Shirley asks Alan Shore to use his odious lawyering to help her defend a police officer accused of torture; Donny Crane returns and is the opposing counsel in Denny's case with Chelina Hall (Kerry Washington) as second chair, where a woman wants to sue her former boyfriend for saying no to her at the altar.
For Denny, this is an easy case, while for Donny this is to settle a score with Denny for letting him believe for 25 years that he was his father; Bernard Ferrion is befriended by Catherine, and Alan finds variance with that.
Denny is called to defend a man who raped and killed a 13-year-old girl, but decides he would rather go to jail than spend his days defending murderers; Alan must face his fear of clowns; Shirley dumps a bizarre bestiality case on Denise.
Denise finds herself wanting to sue her own client when Boston's most celebrated plastic surgeon, Dr.
The school in question is likely Winslow High School, the school in another Boston-based show from David E.
Kelley, Boston Public, since the principal for both schools is named Steven Harper and played by the same actor, Chi Mc Bride.
Chelina asks Alan to assist her in Texas because her former client is getting executed but may be innocent of the crime; an old friend of Denny and Shirley asks them for legal representation when she is charged with having sexual encounters for a fee; Lori files a complaint about Denny with Shirley and Paul and they seriously consider doing something about it, especially when they suspect he performed an unethical act on his recent case.
Alan, Denny and Brad represent Kelly Nolan (Heather Locklear) who is on trial for poisoning her husband; Tara Wilson second-chairs for Shirley Schmidt and is shocked to find that the opposing counsel is her former lover, Malcolm Holmes (Rupert Everett); Garrett Wells and Sara Holt assist Denise Bauer on a case where a Jewish man felt violated when his Christian co-workers held Bible readings in the workplace.Edwin Poole escapes from the mental hospital and takes a murder case.When Edwin proves incompetent, Lori must overcome her own principles to defend his murder client; Alan defends one of the firm's biggest clients after she is caught stealing a scarf and jeopardizes his relationship with Sally by asking her to commit an unethical act.When Edwin Poole (Larry Miller) is institutionalized, Paul Lewiston asks Brad Chase to return to the Boston office; Alan Shore is assigned a case in which a mother wants to sue the producers of Annie after her daughter is refused the title role because she is black; Brad and Sally Heep file an emergency appeal when a client's ex-husband will not allow her to take her children to New York; Denny Crane tries to prevent his client from hiring a private investigator to find out who his wife's lover is, and Lewiston assigns Lori Colson to ensure that an investigator is not hired.Alan helps Christine Pauley (Elizabeth Mitchell), an ex-lover whom he had committed, secure release from the mental hospital and Sally and Tara become concerned for Alan once it appears that Christine is stalking him; Denny finds himself at the end of a lawsuit when he comments on an opposing client's sex life.The series aired from October 3, 2004, to December 8, 2008.