment
King (MHA) has Fujimori Hiroji, who serves as U.A.'s secret weapon when it comes to particularly tricky cases. Namely those that threaten to tarnish the school's sterling reputation. As Shouto puts it, he only gets involved when his assigned clientele have done something seriously bad, on the same level as how Endeavor treated him and his mother... and U.A. wants to ensure that they get away with it.
 Amoral Attorney / int_d0af3f7e
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_d0af3f7e
featureConfidence
1.0
 King (MHA) / Fan Fic
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_d0af3f7e
 Amoral Attorney / int_d4263e4c
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_d4263e4c
comment
Edward St. John "Loophole" Latham in Wild Cards. No one can tell if the titular virus burned away his conscience or if he's naturally the best lawyer in the world. In a later book, it's implied that the wild card has nothing to do with him being the best lawyer in the world. He contracts the virus, and is given the ability to Body Surf, as well as create other Body Surfers by sexual intercourse.
 Amoral Attorney / int_d4263e4c
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_d4263e4c
featureConfidence
1.0
 Wild Cards
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_d4263e4c
 Amoral Attorney / int_d461f757
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_d461f757
comment
Battlestar Galactica: Baltar's defence lawyer Romo Lampkin manages to gain Lee Adama's respect even though he's an unapologetic Manipulative Bastard.
 Amoral Attorney / int_d461f757
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_d461f757
featureConfidence
1.0
 Battlestar Galactica (2003)
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_d461f757
 Amoral Attorney / int_d4ff45a0
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_d4ff45a0
comment
In Chrysalis Visits The Hague, the protagonist himself courts this idea, being willing to go a long way to stave off the conviction of his client, a genocidal Emotion Eater.
 Amoral Attorney / int_d4ff45a0
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_d4ff45a0
featureConfidence
1.0
 Chrysalis Visits The Hague (Fanfic)
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_d4ff45a0
 Amoral Attorney / int_d5bd2a20
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_d5bd2a20
comment
Zeezrom of The Book of Mormon is described as a wealthy lawyer who is "an expert in the devices of the devil," and whose first appearance has him attempt to bribe two prophets with an absurdly large sum of money. In addition, his practice is said to be exploitative and overpriced. As it tends to happen in the Book, he undergoes a Heel–Faith Turn, after which he abandons the practice of law.
 Amoral Attorney / int_d5bd2a20
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_d5bd2a20
featureConfidence
1.0
 The Book of Mormon
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_d5bd2a20
 Amoral Attorney / int_d6c9c0a4
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_d6c9c0a4
comment
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex. One of these attacks Togusa on the stand after he shoots a rich cyborg kid, trying to make it seem like it was a cold blooded attack on the cyborg due to Togusa's supposed technophobic beliefs, instead of the fact that the cyborg was in the process of murdering his ex-girlfriend. When Section 9 discover that the lawyer is linked with elements plotting against it, he and his client have a fatal road accident.
 Amoral Attorney / int_d6c9c0a4
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_d6c9c0a4
featureConfidence
1.0
 Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_d6c9c0a4
 Amoral Attorney / int_d9c602eb
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_d9c602eb
comment
Another less-than-competent example is Kyle Broslovski's lawyer father, Gerald, who nonetheless proceeds to help Eric Cartman and a number of other South Park children bankrupt the local school system through a series of frivolous sexual harassment lawsuits, the money from which he uses to build a huge mansion for his family. Despite this, Gerald is often portrayed as a competent lawyer, even in this episode.
As South Park tends to do, though, the treatment of lawyers is surprisingly fair. They're in it for the money, not For the Evulz, and do have hearts - when the good guys can't scrape together the cash, South Park!Johnny Cochrane uses his Chewbacca Defense for them instead, for free.
 Amoral Attorney / int_d9c602eb
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_d9c602eb
featureConfidence
1.0
 South Park
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_d9c602eb
 Amoral Attorney / int_dda0f79e
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_dda0f79e
comment
Official Secrets: Crown Prosecutor Ken Macdonald is, like the rest of the British government in this film, Just Following Orders. At the end of the film, Ben Emmerson calls him out on leaving his client Katharine Gun in suspense for most of a year, only to abruptly drop all charges in the first five minutes of the trial after Ben subpoenas a government legal opinion that the Iraq War was unlawful.
