Denny and Alan make an appearance before Judge Eugene Young; Hannah Rose recovers from her bout with Ellenor; Jamie accepts a job with Berluti; Ellenor invites Bobby Donnell to help his former colleagues bid farewell to the firm.
Eugene considers a new offer for his future; Jimmy is shaken when the turf war between himself and neighborhood lawyer Lenny Pescatore (Vincent Pastore) escalates.
Ellenor fears for the future of the practice when Eugene gets an offer he cannot refuse; a crooked lawyer (Vincent Pastore) tells Jimmy that the neighborhood cannot support two attorneys.
Jimmy Berluti leaves the firm to pursue his own practice; Alan Shore wastes no time getting to know his new colleagues at Crane, Poole & Schmidt.
Alan Shore sues his former partners at Young, Frutt & Berluti for wrongful termination. Guest star: William Shatner.
Shore irks Eugene when he retains the services of a high-profile law firm to battle Young, Frutt and Berluti.
Rising tensions between Eugene and Alan Shore shake the firm; a young man sues the doctor he feels is responsible for his wife's death during childbirth.
Alan braces for the jury's verdict in the murder case of his childhood friend, Paul Stewart (Patrick Dempsey).
Alan must ask for Jimmy's help in arguing the case of his childhood friend (Patrick Dempsey); Catherine Piper (Betty White) makes a shocking revelation that could change the trial's outcome.
Alan goes home to represent his childhood friend (Patrick Dempsey), who has been accused of murdering his mistress.
Jimmy and Jamie defend an elderly man (Ralph Waite) who is accused of killing a mobster; Alan agrees to help a friend with an adulterous spouse.
The firm takes the case of a man who was tortured by police after being suspected of shooting an officer.
Alan uses unorthodox methods to defend a murder suspect; Tara tries her first case.
Alan represents a 12-year-old girl who is seeking asylum in the United States to escape an arranged marriage.
Alan uses questionable methods to represent an unstable murder suspect and a client who claims a prescription drug induced her husband's suicide.
Jimmy employs an unusual strategy when defending a client accused of rape; Eugene and Ellenor take action to curb questionable behavior at the firm.
Eugene and Jimmy defend the leader of a white supremacist group; Alan continues his quest to free Roland Huff from prison.
A judge orders Eugene to represent a white supremacist; Tara and Alan feel mounting sexual tension; Jamie and Eugene's interracial relationship is put to the test.
Sheila's erratic behavior impedes her performance as a lawyer; Alan represents a man who refuses to divulge his identity.
Sheila Carlisle (Sharon Stone) tries a case on behalf of the firm; Ellenor finds herself in a moral bind after facing the truth about a client.
Alan helps a friend (Sharon Stone) who was fired from her law firm after she claimed God was speaking to her.
Ellenor agrees to hire an antitrust lawyer (James Spader) who was recently fired for embezzlement; a client (Chris O'Donnell) is accused of murdering his pregnant wife.
Bobby announces his resignation and appoints Eugene senior partner; Eugene and Jamie's newfound feelings begin to develop into a relationship.
Bobby comes clean to Lindsay about his affair with Sarah Barker; Eugene and Jamie defend a pregnant woman accused of murder.
Bobby and Lindsay decide to separate, and he finds solace in the arms of an old flame (Teri Polo); Eugene clashes with a colleague while defending a man accused of date rape.
A troubled woman (Andie MacDowell) hires Jimmy to enter into a negotiation involving CBS President Les Moonves.
Eugene and Jimmy become involved in political turmoil when they defend a young drug dealer accused of a gang-related killing.
A man (Christopher Reeve) seeks the firm's advice when his wife is accused of murder; a woman (Teri Polo) from Bobby's past comes back into his life; Jamie represents a rape victim.
Lindsay and Claire refuse to break a client's trust regarding the body of a missing girl; a reputed serial killer's mother sues Helen Gamble for defamation.
A man who has been charged with the murder of three women threatens Helen Gamble; Lindsay and Claire defend a client whose confession leads them to a missing girl's body.
Claire shines as a trial attorney with Lindsay's support; Bobby seeks vindication for a trial he lost which placed an innocent man in jail for 15 years.
