criminal lawyer

noun

Definition of criminal lawyer

: a lawyer who specializes in criminal law especially : a lawyer who represents defendants in criminal cases

Examples of criminal lawyer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

Wayne Burg, a 49-year-old Australian criminal lawyer, went to see the trial with his 21-year-old daughter, Lydia, during their December vacation in New York. Claudia Torrens, The Seattle Times, "El Chapo trial becomes New York’s latest tourist attraction," 18 Dec. 2018 Attempts to get comment from Mr. Milano through his criminal lawyer were not successful. Jim Rendon, New York Times, "When a Co-op Board Misbehaves," 26 Jan. 2018 Captain Medina went on trial in September 1971, defended by the prominent criminal lawyer F. Lee Bailey, as well as a military lawyer. Richard Goldstein, New York Times, "Ernest Medina, Army Captain Acquitted in My Lai Massacre, Dies at 81," 13 May 2018 Benjamin Brafman, a former Manhattan prosecutor, is Mr. Weinstein’s current criminal lawyer. New York Times, "The Case Against Harvey Weinstein, Explained," 25 May 2018 On Thursday, in addition to hiring former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the legal team hired Marty Raskin and Jane Raskin -- a husband-and-wife team of criminal lawyers. Adam Shaw, Fox News, "Michael Cohen raid rattles Trump allies: Did feds seize president's communications?," 23 Apr. 2018 There was one person conspicuously absent from the meeting: a criminal lawyer. Samantha Schulz, Bloomberg.com, "Your Evening Briefing," 23 Jan. 2018 Captain Medina went on trial in September 1971, defended by prominent criminal lawyer F. Lee Bailey, as well as a military lawyer. Richard Goldstein, BostonGlobe.com, "Ernest Medina, 81, Army captain acquitted in My Lai Massacre," 14 May 2018 The sentence was a strong one given the charges, said Yan Yiming, a criminal lawyer in Shanghai. New York Times, "With Jail Sentences and Corporate Flameouts, China Is Tackling Its Debt," 10 May 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'criminal lawyer.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of criminal lawyer

1753, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about criminal lawyer

Statistics for criminal lawyer

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for criminal lawyer

The first known use of criminal lawyer was in 1753

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for criminal lawyer

criminal lawyer

noun

Legal Definition of criminal lawyer

: a lawyer who specializes in criminal law

Comments on criminal lawyer

What made you want to look up criminal lawyer? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

having no equal

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Latin Quiz

  • roman forum
  • Which of the following months comes from a Latin word for “ten”?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!