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150 :08x01 - Book of Renovation, Chapter 1

Oct/07/1993
Markowitz's (Michael Tucker) cousin, Eli Levinson, defends a mentally ill man who confesses to a murder that he may not have committed, and an attorney claims she was denied a partnership at her law firm because of her gender.
Guest Stars: Elliott Gould as Ed Morrison | Tony Nittoli as Parking Attendant | Melissa Berger as Rachel Chubb | John DeMita as Jerry McVey | Pippa Pearthree as Judith Kincaid | Jeff Perry as Jonah Burgee | Matthew Faison as Unknown | F.X. Vitolo as Matty | John Zarchen as Lloyd Hassock | Jennifer Williams as Clerk | Priscilla Lopez as Judge Rona Shays | Millie Slavin as Sylvia Reiner | Stephen Root as Brandon McCafferty | Jayne Brook as Beverly Halleran | Ron Ely as Unknown | Max Perlich as Sandy Morrison | Gary Newton as Phil Garabedian | Carroll Baker as Rae Morrison | Nicholas Turturro as Anthony

151 :08x02 - Leap of Faith

Oct/14/1993
Eli Levinson hires a private detective to uncover clues in the murder of Jonah Burgee's wife, and Rollins (Blair Underwood) defends the American Buying Network against a man who claims it took advantage of his wife who suffers from an obsessive-compulsive shopping disorder.
Guest Stars: Dakin Matthews as Stephen Hygate | Lisa Banes as Ms. Mitchell | Mimi Craven as Pamela Riesenfelt | Matthew Posey as TBD | Jay Gerber as Dr. Croyder | Max Perlich as Sandy Morrison | Christina Kokubo as Clerk | Rick Kahana as Panhandler | Eddie Matthews as Workman | Richard Camphuis as Off. Kubelik | Barry Lynch as Unknown | Ned Eisenberg as Howard Bannister | Elliott Gould as Ed Morrison | Earl Boen as Judge Walter L. Swanson | Lawrence Dobkin as Judge Saul Edelstein (as Larry Dobkin) | Connie Ray as Philomena Bannister | Carroll Baker as Rae Morrison | Jayne Brook as Beverly Halleran | Priscilla Lopez as Judge Rona Shays | Elizabeth Peña as Jinx Baldasseri | Benjamin Mouton as David Kerrey | Jeff Perry as Jonah Burgee

152 :08x03 - How Much Is That Bentley in the Window?

Oct/21/1993
Becker (Corbin Bernsen) represents a woman attempting to nullify a prenuptial agreement, and Eli gets Burgee to admit that he inherited $11-million from his wife after she was killed.
Guest Stars: Max Perlich as Sandy Morrison | Mike Pniewski as Judge James McCall | Carroll Baker as Rae Morrison | Richard Jamison (1) as Foreperson | Leslie Winston as Reporter #1 | Joyce Kurtz as Reporter #2 | Gilbert Smith as Court Officer | Priscilla Lopez as Judge Rona Shays | Jared Martin as Unknown | Elliott Gould as Ed Morrison | Belinda Montgomery as Jessica Wilton | Leon Russom as Matthew Wilton | Jeff Perry as Jonah Burgee | Jayne Brook as Beverly Halleran | Mike Genovese as Det. Riley | Joan Severance as Lauren Chase

153 :08x04 - Foreign Co-Respondent

Oct/28/1993
A couple sues their travel agent after he booked them into war-torn Sarajevo, Mullaney (John Spencer) represents a Chinese woman whose husband died while being smuggled into the U.S., and Eli is offered a partnership at the firm after Sandy is acquitted of murder charges.
Guest Stars: Pat Cooper (1) as Herb Moffett | Miriam Flynn as Edie Moffett | Raymond Ma as Liu Yuchen | Martin Mull as Mr. Schiff | Nicholas Kadi as Gaidar | Steve Carlisle as Avery Phipps | George Cheung as Ronald Chow | Richard Fancy as Norman Klein | Shirley Prestia as Nina | Lucy Liu as Mai Lin | Jennifer Bassey as Judge Helen Caplan | Pearl Huang as Translator | Joan Severance as Lauren Chase | F.J. O'Neil as Langston Albright | John Christy Ewing as Dr. Coburn, U.S. Coast Guard Captain |
Featuring: J. Rob Jordan as Jury Foreperson | Prabhujot Khalsa as Jared
Director: Mark Tinker

