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Phoenix Wright
Hey, look. It's my attorney's badge.
Dick Gumshoe
Ha ha. Good one, pal. You're always good for a laugh with your little badge.

An attorney's badge is a defense lawyer's main piece of identification for legal purposes. They are mainly composed of silver adorned with gold plating, and have a number on the back that denotes the owner's ID number. However, one can still fool the court using a fake badge, as Furio Tigre once did with a cardboard version. This badge design was also used by Japanese defense attorneys during the Meiji period, albeit on an armband rather than as a lapel pin. Attorneys in the Kingdom of Khura'in also wear badges that have a similar design.

The attorney's badge can almost always be found in the court record, as a defense attorney requires it as proof of their occupation. Defense attorneys appear quite proud of their badges, although Phoenix Wright in particular seems to have been very fond of his. Attorneys occasionally need to present their badge to offer to take people's cases, though usually Wright just flashes it proudly whilst his audience makes a disparaging remark or dismisses it entirely. In contrast, prosecutors also have badges, but rarely wear them since they are state-appointed.

Phoenix Wright has lost his badge twice. The first time was when Money, a monkey performing at the Berry Big Circus, stole it. The second and much more serious time was when Wright was disbarred; he had his badge taken from him by Bar Association, and so had to investigate without it (although he would be eventually reinstated and reunited with his badge). Wright also once lent it to Miles Edgeworth, so that the latter could investigate on his behalf and take his place in court.

NotesEdit

  • The design of the badge is of a sunflower with the scales of justice in the center and is based upon the real badges worn by defense attorneys in Japan. Sunflowers are seen to symbolize freedom and justice owing to their habit of always facing the sun.
  • Diego Armando and Tateyuki Shigaraki are, to date, the only defense attorneys met in-game who do not openly wear their attorney badges. In contrast, not wearing prosecutor's badges is the norm among prosecutors. However, despite never wearing his prosecutor's badge, Miles Edgeworth openly wore the attorney badge Wright gave him during his brief time as a defense attorney.
  • In Rise from the Ashes, if the player presents Wright's badge to Ema Skye, she scientifically analyzes its composition as mostly silver, with gold plating that is "flaking a bit". Noting the lack of "corrosion due to sulfides", Skye goes on to offer Wright $50 for it, which the latter refuses.
  • Examining the ID number on the back of Wright's badge in Rise from the Ashes triggers a conservation between Skye and Wright where he states that, since each badge has its own unique ID number, an attorney would be found out straight away if they tried to lend it to someone else. However, this did not stop him from lending the badge to Edgeworth in Bridge to the Turnabout, with no-one (aside from the presiding prosecutor) appearing to notice the deception.

Other attorney badgesEdit

  • A Meiji period Japanese attorney's armband
  • Furio Tigre's cardboard badge
  • A Khura'inese attorney's badge
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney evidence
