10. Frank Galvin
Forget The Practice, Boston Legal, A Civil Action, and The Paper Chase, because The Verdict is THE Boston courtroom drama for the ages (you can also forget Ally McBeal, Legally Blonde, Boston Common, With Honors, Mystic River, 21, Fever Pitch (ugh, why?!), The Next Karate Kid, Crossing Jordan, Rizzoli & Isles, Company Men, R.I.P.D., and ESPECIALLY The Town for numerous violations such as really bad accents). Frank Galvin, an alcoholic, down-on-his-luck ambulance chaser, gives redemption a shot by refusing an ample settlement in lieu of trying the case of a comatose woman. Major cojones. Spoiler alert: by doing the right thing, he wins one for justice. Case closed.