154 :08x05 - The Green, Green Grass of Home

Nov/04/1993
Morales represents a couple that was arrested after their daughter brought homegrown marijuana to school, Markowitz (Michael Tucker) is shocked when an old friend says he's wanted by the FBI for helping a Black Panther escape from jail, and Denise gets a chance to appear in a big movie.
Guest Stars: Annie Korzen as Rose | Kate Zentall as Dr. Walsh | Dan Martin as Police Officer/Teacher Walters | Cabiria Cardinale as Ann-Marie | Mark Costello as FBI Agent | Gabriel Jarret as Jeremy | Adam G. as Truman Teas | David Lodge (2) as Clerk | Frank Whiteman as Judge Joseph Crea | Richard Masur as Barry Glassman | John Bedford Lloyd as Mitch Gelleher | Kathleen Wilhoite as Rosalie Hendrickson | Concetta Tomei as Susan Hauber | Lillian Lehman as Judge Mary Harcourt | Ellen Ratner as Rachel Neuborn | Tessie Hogan as Karen | Noley Thornton as Emily Gelleher | Frederick Coffin as John Shale

155 :08x06 - Safe Sex

Nov/11/1993
Kelsey (Jill Eikenberry) and Halliday clash over how to defend a store chain that's being sued for spying on an ex-employee, Rollins (Blair Underwood) tries to convince a former Black Panther to testify for Ellison, Becker (Corbin Bernsen) and Denise are trapped in a bulletproof room built to protect the staff from a gunman's attack.
Guest Stars: Kario Salem as Unknown | Frank Whiteman as Judge Joseph Crea | Richard Masur as Barry Glassman | Eduardo Migre as Waiter | David Lodge (2) as Clerk | Penny Peyser as Leslie Wheaton | Harry Shearer as Gordon Huyck | Paul Dooley as Karl Bullen | Frederick Coffin as John Shale | Tina Lifford as Faith Glassman | Dick Anthony Williams as Franklin Hovey | Leonard Stone as Judge Paul Hansen

156 :08x07 - Pacific Rimshot

Nov/18/1993
Markowitz (Michael Tucker) suspects a witness in the Ellison trial may be lying about the murder of Black Panther member Horace Washington, Eli represents a woman divorcing her relationship-expert husband, and Becker's (Corbin Bernsen) racism is exposed when a car driven by an Asian man hits his Bentley.
Guest Stars: Ramon Bieri as Vernon Weeks | Tina Lifford as Faith Glassman | Dennis Dugan as Roy Tomba | Christopher Cole as Reporter #1 | Catherine Dao as Reporter #2 | Larry F. Barrett as Reporter #3 | Elisabeth Harmon (1) as Foreperson | Dick Anthony Williams as Franklin Hovey | Vivian Wu as Chu Hua | Barry Gordon as Seth | Jordan Charney as Judge Joseph Gennis | Elizabeth Peña as Jinx Baldasseri | Carrie-Anne Moss as Woman | Richard Masur as Barry Glassman | Debra Jo Rupp as Gretchen Tomba | Frederick Coffin as John Shale
Director: Charles Haid