 Amoral Attorney / int_dda0f79e
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_dda0f79e
featureConfidence
1.0
 Official Secrets
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_dda0f79e
 Amoral Attorney / int_de9a7807
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_de9a7807
comment
One episode of Flashpoint featured a hostage taker who spent ten years of his life in jail (starting at age 15) after his cellmate falsely testified that he had confessed to raping and murdering his best friend. Turns out the prosecuting attorney was responsible for this, and he has done this many times in the past. His motivation isn't solely to maintain a 100% conviction rating. The attorney was a Knight Templar who genuinely believed anyone who is accused of a crime is guilty. As a result, he felt justified in doing anything to secure convictions.
 Amoral Attorney / int_de9a7807
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_de9a7807
featureConfidence
1.0
 Flashpoint
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_de9a7807
 Amoral Attorney / int_e03940f
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_e03940f
comment
The Mickey Mouse Comic Universe has Sylvester Shyster, a recurring villain who attempted to cheat Minnie Mouse out of her inheritance in his first story.
Played with one of the times Mickey had to prove he wasn't a criminal: as his original attorney was utterly incompetent, to try and get himself cleared he accepted to switch attorney to John Rattinger when he offered in spite of knowing he was a former convicted gangster who had studied law after serving his sentence, but Rattinger proved to not only have gone honest but to be extremely competent. Then played straight when Rattinger exposes the prosecutor as the culprit-and the prosecutor reveals his accomplices were his assistant and Mickey's initial attorney.
 Amoral Attorney / int_e03940f
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_e03940f
featureConfidence
1.0
 Mickey Mouse Comic Universe (Comic Book)
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_e03940f
 Amoral Attorney / int_e4ea2e08
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_e4ea2e08
comment
Conspiracy (2001) has perhaps one of the worst examples. During the Wannsee Conference, during which the Final Solution to the Jewish question was devised, several key participants were lawyers. Including members of the Justice Ministry. The most revolting one (who's also a lawyer) throws in an Evil Lawyer Joke for good measure.
 Amoral Attorney / int_e4ea2e08
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_e4ea2e08
featureConfidence
1.0
 Conspiracy (2001)
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_e4ea2e08
 Amoral Attorney / int_e5feb1e
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_e5feb1e
comment
This trope is a staple of the Ace Attorney series, with both amoral prosecutors and defense attorneys (though the former are much more abundant):
Miles Edgeworth: Perfection-obsessed, but undergoes a lot of Character Development and gets a Heel–Face Turn by the end of the game, is nice to Phoenix outside of court for the rest of the series. Even after this Heel–Face Turn, he does what he needs to to bring out the truth, and can get really cold when doing this. Two shining examples are when he brought up a sensitive issue to get a tight-lipped witness to testify (when we say "sensitive issue", we mean that the witness attempted suicide because of it before) and when he suggested that the defendant, who was eleven years old at the time, after committing the crime, tried to use a machine to brutally dismember the body. Aside from the fact that said girl didn't murder anyone, he was actually completely right- the girl thought her mother was no different than the robots, and that the machine could fix her.
Manfred von Karma: the page image and pretty much the ULTIMATE in amoral attorneys - considered a "god of prosecution", he went for forty years undefeated, and was not above resorting to illegal/immoral methods to achieve a guilty verdict, habitually forging evidence and tampering with witnesses. Von Karma was also so obsessed with perfection that when a defense attorney got him penalized in court for the first and only time in his entire career, he took a six-month vacation - also his first and only. The real reason for the vacation was to cover his tracks after he was accidentally shot in the shoulder when he killed the defense attorney responsible. In what is perhaps the most shining example of Disproportionate Retribution in video game history, he then proceeded to raise the victim's son to be a twisted opposite of everything his father stood for, only to have him accused of his own father's murder right before the statute of limitations on the murder ran out, all to get revenge on the victim!
The murderer of a defense attorney in the fourth case of Ace Attorney committed the crime because the defense lawyer in question, Robert Hammond, was an Amoral Attorney that convinced him to plead Insanity in court even though he was truly innocent- as a former colleague points out, Hammond never truly believed in his clients. The defendant lost everything that mattered to him as a result of this, and jumped at the chance for revenge.
