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- n. An honest lawyer who defends the underprivileged and persecuted
Coined for the fictional character Atticus Finch from Harper Lee's 1960 novel To Kill A Mockingbird (and the 1962 film adaptation, in which he was portrayed by actor Gregory Pick). (Wiktionary)
He was wearing a tailored navy pin-stripe suit and red bow tie, and looked like a white-haired Gregory Peck in his role as lawyer Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird.