On his 65th birthday, McKenzie advises the lawyers to seek other employment; Becker asks Halliday to take him to church; Benny and friend buy a race horse.
An ex-girlfriend prosecutes Becker for a Hollywood madam's murder; Walker's ex-lover harasses her and Mullaney; McKenzie has cancer.
The wife threatens to publicize a corporate executive's patronage of prostitutes; Levinson buys his first car.
After a romantic interlude, a prosecutor (Kate Vernon) becomes obsessed with Becker; a dentist sues a rival for spreading rumors that he has AIDS.
A muckraker (Peter Crombie) is accused of libeling a scientist (Fritz Weaver) who conducted fallout experiments on humans during the Cold War.
New associate Patrick Flanagan (Steven Eckholdt) counters Becker in a molestation case; a model wants to break her contract with a cosmetics firm.
Halliday's forboding advice prompts a client (Edie McClurg) to give back a lucrative settlement; a man is fired after his affair with his boss (Shelley Hack) soured.
A testosterone patch restores three seniors' vigor, to the regret of their retirement home; a convicted murderer sues to close down a maximum-security prison.
A teacher, a fundamentalist, is dismissed for teaching creationism; Benny learns Rosalie is married; guest John Diehl.
A prudish librarian sues a co-worker who torments her by talking dirty; Rollins delivers an ultimatum.
Snowbound mountain climbers cannibalize a comatose partner; Becker tries to stop a client from conceding everything to an unfaithful wife.
A ballerina (Gelsey Kirkland) sues a tyrannical choreographer (Roy Dotrice) after being forced to resign from her troupe.
A woman (Didi Conn) sues her baker boyfriend (Kurt Fuller) for sexual fraud for letting her believe he was a cop.
Roxanne (Susan Ruttan) asks Mullaney to allow her new husband, Dave Meyer (Dann Florek), to adopt their newborn.
Mullaney prosecutes a record executive for sexual assault and earns a judge's (Joanna Cassidy) appreciation.
Rollins and Markowitz argue that a political activist linked to the 1968 slaying of a prison guard acted because he thought an incarcerated Black Panther's life was in danger.
A woman who resigned from a department store after being investigated for having an extramarital affair sues the chain's owner (Paul Dooley).
Markowitz tries to cut a deal for a former activist (Richard Masur) sought for the 1968 murder of a prison guard.
Witnesses against a smuggler of Chinese immigrants are threatened; Levinson thinks he will be barred from McKenzie's mens club.
Becker wants to buy a Bentley convertible; the firm hires a design consultant (Joan Severance) to renovate the offices, with Morales' help.
Levinson hires an athletic investigator (Elizabeth Pena) to probe a murder victim's suspicious husband.
The firm offers an office to Markowitz's cousin Eli Levinson (Alan Rosenberg), who brings in his ex-secretary (Debi Mazar).
Buddy Hackett and Roxanne are involved in a copyright-infringement suit; Kelsey argues Gwen's case against a law instructor.
A rising country singer (Pam Tillis) seeks a divorce from her boozing ex-mentor (Ronny Cox); Gwen rebuffs a teacher's advances.
Cleared of molestation, a teacher is denied reinstatement after refusing to undergo a degrading pedophilia test; a ballplayer attacks an abusive fan.
A slave's descendants sue for the return of his artwork; Benny's mentally impaired date was sexually assaulted; a diner sues after being attacked with a plate of lamb.
Becker's client (Michael Lembeck) refuses to accept his wife's (Mimi Maynard) divorce settlement; Kelsey represents a fired meteorologist (George Wyner).
The widower of the victim of a deranged postal employee sues the post office; McKenzie arbitrates a bickering family's estate.
A cop may have used sexual relations to entrap a gay man for art theft; an elderly businesswoman (Diane Ladd) won't pay back taxes.
Kelsey and associates are recruited to prosecute a federal test case against a mental hospital; McKenzie urges all to give up outside projects.
Gwen's stalker sets a trap; Leland finds a reluctant witness to help overturn the murder conviction of a man he prosecuted in 1959.
Released from jail, Morales searches for his kidnapped daughter, unaware Gwen's stalker is the culprit; Mullaney tries to reconcile with his dying father.