157 :08x08 - Eli's Gumming

Dec/09/1993
Mullaney (John Spencer) represents a prostitute who claims she was raped by a record company executive, a voice therapist is sued by a client who claims her services did not improve his social life, and Eli's sudden relationship with two women distracts him from studying for the bar exam.
Guest Stars: Larry Campbell (2) as Voice Student | Robert Kino as Voice Student | Michael Dean Jacobs (1) as Voice Student | Charles Dugan as Foreman | Richard Libertini as Arthur Emmerich | McNally Sagal as Susan Davies | Marjorie Monaghan as Amanda Hagen | Jack Laufer as Michael Di Stefano | John Fiedler as Francis Pencava | Joanna Cassidy as Judge Carolyn Walker | Matt McCoy as Rick Turner | Elizabeth Peña as Jinx Baldasseri | Romy Walthall as Audrey Wilkes

158 :08x09 - Rhyme and Punishment

Dec/16/1993
Mullaney has second thoughts about surrendering parental rights, Eli defends a borscht-belt comedian whose son thinks the father is being manipulated by his mistress, and Brackman gets involved in a dispute between a poetry publisher and a disgruntled former employee.
Special Guest Stars: Susan Ruttan as Roxanne Melman |
Guest Stars: Hugh Maguire as Lanny | Philip Lenkowsky (1) as Ira Mytelka | Mamie Van Doren as Herself | Frank Medrano as Bobby Del Giotto | Cristine Rose as Nat's Son's Attorney | Raymond Singer as Ethan Pinkus | Teri Austin as Morgan Farrell | Dann Florek as Dave Meyer | Keith Mills as Judge Walter Green | Jerry Stiller as Nat Pincus | William H. Macy as Bernard Ruskin | Norm Crosby as Jack Tavelman |
Co-Guest Stars: Marvin Katzoff as Cowboy Joe
Director: Gary Weis

159 :08x10 - He Ain't Guilty, He's My Brother

Feb/03/1994
Morales defends an Hispanic man who confesses to a robbery to protect a family member, a woman who likes to have affairs with policemen sues her ex-lover because he lied about being a cop, and a rape trial is jeopardized by the romance between Mullaney (John Spencer) and Judge Walker.
Guest Stars: Mike Pniewski as Judge James McCall | Norman Large as McDermott | Sam Vlahos as Mr. Escala | Shelley Morrison as Mrs. Escala | Geoffrey Rivas as Ramon Escala | Tony Colitti as Luis Escala | Marie Marshall as Tish Nada | Jack Laufer as Michael Di Stefano | Joanna Cassidy as Judge Carolyn Walker | Kurt Fuller as Ed Freeling | Michael Fairman as Judge Douglas M. McGrath | Didi Conn as Ms. Tressman |
Co-Guest Stars: George Poulos as Len Bardach | Tom Jourden as Kevin Anderson | Dean Hill as Belligerent Man | Christopher Kriesa as Cop |
Featuring: Darrell Harris (1) as Superior Court Clerk | Tim McLaughlin as Arraignment Clerk

160 :08x11 - McKenzie, Brackman, Barnum & Bailey

Feb/10/1994
A juggler sues his ex-partner for stealing his act, Halliday represents a ballerina who claims her instructor bullied her and ruined her career, and Benny's (Larry Drake) romance with Rosalie is threatened when she asks him to live with her.
Guest Stars: James Cromwell as Vedder's Attorney | Kathleen Wilhoite as Rosalie Hendrickson | Gelsey Kirkland as Erica Hastings | Carl Carlsson as Alfred Uhler | Michael Moschen as Ross Petit | Michael V. Gazzo as Roscoe Zambini | Richard Kline as Pembrook | Roy Dotrice as Alex Vedder | Parley Baer as Judge Parker | Barbara Eda-Young as Judge Christine Bookmyer | Joe Grifasi as Dominic Nuzzi | Kristin Bauer van Straten as Miss English |
Co-Guest Stars: Harold Ayer as Jury Foreperson | Patricia Coleman as Gloria | Mark Nizer as Zambini Student