Franziska von Karma from Justice for All: Perfection-obsessed too, coupled with an obsession with succeeding where her adopted brother (Miles Edgeworth) failed, as doing so will make her feel worthy of the von Karma name, as she felt that the adopted Edgeworth had always been better than her. She also badgers witnesses, either with threats of legal action or with her whip. However, like Edgeworth, she seems to be doing her own Heel–Face Turn, as she was an irreplaceable aid to the defense in Case 3-5. The only time she aided the prosecution was when she herself was prosecutor.
In the fourth case of Justice For All, this is a major plot point: Phoenix himself eventually figures out that his client is guilty of hiring an assassin, but his partner is being held hostage by that same assassin to get a not guilty verdict, since the assassin has a reputation to keep up. Phoenix goes through much handwringing about what the right thing to do is, especially since his opponent Edgeworth is fresh off a Heel–Face Turn, and letting the client get off would most likely result in an innocent woman being convicted of the murder. Eventually, the player is forced to make a decision between guilty and not guilty when it looks like the attempt to Take a Third Option has been crushed. The choice doesn't actually affect anything, as just before Phoenix speaks up, somebody comes to save the day. But after the trial, Mia Fey tells you to think about the choice you made then as a sign of what being a defense attorney really means to you.
Godot (AKA Diego Armando) from Trials and Tribulations: Out for revenge against Wright, who he blames for Mia Fey's death, he covers up a murder he committed (though to save someone else's life), instead of confessing, potentially putting several people in trouble. He's also a little on the unstable side and prone to throwing cups of hot coffee at Phoenix.
In Gyakuten Kenji 2, we have prosecutor Blaise Debeste. He ran an illegal auction, selling evidence of past cases to anonymous bidders. He also murdered two people and was part of the group that ordered the assassination of Di-jun Huang, the same incident that ruined the House of Lang's reputation as reputable investigators. He was also the Chief Prosecutor who gave von Karma his only penalty, even though Debeste was the one who provided the forged evidence, and von Karma hadn't known for a change that the evidence was forged.
While Winston Payne didn't venture over here, his brother, Gaspen Payne, introduced in Dual Destinies, is pretty much The Bully as a prosecutor, and takes pride in it, calling himself the "Rookie/Defendant Humiliator". At one point, he takes the time to badger the defendant into admitting her guilt, causing the Judge to sustain Athena's objection when his badgering drives her to tears. The post-credits scene also reveals that he actually is more than willing to use questionable methods, leading to him getting looked into by Chief Prosecutor Edgeworth. He returns in Spirit of Justice, where he turns out to have fled to a country that has outlawed defence attorneys simply so he can never lose. When Phoenix Wright decides to go up against him, Gaspen allows it but does not tell him about the Defence Culpability Act and how he will be executed under it if he fails. He even calls for giving the death penalty to a nine-year old child to get Phoenix killed along with him as revenge for his loss in Dual Destinies.
Simon Blackquill from Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies has no problem with threatening witnesses to ensure their cooperation, psychologically manipulating everyone in the courtroom, attacking the defense with a Razor Wind, and siccing his pet hawk on everyone. Oh, and he's a convicted murderer. In actuality, he framed himself for his mentor's murder to protect her traumatized daughter - Athena. Despite being a day away from execution, he doesn't fight back because his death will ensure Athena's safety. He also proves to be firmly on the side of the truth, as he psychologically manipulates the phantom in order to get Athena the chance she needs to prove his identity. He also does not use many dirty tricks when he is prosecuting.
Aristotle Means is an amoral attorney teacher, who genuinely believes any and all methods, no matter how unethical or illegal, must be used in order to achieve a goal. To him, the end justifies the means, no matter what. Fortunately, by the time the trial he's introduced in is over, the students realize he was full of crap, and set out to fix the damage he's done. The fact he murdered a fellow professor after being confronted for taking bribes certainly doesn't do him any favors.
Phoenix Wright himself stays on the 'protagonist' side of the line, but if he's your lawyer, he will believe in your innocence and defend you to the bitter end whether you want him to or not. He has defended multiple clients who wanted to plead guilty (Lana Skye, Ron DeLite, etc.) This is mostly because of his undying belief that his clients aren't guilty of their accusations, though. Thus, his acquaintances are more likely to call him the "Illogical Attorney", rather than amoral. The only time we catch a slight wind of this is in case 6-5 "Turnabout Revolution", when he sues Apollo's client and supports his case with obviously falsified testimony, especially since the plaintiff is a Jerkass Sleazy Politician. However, at the end of the trial, we learn that he only accepted the request because Maya was kidnapped for ransom again.