The First Turnabout Attorney's Badge · Cindy's Autopsy Report · The Thinker · Passport · Blackout Record
Turnabout Sisters Attorney's Badge · The Thinker · Glass Shards · Receipt · Maya's Memo · Mia's Autopsy Report · Maya's Cell Phone · Wiretap · Floor Plans · May Testimony · Photograph · Photograph · Bellboy's Affidavit · Newspaper Clipping · Mia's Memo
Turnabout Samurai Attorney's Badge · Powers's Letter · Guidemap · Jack's Autopsy Report · Cardkey · Powers'(?) Photo · Samurai Spear · Sleeping Pill Bottle · Trailer Key · Vasquez's Memo · Script · Mr. Monkey's Head · Steel Samurai Card · URP Card · "Path to Glory" · Cody's Camera · Steak Plate · Five-Year-Old Photo · Van
Turnabout Goodbyes Attorney's Badge · Popper · Lotta's Camera · Robert's Autopsy Report · Lake Photo · Gourdy Article · Misty Fey's Photo · Edgeworth's Request · Overhead Map · Pistol Bullet · Pistol · Lotta's Deposition · Missile · Fishing Pole · Metal Detector · Air Tank · Second Lake Photo · Parrot · DL-6 Case File · DL-6 Incident Photo · Letter from the Safe · DL-6 Bullet
Rise from the Ashes Attorney's Badge · Wallet · Goodman's ID · Edgeworth's Knife · Prosecutor Trophy · Parking Stub · Blue Badger Panel · Letter of Introduction · Goodman's Autopsy Report · Lana's Cell Phone · Victim's Note · Parking Lot Floor Plans · Crime Photo · Victim's Shoe · Switchblade Knife · Luminol Testing Fluid · Steak Lunch · Goodman's Lost Item Report · ID Card Record · Evidence Room Floor Plans · Evidence Locker · Rubber Glove · Unstable Jar · Screwdriver · Fingerprinting Set · Marshall's Print · Security Video · SL-9 Incident Files · Gant Team Picture · Neil's Autopsy Report · Letter of Resignation · Gumshoe's ID · Evidence List · Strip of Cloth · Evidence Law · Lana's Picture
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Justice For All evidence
The Lost Turnabout Attorney's Badge · Cell Phone · Dustin's Autopsy Report · Glasses · Crime Photo 1 · Crime Photo 2 · Baseball Glove · Phoenix's Business Card · Names List · Judge's Business Card
Reunion, and Turnabout Attorney's Badge · Guidemap (Fey Manor) · Maya's Magatama · Newspaper Clipping 1 · Folding Screen · Black Key · Newspaper Clipping 2 · Floor Plans (Crime Scene) · Dr. Grey's Autopsy Report · Pistol · Knife · Maya's Costume · Lotta's Photo 1 · Lotta's Photo 2 · Sacred Urn · Cloth Scrap · Pearl's Ball · Clothing Box · License Photo
Turnabout Big Top Attorney's Badge · Maya's Magatama · Crime Photo · Silk Hat · Max G. Promo Poster · Ringmaster's Papers · Circus Map · Broken Bottle · Trilo Quist · Money the Monkey · Ring · Russell's Autopsy Report · Wooden Box · Small Seasoning Bottle · Grand Prix Photo · Max G. Bust · Note · Stage Costume · Léon · Scarf
Farewell, My Turnabout Attorney's Badge · Maya's Magatama · The Nickel Samurai · Press Conference Ticket · Radio Transceiver · Lotta's Camera · Hotel Guidemap · Guitar Case · Wine Glass · Crime Photo · Autograph · Magazine Clipping · Suicide Report · Attempted Suicide Report · Juan's Autopsy Report · Knife · Jammin' Ninja's Button · Lotta's Photo · Picture Card · Letter of Introduction · Matt's Note · Spy Camera · Transmitter · Stuffed Bear · Credit Card Receipt · Figurine · Celeste's Photo · Celeste's Suicide Note · Pistol · Video Tape · Bellboy's Uniform · Whip
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations evidence
Turnabout Memories Attorney's Badge · Doug's Autopsy Report · Crime Photo 1 · Crime Photo 2 · Coldkiller X · Umbrella · Phoenix's Testimony · Dahlia's Present · Newspaper Clipping · Student's Testimony · Police Report
