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L.A. Law Style Showdown

2012 - 25 FEA Stylish Lawyers Infographic iPad

Even most attorneys wouldn't put "lawyer" and "style" in the same sentence. But every profession has its stylistic protocols. Lawyers who work with Silicon Valley start-ups have come to eschew suits for jeans and casual jackets -- "We can't be more dressed up than our clients now," says Tim Silvestre, partner in downtown firm Strategic Law Partners. Still, entertainment litigators in court need to transmit "authority" to a jury, and what says authority better than a designer suit? THR compared the style choices of Daniel Petrocelli, partner with O'Melveny & Myers, and Marty Katz, partner at Sheppard Mullin, who faced off in winter 2011 at the trial over TV rights to the Golden Globes -- Petrocelli repping the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. and Katz, who won the first round, defending Dick Clark Productions.