On the other hand, a chunk of the cast of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 often imply that they think Phoenix Wright (and to a lesser extent, She-Hulk) is one. Magneto says that while he sacrifices for mutantkind, lawyers only sacrifice their dignity. Phoenix (Jean Gray) wonders what Phoenix is more hated, the world destructor or the lawyer, and before battle with Wright or She-Hulk, Ghost Rider asks them if they are aware of how many lawyers are in hell.
In Spirit of Justice, the population of Khura'in doesn't contain any real amoral defense attorneys... or any defense attorneys at all for that matter. It's completely ingrained into their culture to believe that any defense attorney is inherently evil and will pull any underhanded trick to get their way. As for prosecutors, there are several amoral prosecutors in Khura'in including Gaspen Payne and Nahyuta Sahdmahi. The latter isn't truly one but he had to act like one because of Queen Ga'ran.
Queen Ga'ran uses their power as monarch to create the Defence Culpability Act, which means that defence attorneys are given the same sentence as their clients, essentially committing genocide upon lawyers. Then when they prosecute in the final case, they go all out; they rewrite the law on the spot at points, give out penalties instead of the judge whom they outright call a figurehead, and even attempt to hand down a premature guilty verdict, and interrupts the trial by having her own sister shot on the stand, in order to buy some time. At the very end, when exposed as the true murderer, she even makes a law that lets her execute everyone against her on the spot. She's only stopped when it's proven that she is in fact, The Usurper, and all her laws are then rendered invalid.
 Amoral Attorney / int_e5feb1e
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_e5feb1e
featureConfidence
1.0
 Ace Attorney (Franchise)
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_e5feb1e
 Amoral Attorney / int_e9c807f1
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_e9c807f1
comment
Deep Cover: David Jason (Jeff Goldblum) is a drug lawyer who dreams of setting up his own operation producing synthetic drugs.
 Amoral Attorney / int_e9c807f1
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_e9c807f1
featureConfidence
1.0
 Deep Cover
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_e9c807f1
 Amoral Attorney / int_ea4f62db
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_ea4f62db
comment
In an episode of Family Guy, after Peter claims he'd sell his soul for fame, the devil finds out he already sold it...twice! He asks where he can find a lawyer. Pan to see everyone in hell raise their hands.
 Amoral Attorney / int_ea4f62db
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_ea4f62db
featureConfidence
1.0
 Family Guy
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_ea4f62db
 Amoral Attorney / int_ec29dac2
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_ec29dac2
comment
Bruce Tharpe, the National Wrestling Alliance owner following the seven degrees of hate feud between Adam Pearce and Colt Cabana, was basically described as such by both men, who found his takeover and stripping voting privileges away from the NWA members a farce. He's pretty much proven such to former NWA member New Japan in his efforts to get advantages for Rob Conway, The Killer Elite Squad and Jax Dane.
 Amoral Attorney / int_ec29dac2
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_ec29dac2
featureConfidence
1.0
 Bruce Tharpe (Wrestling)
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_ec29dac2
 Amoral Attorney / int_ec6c9f3c
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_ec6c9f3c
comment
Chicago Justice: Albert Forest outright proclaims that in contrast to Stone, he doesn't think trials are about anything like justice at all, only winning, and it's his sole concern. He even wrote an entire book asserting this viewpoint.
 Amoral Attorney / int_ec6c9f3c
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_ec6c9f3c
featureConfidence
1.0
 Chicago Justice
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_ec6c9f3c
 Amoral Attorney / int_f0c816fb
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_f0c816fb
comment
Breaking Bad: Besides Saul, you have Dan Wachsberger, a crooked lawyer who is used by Mike to ensure that Gus's former henchmen continue receiving their hazard pay after Gus's death, at least, until Hank is able to get him to flip on Mike. Dan is subsequently shanked by Neo-Nazis in prison on Walt's orders.
 Amoral Attorney / int_f0c816fb
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_f0c816fb
featureConfidence
1.0
 Breaking Bad
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_f0c816fb
 Amoral Attorney / int_f634206e
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_f634206e
comment
After proving that the young Linguini is the rightful heir to Gusteau's restaurant, the lawyer in Ratatouille is perfectly happy to advise his client on how to cheat the boy out of his inheritance.
