Top 10 Legal TV Shows

1) The People's Court (1981-1993)
The People's Court is an American arbitration-based reality court show presided over by retired Florida State Circuit Court Judge Marilyn Milian. Milian, the show's longest-reigning arbiter, handles small claims disputes in a simulated courtroom set.'s_Court

2) Boston Legal (2004-2008)
Boston Legal is a spin-off of the long-running Kelley series The Practice, following the exploits of former Practice character Alan Shore at the legal firm of Crane, Poole and Schmidt.

3) The Practice (1997-2004)
Bobby Donnell is the head of a struggling Boston law firm that seems to constantly struggle with ethical themes while defending murderers, rapists, etc. Jimmy, Eugene, Ellenor and Lindsay are junior attorneys with the firm, the streetwise receptionist, and Helen the firm's frequent adversary with the D.A.'s office in this smart and clever weekly series.

4) Ally McBeal (1997-2002)
o Ally McBeal is an American legal comedy-drama television series, originally aired on Fox from September 8, 1997 to May 20, 2002. Created by David E. Kelley, the series stars Calista Flockhart in the title role as a young lawyer working in the fictional Boston law firm, Cage and Fish, with other young lawyers whose lives and loves are eccentric, humorous and dramatic.

5) L.A. Law (1986-1994)
This popular TV drama depicts life in a large Los Angeles law firm. The plots are strongly character-based and deal with both the personal lives and professional activities of the partners, associates, and staff. Scenes center on the courtroom and the law offices.

6) Perry Mason (1957- 1966)
Perry Mason is an American legal drama series originally broadcast on CBS. The title character, portrayed by Raymond Burr, is a Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer who originally appeared in detective fiction by Erle Stanley Gardner. Many episodes are based on stories written by Gardner.

7) Damages (2007-present)
Damages is a legal thriller set in the world of New York City high-stakes litigation. The series, which provides a view into the true nature of power and success, follows the turbulent lives of Patty Hewes, the nation's most revered and reviled high-stakes litigator, and her bright, ambitious protégé, Ellen Parsons.

8) Night Court (1984-1992)
Judge Harold T. Stone presides over "Night Court", a court which deals with petty crimes, which can be dealt with in a dime-a-dozen manner. Invariably, the cases appearing before the court are bizarre, but that's ok because Judge Stone is not your regular judge. He's assisted by a motley crew of clerks and District Attorneys who often create as much chaos as the criminals they bring in for trial.

9) Matlock (1986- 1995)
Ben Matlock is a very expensive criminal defense attorney who charges $100,000 to take a case. Fortunately, he's worth every penny as he and his associates defend his clients by finding the real killer.

10) Better Call Saul (2015-present)
The TV series depicts the trials and tribulations of criminal lawyer, Jimmy McGill, in the time leading up to establishing his strip-mall law office in Albuquerque, New Mexico.