6 Lawyer Tv Shows Like The Good Wife

Starring; Julianna Margulies, Christine Baranski, Matt Czuchry, and Alan Cumming

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One of the best lawyer tv shows ever aired was The Good Wife. This series features courtroom drama, romantic trysts, and workplace conflicts. The Good Wife series ran from September 2009 to May 2016 and it was based on The Good Wife book by Stewart O’Nan.

This series features a woman called Alicia Florrick who had a flourishing law career 13 years ago, but she gave it all up to take care of her family and be a good wife. During her work at home, her husband, a State Attorney, got implicated in a sexual and political scandal. Things have settled down and Alicia is ready to return to work, in a big law firm called Stern, Lockhart, and Gardner. Alicia must prove she is not her husband and start over at the bottom of the ladder in her profession.

If you loved the scandals and lessons learned in this series, and have watched The Good Wife series finale, you might enjoy these other tv shows like The Good Wife that are all based on the law and have a ton workplace drama.


The Grinder

Starring: Rob Lowe, Fred Savage, William Devane, and Mary Elizabeth Ellis

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The Grinder must be added to our list of tv show recommendations for The Good Wife. This series features a show within a show. Dean Sanderson was a hit tv show actor. He played a successful attorney in ”The Grinder”, a hit tv series. Dean’s family owns a real-life law firm. When he needs a new job Dean somehow assumes he can be a real lawyer just because he portrayed one on tv. Watch how Dean manages to pull it off in The Grinder tv series.


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Suits

Starring: Meghan Markle, Gabriel Macht, Rick Hoffman, and Patrick J. Adams

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Despite being a college dropout, Mike Ross is brilliant and has a bright future. Suits starts off with Mike who decides to help his friend with a “special” delivery, he finds himself in the middle of a drug deal. In his hands is a suitcase full of marijuana, and following him are a team of thugs. With the delivery gone wrong, Mike must find a place to hide. He finds himself in an office pretending to wait for a job interview. Weirdly enough, Mike is called into the interview and gets the job. Fate has some funny plans for Mike because now he’s just become a lawyer, without a degree. Will Mike be able to keep up this assumption or will he get himself into trouble once again? Watch this addition to our list of shows like The Good Wife, called Suits, to find out.


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The Good Fight

Starring: Justin Bartha, Rose Leslie, Cush Jumbo, and Sarah Steele

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The Good Fight is a spinoff to the fan favorite series called The Good Wife. This show features he hard but fair Diane Lockhart and varies faces from the previous show. The Good Fight centers on Diane’s financial problems after all her savings are lost and how she must start from scratch with a new firm. Diane is a ruthless woman who runs on dedication, it won’t take her long to make it to the top once again. As long as her old enemies don’t get in her way. This series is one of the newest shows like The Good Wife on our list.


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Drop Dead Diva

Starring: Brooke Elliott, April Bowlby, Jackson Hurst, and Ben Feldman

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Deb is a woman that has it all. She’s beautiful, skinny, fabulous, has a gorgeous and loving fiance and a loyal best friend. Jane is a lawyer. She doesn’t have many friends, she’s overweight, and her wardrobe is the last thing on her mind. Work is all that matters. When a freak accident happens to both of them, on the same day at the same time, one dies and one comes back to life. Unfortunately, a mistake has happened. Deb is alive once again but in Jane’s body. Drop Dead Diva is a show about Deb (now Jane) as she learns to deal with things like being fat, being unfabulous, and being a lawyer. This is a fun addition to our list of shows like The Good Wife that also includes a lot of minutes in court and what happens during the meetings and preparations.


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Conviction

Starring: Hayley Atwell, Eddie Cahill, Shawn Ashmore, and Merrin Dungey

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This series called Conviction didn’t last long, but it’s definitely worth a watch if you love shows about the law. Hayes Morrison, the former First Daughter of the United States, is very rebellious. Her mother is running for New York State Senate. Hayes gets caught with cocaine and is blackmailed to be in charge of the new Conviction Integrity Unit (C.I.U.) that investigates unfair convictions. Click on this series to get an inside on political power in this series found on our list of show suggestions for The Good Wife.


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Franklin & Bash

Starring: Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Breckin Meyer, Malcolm McDowell, and James Van Der Beek

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Franklin and Bash is one of the best tv shows like Suits. This series similar to The Good Wife is filled with comedy, drama, and cunning. Peter Bash and Jared Franklin are lifelong friends and lawyers. This duo just won a high profile case and have been invited to work for a major partner. This show is the law with a twist and to make things even more realistic, Franklin & Bash don’t win every case but they do finish off each episode with satisfaction. Franklin & Bash works in more ways than one, which makes it a great addition to our list of series like The Good Wife.

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