 Amoral Attorney / int_f634206e
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_f634206e
featureConfidence
1.0
 Ratatouille
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_f634206e
 Amoral Attorney / int_f6ae74a7
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_f6ae74a7
comment
Planes, Trains and Automobiles - Neal Page (Steve Martin) tries to bribe a man to get into his cab. The man finally says that he will give it for $50. But when Neal is about to give him the money, he says a man who will pay $50 for a cab would certainly pay $75.
 Amoral Attorney / int_f6ae74a7
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_f6ae74a7
featureConfidence
1.0
 Planes, Trains and Automobiles
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_f6ae74a7
 Amoral Attorney / int_f7c1b2d3
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_f7c1b2d3
comment
An episode of Only Fools and Horses involves Del suing the brewery for a fall suffered by Uncle Albert. He hires a lawyer called Solly Atwell, who Rodney describes as being "more bent than the villains".
 Amoral Attorney / int_f7c1b2d3
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_f7c1b2d3
featureConfidence
1.0
 Only Fools and Horses
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_f7c1b2d3
 Amoral Attorney / int_f849875f
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_f849875f
comment
It's Walky! has a lawyer of this nature who goes after the SEMME agency because he believes that they're reckless, irresponsible, immature, psychologically unstable, and hormonal time-bombs who cause an immense amount of destruction and death and, in some ways, do more harm than good. Although he's a slimy, unscrupulous jackass, it's kind of hard to argue with him.
 Amoral Attorney / int_f849875f
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_f849875f
featureConfidence
1.0
 ItsWalky
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_f849875f
 Amoral Attorney / int_f981bbf2
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_f981bbf2
comment
Not actually seen in person, but Bennett the Sage has one for a lawyer who once skipped Passover to help a client screw over his ex-spouse and used his legal partner's slush fund to pay for a vacation. Bennett, who's trying to cover his ass after learning the two leads of Plastic Little are under 18, threatens to call the lawyer's grandmother and the California Bar over the respective matters to force the lawyer to help him.
 Amoral Attorney / int_f981bbf2
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_f981bbf2
featureConfidence
1.0
 Bennett the Sage (Web Video)
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_f981bbf2
 Amoral Attorney / int_fd7ec8a0
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_fd7ec8a0
comment
The Borrowers (1997): Ocious Potter is an arrogant, greedy and evil real estate lawyer who lies to the Lenders about their house lacking a will just so he can take their property for his own gain build luxury apartments in its place. When he discovers the secret home of the Borrowers, he is determined to get rid of them by all means necessary.
 Amoral Attorney / int_fd7ec8a0
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_fd7ec8a0
featureConfidence
1.0
 The Borrowers (1997)
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_fd7ec8a0
 Amoral Attorney / int_fe83b608
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_fe83b608
comment
Law & Order: UK decides to put this trope up to 11 with the first episode, with a barrister nicknamed "Limbo" for how low he'll go. So far, the other barristers have been of varying moral fibre.
 Amoral Attorney / int_fe83b608
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_fe83b608
featureConfidence
1.0
 Law & Order: UK
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_fe83b608
 Amoral Attorney / int_fff2d31b
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoral Attorney / int_fff2d31b
comment
In one Grendel story, a highly successful and brilliant lawyer, whose sole moral lapse is having extramarital relations, is forced to become an Amoral Attorney for Grendel's organization. Grendel goes to some pretty extreme lengths to hire him: he starts by trying to blackmail the lawyer with photos of him and his mistress. The lawyer's response is to immediately confess to his wife, refusing to be blackmailed. Then Grendel threatens to kill his wife and children. That convinces him. The lawyer's life is ruined since everyone around him, his friends and colleagues and family (who leave him), is disgusted by the lawyer defending the kind of scum that works for Grendel.
 Amoral Attorney / int_fff2d31b
featureApplicability
1.0
 Amoral Attorney / int_fff2d31b
featureConfidence
1.0
 Grendel (Comic Book)
hasFeature
Amoral Attorney / int_fff2d31b

The following is a list of statements referring to the current page from other pages.