Jimmy defends Brenda Miller (guest star Rosanna Arquette), his high-school crush, in connection with a suspicious homicide case.
Ellenor fights to prevent the execution of a convicted murderer (guest star Alfre Woodard) who is mentally ill; the firm is torn after it settles with an alcohol company.
A woman sues a beverage manufacturer for the death of her son due to alcoholism; Ellenor tries to stop the execution of a mentally ill woman.
When Bobby is benched for erratic behavior, Eugene takes his place as lead counsel in a controversial murder case.
Bobby suffers from a crisis of conscience while defending a client; Jamie tries her second case.
Ellenor and Eugene defend a woman (Lolita Davidovich) accused of killing her boyfriend; Lindsay defends an airline that refuses to carry Arabs.
The firm defends a priest whose church has unusual practices; a judge orders Bobby and Jimmy to defend a man whose crime appalls them.
A man who was molested by a priest retains the services of the firm; a couple file complaints against each other.
The firm defends a research facility being forced out of business because of city rezoning; a man sues his neighbor for impeding his ability to find happiness.
A couple is charged with murder for not taking their ill son to a hospital; Lindsay returns to work but fears she is a liability to the firm.
The firm discovers that District Attorney Kenneth Walsh may have intentionally suppressed evidence in Lindsay's trial; Jamie's case may be more than she can handle.
Rebecca argues Lindsay's appeal before the Supreme Judicial Court; Jimmy defends a woman accused of kidnapping.
Eugene makes a plea to appeal Lindsay's sentence; a woman who says she kidnapped her daughter 16 years earlier asks Jimmy to tell the girl's birth mother.
A turbulent murder trial climaxes with a startling verdict that could alter the lives of several members of the firm.
The partners rally around the case of a fragile client; Rebecca represents a man accused of kidnapping and murder.
Lindsay becomes hysterical with fear after paranoid-schizophrenic Lawrence "Hannibal Lecter" O'Malley is not found guilty.
A schizophrenic client (Christopher Shyer) believes that he is the fictional, flesh-eating killer Hannibal Lecter and that Linsday is Clarice Starling.
Murderer Joey Heric (John Larroquette) returns; a drug-addicted prostitute (Tracy Middendorf) says she was beaten and raped by a customer.
Jimmy refuses to believe a good friend is guilty of charges of arson, insurance fraud and murder; a high-school student working in the office has a crush on Lucy and will not leave her alone.
Helen's boss shows unusual interest in her latest case; Lindsay unintentionally helps a client get arrested.
Eugene and Rebecca face off with Helen Gamble on a case involving a father accused of child abuse; Mitchell Wheeler (Scott Cohen) makes an offer to Ellenor.
A woman seeks legal counsel for her husband, a schizophrenic who hurt someone while in hospital care.
Helen and Bobby are pressured into teaming up with the FBI on a sting operation targeted at a popular judge (guest star Bruce McGill) suspected of accepting bribes.
Judge Mantz orders Ellenor to assist a defendant who wants to act as his own attorney; Bobby reels from an assault.
Influenced by a client, Bobby makes decision that could be premature; Lindsay urges Helen Gamble to order DNA tests on a client serving time for rape.
A minister (Tim Guinee) has a secret that could save a man from a death sentence; Ellenor's friend (Scott Cohen) makes an indecent proposal.
Rebecca learns a difficult truth when she tries to find out why her doctor's Arab husband is detained by federal agents without any explanation.
Bobby fears his protective feelings for a female client (Gabrielle Anwar) may threaten his objectivity; Lucy helps an elderly rape-victim get an apology from her attacker.
Lowe promises a woman that he will find the person responsible for killing her son in a drive-by shooting.
Jimmy and Eugene clash during a case involving an insurance company's settlement with a young accident victim.
The Baldwins receive astonishing news that their son -- kidnapped as a child and presumed dead -- is alive.
A couple wants to file a civil suit against the man they believe is responsible for the kidnapping of their son 18 years earlier.
Jimmy defends a bookie (Jeffrey Tambor) being sued by his wife for financial fraud; Lindsay believes a teenage girl has been falsely accused of attempted murder.
Ellenor fights to exonerate Sen. Ellison (Dylan Baker); Rebecca meets the United States' leading death-penalty attorney (Ron Silver).
