Top 200 Attorney Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Attorney Quotes from famous people such as Charles Krauthammer, Eric Holder, Pam Bondi, Al Sharpton, Gray Davis, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

Trump's relentless public humiliation of Attorney Gener

Trump’s relentless public humiliation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions was clearly intended to get him to resign.
Charles Krauthammer
Any attorney general who is not an activist is not doing his or her job.
Eric Holder
I’m very happy being attorney general.
Pam Bondi
We are engaged in immediate conversations with the White House on deliberations over a successor whom we hope will continue in the general direction of Attorney General Holder.
Al Sharpton
I know that Duke made a number of demands, including that the attorney general drop its investigation. We have no intention of asking the attorney general to do that.
Gray Davis
As an attorney, judge, state representative, two-term Lieutenant Governor, and an athlete inducted into the LSU Athletic Hall of Fame as a member of the LSU Boxing Team, Bobby Freeman’s passion for serving the people of Louisiana and his talent were on display in everything he did throughout his life.
John Bel Edwards
I served as Attorney General John Ashcroft’s chief adviser on immigration law at the U.S. Department of Justice during 2001-03.
Kris Kobach
In a democratic country, when a man is accused, he’s accused from a document issued by the public attorney.
Jacques Verges
We should never again have an attorney general capable of saying virtually nothing as the law of major intelligence programs and the integrity of his department’s work in overseeing these programs are assailed over a protracted period of time.
Benjamin Wittes
Hey, I’m a former union president myself and also an attorney that represented a lot of unions.
Stephen F. Lynch
The Manhattan district attorney has closed the well-publicized investigation of the handling of the $300 million fortune of reclusive heiress Huguette Clark – without charging anyone with a crime.
Bill Dedman
The Attorney General is not above the law.
Scott DesJarlais
Most of the time when I receive a script, it says something like ‘Rosenberg is the fat, slovenly Mayor, who doesn’t want the kids to use the Skateboard Park’, or ‘Stein is a pompous, rotund attorney, imposing to all.’ It would be so freeing to get a script where my character is simply described as ‘A Man.’
Fred Melamed
Writing fueled me, and my task was to make it fit into my life. I practiced my trade as an attorney, and on weekends and holidays, I typed away. I assumed a nom de plume, Selena Montgomery, to separate my fiction from more academic publications.
Stacey Abrams
Some commentators have attacked the special counsel regulations as giving the attorney general the power to close a case against the president, as Mr. Barr did with the obstruction of justice investigation into Donald Trump. But the critics’ complaint here is not with the regulations but with the Constitution itself.
Neal Katyal
I always received much more satisfaction as a defense attorney in obtaining an acquittal for a client than I ever have as a D.A. in obtaining a conviction. All my interests and sympathies tend to be on the side of the individual as opposed to the state.
Jim Garrison
Like many Kentuckians, I’ve seen too many families torn apart by drug abuse. The attorney general should be the leading voice in confronting this challenge, and I believe that I am the right candidate for the job.
Daniel Cameron
On my first day in office as Ohio attorney general, I authorized Ohio to join the multistate lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Obamacare.
Mike DeWine
In 2007, Michael Grimm, former Marine, former FBI agent, accountant and attorney, was poised for success as a small business owner. Instead, as alleged, Grimm made the choice to go from upholding the law to breaking it. In so doing, he turned his back on every oath he had ever taken.
Loretta Lynch
It simply cannot be that the president can name his own temporary attorney general to supervise an investigation in which he and his family have a direct, concrete interest.
Neal Katyal
When I first served as Attorney General back in the early 90s, crime was at its highest in American history, with its peak in 1992.
William Barr
I’ll trust an attorney before I’ll trust a doctor.
Tommy Morrison
Our laws are very clear on a woman’s reproductive health care. I will not only enforce those laws as attorney general, I will take the appropriate action against anyone who tries to interfere with a woman’s right to choose her reproductive health care.
Dan Donovan
Mr. Sessions’ conduct as a U.S. Attorney, from his politically-motivated voting fraud prosecutions to his indifference toward criminal violations of civil rights laws, indicated that he lacks the temperament, fairness and judgment to be a federal judge.
Coretta Scott King
I actually was a defense attorney first.
Marcia Clark
At the end of the day, you realize that this is important stuff, but it isn’t as important as how my kids feel about me. That’s how I’m going to measure my success – not how I did as counsel to the president or as attorney general. How did I do as a dad?
Alberto Gonzales
Kentuckians can see how I’ve lived my values by looking at my priorities as attorney general.
Andy Beshear
When a New York attorney general brings a lawsuit against a prominent business person, there are two things you can count on out of that office – lots of political bluster and little accountability.
Kenneth Langone
If I am going to pick and choose the laws I defend, I wouldn’t be doing my duty as attorney general.
Kelly Ayotte
I started my career in the private sector and then became U.S. attorney. I think I was a stronger U.S. attorney, and I frankly think I am a stronger Chair of the SEC, because of that experience.
Mary Jo White
I would be loath to speak ill of any person who I do not know deserves it, but I am afraid he is an attorney.
Samuel Johnson
Even someone as lowly as an assistant U.S. attorney has

