First Air Date: 03-11-1988
November 03, 1988 | 0.0
Sifuentes represents a couple suing their security company for neglecting to take action when they were assaulted during a home invasion robbery; Van Owen prosecutes a man for unlawful touching when he won't restrain his tongue to his own mouth; Perkins is upset when her annual review paints a dim picture of her future with the firm; Becker is concerned ...
November 10, 1988 | 0.0
Perkins decides to strike out on her own as a solo practitioner; Becker loses a car but gains a new friend when he agrees to represent Meyer's sister in her divorce action; McKenzie decides to go for broke with Kepler; Markowitz provides the right words to settle a dispute between a father and the son who's suing him for abuse; ...
November 17, 1988 | 0.0
Markowitz gets discouraging news when he visits a fertility specialist; Melman has difficulty adapting to married life and her husband's demands on her attention until she gets some wise advice from Becker; Kuzak takes a pro-bono case from the overloaded public defenders office and ends up defending an accused rapist with a prior rape conviction and a propensity for violence; ...
December 01, 1988 | 0.0
Brackman sends Perkins a referral who turns out to be dishonest, desperate, and violent; Rollins is initially outraged when McKenzie assigns Sifuentes to second chair on a wrongful death suit, but becomes grateful for the help after he alienates the jury and Sifuentes saves the day, and the case; to help Perkins drum up some business, Becker gives her the ...
December 08, 1988 | 0.0
Kuzak faces disciplinary action for not revealing that his opponent in a negligence trial is not a member of the bar; Brackman hires a new associate; still overwhelmed by Holland's death, Perkins reaches out to Van Owen and Ringstrom for help; the Brackmans grieve the end of their marriage as they agree to a financial settlement and prepare to file ...
December 15, 1988 | 0.0
Rollins represents a man who, after a devastating childhood trauma, can only talk through a caustic dummy, and is charged with assaulting the police officer who confiscated the dummy after being subjected to a storm of verbal abuse; Becker sets up Kelsey and Markowitz with a baby broker; Kuzak is subpoenaed to testify in the Mathers fraud case; Kelsey represents ...
January 05, 1989 | 0.0
A death sentence in the Torrey case adds to Van Owen's mounting guilt and propels her to craft a deal which gets Torrey off death row and everyone else off the hook, but the desire of some police officers to avenge one of their own leads to Torrey's murder soon after his release; Kelsey and Markowitz have their hopes raised ...
January 12, 1989 | 0.0
Kuzak returns from his suspension to defend the owner of a nudist colony being sued for creating a public nuisance, and manages to turn the damaging testimony of a witness intent on defrauding his client into a bargaining ship that yields the client a financial windfall; Stulwicz is wounded when he misinterprets Gottlieb's gestures of friendship for something more romantic; ...
January 19, 1989 | 0.0
Van Owen snatches defeat out of the jaws of victory when she lets her anger and her ego get in the way during a rematch with an old adversary in the courtroom; Perkins and Markowitz clash over his claim that her cash flow problems have caused her to lose sight of their shared client's best interests; sparks fly between Sifuentes ...
February 09, 1989 | 0.0
On his way to Chicago for an important new client pitch, Brackman takes on the airline that refuses to allow him to disembark in the middle of a four hour delay, and phones the firm to get a court order freeing him, which in turn gets him promptly arrested as soon as he sets foot in the terminal for using ...
February 16, 1989 | 0.0
Perkins and Ringstrom continue their romance and their afternoon trysts; Melman gets arrested and sued after the strains of her diet and her marriage lead her to punch out an obnoxious loud-mouth in her weight loss group; Kuzak is crushed when his failure to perform proper discovery costs his widower client a settlement from the hospital that caused the death ...
February 23, 1989 | 0.0
Kuzak decides that a private trial with a closeted judge is the best way to win to retain his gay client's multi-million dollar endorsement contract with a cereal manufacturer, but when the verdict goes against him, his client is unwilling to seek another trial based on an ex parte statement revealing the judge's bias because it will force the judge ...
March 23, 1989 | 0.0
A jealous husband who blames the divorce video for the demise of his marriage abducts Becker at gunpoint and forces him to drive to Barstow and confront his desperately unhappy wife; a corrupt politician dangles an appointment to the federal bench before McKenzie, conditioned on his getting Sifuentes to drop an investigation into the politician's abetting the developer of a ...
