Each season features a high profile star as a nemesis for either Patty or Ellen (in the first season it was Ted Danson; in season two Len Cariou, in season three, Ted Danson returns, in season four, John Goodman, in season five, Ryan Philippe). Here are some early takes from various reviewers, brought together courtesy of the ABA Journal.
With Virginia Williams as Lauren Reed, Kate's stepmother, a highpowered partner at the firm, Michael Patrick as Justin Patrick, Kate's former husband, a D. who still loves her, and Baron Vaughn as Leonardo Prince, Kate's loyal assistant. Stars Debbi Morgan as a newly elected Los Angeles DA and Lea Thompson as her chief assistant. This series was cancelled at the end of the 2003 season. Also starring Nate Corddry as Adam Branch, Brittany Snow as Jenna Backstrom, the receptionist, and Aml Ameen as Malcolm Davies, the paralegal. Shonda Rhimes is the executive producer of this legal drama, in which Viola Davis plays a criminal law professor who recruits her law students to help her with real cases. Alan Davies stars as a specialist in the creation of illusions for a magician; Caroline Quentin is the journalist who recruits him to solve mysteries. Brenneman's mother was one of the first women to graduate from Harvard Law School. Various other actresses play judges (Nancy Stafford as "Judge Bell," two episodes, 2003). Elizabeth (Lisa) Lackey is Alex De Monaco, unjustly convicted of insurance fraud.
Marilu Henner played Ada Evans Newton, prosecuting attorney, married to Wood Newton (Burt Reynolds) in this gentle comedy about the town of Evening Shade and its leading citizens. Stars Sarah Shahi as Kate Reed, a lawyer turned mediator, who maintains a connection with her late father's law firm. Kelley stars Gretchen Mol, Kathleen Robertson and Chyler Leigh as ambitious young attorneys in San Francisco. Kathy Bates plays Harriet Kern, a former patent lawyer who takes up the practice of criminal law in a streetfront office (which improbably includes shoes as an additional product for sale) in Cincinnati, Ohio. Susan Dey as Grace van Owen, DA turned corporate lawyer, Jill Eikenberry, Michele Greene, Amanda Donohue, Rosalind Shays, as lawyers at Mac Kenzie Brackman, a Los Angeles law firm. Various actresses have played ADAs on t his show including Jill Hennessy as Claire Kincaid, Carey Lowell as Jamie Ross, Angie Harmon as Abigail Carmichael and Elisabeth Rohm as Serena Southerlyn.
Kevin James is a delivery man for "IPS" and Leah Remini is a legal secretary (although sometimes she almost acts like a lawyer). Noted trial attorney Roy Black played the Donald Trump role.
Tim Roth as psychologist Cal Lightman who specializes in undercovering deception. (TV series, Fox, 1993-1998) Starred Queen Latifah as the publisher of a struggling magazine and Erika Alexander, Kim Coles, and Kim Fields as her closest friends. Jeannie Wilson (who plays Janet Fowler) is the attorney girlfriend of Jameson Parker (A.
Jennifer Beals plays Lightman's former wife Zoe Landau, an AUSA. Gerald Mc Raney and Jameson Parker and brothers who own a detective agency. "Legal Tender Love and Care", first broadcast November 28, 2000. In the episode "Take My Wife, Please", Colleen Dewhurst has a guest starring role as a fierce divorce attorney who hires Maddie and David.
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Her friend Stephanie (played by Lenora Crichlow), also a lawyer at the firm, dreams of love. Zelda meets Andrew (Ben Feldman), who works for a computer dating service, in the first episode ("A Is For Acquaintances").
Stars Cristin Miloti as Zelda Vasco, an attorney who handles pro bono cases at a big law firm. When Quentin left the series, Julia Sawalha replaced her as a broadcaster who teamed up with Creek.
(What happens if the show lasts longer than 26 episodes? Ken Howard and Blythe Danner in the Spencer Tracy (Adam Bonner) and Katherine Hepburn (Amanda Bonner) roles.
This series was based on the 1949 film starring Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn. Lorraine Toussaint is a successful DC lawyer who returns to her Southern home town to take over her deceased father's practice. Jennifer Finnegan plays Maddie Putney, a trusts and estates attorney with a white shoe firm.
One of the few shows to star an African-American attorney. with lawyers, it changed somewhat before NBC picked up its option. Has Amanda Detmer as Susan Rakoff, a public defender, and Ana Ortiz as Ana Rivera, a federal prosecutor. Linda Hamilton plays Catherine Chandler, an assistant DA who is attacked and left for dead. In the episode "Better Without a Job," (aired April 13, 2011) the firm lays her off and she accepts an offer from a firm of "ambulance chasers." Canterbury's Law (Fox, 2008--2008). Stars Brooke Elliott as Jane Bingum, an attorney, who's the reincarnated version of a model, the egotistical Deb.
Vincent (Ron Perlman), a mysterious man who lives in an underground area of the city, rescues and heals her with the assistance of his father, and together they solve crimes and eventually fall in love. Juliana Margolies stars as Elizabeth Canterbury, defense attorney, wife and mother of the abducted six year old Sam. Also stars Aidan Quinn as her husband, a law professor, and (TV series, NBC, 2006). Glenn Close stars as Patty Hewes, founding partner at Hewes and Associates. Kim Kaswell (Kate Levering) is an ambitious attorney at the firm. Eli Stone, the protagonist, an attorney in a white shoe San Francisco law firm, is engaged to Taylor Wethersby (Natasha Henstridge), an ambitious attorney and daughter of the managing partner at Eli's firm.
Stephanie March as Alexandra Cabot (from Dick Wolf's Law & Order franchise), in a new series featuring the public and private lives of New York district attorneys. She hires Ellen Parsons (Rose Byrne) to work with her. Includes Tina Majorino as "Addy Fisher" and Leah Pipes as "Beth Bancroft". Stars Jim Belushi, Jerry O'Connell as the name partners and Jurnee Smollett as Lisa Tyler as a newly hired associate, with Natalie Zea as arch enemy and love interest D. Eli also supervises Maggie (Julie Gonzalo), a flaky associate at the firm.