While Kelly Nolan's trial continues, Sara and Garrett help Denise to settle on her divorce. Malcolm , Tara's former lover, convinces her to represent Edwin Starr's nephew , who cant sing "War" at a nightclub, because its owner says its unpatriotic.
Denny takes Alan fishing to Nimmo Bay to help him get over his breakup with Tara. Sara and Garrett target the lawyer of Denise's husband, a priest, to settle the divorce. Catherine Piper confesses that she murdered Bernhard.
Denise has problems, when she has to try a case she neglected for three years, in which an auto-injury killed a woman, who only had a few more days to live. Garrett meets Cassie a young paralegal, who is hiding a painful past. Denny has to apologize to Lori or face a sexual harassment suit, while Alan takes Sara out on a date, where he behaves strangely.
Shirley help a Christian and a Wiccan couple, who want to stop the school's Halloween celebration. Alan represents Cassie suing the US military, because her brother died in the war. This of course is a hard test for Alan and Denny's friendship.
Denny does not want to defend a man who raped and killed a 13-year-old girl. He finds a way to get out of its, but ends up in jail. Alan has to overcome his fear of clowns, when he helps suing one. Shirley assigns a weird bestiality to Denise.
Denise defends the top Boston plastic surgeon, who is sued for injecting fat from his butt into his patients. Shirley has problems handling a case involving an Alzheimer's patient. Meanwhile Denny undergoes an MRI, while Alan has night terrors and asks his new secretary to guard him at night.
Denny's using of firearms again becomes an issue to the firm, when a homeless man threw a rock at him. Denise and Brad try to find a kidnapped boy who is close to her heart. They have to become rather extreme when some obstacles appear.
Denny and Shirley team up to defend Brad, who is on trial for his actions in trying to find a kidnapped boy. Alan helps his secretary solve her credit card woes with assistance from Jerry Espenson, an expert in financial law who exhibits odd social behavior.
Denise and Alan represent a young girl whose father killed her mother after finding her whereabouts on her HMO's website. Alan also has to defend Catherine Piper, who started robbing convenience stores. Beverly Bridge, Denny's fiancée who he met at a charity event, is causing trouble in the firm, while Paul, Shirley and Brad try to manage the situation. Daniel Post goes in for chemotherapy and attempts to shut out Denise.
Alan dates Irma and later finds himself defending her, because she is charged with a sex crime for protesting topless. Daniel Post invites Denise to his funeral party, Garrett has problems to get Catherine out of his office and the rest of the firm is still dealing with Denny's fiancé.
Alan helps a little girl, who can't smile because her face muscles were damaged in an accident. She was refused, because of this, entry to a prestigious private school. Denny and Shirley are on a case, where a hospital refused to give a rape victim the morning after pill because of religious believes. Meanwhile Denny assigns Brad to help his fiancé by preventing her ex-husband from shutting off the machines that keep her cat alive.
Paul announces that he needs to take some time off. And while most of the staff are concerned if they can go without Paul, Denny gives him Paul his blessing. So while everyone tries to do Paul's job, the firm suffers. Shirley finds herself working with her ex Ivan on a case and while working together, Ivan tries to woo her.
Jerry asks Alan to help him with a case, defending a father who killed a man who got away with murdering his son. Meanwhile, Ivan restarts his relationship with Shirley even though he is still married to Missy.
Denny and Alan travel to Los Angeles. Shirley defends Clifford Cabot on charges of soliciting a prostitute. Denise and Marlene, both vying for partnership, compete to assist her. Brad's teenage niece is charged with murder.
Alan and Denny are still in Los Angeles defending a celebrity who assaulted a paparazzo who's pursuing her. Brad tries to work out a plea deal for his niece which would give her probation but the judge for some reason decides to throw the book at her which means she's going to jail. He learns that Shirley knows the judge who tries to convince to honor the plea agreement. And Denise's war with Marlene is reaching the breaking point.