161 :08x12 - Cold Cuts

Feb/17/1994
Eli defends a mountain guide accused of killing and eating a client, Becker (Corbin Bernsen) represents a brilliant mathematician whose equally brilliant wife tells him she's cheated on him, and a businessman's son becomes jealous and vindictive when his father asks Denise for a date.
Guest Stars: Nicolette Scorsese as Holly | Andrew Bilgore as Ivan Goodpaster | Tim Ahern as Doctor | Valerie Mahaffey as Andrea Rossoff | Joseph Bologna as Jack Barbara | Susanna Thompson as Susan Allner | Jenette Goldstein as Defense Attorney Ms. Geiss | Gary Frank as Richard Visser | Nicholas Cascone as Alan Barbara | Gregg Henry as Samuel Barkwell | Anne Haney as Judge Marilyn Travelini | Barry Gordon as Seth | David Wohl as Carl Hicks |
Featuring: Jocelyn Rose as Dolores | Alan Cassidy as Jury Foreperson
Director: Elodie Keene

162 :08x13 - Age of Insolence

Feb/24/1994
A little girl's biological father sues to regain custody of her from her adoptive mother; Jane represents a woman with a sensitive personality who faints when she hears vulgarities; and Rollins (Blair Underwood) threatens to quit the firm unless he's made a partner.
Guest Stars: Sharon Spelman as Judge Constance Shay | Scott Michael Campbell as Brian Conley | Gail Youngs as Laura Hebberton | Lela Ivey as Madeline Churchill | Richard Edson as Carver Bowles | Paul Ben-Victor as Mr. Peters | Gregory Itzin as Jack Angeletti | Amy Moore Davis as Maureen Booker | Elizabeth Ruscio as Dr. Farr |
Featuring: Ben Mittleman as Reporter | Catherine Dao as Reporter
Director: Win Phelps

163 :08x14 - God is My Co-Counsel

Mar/10/1994
A high school teacher is fired after teaching creationism, and with the day of her wedding to Benny approaching, Rosalie discovers that her marriage to another mentally retarded man was never annulled.
Guest Stars: Dierk Torsek as Dr. James | James Stephens (1) as Michael Joyce | Judith Jones (1) as Traci | John Doolittle as Mr. Eisele | Gary Bayer as Mr. Osborne | James Gammon as Reverend Joseph Halliday | John Diehl as Tim | Lillian Lehman as Judge Mary Harcourt | Joe Grifasi as Dominic Nuzzi | Kathleen Wilhoite as Rosalie Hendrickson |
Uncredited: Kathleen Noone as Fran Hendrickson |
Featuring: Nancy Van Iderstine as Jury Foreperson | Wylie Small as Reporter #2 | Tiiu Leek as Reporter #1
Director: Mark Tinker
Writer: Anne Kenney

164 :08x15 - Three on a Patch

Mar/17/1994
Three elderly men face eviction from their retirement home after a testosterone experiment makes them promiscuous; a convict claims that conditions in his prison are driving the inmates insane; and Morales is furious when a lawyer with a questionable past is considered for a job with the firm.
Guest Stars: Maria Rangel as Inez Garcia | Stephen Pearlman as Psychologist | Randy Oglesby as Dr. Kendall Gratz | Eric Poppick as Monroe Overvald | Tom Towles as Prison Warden | Natalija Nogulich as Lorraine Korshak | George Petrie as Dwight Kroft | Eric Christmas as Buzz Carr | Marco Rodriguez (1) as Tom Padrutt | Vondie Curtis-Hall as Mr. Clay | Annie Abbott as Judge Janice L. Neiman | Lawrence Dobkin as Judge Saul Edelstein (as Larry Dobkin) | Steven Eckholdt as Patrick Flanagan | Denver Pyle as Harold Nordoff |
Co-Guest Stars: Denise Bessette as Elizabeth Rowe | Arthur Greer as Roland Prince | Michael Jace as Male Officer | Robin Burrows as Female Officer | Mark Phelan as Prison Guard
Director: Dan Lerner

165 :08x16 - Whose San Andreas Fault Is it, Anyway?

