An obsessed former juror makes life very scary for Judge Ripley; Kathleen refuses to give up on a client on trial for shooting his attacker; and Will pulls a fast one to get his voodoo-spewing client cleared of a fraud charge.
A stripper accused of stealing from her club leads Will to the establishment's owner - and the truth about Dan's DA rival; Terry has a hard time with a mercy-killing case that hits too close to home.
Kathleen and Erin clash in court over a woman charged with killing her rapist; Will defends a little person who attacked a fellow tabloid talk-show guest; the campaign for district attorney gets ugly as Cabretti goes after the dirt on Dan's abusive past.
Kathleen battles Terry over parental rights while defending a man's efforts to keep his recovering-addict wife away from their son. Meanwhile, Will takes some extreme steps of his own to protect a client from the mobster he's accused of robbing.
Ripley comes under fire after Chris Maguire is busted for falsely claiming to have bribed the judge involved with his sister, while Dan sees the whole investigation as a plot to keep him from running for office. Meanwhile, Will puts his life on the line to get firsthand proof that his client has reliable testimony about a wanted killer.
Dan's office plays hardball with Maguire & Froman after Kathleen testifies against a well-connected D.A. who's looking to try a shady case just for the easy win. But it's Will's innocent date-rape client who may pay the price for Kathleen's crusade once Terry is ordered to make sure the kid is sent away.
Dan plays dirty after learning that Kathleen will be defending a madam in Ripley's courtroom; Will and Lisa hash out the ins and outs of their affair while trapped in a City Hall elevator; a law student derails his future with an unlawful protest tactic against a professor.
Kathleen races to get her wrongfully convicted client a new trial after finding that evidence may have been swept under the rug. Meanwhile, the owner of escort service recruits Maguire & Froman to clear her name in a prostitution case that could ruin her career - and her clients; and Will defends a high-school teacher accused of sexually molesting a student, who may have a darker secret to protect.
A dying man's confession gives Kathleen what she needs to get a convicted rapist a new trial; Will and Erin clash in court over a wife charged with assaulting her husband with a frozen steak; and a Maguire & Froman client takes a dramatic leap of faith to avoid a certain prison sentence.
A teen on trial for the murder of her mom's abusive lover has Kathleen rethinking the case---and who did the killing; Will's repeat offender makes an insane attempt to avoid jail time by attacking his own lawyer during sentencing; and Judge Ripley decides to lay down the law with one of City Hall's most available attorneys.
Will tries to stop a man from serving jail time for a bogus possession charge just to spite his unfaithful rabbi father; Kathleen scores an unusual first date, thanks to her dim diamond-thief client, while another case has her backing up a man intent on serving as his own lawyer.
Kathleen defends a drug addict falsely accused of killing a cop.
Kathleen is forced to defend a rapist whose main evidence can easily be thrown out of court.
Kathleen continues to fight to keep a kid out of an adult rehabilitation facility for the accidental murder of another kid.
Kathleen witnesses a robbery and the assailant turns out to be a client she's defending in another case.
Kathleen defends a lonely prison guard who is charged with having sex with an inmate.
Lasting for only one season on ABC, this Steven Bochco-produced legal drama centers on single mother Kathleen Maguire, a partner at a Philadelphia law firm whose ex-husband is the city's assistant district attorney.