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(l-r) Kayleigh McEnany, Rudy Giuliani, Cleta Mitchell, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Jenna Ellis, Bill Barr and Rod Rosenstein. Photos: Shutterstock.com/Bloomberg/ALM

While everyone else in legal media is busy compiling names for the best lawyers for the year—litigator, dealmaker or otherwise—I have a list that’s much more fun and illuminating: the very worst of our esteemed profession. And now I’m ready to share!

Most ridiculous/goofiest lawyer: Rudy, Rudy, Rudy. What’s your favorite Rudy Giuliani moment for 2020? Was it the time when hair dye/ink/steak sauce dripped down his cheek as he faced reporters after the election? Or when he railed incoherently about stolen votes at the Four Seasons Total Landscaping company (nestled between a porn shop and a crematorium)? And let’s not forget his star turn in the new Borat movie, in which he turned his avuncular attention to a young woman. Yuck.

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Vivia Chen

Vivia Chen is a senior columnist at The American Lawyer and the creator of The Careerist blog.

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