Gwen's stalker abducts Morales' daughter; a drunken driver wants to keep his comatose wife alive until her baby is born.
Gwen has nightmares about her stalker, who exploits her colleague as an accomplice; Flicker's (Shelley Berman) fate hinges on a will.
Ben Flicker's control of his studio hinges on the involuntary manslaughter trial of a dominatrix; Rollins gets heat for defending the sculptor of a controversial statue.
Mullaney argues against releasing a murderer who psychiatrists claim is harmless when he takes medication.
An old film mogul (Shelley Berman) tries to keep control of his studio; Becker's car is hijacked; Markowitz learns his condition can be remedied.
Brackman regrets snubbing a homeless man he met in prison; Becker befriends a movie mogul (Shelley Berman), blackmailed in a takeover bid.
A man balks at his ex-wife starting a family with their previously frozen embryos; Mullaney grants Roxanne's request; a secret admirer stalks Gwen.
A film mogul (Shelley Berman) hires Becker to handle his daughter's divorce; McKenzie represents a deaf activist (Phyllis Frelich); Roxanne wants a baby.
Stuart and Benny wander the city; Gwen's impropriety in a divorce case draws Leland's ire; Arnie represents one of two brothers vying for a winery.
A father uses abuse to keep his son out of gangs; Brackman avoids menacing inmates; Rollins' opponent dredges up his sexual-assault arrest.
Morales reopens a 33-year-old murder case originally prosecuted by McKenzie; Brackman is arrested during rioting; change in Stuart unnerves Ann.
Douglas coerces Stuart to be his best man; Benny disappears amid rioting; a theme-park employee (Dan Castellaneta) is dismissed for his portrayal of Homer Simpson.
Arnie's AIDS-stricken ex-lover needs a will drawn; Roxanne gets a blood test; Victor suggests Grace move to New York.
A psychic convinces a widower that his wife's spirit controls him; Lamb is attracted to opposing counsel (David Rasche).
A convict (Terry O'Quinn) defends a fellow inmate accused of a prison murder; Lamb admires her blind opponent; Becker suspects Kittredge.
A woman accuses her stepfather of exploiting her elderly mother; customs agents seize a collection of condoms.
A wealthy hit-and-run killer of a homeless man offers a large settlement, but Clemmons goes for a conviction; Bloom's husband likes Lamb.
Bride Bloom wants Leland to give her away; Arnie sees a psychiatrist to get back with Roxanne; Brackman's son is a problem child.
Van Owen encounters flak from women colleagues for defending an athlete accused of sexual assault; Roxanne seethes over rumors about Arnie.
The son of Holocaust victims tries to rescind his grant to a medical foundation that uses data from concentration-camp experiments.
Rollins' professor father (Robert Guillaume) sues over the denial of a promotion he believes was racially motivated.
Sifuentes asks Van Owen to testify in his suit against the drunken driver who killed his brother; Brackman accuses Benny's foster son of theft.
Mullaney and a Hispanic attorney represent Central American villagers rendered sterile by an American firm's pesticide.
Lamb represents a man whose wife was raped and murdered by a protected witness; Becker doesn't realize he's being used as a pawn.
Arnie argues for Benny's custody of a homeless boy, then mulls a network offer; a paralyzed woman sues a renowned surgeon.
Mullaney vies with Clemmons over the killer of 17 women, then it gets personal; Brackman kowtows to an eccentric client (Kevin Spacey).
A woman's sexual orientation may be a factor in a custody case; a temp's errors nearly sink the firm; Benny has money; a card touches Leland.
A single mother wants her school board to pay for her autistic son's enrollment in a private school; overworked Arnie plagues Gwen.
The partners fear the new litigator's representation of a mob boss will ruin the firm's relations with the new DA.
A young mother convicted of child abuse wants to overturn terms of her probation, which include a contraceptive implant.
Clemmons protests a stay of execution for a murderer/rapist; a client's removed spleen was used to develop a lucrative drug.
Gay-bashers mistakenly target Brackman, who won't press charges; Lamb's father (David Hemmings) reopens old wounds.
Rollins represents a wife and son trying to block efforts to have a Vietnam veteran declared legally dead.
Leland loses another partner and the firm's insurance; Brackman pushes to hire an entertainment attorney.
