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The “Law & Order” Prosecutor Hotness Rankings

Sure, we could judge them by their skills as lawyers, but it’s way more fun to be shallow. Here is the definitive ranking of hotness within the District Attorney’s Office. posted on

36. Arthur Branch (Fred Thompson)

NBC

Appeared on: Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Conviction
Notes: Politics aside, Arthur just wasn’t a looker. On the other hand, he kind of resembles a bullfrog, if you’re into that sort of thing.

35. Adam Schiff (Steven Hill)

NBC

Appeared on: Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Notes: Adam had this going for him — he didn’t look like a bullfrog. But other than that…

34. Ricardo Morales (Alfred Molina)

NBC

Appeared on: Law & Order: LA
Notes: Kind of handsome, on a good day. He did get significantly hotter when he went back to being a detective.

33. Nora Lewin (Dianne Wiest)

NBC

Appeared on: Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Law & Order: Criminal Intent
Notes: Even Dianne Wiest can’t make this look work.

32. Ben Stone (Michael Moriarty)

NBC

Appeared on: Law & Order
Notes: A little dull but not un-handsome. His baldness actually added to his appeal.

31. Sonya Paxton (Christine Lahti)

NBC

Appeared on: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Notes: Sonya was such a hot mess that it really took away from any desirability Christine Lahti brought to the table.

30. Elizabeth Donnelly (Judith Light)

NBC

Appeared on: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Notes: Fierce hair and great bone structure, Elizabeth would be higher on the list if there weren’t so many hotties on these shows.

29. Kelly Gaffney (Amy Carlson)

NBC

Appeared on: Law & Order: Trial by Jury
Notes: A little bland in comparison but quite pretty on the whole. Loving the natural highlights.

28. Tracey Kibre (Bebe Neuwirth)

NBC

Appeared on: Law & Order: Trial by Jury, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Notes: She may not have the youth of some of her colleagues, but she’s still Bebe Neuwirth and that goes a long way.

27. Lauren Stanton (Megan Boone)

NBC

Appeared on: Law & Order: LA
Notes: How can someone this pretty be so forgettable? I know we’re going by looks, but shrugs all around here.

26. Jack McCoy (Sam Waterston)

NBC

Appeared on: Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Law & Order: Trial by Jury
Notes: With age, he’s begun to look a little like Sam the Eagle. But he’s still a good-looking man and a familiar face. It’s hard not to feel affection (and a little attraction) to McCoy.

25. Christina Finn (Julianne Nicholason)

NBC

Appeared on: Conviction
Notes: She’s definitely attractive, but she never really left an impression. Probably because she was on Conviction.

24. Sherri West (Francie Swift)

NBC

Appeared on: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Notes: Very pretty. Her placement on the list just speaks to the collective hotness of Law & Order prosecutors.

23. Ron Carver (Courtney B. Vance)

NBC

Appeared on: Law & Order: Criminal Intent
Notes: Props to a dude who can pull off the name “Courtney.”

22. Jo Marlowe (Sharon Stone)

NBC

Appeared on: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Notes: Sharon Stone should probably be higher on this list. Jo Marlowe, on the other hand… Consider this a compromise.

21. Nick Potter (Jordan Bridges)

NBC

Appeared on: Conviction
Notes: Sort of handsome, sort of awkward. Talk about the best of both worlds!

20. Alexandra Borgia (Annie Parisse)

NBC

Appeared on: Law & Order
Notes: She’ll always be remembered as the one who got brutally murdered. Ah, well.

19. Evelyn Price (Regina Hall)

NBC

Appeared on: Law & Order: LA
Notes: Gorgeous but never really got a chance to stand out. Again, blame the show. She could have been higher on the list.

18. Claire Kincaid (Jill Hennessy)

NBC

Appeared on: Law & Order
Notes: People remember Claire fondly — as well they should. But beautiful as she is, she had some really bad ’90s hair for much of her run.

17. Paul Robinette (Richard Brooks)

NBC

Appeared on: Law & Order
Notes: Too often forgotten because he got replaced by a string of attractive young women, Paul was a very handsome man.

16. Jessica Rossi (Milena Govich)

NBC

Appeared on: Conviction
Notes: Striking features. If you don’t remember her, it’s because you didn’t watch Conviction — and who can blame you?

15. Jonah Dekker (Terrence Howard)

NBC

Appeared on: Law & Order: LA, Law & Order: SVU
Notes: His earnestness was kind of a turn-off, to be honest, but he’s too strapping to be forgotten.

14. Casey Novak (Diane Neal)

NBC

Appeared on: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Law & Order: Trial by Jury
Notes: So fierce. Alex Cabot gets all the love, but Casey Novak deserves attention, too.

13. Rafael Barba (Raul Esparza)

NBC

Appeared on: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Notes: Maybe you have to hear Raul Esparza sing to understand how hot he is. So go do that, and then come back to this list.

12. Brian Peluso (Eric Balfour)

NBC

Appeared on: Conviction
Notes: Yeah, even with the dumb hair.

11. Jamie Ross (Carey Lowell)

NBC

Appeared on: Law & Order, Law & Order: Trial by Jury
Notes: Definitely pretty but somehow not as attractive when she returned as a judge.

10. Serena Southerlyn (Elisabeth Rohm)

NBC

Appeared on: Law & Order
Notes: Made all the more attractive by her queer identity. Why aren’t there more LGBT people on this list, Dick Wolf?

9. Billy Desmond (J. August Richards)

NBC

Appeared on: Conviction
Notes: Somehow even more handsome than he was on Angel. (And he eventually became a lawyer there, too.)

8. Michael Cutter (Linus Roache)

NBC

Appeared on: Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Notes: Silver fox alert! Roache didn’t even have to use his natural British accent to be sexy.

7. Abbie Carmichael (Angie Harmon)

NBC

Appeared on: Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Notes: Stunning. Something tells me I’m getting in trouble for not putting her higher on the list.

6. David Haden (Harry Connick Jr.)

NBC

Appeared on: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Notes: SWOON.

5. Gillian Hardwicke (Melissa Sagemiller)

NBC

Appeared on: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Notes: Really, really, ridiculously good looking.

4. Jim Steele (Anson Mount)

NBC

Appeared on: Conviction
Notes: Look, it’s the hot cowboy from Hell on Wheels. He sure does clean up nice.

3. Connie Rubirosa (Alana De La Garza)

NBC

Appeared on: Law & Order, Law & Order: LA
Notes: So hot she made Law & Order: LA worth watching. Kind of.

2. Kim Greylek (Michaela McManus)

NBC

Appeared on: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Notes: Damn near flawless. That means there can only be one #1…

1. Alex Cabot (Stephanie March)

NBC

Appeared on: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Conviction
Notes: That hair. Those glasses. The unresolved sexual tension with Olivia. It will never get any hotter than Alex Cabot. Never.

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