*For its upcoming attorney role, freshman ABC drama “Revenge” is getting an actor who knows a thing or two about the courtroom.

Actor Courtney B. Vance, already known for his legal dealings as A.D.A. Ron Carver on “Law and Order: Criminal Intent,” has been signed to play attorney Benjamin Barrett.

A big murder trial will soon be getting under way on “Revenge” after the shocking turn of events at Victoria’s Fire and Ice Ball in early February, with Courtney’s character so far scheduled to appear in at least three episodes, reports TV Guide.