Craig Bierko is joining the cast of Boston Legal on ABC.

Bierko will play Jeffrey Coho, says Variety; he's described as an intense, grandiose criminal defense lawyer. His first case will be a cliff hanger storyline in at least three episodes; the initial show is written by Kelley, and about a client (Ashton Holmes) accused of murdering a judge. Katey Sagal will play Holmes' mother. Also appearing on those episodes are Tyler Labine and Anthony Heald.

Bierko's first appearance comes on the second episode of Boston Legal's third season, airing September 26th on ABC.