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1.
Someone who studies or practises Law, usually a member of the legal prfession as either a solicitor or barrister. very often the better lawyers are involved in fighting for Human Rights and Civil Liberties in courts and the academic kind often researches to find out what effects laws are having on real people.

Often insulted by people who don't know how hard work it is and how much the authorities and corporations would trample over their rights if lawyers and the law didn't exist.
"Look at that dead lawyer in Northern Ireland that was shot for supporting the wrong side, thank god there's one less of them!" - a stupid person
by Melchett May 01, 2004
 
22.
The most evil, lowliest people on the face of the earth, Spend most of thier days chasing ambulances (ambulance chasers), or suing the hell out of innocent civilians for stating their opinions.
From an Urbandictionary stay/go vote thing:

I am a lawyer representing the company which this individual has said untruthful statements against. I am recommending you remove all anti-AOL, as a matter of fact all AOL, America Online, or any other names people come up with or within 14 days I will be placing a lawsuit against this website for closure due to slander against the AOL company. AOL did not request this, they had enough employees..."

Whether this was a real lawyer or not, its fairly typical of that they do.
by Utz89 November 12, 2004
 
23.
A group of harlequins and sharlitins who use the legal system to con and scam people out of huge some of money, such as £200 for a 50 word letter.
I not going to pay those Laywers another penny.
by Jonathan Willis October 26, 2004
 
24.
See 'Solicitor' for a comprehensive definition
Nobody likes a lawyer, not even lawyers.
by Master of the Rolls May 30, 2003
 
25.
University qualified sad-ass who has to screw everyone, including themselves, to make a living. Usually seen in bars. Not to be confused with Ally McBeal.
"Aw shit, I've hit something with my car"

"Don't worry, it's only a lawyer. You're doing us and him a favour."
by New York Bar Association February 05, 2003
 
26.
a blind man who is <in the canadian system anyways> protecting either the wrongly prosecuted or the clearly guilty but can only trust the truths or lies that are only words coming from the mouth of the prosecuted that might be false and either way cause suffering if the prosecuted wins or looses often bringing an image of a scummy person
whats the difference between a lawyer and a bucket of crap? the bucket
 
27.
The whole common law judicial process is adversarial and hence the lawyers of both sides concentrate on their own argument so the Judge can make an informed decision.

The problem is, one of the lawyers always sucks so the judge receives a very unbalanced view.

Hence, lawyers are selfish bastards only interested in advancing their own case. By doing this, justice gets fucked over because judges can't know everything about the law, that's not their job. And because they don't know every aspect of the law, all you have is lawyers coming down to techinicalities that don't really have shit all to do with justice.
Thank God that their are some judges out there who actually know the law and can smell lawyers and their bullshit from a mile away.
by RtotheOB May 20, 2005
 
28.
1. (n)A profession paid to lie for someone in the name of their "defense".
2. (n)A profession that speaks in semantics and points out technicalities.
3. (n)A person of a profession that uses their education to fight for the little people and help out causes such as civil rights and destroy unjust laws but are sadly trampled over by greedy folks who siphon your money.
4. (n) Someone morally benkrupt who takes your money to help you prove that restaurants are irresponsible if they don't label their money hot and that McDonalds should pay money for America's obesity.
5. (n) A selfish profession that shameful perents want their children to become just because it makes a lot of money.
6. (n) The downfall of this country's society.
Lawyers are the scum of the earth!
by The Amazing Anonymous One July 10, 2004