 Amoral Attorney
processingCategory2
Artistic License – Law
 Amoral Attorney
processingCategory2
Characters as Device
 Amoral Attorney
processingCategory2
Crime and Punishment Tropes
 Amoral Attorney
processingCategory2
Hidden Evil
 Amoral Attorney
processingCategory2
The Courtroom Index
 Amoral Attorney
processingCategory2
The War on Straw
 Amoral Attorney
processingCategory2
Villains
 Amoral Attorney
processingCategory2
EZ Streets
 Princess Sarah / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Wizard Barristers
seeAlso
Amoral Attorney
 Astro City (Comic Book) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Chick Tracts (Comic Book) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Dungeon: The Early Years (Comic Book) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Green Lanterns (Comic Book) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Gunsmoke (Comic Book) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Il était une fois en France (Comic Book) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Iron Man (Comic Book) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Manhunter (Comic Book) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Mickey Mouse Comic Universe (Comic Book) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Mighty Avengers (2013) (Comic Book) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Polly and the Pirates (Comic Book) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Robin Series (Comic Book) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Spider-Gwen (Comic Book) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (IDW) (Comic Book) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 The Black Spider (Comic Book) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 The Monster Society of Evil (Comic Book) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 The Trial of the Flash (Comic Book) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Two-Face (Comic Book) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 WWE Superstars (Comic Book) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Bloom County (Comic Strip) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Little Orphan Annie (Comic Strip) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Non Sequitur (Comic Strip) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Pearls Before Swine (Comic Strip) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Rudi (Comic Strip) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 BatmanDigitalJustice
seeAlso
Amoral Attorney
 The Superior Foes of Spider-Man / Comicbook
seeAlso
Amoral Attorney
 A Complete Turnabout / Fan Fic / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Annals Of Darkness / Fan Fic / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Aska / Fan Fic / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Dangan Ronpa Forever Despair / Fan Fic / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Elemental Chess Trilogy / Fan Fic / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Friendship is Optimal: The Law Offices of Artemis, Stella & Beat / Fan Fic / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Intrepid / Fan Fic / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 King (MHA) / Fan Fic / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 No Order in the Court / Fan Fic / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 A Very Scary Thought (Fanfic) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 God Save the Esteem (Fanfic) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Hope Comes to Brockton Bay (Fanfic) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Mass Vexations (Fanfic) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Nareto: The Scret of Shiobi (Fanfic) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Old West (Fanfic) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Project Chimera - The Attic Hypothesis (Fanfic) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Skyhold Academy Yearbook (Fanfic) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 The Jakkid Fanfics (Fanfic) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Vale's Underground (Fanfic) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 ...And Justice for All / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 A Murder of Crows / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 ...And Justice for All / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Angel Face / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Animal Kingdom / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Assault on Wall Street / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Black or White / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Blastfighter / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Blind Date / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Blue Steel / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Body of Evidence / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Boomerang! (1947) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Borsalino / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Brain Donors / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Brewster's Millions (1985) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Bridge of Spies / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Bronco Billy / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Brotherhood of Death / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Carlito's Way / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Changing Lanes / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Chaos on the Bridge / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Chaplin / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Conspiracy / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Conspiracy (2001) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Daredevil / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Death Warrant / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Deep Cover / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Delivery Man / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Diary of a Mad Black Woman / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Dodge City / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 8mm / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Ernest Goes to Camp / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Fire with Fire / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 555 / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Fletch / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Flight / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Follow Me, Boys! / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 From Hand to Mouth / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Get Hard / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Ghostbusters II / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Hell or High Water / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Hoodlum / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Innocent Blood / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 It Could Happen to You / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Jack Reacher / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Jagged Edge / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Johnny Dangerously / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 July 22 / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Jurassic Park / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Just Mercy / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Kevin of the North / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 King of New York / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Legally Blonde / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Les Tontons flingueurs / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Liar Liar / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Little Sweetheart / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Madea Goes to Jail / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Marriage Story / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Michael Clayton / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Miracle on 34th Street / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Mr. Deeds Goes to Town / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 My Spy / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Nine Dead / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 North Country / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Official Secrets / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Philadelphia / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Planes, Trains and Automobiles / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Primal Fear
seeAlso
Amoral Attorney
