I have been keeping a close eye on Above the Law’s Fictional Lawyer Madness contest, in which its readers vote on their favorite fictional TV and movie lawyers over the past 30 years. Now that the field has been trimmed to 16, let me weigh in here with my predictions and some odds-making. Here are the remaining contenders, ranked from least likely to win to the favorite: 16. Gerald Broflovski, “South Park” (100:1) — low name recognition, bit player. 15. Alan Shore, “Boston Legal” (100:1) — who? 14. Barry Zuckerkorn/Bob Loblaw, “Arrested Development” (100:1) — no chance. 13. Jake Brigance, “A Time to Kill” (100:1) — which Grisham lawyer character is this again? No way. 12. Patty Hewes, “Damages” (90:1 ) — no class action lawyer is going to win this contest. 11. Harvey Dent, “The Dark Knight” (90:1) — good movie, unremarkable lawyer. 11. Bobby Donnell, “The Practice” (75:1) — chicks dig Dylan McDermott, but not enough to win. 10. Denny Crane, “Boston Legal” (45:1) — Now we’re getting somewhere. Hard to bet against Captain Kirk but this is a different character. Dark horse. 9. Harvey Birdman, “Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law” (35:1) — uh oh, a #2 seed…

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