Article: Top Ten K-Dramas About Lawyers

If you think that dramas involving the law and justice are dull, then you are wrong. There are so many K-dramas that have an exciting plot concerning the law and the pursuit of justice. The thrilling chase to find the truth and prove the innocence or guilt of their clients. In this list, we are discussing some of the best K-dramas to watch if you enjoy courtroom dramas.

1. Lawless Layer

In this series, we follow Bong Sang-Pil, an attorney who uses every method necessary to win his cases. He became a lawyer to take revenge for the death of his mother. After his mother was murdered by the subordinates of Judge Cha Moon-Sook, Sang-Pil promised to exact revenge on anyone involved with his mother’s case. We also follow Ha Jae-Yi, a hot-headed lawyer who had her license revoked after she had punched a judge in court. After returning to Gisung, her hometown, she runs into Bong Sang-Pil. Ha Jae-Yi ends up working at Sang-Pil's law office.

2. Extraordinary Attorney Woo

In this series, we follow Woo Young-Woo, who is an intelligent attorney. She falls on the autism spectrum. However, despite having problems connecting with people and developing social skills, Young Woo is highly skilled as a lawyer. After graduating, she starts working at a reputable firm. At this firm, she faces several problems, and we see her try to grow as a person and a lawyer.

3. Witch At Court

In this series, we follow Ma Yi-Deum, a clever and dedicated lawyer. Yi-Deum uses questionable methods to solve her cases. She is tenacious and would do anything to try to win her cases to seek justice. One day, Yi-Deum suddenly gets transferred to the sexual crimes division. In this unit, she meets Yeo Jin-Wook, an amateur prosecutor.

4. Hyena

In this, we follow Yoon Hee-Jee and Jung Guem-Ja, both of whom are lawyers who work with the elite people of society. Both are intelligent and cut-throat lawyers. Jung Guem-Ja is a lawyer who would use any means to win her cases, and is obsessed with money. Yoon Hee-Jee is also intelligent and highly confident in his skills as an attorney. Both are dark and interesting characters.

5. Suspicious Partner 

In this series, we follow Bong-Hee; at the beginning of the series, she is working at the Judicial Research and Training Institute as an apprentice. One day, she happens to meet Ji-Wook, our male protagonist. She mistook Ji-wook, who is a prosecutor, to be a molester. Later, she runs into Ji-Wook again. After having a couple of drinks together, both pass out and, Bong-Hee finds herself at Ji-Wook's apartment. After a couple of months, Bong-Hee must work at Ji-Wook's office. During this time, Bong-Hee gets falsely accused of murder.

6. Vincenzo

In this series, we follow Vincenzo Cassano, an Italian lawyer who works as a consigliere for the Italian mafia. Due to an incident in Italy and due to mob disputes, Vincenzo is forced to move to South Korea. In South Korea, his life gets entangled with that of Hong Cha-Young, a bright lawyer.

7. Dairy Of A Prosecutor

In this series, we follow Lee Sung-Woong, a prosecutor who works at the district office in Jinyoung. Sung-Woong is a relaxed prosecutor and has no ambitions to succeed in his career. On the other, we have Cha Myung-Joo, who is an ambitious and clever prosecutor who was working at the Central District Prosecutor’s office. One day, she is forcefully transferred to the public prosecutor’s office in Jinyoung.

8. Juvenile Justice

In this series, we follow Sim Eun-Seok, who is a hard-hearted judge. She seems cold and unsocial to her fellow lawyers and judges. Even though she gets assigned as a judge in a juvenile court, Sim Eun-Seok has a deep hatred for young criminals. As a judge, she used her methods of seeking justice and punishing young criminals.

9. Suits

In this series, we follow Choi Kang-Seok, a brilliant lawyer who works at a prestigious firm, in Korea. He is a senior partner there. While searching for an amateur lawyer to join his firm he bumps into Go Yeon-Woo. Yeon-Woo is bright and has a photographic memory. Despite his talents, he was not a lawyer and was working as a parking valet. Due to an incident, he is spotted by Choi Kang-Seok, who is highly impressed by his memory and skills. Kang-Seok decides to hire Yeon-Woo as a lawyer.

10. Defendant

In this series, we follow Park Jung-Woo, a hard-working prosecutor at the Seoul Central District Prosecutor’s office. One day however, his entire life gets upside down when he experiences temporary amnesia and wakes up in a police jail. He gets falsely accused of crimes he has no memory of. Park Jung-Woo tries to catch the real criminals and prove his innocence.