Law and Order
Law and Order
Arthur Branch
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Name Arthur Branch
Title District Attorney
Affiliation Manhattan District Attorney's Office
Pennington Cleese (former)
Occupation Attorney
Family Lillian Branch (wife)
Bobby Branch (son)
Unnamed grandson (grandson)
Maggie (granddaughter)
Andy (nephew)
Status Alive (resigned)
Actor Fred Dalton Thompson
First Appearance "American Jihad"
Last Appearance "The Family Hour"

Arthur Branch was the District Attorney of New York County from 2002 to 2007. He was elected in 2001 and replaced Nora Lewin. He resigned, for unspecified reasons, in 2007 and was replaced by Jack McCoy. His politics are generally much more conservative than Lewin's, as he generally supports capital punishment and does not acknowledge a constitutionally-based right to privacy. He has said he feels Roe v. Wade was wrongly decided.

Michael Cutter told Branch's successor Jack McCoy that Branch was being recruited to participate in a reality television show. He did not respond when McCoy asked if that statement was a joke. (L&O: "Reality Bites")


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Senior Detectives: Max GreeveyPhil CerretaLennie BriscoeJoe FontanaEd GreenCyrus Lupo

Junior Detectives: Mike LoganRey CurtisEd GreenNick FalcoNina CassadyCyrus LupoKevin Bernard

Commanding Officers: Captain Donald Cragen • Lieutenant Anita Van Buren


Executive Assistant District Attorneys: Benjamin StoneJack McCoyMichael Cutter

Assistant District Attorneys: Paul RobinetteClaire KincaidJamie RossAbbie CarmichaelSerena SoutherlynAlexandra BorgiaConnie Rubirosa

District Attorneys: Adam SchiffNora LewinArthur BranchJack McCoy


Elizabeth OlivetAlfred Wentworth

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Characters: Arthur BranchLennie BriscoeKelly GaffneyTracey KibreChris RavellHector Salazar