The Stolen Turnabout Attorney's Badge · Maya's Magatama · Treasure Exhibit Poster · Ami Fey's Golden Statue · Sacred Urn · DeMasque's Calling Card · Shichishito · Camera Data · Desirée's Letter · Security Camera Photo · Blackmail Letter · Ron's Wallet · CEO Office Key Card · Publicity Photo · DeMasque's Broach · Kane's Autopsy Report · Newspaper Clipping · CEO Office Buzzer · Kane's List · Buzzer Record · Ron's Testimony · Urn Box · Paint Marks
Recipe for Turnabout Attorney's Badge · Maya's Magatama · Magazine Clipping · Sports Paper · Job Listing · Lunch Special · Small Bottle · Scooter · Jean's Loan Contract · Victor's Note · Glen's Autopsy Report · Trés Bien Floor Plans · Crime Photo · Coffee Cup · Victim's Lottery Ticket · Apron · Potassium Cyanide · Victim's Prescription Bag · Victor's Testimony · Millionaire Radio Flyer · Glen's Calendar · Losing Horse Racing Tickets · Gumshoe's Lunchbox · MC Bomber · Trés Bien Matches · Repair Bill · Paper Badge · Viola's Medical Papers
Turnabout Beginnings Attorney's Badge · Valerie's Autopsy Report · Dusky Bridge Map · Victim's Note · Crime Photo · Scarf · Witness's Photo · Camera · Diamond
Bridge to the Turnabout Attorney's Badge · Magatama · Oh! Cult! New Year's Issue · Hazakura Temple Map · Hanging Scroll · Photo of Elise · Iris's Hood · Weather Data · Note to Iris · Victim's Staff · Shichishito · Elise's Autopsy Report · Iris's Testimony · Crime Photo · Tracks Photo · Larry's Sketch · Crystal Sphere · Kurain Master's Talisman · Burnt Letter · Dagger · Stone Lantern · Dusky Bridge Photo
Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney evidence
Turnabout Trump Attorney's Badge · Smith's Autopsy Report · Crime Photo 1 · Deadly Bottle · Wright's Cell Phone · Olga's Photo · Chip Photo · Crime Photo 2 · Victim's Hand · Bloody Ace
Turnabout Corner Attorney's Badge · Map · Bowl · Slippers · Mirror · Cell Phone · Trucy's Panties · Letter of Request · Fingerprint Powder · Little Plum's Bloomers · Knife · Meraktis's Autopsy Report · Noodle Stand · Wocky's Check-Up Report · Pistol · Detective Skye's Orders · Alita's Sandals · Lamp · Wocky's Chart · Bullet
Turnabout Serenade Attorney's Badge · Postcard · Lyrics Sheet · Investigation Request · Brooch · Revolver · Key Ring · Mixing Board · LeTouse's Autopsy Report · Crime Photo · Diagram · Video Tape · Headset · Remote Trigger · Forum Diagram · Igniter · Borginian Newspaper · Prosecutor Gavin's Guitar · Replica · Newspaper Article · Burnt Fragments
Turnabout Succession Attorney's Badge · Magic Show Ticket · Gramarye Envelope · Vera's Card · Portrait · Acrylic · Landscape · Coffee Mug · Hidden Painting · Red Envelope · Letter Box · Tiny Frame · Brushel's Card · Misham's Autopsy Report · Crime Photo · Magnifi's Autopsy Report · Notebook Page · Magnifi's Chart · Small Syringe · Magnifi's Letter · Stage Pistol · Magnifi's Letter 2 · IV Report · Magnifi's Diary · The Amazing Mr. Hat · Trucy's Locket · Transferal of Rights · Nail Polish · Commemorative Stamp · Thalassa's Portrait · Zak's Confession · Letter from Misham · Letter from Mr. Wright
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies evidence
Turnabout Countdown Attorney's Badge · Arme's Autopsy Report · HH-3000 Bomb · Phony Phanty Tail · Bomb Transport Case · Missing Remote Switch · Courtroom No. 4 Diagram · Apollo's Assault Photo · Courtroom Bombing Photo · Bloody Writing Analysis