 Primal Fear / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 RoboCop 2 / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Scandal (1950) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Se7en / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D. / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Shish O Besh / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Shotgun / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Spotlight / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 State and Main / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 10 to Midnight / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Texas Chainsaw 3D / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 The Addams Family / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 The Amazing Mr. Blunden / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 The Borrowers (1997) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 The Case of the Howling Dog / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 The Client / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 The Firm / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 The Girl on the Third Floor / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 The Godfather / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 The Grand Budapest Hotel / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 The Hot Rock / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 The Judge / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 The Last Seduction / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 The Lincoln Lawyer
seeAlso
Amoral Attorney
 The Man Who Invented Christmas / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 The Man Who Wasn't There (2001) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 The Mighty Ducks / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 The People vs. Larry Flynt / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 The R.M. / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 TheStranglerOfBlackmoorCastle
seeAlso
Amoral Attorney
 The Third Murder / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 The Verdict / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 The Woman / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 13 Ghosts / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 To Live and Die in L.A. / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Torture Money / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Uncle Sam / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Velvet Buzzsaw / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Wild Tales / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Win Win / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Witness for the Prosecution / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Ace Attorney (Franchise) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Perry Mason (Franchise) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 CSI
seeAlso
Amoral Attorney
 A Little Princess / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 A Pickle for the Knowing Ones / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Alexis Carew / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 And Then There Were None / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Angelmaker / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Arcadia / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Babylon / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Bad Blood / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Bleak House / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 BoyMeetsGirl
seeAlso
Amoral Attorney
 Brighton Rock / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Confessions / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Craft Sequence / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Crooked House / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Cry, the Beloved Country / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 David Copperfield / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Discworld / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Fox and O'Hare / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Gerald's Game / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Gulliver's Travels / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Handle with Care / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 How to Succeed in Evil / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 I, Claudius / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Letters to His Son / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Little Cassie / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Little Green Men / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Monster (1999) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Naming The Hangman / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Nero Wolfe / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Papillon / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Paul Sinclair / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Prisoner's Base / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Roma Sub Rosa / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Smaller & Smaller Circles / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Smoke / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Spoon River Anthology / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Super Sales on Super Heroes / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 The Book of Mormon / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 The Fall / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 The Ghost Writer / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 The Great Yacht Race / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 The House With a Clock in Its Walls / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 The Mysterious Affair at Styles / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 The Night Fire / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 The Pact / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 The Pickwick Papers / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 The Postman Always Rings Twice / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 The Pretenders / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 The Princess Diaries / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 The Rainmaker / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 The Three Investigators / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 The Western Mysteries / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 The Woman / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Uncle / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Vampire High / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Where There's A Will / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Wild Cards / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 World Without End / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Wuthering Heights / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amoralattorney
sameAs
Amoral Attorney
 CasinoEmpire
seeAlso
Amoral Attorney
 Damages
seeAlso
Amoral Attorney
 Deboss
seeAlso
Amoral Attorney
 Fourth Wall Myopia
seeAlso
Amoral Attorney
 FrivolousLawSuit
seeAlso
Amoral Attorney
 JerkAssWoobie
seeAlso
Amoral Attorney
 KevinOfTheNorth
seeAlso
Amoral Attorney
 MarkSheppard
seeAlso
Amoral Attorney
 MightyKombat
seeAlso
Amoral Attorney
 SelfishGoodSelfishEvil
seeAlso
Amoral Attorney
 TheAnimalsAndChildrenTookToTheStreets
seeAlso
Amoral Attorney
 TheBonfireOfTheVanities
seeAlso
Amoral Attorney
 UncleSam
seeAlso
Amoral Attorney
 Death Note (Manga) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Disturbed (Music) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Lost Dogs (Music) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 The Wedding Album (Music) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Serial (Podcast) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Car Talk (Radio) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Sporum Dimensional Clash (Roleplay) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Alfred Hitchcock Presents / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 All Rise / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Altered Carbon / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Amen / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 American Gothic (2016) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Battlestar Galactica (2003) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Benvinguts a la Família / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Better Call Saul / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Black Mirror Series One
seeAlso
Amoral Attorney
 Blackadder / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Blue Bloods / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Boardwalk Empire / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Body of Proof / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Bones / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Botineras / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Broadchurch / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 CSI: Miami / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 CSI: NY / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Chicago Justice / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Cocaine Coast / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Cold Case / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Community / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Coronation Street / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Cracked (Series) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Cuffs / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Daredevil (2015) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Defending Jacob / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Desperate Housewives / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Dexter / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Dracula (2020) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Drop Dead Diva / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 EastEnders / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Engrenages / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Fairly Legal / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 For Life / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Franklin & Bash / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 General Hospital / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Girl Meets World / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Grimm / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Guilt / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Here Come the Brides / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 How To Get Away With Murder
