Power of Attorney (TV series)
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Power of Attorney is an American-syndicated nontraditional court show that differed from other judge shows in that each side was represented by famous attorneys who cross-examined witnesses. It was produced by 20th Century Fox Television.
The pool of attorneys who made appearances on the program included:
- Johnnie Cochran, defense attorney in the O. J. Simpson murder trial
- Marcia Clark, creator of ABC's The Fix and prosecutor in the Simpson trial
- Christopher Darden, prosecutor in the Simpson trial
- Geoffrey Fieger, defense attorney for Jack Kevorkian
- Jeffrey Steinberger, famous for his medical class-action lawsuits
- Gloria Allred, attorney and television personality
- Keith Fink, attorney for Courtney Love
- Dominic Barbara, attorney for Joey Buttafuoco
- Benedict Morelli
- Ted Williams
The show's judge was Fox News's Judge Andrew Napolitano during the first season, 2000–2001, and in the second season, 20th Television's Judge Lynn Toler (currently of Divorce Court) was the presiding judge.
The show was cancelled mid-way through the second season due to low ratings, the effects of preemptions at the start of the second season due to the September 11 attacks breaking the momentum of Judge Lynn's debut, and high cost of the 10 or so rotating high-profile attorneys.