legal eagle

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the actor hired a dream team of high-priced legal eagles to help him beat the murder rap
Recent Examples on the Web 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, "How to Play an Attorney: Michael B. Jordan and More Reveal Prep Secrets," 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, "TIFF: Michael B. Jordan plays a 'real-life superhero' in legal drama 'Just Mercy'," 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, "Hands-on with a $434 replica lightsaber: May the dork be with you," 25 Dec. 2018 So my legal eagle daughter created cake magic, baking two fantastic cakes. Fox News, "Psychologist says Americans are suffering from 'Trump Anxiety Disorder'," 31 July 2018 Clearly there’s much more to learn about this theoretical legal eagle thanks to the files, emails, recordings, and who knows what now in law enforcement’s hands. Frank Rich, Daily Intelligencer, "Sean Hannity Will Remain Trump’s Shadow Chief of Staff," 19 Apr. 2018 Join a squad now featuring former prosecutor and Gridiron Club ringer-singer Joseph diGenova and broadcaster/legal eagle Jay Sekulow. Carolyn Mcatee Cerbin, USA TODAY, "Craigslist ad: Seeking lead attorney for difficult client," 27 Mar. 2018 Surrey and his team of legal eagles promoted this idea through a series of studies and books that showed just how vast this spending was. Julian E. Zelizer, The Atlantic, "How America's Vision of Progressive Tax Reform Died," 28 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of legal eagle

1869, in the meaning defined above

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“Legal eagle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/legal%20eagle. Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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