Definitions

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  • noun An honest lawyer who defends the underprivileged and persecuted

Etymologies

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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).

Examples

  • Nobody wants to see Atticus Finch aka Gregory Peck play a monster.

    Nunc Scio » Blog Archive » The twins from Brazil

  • I am going to paraphrase Atticus Finch here, because it is apt.

    Obama Team Bans Lobbyists From Transition; Mulling Reversals Of Bush Exec Orders

  • Atticus Finch, played by Gregory Peck in the film version of "To Kill a Mockingbird," remains the paradigm of that lawyerly vision, taking on an unwinnable case in a courtroom contaminated by prejudice.

    The Case of the Loopy Lawyers

  • Everett Collection Atticus Finch, played by Gregory Peck in 'To Kill a Mockingbird' was the old paradigm of the austere upright lawyer.

    The Case of the Loopy Lawyers

  • A real lawyer, who fought for equality and inalienable rights, like Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird.

    The Dark Side of Innocence

  • Everett Collection Atticus Finch, played by Gregory Peck in 'To Kill a Mockingbird' was the old paradigm of the austere upright lawyer.

    The Case of the Loopy Lawyers

  • The personal virtue of Atticus Finch and his piety about the law were revived in recent years by the assistant D.A. Jack McCoy (Sam Waterston) on "Law & Order" and the morally anguished Bobby Donnell (Dylan McDermott) on "The Practice."

    The Case of the Loopy Lawyers

  • Atticus Finch, played by Gregory Peck in the film version of "To Kill a Mockingbird," remains the paradigm of that lawyerly vision, taking on an unwinnable case in a courtroom contaminated by prejudice.

    The Case of the Loopy Lawyers

  • A real lawyer, who fought for equality and inalienable rights, like Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird.

    The Dark Side of Innocence

  • The personal virtue of Atticus Finch and his piety about the law were revived in recent years by the assistant D.A. Jack McCoy (Sam Waterston) on "Law & Order" and the morally anguished Bobby Donnell (Dylan McDermott) on "The Practice."

    The Case of the Loopy Lawyers

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