The Richest Lawyers in the World

The Richest Lawyers in the World


Since the law profession requires a lot of work it is expected that lawyers earn a big amount of salary. Masters in Law earn higher than those lawyers that are new in the field. Clients will most likely choose a lawyer that has fair enough of experience when dealing with cases than those with less experience. 

Just like any other profession, the longer you get exposed to the work, the higher the salary you get, including lawyers. It would be necessary to pay lawyers a great amount of salary due to the demands of service by the profession. 

Starting from law studies to becoming a lawyer requires critical thinking and time for preparation. Hence, lawyers deserve an amount enough to compensate for all their sacrifices. Also, the amount of salary will differ based on the difficulty of a given case. 

Highly-skilled lawyers are capable enough to carry out complex cases, thus making them richer. The following individuals are some of the richest lawyers in the world. 

They are already masters in the law profession and fully equipped with fundamental knowledge about law practice. Lawyers like them are such an inspiration and aspiring lawyers could learn a lot from them. 

Here are the top 10 richest lawyers in the world:

1.   Wichai Thongtang

He is a lawyer in Bangkok, Thailand who turned to be an investor of various companies. He graduated from Thammasat University where he earned his Master’s Degree in Political Science and Bachelor’s Degree in Law. He has a net worth of roughly $1.8 Billion.

Gifted with so much intellect, he was also a businessman and ahead of 21 companies in different years. Some of the companies are Royal Orchid Hotel and Grande Asset Hotels and Property Public Company Limited. Wichai Thongtang gets his fortune after investing in a hospital located in Bangkok. Surely, he uses his intellect and influence as a lawyer to gain the trust of the people in the company they have partaken.

2.   Bill Neukom

He is a corporate lawyer who graduated from Stanford Law School. He has a net worth of $850 million. His profit is gained from his dedication to practicing the law in his small firm together with investment in different companies. 

He became the Executive Vice President at Microsoft and an investor in San Francisco Giant. He is also the founder or CEO of the World Justice Project, an organization with a mission to advance the rule of law in the world. He is also serving from different international organizations and widely known because of his philanthropy. 

3.   Judy Sheindlin

She is also known as Judge Judy, an American prosecution lawyer, television personality and author. She received a Law Degree from New York Law School. She has a net worth of $400 million. She started as a corporate lawyer for a cosmetics firm but immediately became unsatisfied. Afterward, she became a prosecutor with the main role to prosecute child abuse, juvenile crime, and domestic violence. 

Later on, she was appointed to a criminal court judge that made her eventually appear in television known as Judge Judy. This line of work made her included in the Guinness Book of World Record as the longest-serving judge. 

4.   Willie E. Gary

He is an attorney with multiple skills like a motivational speaker, cable television executive and a businessman. His net worth is about $100 million. He earned his Law Degree in North Carolina Central University in Durham. He won suits against large companies making him a prominent figure in the legal world because of his ability. 

Gary has won over 150 multimillion-dollar suits, including a $500 million award granted to one of his clients in Mississippi. He has also been included in the 100 Most Influential African Americans by Ebony Magazine and one of the top 50 attorneys in the United States by Forbes. He also has a law firm of his own.

5.   Roy Black

He received his Juris Doctor degree from the University Of Miami School Of Law. He has a net worth of $100 million. He also scored the highest possible score in the Florida Bar Exam and became a civil and criminal defense attorney with 40 years of experience. 

He is currently acting as a senior partner of Kornspan & Stumpf. Black has also represented high profile clients like William Kennedy, Albertson's Inc., and Helio Castroneves which turned him into the best national reputation in Florida. He also teaches advanced criminal evidence in the same university from which he graduated.

6.   Jane Wanjiru Michuki

She finished her Law Degree from the University of Nairobi and Post-Graduate diploma in Legal Practice from the Kenya School of Law. Her estimated net worth is $60 million. She used her successful legal career to gain an extraordinary amount of money that made her one of the richest women in Kenya. 

She is a corporate lawyer who now has her own firm, Kimani & Michuki. Her clients include the largest businesses in Africa mainly Equity Holdings Limited, which eventually led her into a large shareholder in the company. She worked so hard to reach the position that helped her boost her earnings.

7.   John Branca

He finished the Law Degree in UCLA School of Law and worked as an estate planner at the firm of Kindel & Anderson. His estimated net worth is around $50 million. He was a musician who became a lawyer after some series of hard work. 

With his love for music, he became an entertainment lawyer, particularly artist representation. He represented many celebrities including Michael Jackson. Branca also worked with Sony Corporation in America and was granted as one of the best lawyers in America. 

8.   Robert Shapiro

He graduated from Loyola Law School with an estimation of $50 million net worth. He is a criminal attorney and has already worked with high profiled individuals including O.J. Simpson. 

He is also an entrepreneur since he attained a business degree from the University of California. He also published several books with a message of anti-drug. All these achievements made Shapiro in the list of the richest lawyers in the world.

9.   Thomas Mesereau

He earned his law degree from the University of California’s Hastings College of Law and has an estimated net worth of $25 million.  He was a criminal defense lawyer then enabled him to become one of America’s top criminal trial lawyers. He owns the Mesereau Law Group. 

His skills made him the Trial Lawyer of 2015 and also included in 100 most influential Attorneys in California. Mesereau, also a practitioner of pro-bono works which granted him humanitarian and community service awards.

10.  Mark Geragos

He graduated at the Loyola Law School and has a net worth of $25 million. He owns the Geragos & Geragos Law firm. He is often labeled as a celebrity lawyer. He has a successful career in criminal and civil litigation and defense. He is also the chairman of the Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry. 

His excellence in the legal field named him as the Lawyer of the Year in criminal and civil areas. Through his influence and mastery, he was able to accumulate wealth in the US. In addition, he also appeared on television as a legal commentator which made him more famous, thus allowing him to gain trust.

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