Top Most Expensive Lawyers in the World


The laws and regulations of country have to be strict enough to make the people amend their ways. Why do we hire a lawyer? Simply because we want his to resolve our sensitive legal issues and help us get relief. A successful and good lawyer can be the sign of success and he can guide is in a better way towards a successful tomorrow.

Stacey Gardner

This law graduate pursued her law degree from the Southwestern Law School in California. Stacey Gardner is one example of beauty with brains in real life since she is model and a lawyer by profession. She started her modelling career at a very early stage and then simultaneously got graduated with her law degree. She started her private practices after her degree and now owns a house in California at Beverly Hills. Her current total net worth is around $1 Million and demands a hefty amount for representing any legal issue in court.

Vikki Ziegler

Yet again a woman who does justice to the phrase ‘Beauty with Brains’. Vikki Ziegler has gained popularity from being a television personality, author to a lawyer. She completed her graduation from Quinnipiac College of School of Law. After her graduation, she served her duties at the clerical level in court. During her work, she mastered the matrimonial and civil proceedings. With immense experience in hand, she took a big step and started her own law firm and is now currently a very famous name for domestic lawyers. Her net worth lies somewhere near $2.5 Million.

Harish Salve

Representing the Indian community in this list, Harish Salve is one name, that every lawyer in India is well aware of. Born and raised in Mumbai, Harish has been representing Indian industrialists, celebrities, politicians and sometimes even government cases in overseas courts. He is currently one of the most expensive lawyers in India. His charge for one day of proceeding is around $46500. Harish Salve is a multi-talented person with his interest in the fields such as law, investor, industrialist, and politics. With such talents and such experience, Salve has secured a net worth of around $6 Million.

Jose Baez

Jose Baez is one of the most successful American lawyer and best-selling author of New York Times. Interesting to know that the lawyer dropped his high school to join Navy. But after that, he graduated from the St. Thomas University School of Law. So far considered as most popular and best criminal lawyers because of his association with high profile cases. He is one of the most expensive lawyers and has a net worth about $6.5 Million.

Vernon Jordan

Vernon Jordan is one of the most famous civil lawyer in the world with his work as a civil activist. Jordan was born in Georgia, he graduated from the DePauw University in 1957 and then he pursued his degree in law from Howard University of Law. He initially worked for Donald Hollowell. He has been one of the most active personality to fight for the right of equality campaigns across the country. His famous achievement is one of the cases he won against the University of Georgia, which was based on racial discrimination. His net worth is around $12 Million.

Thomas Mesereau

Thomas Mesereau has been associated with many high-profile cases of various celebrities after his global recognition as the lawyer for Michael Jackson (the famous pop star) in the year 2005. He currently has a net worth of around $25 Million. He is famous for his work in the field of humanity and now currently holds several high-profile cases of various celebrities and politicians in the United States.

John Branca

John Branca who was originally born New York was brought up in California and was a member of a band during his teenage years which makes him one of the very few musical lawyers. He is also famous for having taking up a major in music at Los Angeles city college and later at Occidental college. He later completed the studies and graduated from The UCLA School of Law. What made him right special as a lawyer was his unique specialization in entertainment law the 4 which is also said to have taken some courses on estate planning. He is currently one of the most powerful, well known and reputed entertainment lawyers in the world who has a net worth of about 50 million dollars.

Benjamin Civiletti

Benjamin Civiletti is one of the most popular lawyers in the United States. The man also served as the Attorney General of the country from 1979 to 1981. According to reports, the man charges over $1,000 for his guidance or understanding of the case for an hour. Benjamin also served as a lawyer for many cases of the United States Government. He charges billions of dollars for fighting a case in the court.

Wichai Thongtang

Considered by many in the industry to be “one of the top names in the profession from around the globe,” Wichai Thongtang is a powerful lawyer in Thailand. After graduating from Thammasat University in 1970, he went into corporate law, where he represented a number of top Thai executives and corporations and took the opportunity to learn about the stock market and investing. In addition to his law career, Thongtang is the Chairman of Cable Thai Holding PLC and owns 15% of Dusit Medical, a Bangkok healthcare firm.

Richard Scruggs

A 1976 graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Law and a prominent trial lawyer, Richard Scruggs is best known for his love of tobacco and asbestos cases and the fact he won more than $1 billion in judgements against various companies. He was also highly involved in 2000’s Ritalin class action lawsuits, as well as the 2003 case against Lehman Brothers for which he won a $51 million verdict. However, in 2007, he was accused of judicial bribery. In 2008, he pled guilty and eventually served six years in federal prison. Today, at the age of 70, he has completed his sentence and has retained his massive fortune.

Albert Stainoz

The top lawyer on this list is surely a name to remember. Albert Stainoz is a lawyer who has won 99.31% of cases he has ever lead in court proceedings and has lost only 0.69% of cases. With this percentage of success, he had made billions out of this profession. He also charges billions for leading any court case but unlike Benjamin Civiletti, Albert Stainoz charges around $15000 for an hour of consultancy or service from his clients.