legal eagle


Definition of legal eagle

: lawyer

Examples of legal eagle in a Sentence

the actor hired a dream team of high-priced legal eagles to help him beat the murder rap
Recent Examples on the Web But the hypocritical media-hungry legal eagle wasn’t alone, Fertik continues, laughing. Mark Ellwood, Robb Report, 4 June 2022 Hired by Adam Driver for what promises to be a tough custody battle, Liotta’s slick legal eagle is, in animal-kingdom terms, closer to a great white shark. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 26 May 2022 Forte will play the legal eagle, with Cena playing his formidable part employer. Borys Kit, The Hollywood Reporter, 9 Mar. 2022 The best attorneys are not only your legal eagle, but also your consigliere. Neil Senturia, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Nov. 2021 Congratulations to these two legal eagles on their victory and zealously representing their client. Elizabeth Zavala,, 8 Apr. 2020 Lawyers sometimes get a bad rap, but a handful of top actors — including Laura Dern, Allison Janney and Mark Ruffalo — portray legal eagles who fought for their clients, the environment and the rights of the innocent. Rebecca Ford, The Hollywood Reporter, 23 Nov. 2019 One of his clients is Walter McMillan (Jamie Foxx), who was sentenced to die in 1987 for the murder of a 18-year-old white girl, but Bryan and fellow legal eagle Eva Ansley (Brie Larson) work tirelessly to overturn his conviction. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, 7 Sep. 2019 For whatever reason, the legal eagles at the Disney/Lucasfilm trust have stood back and let custom saber makers run amok. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, 25 Dec. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of legal eagle

1869, in the meaning defined above

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9 Jun 2022

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“Legal eagle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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