The Monstrous Turnabout Attorney's Badge · Yokai Legend Scroll · Tenma Taro Warding Charm · Nine-Tails Flower · Special Edition Paper · Crime Scene Diagram · Foyer Diagram · Fox and Demon Statue · Golden Fur · Crime Photo · Amazing Nine-Tails Mask · Amazing Nine-Tails Glossy · Jinxie's Statement · TV Listings · Kyubi's Autopsy Report · Blackmail Letter · Village Superstitions · Forbidden Chamber Key · Couleur Me L'Belle! · Hand Cream · Azuki Kozo Figure
Turnabout Academy Attorney's Badge · Arrow · Courte's Planner · Themis Herald · Stage Costume · Mock Trial Script · Themis Herald Extra · Awl · Courte's Autopsy Report · Tape Recorder · Glowing Costume Photo · School Camera Photo · School Banner · Purple Fragments · White Fragments · Lady Justice · "Hugh" Scrap · Burnt Fragments · Stage Set Up Photos · Voiceprint Analysis · Lecture Hall Diagram
The Cosmic Turnabout Attorney's Badge · Terran's Autopsy Report · Space Center Diagram · Utility Knife · Bombing Report · Evacuation Report · Launch Pad 1 Door Lock · Security Camera Video · Oxygen Tank Data · Space Center Pamphlet · Bullet Hole · Control Room Door Lock · Bullet · "Hope" Capsule · Aura's Statement · Bullet from Arme's Gun · Lighter
Turnabout for Tomorrow Attorney's Badge · Space Center Diagram · Utility Knife · Space Center Pamphlet · "Hope" Capsule · HAT-1 Exhibit · Katana · Seven-Year-Old Video · Photo of the Crime · Seven-Year-Old Photos · Metis's Autopsy Report · Robots with a Heart · Moon Rock Earring · Phantom's Psych Profile · Terran's Autopsy Report · Security Camera Video · Launch Pad 1 Door Lock · Aura's Statement · Lighter · Emergency Ladder · Phony Phanty Bomb
Turnabout Reclaimed Attorney's Badge · Swashbuckler Flyer · Photo of the Body · Orca Pool Diagram · Whistle · Security Footage · Fish · Walkie-Talkie · Calendar · Bloodstained Coin · Swashbuckler Video · TV Phone · Shipley's Data · "The Killer Killer Whale" · Security Card · Prescription Bag · Skull Rock · Pool Bottom Photo · "3 Zs" Sleeping Pill · Handmade Sign · Ladder Prints · Charm · TORPEDO Data
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice evidence
The Foreign Turnabout Attorney's Badge · Song of Ceremony · Rohl's Autopsy Report · Crime Photo · Treasure Box · Notice · Temple Diagram · Magatama Key · Dance of Devotion Photo
The Magical Turnabout Attorney's Badge · Stage Diagram · Crime Photo · Fingerprinting Results · Fire Bucket · Gramarye Notebook · Thirteen-Year-Old Poster · Show Script · Contract · Trucy's Statement · Sword Stand · Stage Lift #2 · Show Footage · Clipboard · Autopsy Report · Prank Plan Script · Trucy's Note
The Rite of Turnabout Attorney's Badge · Rites Guide · May 9th Newspaper · Tahrust's Autopsy Report · Ritual Curtain · Bloodstained Letter · Sanctum Prayer Flags · Inner Sanctum Photo · Maya's Statement · Lady Kee'ra's Warning · Warbaa'd Arrow · Mountain Range Poster · Envelope · Wanted Poster · Plumed Punisher Strap · Inner Sanctum Diagram · Crime Photo (Zeh'lot) · Zeh'lot's Autopsy Report · Warbaa'd Dagger · Brand New Flag · Nahmanda Flower · Beh'leeb's Statement · Family Photo · Tome of Secrets · Dhurke's Law Book · Golden Orb · Rebel Hideout Photo · Warbaa'd Statue
Turnabout Storyteller Attorney's Badge · Backstage Diagram · Crime Scene Report · Taifu's Autopsy Report · Whet Soba Deed · Invitation · Simon's Statement · Karuta Cards · Taifu's Note