Even someone as lowly as an assistant U.S. attorney has to undergo a background check, and you’re asked a series of very invasive questions, and you’re expected to tell the truth and they’re under penalty of perjury. And you’re asked those questions so you can’t be blackmailed or extorted.
Trey Gowdy
I think what Trump will be judged on by the folks that voted for him… is whether things start to get a little bit better over the next few years. And ultimately, that doesn’t depend on whether Jeff Sessions is the attorney general.
J. D. Vance
My top priority as Attorney General is to continue the fight against violent crime, and step it up wherever needed.
William Barr
The attorney general is the only one who can authorize what’s called an emergency FISA.
Michael Hayden
I was a prosecutor in Brooklyn in the homicide division and then as a senior assistant district attorney.
Star Jones
Americans deserve an attorney general that will be honest with them, they deserve an attorney general who will uphold the basic standards of political independence and accountability.
John Cornyn
I was raised – professionally – in the Public Integrity Section. I started in 1976, stayed there for 12 years. It was formed after Watergate by then-head of the Criminal Division Dick Thornburgh, who ultimately became Attorney General.
Eric Holder
Claire Hodgson, born Clara Mae Merritt, was the daughter of a prominent Georgia attorney who had once represented Ty Cobb. She was still a teenager when she married Frank Hodgson, a gentleman caller nearly twice her age.
Jane Leavy
My dad is a judge, but he started off as an attorney. He is one of my biggest role models; both of my parents are. So, from a young age, I said I wanted to be an attorney.
Rachel Lindsay
As attorney general, I have a duty to defend the laws and constitution of the State of Missouri.
Josh Hawley
The phrase ‘All is fair in love and war’ must have been penned by a divorce attorney.
Paul Nassif
As a former U.S. attorney, I would only align myself with a first-class organization. World Patent Marketing goes beyond making statements about doing business ‘ethically’ and translates them into action.
Matthew Whitaker
I am not a member of any organization listed by the Attorney General as subversive. In any instance where I lent my name in the past, it was certainly without knowledge that such an organization was subversive. I have always been essentially and foremost an American.
Judy Holliday
Though the Attorney General of the United States carries many responsibilities and undertakes many tasks, there can be none more important than the pursuit of civil rights on behalf of all the people of this country.
Janet Reno
After Huguette Clark died in 2011 at age 104, 19 relatives challenged her will, claiming she was mentally ill and had been defrauded by her nurse, attorney and accountant.
Bill Dedman
I agree with President Obama and Attorney General Holder that we need to reform our criminal sentencing laws.
Raul Labrador
The defendant wants to hide the truth because he’s generally guilty. The defense attorney’s job is to make sure the jury does not arrive at that truth.
Alan Dershowitz
Prior to any questioning, the person must be warned that he has a right to remain silent, that any statement he does make may be used as evidence against him and that he has a right to the presence of an attorney, either retained or appointed.
Earl Warren
To criticize the attorney general for permitting justice to be done without regard to political party is very disturbing.
George T. Conway III
The nature of the job of attorney general has changed – irrevocably. And we should never again have an attorney general, of either party, capable of expressing surprise at the role that national security issues now play in the life of the Justice Department or in the role of its chief.
Benjamin Wittes
As attorney general, I’m helping lead a national effort to protect coverage for pre-existing conditions.
Andy Beshear
Maggie is my sister-in-law, married to my brother David. She is a defense attorney who devotes 25 percent of her practice to pro bono wrongful-incarceration cases.
Lisa Lutz