Maintaining her client's innocence is a struggle for Ellenor when he and his family keep changing their stories.
Bobby (Dylan McDermott) and the team question their roles as defense attorneys after tragedy strikes a colleague.
A malicious, well-connected drug dealer threatens Bobby, Ellenor, Helen and Richard (Dylan McDermott, Camryn Manheim, Lara Flynn Boyle, Jason Kravits).
Inept attorney Harland Bassett (Ernie Sabella) enlists Eugene and Jimmy's help against a drug manufacturer.
Lindsay discovers unsettling information from Richard Bay; Harland Bassett once again seeks assistance from Eugene for a jury trial.
Helen (Lara Flynn Boyle) tries to coerce a confession from an alleged carjacker (guest star Jeff Cahill) who is being represented by Jimmy (Michael Badalucco).
Bobby and Jimmy use a notorious strategy to save a client accused of the rape/murder of his stepdaughter.
Dr. Ben Gideon treats Ellenor for a prenatal condition that threatens the health of her unborn child; Helen struggles to keep an 11-year-old rape victim from having to testify.
Ellenor's friend and sperm donor is having second thoughts about his role in raising their child; Helen faces the decision of allowing an 11 year-old rape victim to testify.
On the basis of religious beliefs, Rebecca's mother refuses to allow a blood transfusion that could save her daughter's life.
Bobby takes the stand in his own defense during the trial for the murder of serial killer William Hinks; Lucy volunteers for the Rape Crisis Center.
The firm must defend Bobby after he is charged with conspiracy in the murder of William Hinks; Rebecca senses foul play in the death of a friend's husband.
Lindsay fears she may be the next victim of convicted serial killer William Hinks; Scott Wallace's murder trial abruptly begins and ends.
Hinks continues to harass Lindsay despite a restraining order; Bobby blames himself for not getting Wallace professional help; Helen makes a life or death decision.
William Hinks, who was acquitted of murder, harasses Lindsay; Scott Wallace breaks down with tragic results.
William Hinks pleads guilty to several murders, but his psychologist believes he is delusional and wants attention.
Bobby defends a Pakistani man living in the United States who is accused of commissioning his brother to murder his cheating wife.
The retrial of Scott Wallace, Bobby's friend who was previously convicted of murdering his wife, begins.
Bobby works overtime to prepare for Scott Wallace's trial; Jimmy is chastised for speaking his mind to a judge.
A plaintiff recants a solid accusation, which surprises everyone, while Lucy prompts the revelation of a different surprise.
Ellenor files a complaint against a federal judge who she feels blackmailed her; Jimmy makes a deal with the district attorney to help a client.
Bobby looks everywhere for new evidence that may overturn the guilty verdict against Scott Wallace (Bruce Davison).
Bobby defends a close friend (Bruce Davison) accused of murdering his wife; a couple claims its children developed neurological defects from exposure to a toxic chemical.
Lindsay Dole and Bobby Donnell marry; Ellenor defends a tragedy-torn deaf woman (Marlee Matlin) against Richard Bay, who needs a conviction to save his job.
Eugene is court-appointed to defend a client accused of rape and murder; Jimmy defends a friend sued by a former employee who has AIDS.
Ellenor makes a last argument for Stuart Donovan after shocking new evidence is revealed; Bobby and Lindsay battle over wedding plans.
Ellenor leads Eugene and Lucy in an effort to allow a new DNA test that may keep Stuart Donovan from death row; Rebecca helps an elderly couple.
Bobby and Helen clash in court over a case where a man shoots his terminally ill wife; Ellenor goes to Philadelphia to save a death row inmate.
Bobby and Eugene defend a woman accused of murdering her husband; Helen uses questionable tactics to get a confession from a teen accused of infanticide.
An ex-convict (Donnie Wahlberg) threatens violent revenge against Bobby; Lindsay and Helen inspect wedding invitations with the help of a stationer (Rosie O'Donnell).
Jimmy and Richard strike a deal that could destroy them; Eugene and Rebecca represent a client in a malpractice case.
Helen faces the possibility of losing a case to Bobby and Eugene; Ellenor defends a man accused of murder who she believes is mentally incompetent.
