Deciding on the list of the best and expensive senior advocates is a daunting task in India. There is a definite chance of being accused of the acts of omission and commission. We have tried our best, asked senior and junior lawyers and retired judges for their opinion and have come up with this list. All the advocates here keep expensive hobbies and none of them bill below Rs 5 lakh – per appearance. Have a look:
Ram Jethmalani, the oldest active lawyer in India
Ram Jethmalani is 90 now. When he entered the field he was just 18 years old. He has a beautiful Badminton court in his Lutyen’s Delhi bungalow. He bills not less than Rs 40 lakh per case.
He has successfully defended the Gujarat government in the 2002 riots, Baba Ramdev in the case of police lathicharge at Delhi’s Ramlila grounds, the 2G accused, and the Ansals in Delhi’s Uphaar cinema tragedy.
Harish Salve, the Expensive Enthusiast
Salve is an all rounder, a pianist, Bentley-enthusiast, jazz music lover, and apple (the company) loyalist. He is prices for more than 4.5 lakh per appearance. His stakes touched the pinnacle after his recent Rs11,000 crore Vodafone win in the SC.
He even fights free cases too depending on the cause. For example the Gujarat riots case and in the environment matters heard by the green bench of the SC. He was also seen against the accused in Uphaar.
KTS Tulsi, the Philanthropist
KTS Tulsi is a former solicitor general and loves collecting vintage cars. He takes a whooping of 5 lakh per appearance or absolutely nothing, depending on the case.
It all depends on the cause. He opposed the Ansals in Uphaar, refuse to defend the Gujarat state government at the SC after chief minister Narendra Modi justified the Sohrabuddin encounter. He was also a special prosecutor in the Punjab terror attacks, all during the peak of his career as defense counsel.
Mukul Rohatgi, Advocate of Miscellaneous Times
Mukul Rohatgi is famous in the field for his lung power he uses during arguments in the courtroom. Rohatgi is a supercar collector, Atlas Shrugged reader, traveler and art-connoisseur too.
Mukul Rohatgi has been associated with politicians like Varun Gandhi and Jayalalitha, and the commonwealth scam accused.
PP Rao, the Constitutional Law Expert
India Today holds the opinion “Even judges cannot ignore Rao’s interpretations” about PP Rao. He is also the former SCBA president. The 2G presidential reference and the 1992 president’s rule imposition post Babri Masjid were his considerations.
Aryama Sundaram, the Expensive Corporate Lawyer
Aryama Sundaram is a keen golf player and represents cricket. He is regularly related to the BCCI while FICCI was a client in the 2G presidential reference.
Gopal Subramanium, the King of Controversy
Gopal Subramanium is the The former solicitor general of India. He had a major role to play in the Kasab trial, the 1993 Bombay blasts, and the recent petition against the grand prix formula 1 race.
Sushil Kumar, the Sherwani-clad
Sushil Kumar, the only Sherwani-clad lawyer in the Supreme Court corridors has the ability to make “holes in the prosecution”.
A few of his clientele include Parliament attacker Mohammed Afzal guru, 2G accused A Raja and Kanimozhi, CWG scam accused Suresh Kalmadi, terrorist Abdul Naseer Maurany and murder-convicted restaurateur P Rajagopal.
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