Since I have such mad love, well, addiction for the series, I started to think of my favorite characters "In the criminal justice system, the people are represented by two separate yet equally important groups: the police who investigate crime and the district attorneys who prosecute the offenders." In the 20 years Law & Order was in production, many have filled these roles. I've come up with my list of who I think was the best in the main character roles. This is my list:
- District Attorney -- Adam Schiff (Steven Hill)
- Executive Assistant District Attorney -- Jack McCoy (Sam Waterston)
- Assistant District Attorney -- Claire Kincaid (Jill Hennessy) [tough choice]
- Detective -- Lennie Briscoe (Jerry Orbach) [not even a question that he had the best lines]
- Detective -- Mike Logan (Chris Noth) [another tough choice, but his partnership with Briscoe was pretty great]
- Lieutenant -- Anita Van Buren (S. Epatha Merkerson) [She was practically the only head of police, and Donald Cragen (Dann Florek) went to SVU, so he wasn't really lost]
And, that's the end of my case.