The trial of an accused murderer begins with the lawyers intently questioning witnesses in an effort to create doubt.
Bobby, Jimmy, Ellenor and Lucy assist Lindsay in her defense of a man accused of murdering a woman he met over the Internet.
Lindsay takes on another tobacco company; Rebecca discovers that a childhood friend accused of murder has a dark side.
Bobby and Eugene's defense of a drug dealer accused of murder results in the personal ruin of a witness and an eruption of violence in the courtroom.
Jimmy aids a former flame who sells her ova over the Internet; Ellenor cross-examines a witness who is in hospital with heart failure.
Lindsay must represent a notorious serial killer who is petitioning for release from a psychiatric hospital.
Jimmy defends a rape victim accused of killing her assailant; Lucy thinks she has been victimized by her dentist, whom Bobby defends.
Rebecca defends a client accused of murdering her mother; Lindsay and Bobby debate over a wedding dress.
The murder trial of Raymond Oz (James Whitmore) begins with the defendant serving as his own counsel. With Dylan McDermott.
Bobby helps an attorney who accuses his wife of trying to commandeer his assets and having an extramarital affair.
Threatening notes found in the office indicate that Lindsay's attacker may be gearing up to strike again.
Jimmy begs Dr. Henry Olson to reveal the truth about how a patient was murdered; Helen may lose a case to Bobby because of a technicality.
Bobby and Jimmy defend a dentist accused of murdering a patient in his office; George Vogelman comes back into Ellenor's life.
Members of the firm and Helen Gamble make shocking discoveries in their search for one partner's brutal attacker.
Eugene takes the case of a rabbi accused of raping a woman with whom he has been secretly having an affair.
Helen searches for a way to make someone pay for the death of Gordon Armbrust's wife; a man seeks counsel when his wife mysteriously dies after routine surgery.
Lucy needs Bobby's help when she finds herself exposed on the Internet; Helen hunts for the truth behind a father and son's involvement in a woman's murder.
The firm questions the justice system when the lawyers find out a policeman's error could set a murderer free.
Eugene fights for custody of his son, with Bobby as his attorney; Helen suspects an accused car-jacker is innocent; guest Donna Hanover.
Eugene's ex-wife blames the influence of his career when their son is caught in possession of drugs; Jimmy goes after a gun manufacturer for a teen's death.
New evidence in the reopened Vogelman case implicates Ellenor; Judge Kittleson seeks Bobby's legal counsel.
Ellenor's dissatisfaction with her colleagues continues to grow; Bobby defends a restaurateur charged with health-code violations; Helen prosecutes a cat killer.
Bobby defends a prostitute accused of murder; Ellenor defends an addict in need of a break; Rebecca handles a divorce case.
Helen Gamble addresses the issue of physician-assisted suicide; Judge Kittleson is enamored with Bobby.
Bobby and Eugene uncover the truth about a murdered infant; Helen plans a day of relaxation for her and Lindsay.
Hostilities flare in the firm when Ellenor has the opportunity to catch a big-money corporate client.
At trial, Berluti leads the firm's defense against Tommy Silva (Tony Danza); Lucy wants everyone to celebrate the season.
Bobby selects the lawyer for first chair against Tommy Silva; an accused baby-killer hears her verdict.
Tommy Silva (Tony Danza) begins to build a case against Bobby's firm; Bobby defends a woman accused of a vicious crime; Rebecca questions her career choice.
Lindsay makes a last ditch effort to save Anderson Pearson; guest Tony Danza.
The trial of accused murderer George Vogelman reaches a conclusion. With Dylan McDermott, Kelli Williams and Camryn Manheim.
Lindsay appeals the Pearson case; Ellenor searches for evidence to save an accused murderer and decapitator; Jimmy defends an accused bigot.
The jury delivers the Anderson Pearson murder-trial verdict; evidence mounts against the doctor who found his one-night-stand's head in his medical bag.
Evidence mounts against Lindsay's former law professor; Rebecca may represent a man with an unusual hobby; Ellenor defends a client with a giant headache.
Lindsay tries to help her former law professor (Edward Hermann); Rebecca defends her first client in court; a new receptionist (Marla Sokoloff) reports for work.
