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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.