seeAlso
Amoral Attorney
 How to Get Away with Murder / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Jessica Jones (2015) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Jordskott / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 L.A. Law / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 La Catrina / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Law & Order / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Law & Order: Trial by Jury / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Law & Order: True Crime / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Law & Order: UK / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Line of Duty / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Lois & Clark / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Luke Cage (2016) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Martial Law / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Mob City / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 MonkTropesA-E
seeAlso
Amoral Attorney
 Murder One / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Murder, She Wrote / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Murdoch Mysteries / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 NYPD Blue / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Narcos / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Ozark / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Perception / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Raising the Bar / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Revenge / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Rumpole of the Bailey / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Runaways (2017) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Scandal / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Scott & Bailey / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Secrets & Lies / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Shark / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Silk / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Slasher / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Sunset Beach / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Tales from the Crypt / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Taxi / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 TheAnimalsAndChildrenTookToTheStreets
seeAlso
Amoral Attorney
 TheBleakOldShopOfStuff
seeAlso
Amoral Attorney
 The Glades / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 The Good Fight / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 The Haves and the Have Nots / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 The Hitch-Hiker / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 The Jury / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 The League / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 The Lyons Den / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 The Practice / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 The Saint / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 The Sopranos / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 The Wrong Mans / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 This Is Wonderland / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Trial & Error / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Vampire Prosecutor / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Walker, Texas Ranger / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Wilfred / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Wiseguy / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Witches of East End / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Wynonna Earp / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Delta Green (Tabletop Game) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Fading Suns (Tabletop Game) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Freedom City (Tabletop Game) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Kitsune: Of Foxes and Fools (Tabletop Game)
seeAlso
Amoral Attorney
 Shadowrun (Tabletop Game) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Angels in America (Theatre) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Born Yesterday (Theatre) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Inherit the Wind (Theatre) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Legally Blonde (Theatre) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Parade (Theatre) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 The Imaginary Invalid (Theatre) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 A Hat In Crime (Video Game) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Aviary Attorney (Video Game) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Casino Empire (Video Game)
seeAlso
Amoral Attorney
 Chrono Trigger (Video Game) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Criminal Case (Video Game) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Devil's Attorney (Video Game) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Earthworm Jim (Video Game) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Epic Mafia (Video Game) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Far Cry 5 (Video Game) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Grand Theft Auto IV (Video Game) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 HITMAN (2016) (Video Game) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Knights of the Old Republic (Video Game) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Scribblenauts (Video Game) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Choice of Games / Videogame / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth (Visual Novel) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney (Visual Novel) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Cause of Death (Visual Novel) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Hotel Dusk: Room 215 (Visual Novel) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Mother Of The Year (Visual Novel) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Murder by Numbers (2020) (Visual Novel) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (Visual Novel) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice (Visual Novel) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 TheAccuser
seeAlso
Amoral Attorney
 Dr. Crafty (Web Video) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Games Repainted (Web Video) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Gold Standard (Web Video) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Meet The Justice League (Web Video) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 The Out Crowd (Web Video) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Kristoph Gavin: Ace Attorney (Webcomic) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Schlock Mercenary (Webcomic) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 21st Century Fox (Webcomic) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Beavis and Butt-Head / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Ben 10: Omniverse / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Fish Police / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Gary the Rat / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 King of the Hill / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Minoriteam / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Ratatouille / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Secret Millionaires Club / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 The Point / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 The Venture Bros. / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Transformers Animated / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 AJ Styles (Wrestling) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Bruce Tharpe (Wrestling) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 CM Punk (Wrestling) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 David Otunga (Wrestling) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 National Wrestling Alliance (Wrestling) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Ron Killings (Wrestling) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Veda Scott (Wrestling) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Fearless (1993) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Scanners II: The New Order / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Showtime / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 The Pelican Brief / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 True Believer / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Aimee / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Intelligence (2006) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies (Visual Novel) / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney
 Tom and Jerry: The Movie / int_b5b3599d
type
Amoral Attorney