Our Top 8 Bada** Women in TV Courtrooms

Television series with a legal-savvy female lead you need to be watching.

Olivia Pope of Scandal [image source: bookriot.com], crowd ink, crowdink, crowdink.com, crowdink.com.au
Olivia Pope of Scandal [image source: bookriot.com]

You know the scene in Taken when Liam Neeson answers the phone and utters those unforgettable words, “I have a special set of skills. I will find you and kill you,”? Well, the women listed below are that bada** every episode. They are defiant, intelligent, strong, and they will not let you get away with anything.

We need more shows like the ones below to teach young girls it is okay to be unapologetically strong-willed. That wanting to hold a position of power should be a celebrated trait. That fighting for what you believe in is important. That you can wear a skirt and lipstick and still be the most trusted confidant of the leader of the free world.

  1. Defense Attorney: Alicia Florrick The Good Wife

Alicia Florrick of The Good Wife [image source: ms-jd.org], crowd ink, crowdink, crowdink.com, crowdink.com.au
Alicia Florrick of The Good Wife [image source: ms-jd.org]
2. CIA Operative: Carrie Mathison Homeland

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Carrie Mathison of Homeland [image source: thechronicleherald.ca]
3. Head of Crisis Management Firm: Olivia Pope Scandal *Also former White House Director of Communications

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Olivia Pope of Scandal [image source: bookriot.com]
  1. Criminal Defense Attorney and Law Professor: Annalise Keating How To Get Away With Murder

Annalise Keating of How to Get Away With Murder [image source: bustle.com], crowd ink, crowdink, crowdink.com, crowdink.com.au
Annalise Keating of How to Get Away With Murder [image source: bustle.com]
5. Private Investigator: Kalinda Sharma The Good Wife

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Kalinda Sharma of The Good Wife [image source: wiroquratu.imaxbd.asia]
6. Detective Sergeant: Ellie Miller Broadchurch *Honorary mention, both lead prosecutor and defense attorneys, as well as presiding judge are female

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Elie Miller of Broadchurch [image source: telegraph.co.uk]
  1. Metropolitan Police Superintendent: Stella Gibson The Fall

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Stella Gibson of The Fall [image source: blog.filed-grey.com]
8. Detective: Marcella Backland Marcella

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Marcella Backland of Marcella [image source: theweek.co.uk]