Jewish lawyer stereotype
The concept of the "Jewish lawyer" is a stereotype of Jews, which depicts Jews and Jewish lawyers as clever, greedy, exploitative, dishonest, and as engaging in moral turpitude and excessive legalism. Ted Merwin writes that in the United States the stereotype became popular in the mid-to-late 20th century when Jews started entering the legal profession.
The stock character of the Jewish lawyer appears frequently in popular culture. Jay Michaelson writes in The Forward that the character of Maurice Levy, in the drama series The Wire, played by Michael Kostroff, is stereotypical, with a "New York accent and the quintessential pale skin, brown hair and Ashkenazic nose of the typical American Jew". 
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- Michaelson, Jay. "A Jew and a Lawyer Are Sitting in a Bar...". The Forward. 3 March 2006. Retrieved 10 November 2010. Archived by WebCite on 10 November 2010.
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