March 30, 1989 | 0.0
Kuzak is furious when McKenzie benches him as a result of his recent losing streak and assigns an important trial to Sifuentes; after their retirement home freezes their accounts, four octogenarians rob a bank to gain access to their funds, and insist on their day in court, even though Van Owen offers them a very favorable plea bargain; in his ...
April 06, 1989 | 0.0
Kelsey and Markowitz are devastated when Harris changes her mind about the adoption; Melman decides to file for divorce; Rollins hires an attractive new summer intern; the lure of a potential high six figure income leads Perkins move the focus of her practice to representing drug dealers; Kuzak and Van Owen argue about their relationship; the partners quickly regret it ...
April 27, 1989 | 0.0
Although Sifuentes wages a valiant battle in court on their behalf, Kelsey and Markowitz are ordered to return their daughter to Harris; when the federal prosecutor can't beat Perkins in court over in the Weiland case, he retaliates by having her arrested on bogus charges; Kuzak is forced to put on the gorilla suit again to win a case in ...
May 04, 1989 | 0.0
Van Owen prosecutes a homeowner who killed a homeless man going through his garbage; against Kuzak's advice, Perkins decides to testify before the grand jury, where she hands Flaherty yet another stunning defeat; Meyer hires a high powered attorney who successfully argues a motion that prevents Becker from representing Melman if the divorce goes to trial; Stulwicz plays a pivotal ...
May 11, 1989 | 0.0
Sifuentes represents a brewery owner who's being forced out of business by vicious rumors spread by a racist competitor; hip hop meets doo wop when singing groups battle it out in court over trade name and performing rights; after duking it out in heated depositions, Becker and Ganz work out a settlement in Meyer vs. Melman; Moses puts the brakes ...
May 18, 1989 | 0.0
A cocky talk show host who's sure he won't be convicted and is eager to use the publicity surrounding a trial to boost his ratings refuses Van Owen's plea offer of one year's probation for soliciting his audience members to commit an assault on a guest that proved fatal, and is stunned when he is found guilty and realizes that ...
|Corbin Bernsen||Arnie Becker|
|Jill Eikenberry||Ann Kelsey|
|Alan Rachins||Douglas Brackman|
|Michael Tucker||Stuart Markowitz|
|Richard Dysart||Leland McKenzie|
|Blair Underwood||Jonathan Rollins|
|Larry Drake||Benny Stulwicz|
|Susan Dey||Grace Van Owen|
|Susan Ruttan||Roxanne Melman|
|Jimmy Smits||Victor Sifuentes|
|Harry Hamlin||Michael Kuzak|
|Michele Greene||Abby Perkins|
|John Spencer||Tommy Mullaney|
|A Martinez||Daniel Morales|
|Alexandra Powers||Jane Halliday|
|Debi Mazar||Denise Iannello|
|Michael Cumpsty||Frank Kittredge|
|Lisa Zane||Melina Paros|
|Sarah Woodside Gallagher||Writing ( Writer )|
|Tom Fontana||Writing ( Writer )|
|Michele Gallery||Writing ( Writer )|
|Judith Parker||Writing ( Writer )|
|Mark Tinker||Production ( Producer )|
|Gregory Hoblit||Production ( Producer )|
|William M. Finkelstein||Production ( Producer )|
|John Masius||Production ( Producer )|
|Don Behrns||Production ( Producer )|
|Robert Breech||Production ( Producer )|
|Alan Brennert||Production ( Producer )|
|Carol Flint||Production ( Producer )|
|James C. Hart||Production ( Producer )|
|Elodie Keene||Production ( Producer )|
|John Hill||Production ( Producer )|
|Alice West||Production ( Producer )|
|Michael M. Robin||Production ( Producer )|
|Michele Gallery||Production ( Producer )|
|Phillip Goldfarb||Production ( Producer )|
|Scott Goldstein||Production ( Producer )|
|Judith Parker||Production ( Producer )|
|Terry Louise Fisher||Production ( Producer )|
|Ellen S. Pressman||Production ( Producer )|
|Steven Bochco||Production ( Executive Producer )|
|David E. Kelley||Production ( Executive Producer )|
|Rick Wallace||Production ( Executive Producer )|
|Patricia Green||Production ( Executive Producer )|