Mar/24/1994
The firm stands to lose big money in a settlement case after Jane encourages a client to read the Bible; Morales quits after Patrick Flanagan is hired as the new associate; and a man sues his female boss for sexual harassment.
Guest Stars: Michael Harney as Mr. Justin | Michael Gill as Andrew Cass | Shelley Hack as Lynn Barnett | Jane Kaczmarek as Ms. Gershonwood | Stanley Grover as Judge Richard Lobel | Steven Eckholdt as Patrick Flanagan | Edie McClurg as Cille Vonzel |
Featuring: Tim Van Pelt as Executive | Kenneth Lloyd Bowers as Jury Foreperson
Director: Elodie Keene

166 :08x17 - Silence is Golden

Apr/14/1994
Rollins (Blair Underwood) represents a fashion model whose father wants to stop her from modeling sexy clothes; Brackman (Alan Rachins) promises to finance a construction job at an exclusive school if the school will enroll his son; and a film producer is suspected of molesting a 12-year-old girl.
Guest Stars: Victoria Dillard as Regina Cole | Clark Johnson as McNeil | Lance Robinson as Alexander Brackman | Paul Sand as Ted Waldron | Shannon Wilcox as Judy Rudolph | Michael Des Barres as Mr. Allesio | Stephen Root as Brandon McCafferty | Ivonne Coll as Judge Leslie Peyton | Barry Primus as Jack Lambert | Gregory Alan Williams as Ellis Cole | Steven Eckholdt as Patrick Flanagan | Joanna Frank (1) as Sheila Brackman |
Featuring: Kate Horton as Cindy Rudolph | Granville Ames as Photographer | Lea Anne Wolfe as Police Officer
Director: Lesley Hill (1)

167 :08x18 - Dead Issue

Apr/21/1994
Romance blooms for Becker (Corbin Bernsen) when he takes on a case involving a porno film producer; a writer is accused of slandering a nuclear physicist who participated in radiation experiments on mentally retarded children; and a woman sues her husband for divorce because of his obsession with a rock group. Guest stars include Fritz Weaver and Patti A'Darbanville.
Guest Stars: Peter Crombie as Julius Watson | Patricia Healy as Holly Tobias | James Handy as Sumner | Kate Vernon as Belinda Fox | Jane Hallaren as Witness | Ken Lerner as Peter Duble | Fritz Weaver as Dr. Aaron Pierce | Patti D'Arbanville as Caroline Hardy | Steven Eckholdt as Patrick Flanagan | Leonard Stone as Judge Paul Hansen | Peter Jurasik as Yale Tobias | Charles Martin Smith as Dale Hardy |
Featuring: Marion Dugan as Jury Foreperson | Brad Grunberg as Valet
Director: Mark Tinker

168 :08x19 - Tunnel of Love

Apr/28/1994
Patrick Flanagan (Steven Eckholdt) represents a dentist whose patients deserted him after a rival dentist spread false rumors that he was HIV-positive, and woman sues her neighbor when his mutt impregnates her purebred Afghan. Guest stars include Shelley Duvall.
Guest Stars: June Christopher as Judge Olga Wishburn | Dennis Lipscomb as Schodel's Attorney | Scott Jaeck as Dr. Frederick Schodel | Stephen Meadows (1) as Dr. Joseph Palmer | Kate Vernon as Belinda Fox | Shelley Duvall as Margo Stanton | Steven Eckholdt as Patrick Flanagan | Kenneth Mars as Judge Zimring | Armin Shimerman as Ernest Frye | Timothy Stack as Stoddard |
Co-Guest Stars: Carole Androsky as Witness (as Carol Androsky) | Kadina De Elejalde as Witness (as Kadina Delejalde) | Mary Van Arsdel as Secretary | Angela Robinson (1) as Witness | Ralph Monaco as Witness | Ed Kershen as Witness | Mark Chaet as Witness |
Featuring: Richard Balin as Neighbor | Candace Jinnette as Jury Foreperson
Director: Elodie Keene

169 :08x20 - How Am I Driving?

