Recently deceased Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia would have turned 80 today. So let's lawyer up.
The Verdict (1982): A lawyer sees the chance to salvage his career and self-respect by
taking a medical malpractice case to trial rather than settling. Paul Newman, Charlotte Rampling.
Legal Eagles (1986): A New York district attorney works and flirts with his adversary and her
kooky artist client, who is on trial for a murder she didn't commit. Robert Redford, Debra Winger, Daryl Hannah.
Note: I liked it, but the reviews seem mixed.
A Few Good Men (1992): Neo military lawyer Kaffee defends Marines accused of murder; they contend they were acting under orders. Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, Demi Moore.
"You can't handle the truth!" - Col. Jessup (Nicholson)
My Cousin Vinny (1992): Two New Yorkers are accused of murder in rural Alabama while on their
way back to college, and one of their cousins--an inexperienced,
loudmouth lawyer not accustomed to Southern rules and manners--comes in
to defend them. Joe Pesci, Marisa Tomei.
Note: Tomei won a controversial Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.
The Devil's Advocate (1997): An exceptionally adept Florida lawyer is offered a job to work in New
York City for a high-end law firm with a high-end boss - the biggest
opportunity of his career to date. Keanu Reeves, Al Pacino.
Others I considered include: A Time to Kill (Matthew McConaughey), The Rainmaker (Matt Damon), and A Civil Action (John Travolta).
(Credit to IMDB for the one-sentence summaries.)