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File this one to "lawyers behaving really, really badly." A recently disbarred San Francisco lawyer and Harvard Law grad has been arrested for robbing a Bay Area home and kidnapping one of its residents. Matthew Muller, the alleged crimson kidnapper then attempted to ransom the woman for $15,000.

That is, if the kidnapping took place at all. Before arresting Muller, police had been convinced that the entire robbery-abduction was a hoax.

Daniel King and Tamara Brady just finished what should be one of the hardest trials of their lives -- and they still don't have time to take a break. The duo's main client, James Holmes, was found guilty last Thursday of killing 12 people and wounding 58 others after he opened fire on crowded movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, in 2012. Having been unable to convince a jury that Holmes was not guilty due to insanity, King and Brady's main job is now to keep Holmes off death row.

But even as they represent one of the most infamous killers in recent history, Holmes' public defenders have largely flown under the radar. Holmes has a total of five PDs working his case, but these two stand out. Who are Daniel King and Tamara Brady, public defenders for James Holmes?

Harper Lee's modern classic, To Kill a Mockingbird, inspired the careers of more than a few lawyers. Atticus Finch, the novel's moral center, stood for many as the model of a justice and honor, defending the poor, needy and oppressed against injustice. Atticus became so popular among lawyers that the Alabama state bar even erected a monument in his honor.


That vision of Atticus is about to be dramatically altered. Tomorrow, Harper Lee's second novel comes out, more than 50 years after Mockingbird. The new book, Go Set a Watchman, deals again with Scout, Atticus and Maycomb, Alabama, but 20 years later -- and it shows Atticus Finch not as a lover of justice but as a racist and his daughter's major foil. It is, to put it mildly, a shocking redefinition of the beloved character.

Sharks may not be nature's cuddliest predator, but they've definitely got their fans. The fact that Discovery's Shark Week extravaganza is in its 28th year is proof enough of that. Legal sharks, too, aren't without their admirers.

Though lawyers' reputations as ruthless killing machines are much exaggerated, there are plenty of top litigators whose zealous advocacy, intimidating reputations, and killer instincts make them stand out -- for better or worse. Here are three great whites of the legal world:

The criminal justice system may never be perfect, but maybe it's a little better following the disbarment of DA Charles Sebesta, Jr., the man who wrongfully sent Anthony Graves to death row.

The Anthony Graves case made just about everyone skeptical of the criminal justice system. What sort of system allows a completely innocent man to found guilty of murdering six people? Although Graves was exonerated, the facts of the case only came to light due to an unlikely chain of events.

Three years ago, FindLaw put together a list of the top five movies law school students should watch. By now, all those law students will have graduated. They're either consumed by panicked bar study, or living it up as greedy associates. That means it's time for a new batch of films for a new class of students.

While we've got our favorite lawyer flicks, it always helps to get an outside perspective. Since it takes a village to make a good listicle, our talented social media team reached out to FindLaw's Facebook followers for ideas. The suggestions we got were great, even if we already picked a few of them. But, following your advice, here's 13 more films law students should watch:

Cass Sunstein on 'Star Wars' and Constitutional Law

Chief Justice John Roberts once famously criticized the irrelevancy of modern-day law review articles (even though he cites to them often in his opinions). Who cares about "the influence of Immanuel Kant on evidentiary approaches in 18th-century Bulgaria, or something"?

There's one thing we can all agree on, though, and that's "Star Wars." Cass Sunstein, currently a professor at Harvard Law School, lived the dream: He wrote an article, to be published in an upcoming edition of Michigan Law Review, about how "Star Wars" informs constitutional law.

3 Great Movie Judges

Nerds around the world rejoiced at the news that Natalie Portman would play Justice Ginsburg in a biopic about Ginsburg's extraordinary life.

That got us to wondering about judges in movies. They're fairly common -- every dramatic courtroom scene needs a judge, after all -- so who are some of the great judges in movies?

Marilyn Mosby, the Prosecutor Taking on the Baltimore Police

In the wake of prosecutors who seem to have tepid interest in charging police officers for shooting unarmed black men, Marilyn Mosby, the State's Attorney for the City of Baltimore, is a breath of fresh air. Last week, she announced criminal charges against six police officers allegedly involved in the death of Freddie Gray, who was arrested and placed in a police van, then emerged half an hour later with a severed spine.

The police officers have been charged with crimes ranging from assault to second degree murder. Who is the lawyer who's willing to take on the police?

3 Things Lawyers Can Learn from 'Star Wars'

If you're wondering why today is Star Wars Day, consider that it's May 4th and then make a list of all the terrible "Star Wars"-based puns you can think of based on that.

There aren't any lawyers in A Galaxy Far, Far Away, but that doesn't mean lawyers couldn't learn a thing or two from George Lucas' universe. Here are some takeaways for you -- from the original trilogy, of course.