Ram Jethmalani is the highest-paid lawyer in India. He has represented a sweep of cases from the high-profile to the controversial for which he has often faced criticism. He has also served as India’s Union law minister during the prime ministership of Atal Bihari Vajpayee against whom he later on contested in the general polls (2004) from Lucknow but lost it. In 2010, he became a BJP Rajya Sabha MP from Rajasthan. He has a number of high-profile defence cases to his credit as a lawyer— defence of Rajiv Gandhi’s killers, Manu Sharma’s defence in Jessica Lall murder case and Amit Shah’s defence in Sohrabuddin fake encounter case.