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Best Lawyers in India

Top Performing Lawyers of India

India has some influential and powerful lawyers, who can hold the whole court in awe with their strong arguments and great confidence. These lawyers are hired by big clients and corporations to handle their civil, criminal and corporate cases and are paid lakhs for a few minutes only. Today, a few big lawyers have made it big in politics too.  

1. Fali S Nariman
Born in 10 January 1929 at Rangoon, British Burma (Now Myanmar)
Occupation- Senior Advocate and jurist
Children- Rohinton Fali Nariman

Fali S Nariman is one of the most sought after lawyers in the country, who has won some prestigious cases during his illustrious career, including the famous Needle Industry Case (1981) pertaining to Company Law. The 81 year old has been in the field since 1951 and today makes a sum of Rs 2.5-3 lakh for a single hearing. All these lawyers take hefty sums of money but have a high success rate in their cases 

2. Soli J Sorabjee
Born in 9 March 1930 at Mumbai and educated from Government Law College, Mumbai, St. Xaviers College
Books: Nani Palkhivala: The Courtroom Genius, MORE
Awards: Padma Vibhushan

Next on the list of top 10 lawyers in India comes the leading lawyer, Soli J Sorabjee, who was widely acclaimed for defending the country against Pakistan in the international Atlantique Downing case of 1999. He is known for his expertise in constitutional cases. His court fee is nearly Rs 2 lakh per appearance.

3. Rohinton F Nariman

Born: 13 August 1956
Books: The Inner Fire: Faith, Choice, and Modern-Day Living in Zoroastrianism
Education: Shri Ram College of Commerce, Harvard Law School

He is son of Fali Sam Nariman. Studied from Harvard and now judge in the Supreme Court of India. He is the acting Solicitor General of India and a Senior Counsel. This clever lawyer was designated as a senior advocate at a very young age of 36 years.

4. Ram Jethmalani
Born  in 14 September 1923 at Shikharpur, Bombay Presidency, British India (Sindh, Pakistan)
Currently living in 2, Akbar Road, New Delhi, India
Studied from S.C. Shahani Law College, Karachi- University of Bombay

Ram Jethmalani is another famous name in the law circles of India. The 90 year old lawyer is the oldest practicing lawyer in the country, who specializes in constitutional as well as criminal law. He charges Rs 10-20 lakh per appearance, making him the most highly paid lawyer in India.

5. Harish Salve
Featuring next on the list of top 10 best lawyers of India is the Nagpur born lawyer Harish Salve, who is now based in Delhi. His most prominent cases include Vodafone tax case against the government, Doordarshan Telecast Rights case and the Ambani brothers gas dispute. Salve charges Rs 4.5 lakh per.

6. K Parasaran
K Parasaran is the leading lawyer who has been providing his services to the UPA government and specializes in constitutional cases. The lawyer is known for his strong stand against corruption.

7. Abhishek Manu Singhvi 
Another successful lawyer from India is Abhishek M Singhvi, who is known for his long standing relations with Congress party. He has the credit of becoming the youngest AG at an age of just 37 years. His father L M Singhvi was a leading lawyer too. One of his high profile cases was the National Flag case, which he fought on behalf of Naveen Jindal.    
8. K K Venugopal
K K Venugopal comes next among the top lawyers of India, with is unmatched flair for constitutional cases. The 79 year old Chennai based lawyer shifted to Delhi, after the famous Mandal Commission case of 1990. His fee reaches a figure of Rs 2-3 lakh per appearance.

9. Mukul Rohatgi
The next name on the list of best Indian lawyers is that of Mukul Rohatgi, one of the busiest lawyers in Delhi, with high profile clients like politicians, corporate giants and celebrities. He is known for his amazing confidence and argumentative skills. His fee per appearance is nearly Rs 5 lakhs.

10. Gopal Subramaniam
Gopal Subramaniam is a highly acclaimed lawyer, who fought on behalf of the state of Mumbai in the Mumbat terrorist attacks case, besides the big case of 1993 Bombay Blasts. He charges minimum Rs 5 lakh for one appearance.

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