The small Boston law firm of Donnell & Associates is led by Bobby Donnell, a young, passionate lawyer struggling to make a name for his new practice. After a challenging first year, where Bobby and fellow attorneys Lindsay Dole, Ellenor Frutt, Eugene Young and Jimmy Berluti, spent more time representing undeniably guilty clients instead of innocent victims, things are beginning to look up.
Bobby has an affair with a beautiful client who is accused of committing murder.
The attorneys represent a gay man who may or may not have murdered his lover. Jimmy is wrongly accused of soliciting a prostitute.
A doctor is prosecuted for murder after he performs euthanasia on a terminally-ill patient. Eugene and Lindsay defend an elderly bookie whose illegal activities were videotaped during a sting operation.
Jimmy represents a young girl who was bitten in the face by a dog. A juror communicates with Lindsay during a trial. Eugene defends a one-legged African-American man accused of robbery.
Bobby defends an adulterer charged with murder. Eugene represents a Boston cop seeking disability compensation by claiming his job caused him to become a racist. Jimmy experiences an erotic dream involving Lindsay.
Bobby attempts to win the release of an innocent woman he helped convict of murder. Jimmy represents a hirsute man who was fired because of his looks. Lindsay realizes Kelton drugged her before they had sex.
A husband seeks a court order that would force his pregnant wife to undergo a C-section. Lindsay represents a drug dealer caught red-handed with a large quantity of cocaine. Helen asks Bobby out on a date.
Bobby and Eugene use a racist sociological theory as a defense when an African-American client is accused of committing manslaughter during a riot. Ellenor sues a travel agent on the behalf of a conceded longtime friend.
A drug dealer's operative is taken into custody after she attempts to smuggle cocaine into the U.S. by swallowing drug-filled prophylactics.
A documentary crew records the attorneys as they fight to win a stay of execution for a man convicted of murdering a young girl.
Bobby fears a famous defense attorney's failing memory may jeopardize the outcome of a trial. Eugene defends a man who murdered and raped two young children. Berluti is awestruck when a beautiful 1960s television star seeks his help.
Bobby's priest becomes a client after a woman suffers a fatal heart attack during an exorcism. Eugene assists a man who refuses to allow his doctor to remove a medical instrument from his backside. Berluti appears in his own television commercial.
Berluti presents an argument in favor of same-sex marriages after his mother reveals that she is a lesbian. Eugene attacks a rape victim's testimony. A man claims he was sexually molested by his female dentist.
Bobby's senior prom date is arrested for prostitution. Ellenor represents a little girl who was thrown out of school because of a disability.
Bobby is arrested after he tips off a drug dealer client about a police raid leading to the deaths of several officers. Berluti is humiliated by a fellow attorney who attempts to convince a judge to throw out the cancer cluster suit.
A gang member threatens Rebecca's life after she witnesses a robbery-homicide. Lindsay steps in when Berluti's poor lawyering jeopardizes the cancer cluster case.
Berluti faces his greatest challenge when the cancer cluster case goes to trial.
Ellenor and Lindsay defend an actress accused of killing her husband during the making of a pornographic film. Lindsay tells Gamble about her affair with Bobby.
Bobby faces off against Helen Gamble in the most important murder trial of their careers. Eugene represents Rebecca's irascible uncle when he is accused of tax evasion.
Bobby and Helen Gamble match wits in court when the Cindy Marks murder case goes to trial.
Rebecca testifies against the shooter. An embarrassed Lindsay defends a man's use of a toilet. Ellenor's purse-snatcher client faces twenty years in jail when the D.A.'s office invokes a law aimed at protecting tourists.
Joey Heric is accused of murdering another lover. Lindsay pursues another case targeting the tobacco industry and her former professor. The purse-snatcher case goes to trial.
Joey Heric matches wits with Gamble when he opts to represent himself in court. Ellenor represents a heavy-set woman ridiculed by a clown.
Eugene defends a man who accidentally killed a friend during a gang initiation ritual. Gamble prosecutes a driver who struck and killed a homeless man. Rebecca stomps a rodent to death shortly before being honored by an animal rights organization.
Rebbecca participates in a sting operation targeting an insurance scam. Ellenor fights to save the life of a highly-intelligent chimpanzee.
With help from Ally McBeal, the firm defends a murder suspect who claims she was Lizzie Borden in a past life. Ellenor learns the truth about Dr. Spivak.
Berluti's priest is accused of killing a fifteen-year-old boy. The attorneys worry that Ellenor might tell her lover about the insurance scam sting operation.
A judge must decide how to proceed when a thirteen-year-old boy shoots and kills his own mother. Eugene argues that a convicted killer should be released from jail. The attorneys hope to land a lucrative case against the asbestos industry.