Five Fave: Law & Order Assistant District Attorneys

The original Law & Order is back after more than a decade away. Although it never really went away, as it has dominated the syndication market on several different channels. While the second half of most shows focused on the Executive District Attorneys prosecuting the cases, we all know that the key to the success of the case (and the show) was the performance of the Assistant District Attorneys. Benjamin Stone, Jack McCoy and Michael Cutter would be nothing without their outstanding ADA’s.

In honor of its glorious return to the franchise, here are our Five Fave: Law & Order Assistant District Attorneys.


#5 – Odelya Halevi – A.D.A. Samantha Maroun (Season 21) 1 episode (so far)


It has only been one episode so far, but it is clear to see that A.D.A. Samantha Maroun is going to be a force to be reckoned with. She has already shown empathy, creativity and the ability to step in and deliver a persuasive closing argument.


#4 – Alana De La Garza – A.D.A. Connie Rubirosa (Season 17 – 20) 85 episodes


Miss Rubirosa was a perfect blend of passion and patience, navigating obstacles both personal and professional during her tenure.


#3 – Richard Brooks – A.D.A. Paul Robinette (Season 1 – 3) 66 episodes


The first A.D.A. Paul Robinette set the tone for the series, proving to be an equally important main character, and not just a sidekick. He also set the bar for style, with tight suits and that fade.


#2 – Angie Harmon – A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael (Season 9 – 11) 78 episodes


A.D.A. Abbie Carmichael could entrance you and frighten you at the same time, with her dark black eyes and her razor sharp wit. She never hesitated to make her feelings known, whether it was to her bosses, her witnesses or the defendants.


#1 – Elisabeth Röhm – A.D.A. Serena Southerlyn (Season 12 – 15) 85 episodes



A.D.A. Serena Southerlyn was the most dynamic character on the show, often conflicting philosophically with Jack McCoy and ultra-conservative D.A. Arthur Branch. Her character’s big reveal on her final episode was unexpected and powerful. When re-watching the show, Elisabeth Röhm’s subtle performance becomes even more brilliant.


Five Fave: Law & Order Assistant District Attorneys first appeared on Game On Media.