May/05/1994
A prominent madam tries to blackmail a former client; a 16-year-old girl claims that her father committed her to a mental institution because she was dating a black man; and Eli is arrested for driving a stolen car.
Guest Stars: Carolyn Seymour as Vivian Askoff | Kario Salem as Mr. Sparrow | Margot Rose as Cecily | Stephen Mills as Dr. Weiss | Diane Cary as Mrs. Greer's Attorney | Ray Buktenica as Lenny Mullen, Car Dealer | Lois Chiles as Carmilla Greer | Thomas Ryan as Larry Ruland | Barry Newman as Frank Askoff | Kate Vernon as Belinda Fox | Lillian Lehman as Judge Mary Harcourt | Steven Eckholdt as Patrick Flanagan | T.C. Warner as Linda Ruland |
Co-Guest Stars: Anthony C. Hall as James Truby | Mike R. Tinker as Police Officer #1 | Dan Woren as Police Officer #2 | Deprise Brescia as April

170 :08x21 - Whistle Stop

May/12/1994
Becker is charged with killing the madam who tried to blackmail Frank Askoff; Mullaney reluctantly prosecutes a man who already has two felony convictions and faces life in prison; Denise is irritated by a repairman who whistles all the time; and McKenzie is diagnosed with prostate cancer.
Guest Stars: Jordan Lund as Detective Matosian | Beau Billingslea as Detective | Guerin Barry as Chet, Copier Serviceman #1 | Arthur Senzy as Albert Dorsett | Tom Dahlgren as Dr. Chessler | Bernie McInerney as Stan Holzman | Carolyn Seymour as Vivian Askoff | Mariangela Pino as Ms. Krieger | Tracey Walter as John Rosten | Steven Eckholdt as Patrick Flanagan | Kate Vernon as Belinda Fox | Joanna Cassidy as Judge Carolyn Walker | Barry Newman as Frank Askoff | Elizabeth Peña as Jinx Baldasseri | Dion Anderson as Judge Arthur Bryson |
Co-Guest Stars: William B. Keene as Judge Herman Keene (as William Keene) |
Featuring: Tom Briggs as Jury Foreman | Jerry Turner as Young Man | Sam Armato as Judge Culbert | Martin Goslins as Maitre D' | Alec Smight as Copier Serviceman #2
Director: Randy Roberts

171 :08x22 - Finish Line

May/19/1994
In the final episode of the series, McKenzie (Richard Dysart) announces his retirement; Nuzzi and Benny (Larry Drake) buy a racehorse; and the son of a clothing manufacturer sues his father after being fired from the family business. Guest stars include Kim Hunter, Wendie Malick, and Lindsay Crouse.
Guest Stars: Kathleen Wilhoite as Rosalie Hendrickson Stulwicz | Saul Rubinek as Harold Schoen | Joseph Wiseman as Isidore Schoen | Lindsay Crouse as Sharon Cummings | Kim Hunter as Mrs. Schoen | Wendie Malick as Laura Schoen Russianoff | Michael Fairman as Judge Douglas McGrath | Joe Grifasi as Dominic Nuzzi | Steven Eckholdt as Patrick Flanagan |
Co-Guest Stars: Yvette Freeman as Anelda Hightower | David Milch as Pelton |
Featuring: Darrell Vienna as Doc | Robert Parucha as Jury Foreman

L.A. Law: The Movie

May/12/2002
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Warning: L.A. Law guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: NBC ( USA)
Airs: Thursdays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: September 15, 1986
Ended: May 19, 1994
Episode Order: 171
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