Top 25 Richest Lawyers

6. Willie E. Gary


Net Worth: $100 million

Willie E. Gary is an American lawyer, motivational speaker and businessman. He graduated with a law degree from the North Carolina Central University. He gained his net worth of $100 million by winning a number of lawsuits against big firms, like Anheuser-Busch and Disneyland. Gary is known for winning more than 150 multi-million dollar lawsuits, and one such case resulted in a judgement of $500 million. He appeared on several talk shows, including ‘Oprah’. He resides in a lavish house in Sewall’s Point, Florida. Gary has two private planes- the ‘Wings of Justice’ and the ‘Wings of Justice II’. Added to his private fortune is a collection of cars, including two Rolls Royce. Forbes magazine has included Gary in the list of the top 50 attorneys in the U.S.

7. Roy Black


Net Worth: $65 million

Roy Black is an American lawyer, specialized in civil and criminal defense cases. Owning a fortune of $65 million, he is best-known for two of his lawsuits- winning an acquittal of William Kennedy Smith on rape charges, and for representing Rush Limbaugh on charges of misuse of the painkiller OxyContin. He has defended clients on a number of charges, such as murder, laundering, internet sex crimes, bank fraud and tax evasion across the United States. Black has represented some prominent personalities, like ‘Girls Gone Wild’ creator Joe Francis, actor Kelsey Grammer, racer Helio Castroneves and graphic artist Peter Max. He has appeared on and served as the managing partner of a reality show- ‘The Law Firm’. He is married to a TV star and businesswoman, Lea Black.

8. Robert Shapiro


Net Worth: $100 million

Robert Shapiro is an American civil lawyer, enjoying $50 million of net worth. He is mostly known for being in the defense team for defending for O.J. Simpson against the charges of murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown and Ronald Goldman. He is the senior partner in Glaser Wail Fink Jacobs Howard Avchen & Shapiro, LLP, a law firm in Los Angeles. Robert is the co-founder of ‘LegalZoom’, a website dedicated to legal documentation service. He also co-founded ‘’, which is a California-based online marketplace of shoes, clothing and accessories. He also made appearance in several films and television shows.

9. John Branca


Net Worth: $75 million

John Branca is an American entertainment lawyer. He accumulated $50 million fortune by representing several artists of the entertainment industry, like Michael Jackson, The Beach Boys, The Rolling Stones, The Backstreet Boys, Carlos Santana, Alicia Keys, Justin Timberlake, The Bee Gees, and many more. Besides, his clients also include Forbes Magazine, Playboy Magazine, Penthouse Magazine and Mike Tyson. Currently, John serves as the chairman of the Michael Jackson Company and the co-executor of the Michael Jackson Estate. John owns a luxurious mansion at Beverly Hills, California.

10. Joel Segal


Net Worth: $40 million

The President of Lagardere Unlimited Football and a sports agent, Joel Segal, has a net worth of $40 million. Ranked among the top ten most powerful sports agents of the world, Segal has represented some of the eminent sports personalities, like Will Smith, Reggie Bush, Levi Brown and DeAngelo Hall. He represents around 50 sportsmen and makes a settlement of contracts of about $250 million for his clients on a regular basis. In 2008, Sports Business Journal ranked him as the 14th most powerful sports agent. Segal has also been inducted into the George Washington University Sports Executives Hall of Fame.

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