Kelsey testifies in a former client's murder; Sifuentes represents an attorney with AIDS; Becker woos again; McKenzie inherits from Shays.
Kelsey and an attorney (Denis Arndt) resort to desperate measures defending an obsessive woman accused of killing her married lover.
Rollins defends a motorist whose high-speed escape severely injured an officer; Clemmons thinks a judge (Eli Wallach) is losing it.
A court-appointed receiver assumes control of the firm; Brackman represents a model fired because she is transsexual.
Michael creates an internal war, so Leland and Douglas sue him for sabotage; Tommy defends a religious couple; C.J. and Zoey lecture foreign attorneys.
Brackman's extended term as temporary senior partner sparks revolt; Sifuentes considers advancement; all worry about Arnie.
Representing a woman who had an unnecessary hysterectomy, Sifuentes loses sight of his client's best interests.
Kuzak and Mullaney defend an unfaithful young woman accused of hanging her rich, elderly husband; Shays makes McKenzie a tempting offer.
A family member's vegetative state creates a dilemma for Sifuentes; Kuzak wants the defense in a sensational case; guest Wayne Newton.
A divorced Navajo wants to raise his half-caste son on a reservation, against the mother's wishes; guest Graham Greene.
Kuzak defends a murder suspect with multiple personalities; partners chastise McKenzie for seeking Shays' counsel.
Van Owen defends a soldier who refused to fire on civilian-occupied areas during the Panama invasion; Roxanne blabs Arnie's infidelities.
Sifuentes hates himself for defending a clever, vicious murderer; Becker plans to humiliate a client's ex-husband.
Abby discusses gun control on "Donahue"; Markowitz and Rollins participate in war games with a major client; guest Phil Donahue.
McKenzie proposes to defend Shays, accused of savings-and-loan fraud; Lamb orchestrates a wild Christmas party.
For a dying friend designated to receive it, Van Owen fights the overseas shipping of a donated kidney to a rich patient.
Brackman vies on "Wheel of Fortune"; new recruits represent a lung cancer patient who blames his condition on second hand smoke.
Kelsey represents a man who cared for his homosexual lover, then was ousted by the family; Murray volunteers for men's room duty.
Defending a white cop accused of killing a black youth, Rollins challenges a civil rights activist (Paul Winfield) to testify.
Abby represents a couple wanting to return a violent adopted 6-year-old; McKenzie tries to charm Shays.
A surprise witness embarrasses Shays; Kuzak confronts a biased judge; Kelsey and Markowitz give it a rest.
Shays sues the firm for sexual discrimination; Kuzak defends a white cop charged with shooting a black youth.
A childhood pal's mother asks Victor to prevent her son's execution; a fan sues the Chicago Bears for not making the playoffs.
Kuzak represents a cop whose homosexuality was exposed by a gay advocate of "outing"; McKenzie tries to recruit a disgruntled judge.
McKenzie tries to rally an overthrow of Shays; Sifuentes represents a priest sued by a parishioner for not granting absolution.
Leland plans wresting control of the firm from Shays; Roxanne looks for a home for her father (Vincent Gardenia).
Shays tries to quash Sifuentes' suit; Rollins represents a family whose house was destroyed in a raid; Brackman likes his sex therapist.
Young parents are accused of murdering their baby, and Victor defends the mother; Markowitz is arrested for drunken driving.
Kelsey seeks damages for a black family whose son was killed by a white supremacist; Abby won't accept a client's guilty plea.
McKenzie's announcement divides the firm; Sifuentes represents a surgeon who wouldn't operate on a patient with AIDS.
Kuzak tries to overturn a death sentence by a technicality; Becker seeks a huge settlement for the husband of a network newscaster.
Abby represents a battered woman whose husband claims she needed the abuse; Rollins represents a comic suing a heckler.
A promotion stuns Van Owen; Victor represents an Iranian suing because of the loss of her husband in a jet downed by U.S. forces.
Kuzak vies with a British attorney whose client double-crossed a candy company; Kelsey feels Shays is pushing her out.
Sifuentes represents a court clerk fired because a judge fell in love with her; the new partner's duplicity puts the others off.
McKenzie tries to block Becker from siphoning clients for his own practice; Van Owen offers Victor's girlfriend options in prosecuting her attacker.
