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"L.A. Law" Pilot (TV Episode 1986) - Plot Summary Poster

(TV Series)

(1986)

Plot Summary

  • Pilot episode for the TV series introduces the lawyers and employees of McKenzie, Brackman, Chaney and Kuzak, a Los Angeles law firm, in dealing with their courtroom cases and personal matters out of the courthouse. While the entire office deals with the unexpected death of one of the founding senior partners, Norman Chaney, junior partner Michael Kuzak reluctantly takes on the defense of a wealthy and spoiled young man, accused with two friends, of raping a woman dying from leukemia. While intern Abby Perkins deals with her abusive alcoholic husband, divorce lawyer Arnie Becker takes advantage of his latest client caught up in her divorce. Public defender Victor Sifuentes is also offered to join the firm, while the ruthless managing partner, Douglas Brackman, deals with a surprising revelation from his new secretary.

    - Written by matt-282
  • At McKenzie, Brackman, Chaney and Kuzak, a law firm in the 444 Plaza located in downtown Los Angeles, a typical Tusday after Labor Day Weekend begins when the entire office tries to deal with the unexpected death of one of the founding senior partners, Norman Chaney. Shortly thereafter, partner Michael Kuzak reluctantly takes on the defense of Justin Pregerson, a wealthy and spoiled young man accused, along with two friends, of raping a woman dying from leukemia. Meanwhile, associate Ann Kelsey clashes with Douglas Brackman, Jr., the ruthless managing partner, over taking on a pro-bono case involving a woman being denied medical benefits. Abby Perkins, a young intern, assists with Kelsey's case while dealing with her abusive, alcoholic husband. Divorce lawyer and partner, Arnie Becker, takes advantage of Lydia Graham, an attractive woman caught up in a divorce, to makes the moves on her. Brackman hires Georgia Buckner, a new personal secretary, who later reveals some unsavory things about her and Chaney during his funeral. Also, Kuzak meets with Victor Sifuentes, a Hispanic public defender, as a possible associate for the firm.

    - Written by Anonymous

Synopsis

Arnold "Arnie" Becker, a 30-something, hot-shot lawyer drives his expensive Porsche Convertable through rush hour traffic to the law offices of McKenzie...

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