Ethically-challenged attorney Alan Shore, formerly of Young, Frutt & Berluti, settles in at a wealthy and powerful firm focusing on civil cases. With some help from his friend and mentor, veteran attorney Denny Crane, Shore quickly makes his mark winning cases no one would take, often using less than honest methods. In doing so, he develops a rival in his colleague Brad Chase, who has been assigned to the office partly to keep an eye on the increasingly eccentric (and possibly senile) Denny Crane. Though his questionable conduct might make him a few enemies along the way, Alan's not one to be underestimated, nor will he let trivial things like honesty or integrity get in the way of winning a case.
Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the courtroom.
Did You Know?
In one episode, Catherine Piper (Betty White
) delivers cookies to a staff briefing, and says to Paul Lewiston (Rene Auberjonois
) "My what an interesting face." This is likely a nod to Auberjonois' role on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
(1993) as Constable Odo; a shapeshifter who was never completely able to copy a human face, and thus always had a unique flat-looking face. See more
Throughout the series, there is an inconsistency in the proper courts for the proper cases. For example, there are certain criminal cases - which would be heard in state courts - in which the set being used was the Federal Court set with the seal that says "District of Massachusetts". In addition, several judges switch between the state court and federal court sets while state court judges and federal court judges are separate and independent. See more
[Seeing Judge Brown coming in the courtroom
My god, he got a bigger gavel.