Sifuentes zealously pursues a rapist's conviction; Rollins' terminally ill friend wants to be cryogenically preserved before death.
Kelsey goes into premature labor; Benny wants to cohabit; Kuzak awaits a verdict; a judge orders Becker to stop seeing his client.
Pregnant Kelsey's tactics defending an obstetrician force Abby to take over; a woman claims Arnie's divorce video ruined her life.
Van Owen agonizes over having a 5-year-old girl testify against a father accused of molestation; the firm seeks a moneymaking partner.
Victor squares off with a diminutive attorney (David Rappaport) over dwarf-tossing; Kuzak hopes a questionable witness helps his case.
Kuzak puts his client on the stand; McKenzie orders Becker to stop dating a client; Rollins defends an old woman for a meager fee.
Kuzak defends a black professor accused of murdering his white assistant; Van Owen prosecutes an embezzler who likes female abuse.
Abby tries to dissuade the father of Benny's girlfriend from having his daughter sterilized; Leland bets on the office softball team.
Van Owen prosecutes a talk-show host for inciting his followers to kill a guest; a man whose pet snake died seeks damages from Victor.
Victor represents a maligned Mexican brewery; Kuzak helps a band suing over new versions of its music; divorcing Meyer resents Becker.
Van Owen prosecutes a businessman for shooting a homeless man; Abby agrees to testify; Brackman drafts Benny as a silent partner.
Sifuentes represents Kelsey and Markowitz; Abby's client cons her; Van Owen sees a change in Kuzak; Rollins falls for a co-worker.
Adoptive parents Kelsey and Markowitz get a shock; Brackman quits as manager; Roxanne needs Becker; an actress tests Kuzak's fidelity.
Van Owen has difficulty prosecuting elderly bank robbers; Kuzak is passed over for a vital case; McKenzie tells his lover the truth.
McKenzie's candidacy for federal judgeship has strict conditions; Sifuentes represents the family of a dead construction worker.
Kuzak picks a retired judge to hear the case of an athlete whose homosexuality voided his endorsement contract.
McKenzie helps a widow retrieve her husband's body, accidentally donated to medical research; dieting Roxanne gets arrested for assault.
Becker denounces co-workers for enforcing company policy which makes him share video profits; Brackman has a run-in with a jet.
Van Owen is rematched with an attorney who used race as an issue to defeat her; Abby unwisely urges a client to make a quick settlement.
Kuzak represents the head of a nudist colony; Benny develops a crush on Becker's girlfriend; Abby temporarily returns to the fold.
Van Owen reveals a technicality that could free a convicted killer of police; Becker partners with Meyer; Kuzak gets unwanted time off.
Rollins represents a disturbed ventriloquist in an assault case; Kelsey's celebrity client sues a tabloid.
Kuzak learns his opponent in a personal injury case never passed the bar exam; Kelsey and Markowitz weary of trying to procreate.
Markowitz takes fertility pills; Abby takes questionable action against a deadbeat client; Sifuentes and Rollins nearly come to blows.
Kuzak's tactics in a rape case draw his colleagues' scorn; Meyer's blather tries Roxanne; Becker tries to get a prenuptial pact voided.
Van Owen's boss asks her to overlook a loophole that could free a cop killer; Roxanne involves Becker in her family problems.
Sifuentes represents a terrorized family against a security firm; McKenzie fumbles over an attractive law student's advances.
Van Owen's adversary (James Earl Jones) makes his client's race an issue in an assault case; a businessman woos Roxanne.
Kelsey represents a former TV hero consumed by his crime-fighting alter ego; a gunman traps Becker with a pretty judge.
A sexy judge (Cynthia Sikes) hires Becker to handle her divorce; Rollins uses questionable means to expose a shady business manager.
Kuzak defends the victim/killer of a rapist, a foreign diplomat; Brackman falls for his late father's lover; Benny fears for his job.
Although it could hasten the mother's death, Kelsey argues a Caesarean section to save the child; Salt helps Brackman appreciate Sheila.
Brackman learns of another half brother's existence after his mother dies; Kuzak tries to coax Van Owen out of self-imposed retirement.
Overzealous behavior may cost Becker his job; jobless Van Owen adjusts to her new lifestyle; Benny has a date.
