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Alger Hiss a lawyer and U.S. public official accused in 1948 of having acted as a Communist spy in the 1930s. Convicted in 1950 on counts of perjury related to the investigation, Hiss was sentenced to five years in prison but maintained his innocence until his death (b.1904--d.1996).
ambulance chaser (informal) a lawyer who persistently seeks accident victims as clients and tries to convince them to sue for damages.
attorney one whose profession is to give legal advice and to act as a representative in court during legal proceedings; lawyer; attorney-at-law.
attorney-at-law an attorney; lawyer.
atty. abbreviation of "attorney," one whose profession is to give legal advice and to act as a representative in court during legal proceedings; lawyer; attorney-at-law.
barrister (chiefly British) a lawyer who is qualified to offer legal advice and to represent clients in both the lower and higher courts in the UK.
client one who pays for the services of another, esp. those of a lawyer or other professional. [1/3 definitions]
Commissioner for Oaths a lawyer authorized to witness and certify particular legal documents.
counselor an attorney, esp. one who represents clients in court; lawyer. [1/3 definitions]
criminal lawyer a lawyer who specialized in representing clients accused of criminal offenses.
defend to serve as a lawyer in support of (someone). [1/4 definitions]
defender an attorney who defends persons accused of crimes, esp. those who are unable to pay for a lawyer; public defender. [1/4 definitions]
defense the lawyer employed to represent a defendant in a court of law. [1/5 definitions]
lawyering the practice of law, or the profession of being a lawyer (sometimes used disparagingly).
malpractice improper professional conduct due to incompetence, negligence, or unethical methods, esp. such conduct leading to injury or loss by a medical patient or a client of a lawyer.
nonlawyer combined form of lawyer.
pettifogger one who quibbles over trifles, esp. an unscrupulous lawyer.
pro bono of or indicating services, as by a lawyer or doctor, that are provided without payment for poor people, charitable organizations, or the like.
procuration the office or authority of someone hired to manage the affairs of another, such as a lawyer or agent. [1/4 definitions]
shingle (informal) a small outdoor sign that indicates the office of a doctor, lawyer, or other professional person. [1/3 definitions]
shyster a person, usu. a lawyer, who uses underhanded, unethical methods.