Turnabout Revolution Attorney's Badge · Founder's Orb · Photo of My Father · Study Photo · Study Diagram · Research Notes · Orb Transfer Agreement · Sarge's drone · Glowing Moss · E-Mail · Doctor's Reading Glasses · Raincoat · Robbery Report · Dr. Buff's Autopsy Report · Armie's Statement · Inga's Autopsy Report · Tomb Diagram · Tomb Crime Photo · Gemstone · Pink Butterfly Pendant · Mysterious Bloodstain · Painkiller Shots · Inga's Notepad · Woman's Photo · Channeling Photo · Ahlbi's Statement · Amara's Assassination File · Dhurke's Law Book · Dhurke's Badge · Dhurke's Corpse Photo
Turnabout Time Traveler Attorney's Badge · Ellen's Pendant · Ellen's Statement · Flying Chapel Pamphlet · Time Keeper · Broken Lantern · Photo of Victim · Gloomsbury's Note · Fog Machine · Business Card Wallet · Photo of Reception · Selena Sprocket Photo · Larry's Drawing · Photo of Hold · Autopsy Report · Hold Entry Record · Lift Bloodstain · Candelabra · Sorin's Notebook · Newspaper Article · Key of Love
Gyakuten Kenji 2 evidence
Turnabout Target Prosecutor's Badge · Newspaper Article · Steel Samurai Balloon · Mikiko's Tape Recorder · Bullet's Trajectory · Mysterious Tote · Security Plans · Assassin's Revolver · Kay's Camera Data · Red Raincoat · Security Monitors · Bulletproof Attaché Case · Bulletproof Vest
The Imprisoned Turnabout Prosecutor's Badge · Sketched Map · Notes on the Corpse · Chess Set · Rubber Gloves · Rope · Blood-covered Sheet · Door Sensor · Prison Roll Call · Frank Sahwit's Bracelet · Hound Chess Piece · Investigation within the Prison · Naitō's Memo · Security Camera · Security Gate · Footprints in the Tunnel · Autopsy Report · Murder Weapon · Hōinbō's Bells · Sarushiro's Trick · Breakers
The Inherited Turnabout Dec. 2000:
Attorney's Badge · Issei's Teapot · Signet Crest · Crime Scene Notes · Contest Rules · Frame Fingermarks · Mansion Key · Glowing Cloth · Murder Weapon · Fake Sweets · Chocolate · Instant Camera · Hyōdō's Room of Desserts · Delicy's Testimony · Victim's Blood · Semifinal Desserts · Angel's Recipe

Apr. 2019:
Prosecutor's Badge · IS-7 Documents · Gallery Pamphlet · Picture of the Winter Palace · Sketch of the Pisces · Used Gas Burner · Glowing Cloth · Form of the Toxic Gas · Angel's Recipe · Handprint on the Frame · Murder Weapon · Family Photo · Tea Pot · Pottery Fragment · Lift · Sketch of Beauties · Gemini Composition Results · Chocolates · Book on Statutes of Limitations
The Forgotten Turnabout Prosecutor's Badge · Yatagarasu's Badge · Jammin' Ninja Mask · Letter · Ticket Stub · Big Tower Pamphlet · Kay's Memories · Purple Flower · Keycard · Candelabra · Autopsy Report · Victim's Letter · Keycard Record · Stuffed Animal · Masks · Conductor's Clothes · Lotta's Photo · Lotta's Testimony · Blood on Hidden Lift · Costume Trunk · Meeting Room Blood · Red Raincoat · Mutō's Testimony · IS-7 Incident Documents
The Grand Turnabout Yatagarasu's Badge · Letter Sent by ??? · Big Tower · Monster Movie Flyer · Combination Lock · Crime Scene Notes · Monster's Footprints · Borumosu's Head · Borumosu Doll · Commemorative Photo · Security Camera Photo · Lotta's Testimony · Shimon's Practice Video · Blue Truck · Mechanic Gloves · IS-7 Incident Documents · Report on Naitō · Naitō's Legacy · Bug · Hayami's Tape Recording · Bouquet · Sleeping Drug · SS-5 Documents · Fire · Ryūji Kamei's Autopsy Report · Kamei's Witness Testimony · Blood-soaked Button · Kamei's Photo · Victim's Shoes · Mysterious Blood · Child's Picture · Correspondence Chess Memo · Lion Balloon