Van Owen believes her assignment is unethical; Kuzak represents a woman fired for obesity; Markowitz inherits $30 million from a client.
Roxanne is ready to reject legal immunity to stand by her inside-trader boyfriend; Brackman unwittingly gets arrested as a John.
Becker's client, accused of molestation, disappears with his young daughter; Roxanne ignores Becker's warning about her new beau.
Markowitz and Kelsey experience prenuptial jitters; Benny is arrested for sexual assault; Rollins represents a circus stuntman.
Sifuentes' love for a woman (Finola Hughes) is tested when she shoots her abusive husband, a crime with elements of premeditation.
Unfaithful Brackman fears a positive AIDS test might be divine judgment; Becker tries to mold messenger Benny in his own image.
A self-destructive celebrity client irks Kuzak; Markowitz meets Kelsey's anti-Semitic mother; Brackman regrets his tryst with Vasek.
Van Owen urges a frightened witness to testify against a homicidal thug; McKenzie fears embarrassment in a court appearance.
Kuzak's ex-wife and Van Owen have lunch; Sifuentes represents a woman who was raped as a police officer stood by.
Van Owen is upset after meeting the ex-wife (Tovah Feldshuh) Kuzak never mentioned; Becker pursues a sexy associate.
Kelsey consults a former D.A. about a client, then has her confidence betrayed; Sifuentes vies with a crafty dwarf attorney.
Kelsey defends a psychiatrist who didn't report a patient's threat to mutilate another; Becker donates his body to charity.
Kuzak lets his anti-smoking feelings enter into his cancer-stricken client's suit against a tobacco company.
Becker must complete a divorce before his client's scheduled wedding; troubled Van Owen abandons Kuzak to sort out her life.
Van Owen turns to pills and alcohol after she is shot; Kelsey takes overworked Markowitz on a wilderness retreat.
Kuzak's client claims a famous athlete sexually assaulted her; Brackman's barking dog annoys a neighbor.
Van Owen's boss questions his wounded employee's will to prosecute; Brackman indulges himself with a new toupee.
Van Owen gets death threats from the man she is prosecuting; Becker lusts for a sexy secretary with a secret.
Kuzak and Sifuentes vie to represent a major pharmaceutical firm; Becker tries to charm Roxanne out of demanding a raise.
Becker pushes a trusting divorce client to demand a bigger settlement; Abby seeks a date for a family wedding.
McKenzie and his partners accept a lucrative offer; unprepared Abby gets burned in her first court appearance.
Brackman considers divorce; jealous Markowitz suspects Kelsey of sleeping with an aircraft executive.
Kuzak is jailed on contempt charges after withdrawing from a case; Kelsey vies to defend an aircraft company sued by a pilot's widow.
A night with a divorce client puts Becker in hot water; Kuzak advises a woman whose child was killed by police not to settle.
Becker attempts to replace resigned Sifuentes with a candidate for his lawyers basketball team; Abby anticipates a reunion with her son.
Death-penalty-opponent Kuzak defends a violent man accused of murder; Becker's divorcing parents each seek his representation.
Van Owen prosecutes an AIDS victim who took the life of his terminally ill lover; a polygamist shares a secret with Markowitz.
Kelsey must find a truly poor person in order to execute a rich matron's will; Becker takes pride in his pupil, divorce attorney Abby.
A TV news anchor (Barbara Bosson) baffles Kuzak by rejecting a generous settlement; Sifuentes bets he can win a dog-bite case.
Kuzak defends a TV news anchor (Barbara Bosson), fired for a candid report on breast-cancer surgery; Brackman's tenants win.
Kuzak proclaims his love for Van Owen at her wedding; Becker falls for a screenwriter who wants her ex-lover's box-office profits.
Becker's lovesick client (Bill Macy) wants a reconciliation; smitten Kuzak schemes to meet Van Owen's fiance.
Medical reports upset Kuzak's personal-injury case; Abby Perkins' 3-year-old is abducted; Markowitz lies for a tax client.
Kuzak falls for an ambitious deputy district-attorney; Kelsey rejects a settlement for a personal-injury case; guest Mario Van Peebles.
Kuzak experiences pangs of conscience while defending a client he considers contemptible; Kelsey makes her move on Markowitz.