An anxiously anticipated letter reveals how Rebecca has been spending her time after work; Bobby seeks approval from his father (Charles Durning).
Bobby defends a 13-year-old who murdered his mother, and Helen asks the judge to try the boy as an adult.
Jimmy is shot when he gets close to finding the killer of a teenager whose body was found in the office of his family priest.
Bobby's firm helps lawyers Ally McBeal and Billy Thomas (Calista Flockhart, Gil Bellows) prepare a defense for a client accused of murder.
Ellenor fights to save a chimpanzee from deadly medical testing; Helen, Jimmy and Rebecca try to expose an insurance-fraud ring; some staff become partners.
Lindsay causes an uproar when she demands to be made a partner, then surprises Bobby with a personal confession.
Helen Gamble knows she must look beyond the evidence if she is to outsmart Joey Heric (John Larroquette) and send him to jail.
Helen prosecutes Bobby's flamboyant client (John Larroquette), who decides to defend himself on murder charges.
A defense attorney questions Rebecca's reliability as a murder witness; Ellenor defends a political pawn.
Bobby and the whole firm use all their resources to prevent Helen Gamble from putting a suspected murderer, Dr. Jeffrey Winslow, in prison for life.
Bobby and Helen skid into relationship problems when they oppose each other in a high-profile murder case involving a surgeon accused of murdering his mistress.
Ellenor and Lindsay defend a porn star accused of killing her husband; Helen learns about one of Bobby's ex-lovers.
Berluti prepares for the trial of his life, hoping to prove high-voltage power lines gave his clients cancer.
After Rebecca identifies a killer, she gets death threats from his brother; Lindsay helps with the electric-company case.
Bobby overhears Helen Gamble's plans for a police raid on his drug-dealing client; Berluti takes a case against an electric company.
Bobby tries to help an ex-girlfriend arrested for prostitution; Ellenor and Rebecca fight to keep a girl with Tourette's syndrome in school.
Berluti learns his mother is a lesbian, and she wants to wed another woman; Eugene and Ellenor defend a repeat-offender rapist.
A priest faces murder charges after a parishioner dies during an exorcism; malpractice suit; Berluti tapes a commercial.
Bobby's mentor (James Whitmore), who suffers from memory lapses, asks him to second-chair a high-profile case.
A documentary crew captures Bobby and the firm as they try to prevent the execution of a convicted murderer.
Lindsay refuses to represent drug runners when a client nearly dies during a bust; Jimmy helps a cancer-stricken community; Bobby ends a secret romance.
Against Eugene's advice, Bobby brings the issue of race into a case against a man accused of manslaughter during a riot.
Helen Gamble makes a pass at Bobby; Lindsay puts another drug dealer back on the street; a man wants his wife to have a Caesarean section.
Chris Kelton drugs Lindsay; rebuffed, a podiatrist sues Ellenor for emotional distress; Berluti represents a man fired because of his looks.
Bobby partners with his former lover in a murder case; Eugene defends a police officer who believes the job has turned him into a racist.
A juror may jeopardize Ellenor and Lindsay's defense of Kenny the pimp; Berluti goes after a huge settlement for a little girl bitten by a dog.
Bobby and the assistant district attorney face off over an assisted suicide; Eugene helps Lindsay defend an aged bookie.
Bobby and Ellenor must handle a pathological liar (John Larroquette) involved in a deadly, homosexual love-triangle.
Bobby's colleagues question his judgment when he falls for his client, accused of killing her neighbor.
Bobby concludes the trial against Gerald Braun; Eugene represents a 19-year-old accused of raping his 14-year-old girlfriend.
Bobby squares off with District Attorney Silverman in the Braun murder case; Eugene represents an accused mugger; Ellenor meets her phone friend.
The Martin murder case has a startling conclusion; Lindsay delivers a brilliant opening in the case against the tobacco company.
Bobby prepares for a brutal killer's civil trial; Lindsay continues to battle her former professor and the tobacco industry; the firm gets another lawyer.
Eugene represents a woman seeking a restraining order against her violent, estranged husband; Bobby accepts a loan for the firm from an old friend.
A 17-year-old is tried for drug possession; Lindsay (Kelli Williams) goes up against her former professor. With Dylan McDermott.